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April 17, 2015 Comment

2015 Boston Marathon Preview

The 119th Boston Marathon, the world’s oldest, will be run on Monday. Alex Ashlock previews the race.

April 17, 2015 2 Comments

22,000 Miles Later, Adventurer Prepares For 3,000-Mile Solo Row Across Atlantic

Sarah Outen, 29, began her self-propelled round-the-world voyage in 2011 in London. The final leg would make history.

April 16, 2015 Comment

NHL And NBA Playoffs Begin

Hockey teams are already facing off in the playoffs and the pro basketball playoffs tip off Saturday.

April 10, 2015 Comment

Extreme Runner? Try The North Pole Marathon

The first planeload of competitors has arrived and is adjusting to -30 degree temperatures. The race is expected to start around midnight.

April 9, 2015 Comment

Week In Sports: From Tiger Woods’ Return To NFL’s First Female Official

The Masters is underway in Augusta, Georgia, the NFL has hired its first-ever female official and the NBA playoffs are approaching.

April 7, 2015 2 Comments

Run Like Meb: Training Tips From An Olympic Marathoner

Meb Keflezighi, who won the Boston Marathon last year, has written a book of advice on how to run, think and eat like a champion.

April 7, 2015 7 Comments

Debating The NBA’s ‘One And Done’ Rule

After Wisconsin’s defeat, coach Bo Ryan took a dig at the practice of taking players for just one year before they head to the NBA.

April 3, 2015 8 Comments

What Do California’s New Water Restrictions Mean For Its Golf Industry?

There are more than 900 golf courses in California, and each one uses an average of 312,000 gallons of water per day.

April 3, 2015 Comment

Royals Hope To Repeat 2014 Success

Last year, the unexpected late-season surge by the Kansas City Royals caught the country by surprise.

April 3, 2015 Comment

Play Ball! Baseball Season Gets Underway

If you go by the Las Vegas odds, the Washington Nationals are the favorites to win the World Series this year.

April 2, 2015 Comment

Sports World Criticizes Indiana Law

NASCAR has joined the NBA, WNBA and NCAA in voicing concerns about the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

March 31, 2015 4 Comments

Boston Runners Endure ‘Worst Winter’ For Marathon Training

The runners have had to be creative with their training, often relying on treadmills when it was too dangerous to run outside.

March 31, 2015 Comment

U.S. Tennis Association CEO Hopes To Spread Love Of Game

Katrina Adams, the association’s youngest and first black CEO, talks about her goals to draw people – old and young – into the game.

March 27, 2015 Comment

Plan To Save Astrodome Tops $240 Million

When it first opened in 1965, some called the Houston Astrodome – the first domed stadium – the Eighth Wonder of the World.

March 26, 2015 Comment

How March Became Mad

The NCAA men’s tournament started in 1939 but it was decades before it became the extravaganza it is today.

March 26, 2015 Comment

Can Kentucky Do It?

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament resumes tonight with regional games. The Kentucky Wildcats are still the favorites to win it.

March 23, 2015 Comment

U.S. Skaters Aim For Gold At Worlds

The World Figure Skating Championships begin this week and the Americans are trying to recover from a medal drought. Can they turn it around?

March 20, 2015 11 Comments

Local Sports Become Lucrative Market

Regional sports networks have become an important source of revenue for local sports teams.

March 20, 2015 Comment

The Long Reach Of The Snowmobile

Reporter Jon Kalish takes advantage of the plentiful snow and cheap gas prices to go snowmobiling in Vermont.

March 19, 2015 Comment

March Madness Underway

The University of Kentucky is the team to beat in this year’s tournament.

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April 16 5 Comments

Oklahoma City Bombing Juror Looks Back

Mike Leeper was Juror No. 5 in Timothy McVeigh's trial for the 1995 terror attack that killed 168 people.

April 15 Comment

‘Institutional Memory’ Of U.S. Senate To Retire

Donald Ritchie has spent nearly 40 years keeping track of Senate lore and delivering weekly historical minutes to Senate lawmakers.

April 15 Comment

Watson Can Win ‘Jeopardy!’ But Can It Cook?

IBM has created a new cooking app called Chef Watson. Eliza Strickland threw a dinner party to find out if it works.

April 14 122 Comments

Turkish Professor Concludes There Was An Armenian Genocide

While Turkey denies the killings were genocide, a Turkish professor explains how she arrived at the opposite conclusion.