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February 26, 2015 Comment

Girls Basketball Teams Suspended For Trying To Lose

Each team was apparently trying to avoid going on to play a stronger team next. Principals blamed the coaches.

January 22, 2015 6 Comments

‘Deflate-Gate': Patriots Coach Says He Had ‘No Knowledge’ Of Underinflated Balls

As the NFL investigates whether the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs, coach Bill Belichick spoke to the press.

January 15, 2015 Comment

Road To Super Bowl Passes Through Seattle And New England

The Patriots and Seahawks host the AFC and NFC Conference Championship games on Sunday. Mike Pesca previews the games.

December 18, 2014 Comment

FIFA Ethics Investigator Resigns In Protest

Michael Garcia was tasked with looking into corruption in the bidding process to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

December 11, 2014 Comment

NFL Approves New Personal Conduct Code

The new policy approved by NFL owners takes chief disciplining responsibility out of the hands of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodwell.

October 23, 2014 6 Comments

Investigation Reveals Cheating Scandal At UNC

The report shows more than 3,000 students, about half of them athletes, enrolled in nonexistant classes for which they received A’s and B’s.

October 16, 2014 2 Comments

Kansas City Moves Onto World Series

The Kansas City Royals advance to the World Series for the first time since 1985 after a dramatic sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.

October 10, 2014 Comment

The World Series And More In The World Of Sports

Here & Now’s sports analyst Mike Pesca refuses to call the World Series, previews hockey and discusses a high school football scandal.

October 2, 2014 Comment

Getting Excited For The Playoffs

Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca weighs in on the race to the World Series.

September 25, 2014 8 Comments

ESPN Suspends Columnist Over NFL Comments

ESPN suspended columnist Bill Simmons after he criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s handling of players accused of domestic violence.

September 11, 2014 2 Comments

Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL

The NFL is asking former FBI director Robert Mueller to conduct an investigation into how the League handled the Ray Rice case.

September 4, 2014 Comment

NFL Season Kicks Off

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to talk about the Washington team’s name, Michael Sam and who we should be watching this season.

August 21, 2014 Comment

Baseball Pennant Races Heat Up

The Washington Nationals are riding a nine-game winning streak after last night’s 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

August 14, 2014 Comment

Eventful Summer For Women In Male Sports

From the NBA’s first woman assistant coach, to a star Little League pitcher, a look at the role of women in male sports this summer.

July 31, 2014 4 Comments

Was The NFL Too Lenient On Ray Rice?

After the star player was charged with assaulting his girlfriend, the NFL suspended him for two games. Critics say that’s too lenient.

July 24, 2014 5 Comments

Former NFL Coach’s Comment On Michael Sam Stirs Controversy

Tony Dungy said he would not have drafted Sam, not because he’s gay, but because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”

July 17, 2014 Comment

Derek Jeter’s All-Star Sendoff

Was the farewell to the New York Yankees captain a little over the top? Our sports analyst Mike Pesca says it was.

July 10, 2014 Comment

What Should We Expect From The World Cup Final

Germany and Argentina will face off on Sunday for the World Cup title. Our sports analyst Mike Pesca previews the game.

July 3, 2014 Comment

Does The U.S. Soccer Team Have A Bright Future?

With the World Cup over for the U.S., Mike Pesca says “there are a lot of things in the way of United States going to the next level.”

June 27, 2014 Comment

What’s Next In The World Cup?

Brazil plays Chile tomorrow, and Belgium faces the United States on Tuesday. Mike Pesca weighs in.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 11 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.