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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.

February 12, 2015 Comment

Sports Roundup: Tiger Woods Takes A Break; Remembering 2 Legendary Coaches

Sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us to talk Tiger Woods and remember college basketball coaches Dean Smith and Jerry Tarkanian.

February 5, 2015 2 Comments

James And Cavaliers Surge As NBA Hits Midseason

Lebron James is reclaiming the spotlight halfway through the season with an 11-game winning streak on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

January 29, 2015 Comment

Setting The Stage For Super Bowl XLIX

The Seahawks have a chance to win back-to-back Super Bowls, and the last team to do that was, you guessed it, the Patriots.

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.

January 9, 2015 Comment

FBI Releases NFL Domestic Violence Investigation Report

The shadow of domestic violence continues to hang over the NFL, even as the playoff season moves into primetime.

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.

December 4, 2014 Comment

NFL Roundup: Ray Rice As A Free Agent; J.J. Watt As Possible MVP

Former NFL running back Ray Rice is looking for a second chance. Defensive end J.J. Watt is being eyed as a possible MVP.

November 26, 2014 Comment

Thanksgiving Football Preview

There are three NFL games on the schedule for tomorrow. It’s a continuation of a tradition that started decades ago in Detroit.

November 13, 2014 Comment

FIFA Report Clears Russia, Qatar Of Wrongdoing

There’s war of words over an investigation into possible corruption in the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 soccer World Cups.

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

April 23 10 Comments

Iconic Images From Rock And Roll Photographer Henry Diltz

Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became his friends and subjects.

April 23 22 Comments

Police Shooting Of Tamir Rice Still An Open Wound In Cleveland

Five months after the 12-year-old was shot, Peter O'Dowd visits the neighborhood and speaks with Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice.

April 22 6 Comments

Saving Food Scraps From The Trash To Make Better Meals

Are you throwing away your broccoli stems and peach pits? Food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone says don't.

April 21 Comment

Photographing Armenian Lives Around the World

Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian started the Armenian Diaspora Project to explore what it means to be Armenian.