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May 29, 2015 Comment

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.

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.

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

May 28 Comment

How Bits Of Pink Chewing Gum In A Pouch Changed Baseball

The story of Big League Chew starts in a bullpen, where two pitchers didn't like players' habit of chewing tobacco.

May 28 4 Comments

The Epic Rise And Fall Of BlackBerry

How does a company go from controlling half the world's smartphone market to less than 1 percent?

May 27 Comment

Parched Rivers, Grasslands Choke California Wildlife

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd reports there is no relief in sight for California farmers and wildlife ravaged by drought.

May 27 21 Comments

Comedy Writer Brings ‘The Tweet Of God’ To Broadway

"An Act of God," starring Jim Parsons, was born out of David Javerbaum's parody Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.