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June 25, 2015 2 Comments

U.S. Women Set For World Cup Rematch Against China

The last time the teams in the Women’s World Cup, the Americans scored a dramatic shootout victory to capture the championship.

June 18, 2015 Comment

U.S. Women Prepare For Second Round World Cup Play

The American team survived pool play, but now things get serious in the Women’s World Cup. A loss means you’re out.

June 11, 2015 Comment

Stanley Cup Final Tied For Now, As Cavs Lead NBA Finals

The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 last night. The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors play Game 4 tonight.

June 4, 2015 Comment

Who Steps Up In NBA Finals: LeBron Or Steph Curry?

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors face off tonight against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.

May 29, 2015 2 Comments

Sepp Blatter Wins Re-Election As FIFA President

He was re-elected despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption within soccer’s world governing body.

May 28, 2015 Comment

Russia’s Putin Pulls A Red Card On U.S. Over FIFA Case

Vladimir Putin says the corruption charges levied against top soccer officials are a “blatant attempt” by the U.S to extend its jurisdiction.

May 21, 2015 Comment

Extra Point Was Extra Easy, So NFL Moves To Make It Harder

The National Football Leage and owners agreed to make the play a little more dramatic, moving it from the 2-yard line to the 15-yard line.

May 14, 2015 11 Comments

A ‘Deflategate’ Appeal Could Flip The Script On NFL And Tom Brady

Some sportswriters are saying the star Patriots quarterback’s suspension will likely be reduced, or even vacated entirely.

May 7, 2015 Comment

NFL Investigation Finds Patriots Did Tamper With Ball Inflation

After months of speculation and a Super Bowl win, what does this mean for the team’s quarterback Tom Brady and the team’s record?

April 30, 2015 6 Comments

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao: A Fight For The Ages

Boxing fans have been waiting for this for years. On Saturday, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in the ring.

April 23, 2015 Comment

Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has approved a plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

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 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 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 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 19, 2015 Comment

March Madness Underway

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

March 12, 2015 Comment

NFL Free Agent Market Is On Fire

This year’s NFL free agent market is unprecedented, according to analysts. Major players are moving and they’re getting huge contracts.

March 5, 2015 Comment

It’s Almost Time For March Madness

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us for an early look at the brackets for the college basketball conference tournaments.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

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.

February 19, 2015 3 Comments

A-Rod Asks Fans For Forgiveness

After being suspended from the Yankees for using performance-enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez is on what some call an apology tour.

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From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.

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

June 29 11 Comments

First Known Plane Hijacking Was A Flight To Freedom

Nearly 60 years ago, a forced laborer in a Hungarian brick factory hatched a far-fetched plan to escape.

June 29 34 Comments

Paul Thurmond Explains His Change Of Heart On The Confederate Flag

The state senator is now among those calling for the flag to be removed from near the South Carolina State House.

June 26 4 Comments

What Happens When Mavericks Gather For Family Reunion

Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.

June 25 82 Comments

Controversial New Textbooks Go Into Use This Fall In Texas

The books contain information challenged by academics, that critics say is making education far too political.