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April 7, 2016 Comment

Golden State Warriors Could Make NBA History, But Are They The Best?

The Warriors could set a record for wins, but some analysts think the San Antonio Spurs are the better team.

March 31, 2016 6 Comments

Women Soccer Players Allege Wage Discrimination

Five of the top American women soccer players have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

March 24, 2016 Comment

Men’s, Women’s March Madness Resumes

The UConn Huskies are clearly the dominant team on the women’s side, but the men’s competition seems wide open.

March 17, 2016 Comment

Get Your Brackets Ready, It’s March Madness

The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments are tipping off. Our sports analyst Mike Pesca joins us for a preview.

March 10, 2016 2 Comments

The Future Of Tennis Star Maria Sharapova

Sharapova tested positive for a recently banned drug called meldonium, that says she’s taken for many years to treat a heart ailment.

March 3, 2016 3 Comments

Crafting Rules For Cuban Baseball Players

The rules to allow Cubans to join the MLB are aimed at stemming defections and allowing Cuba’s most popular sport to stay afloat.

February 25, 2016 Comment

FIFA Holds Elections For President, Reforms

Soccer’s global governing body, holds two elections tomorrow. One will determine a replacement for suspended president Sepp Blatter.

February 18, 2016 8 Comments

Decades-Old Incident Blurs Peyton Manning’s Legacy

The good feelings after the Bronco’s Super Bowl win – and what might have been the quarterback’s last game – have faded.

February 4, 2016 3 Comments

Broncos And Panthers Ready For Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers meet Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, to decide the NFL Championship.

January 28, 2016 Comment

Australian Open: Serena Continues, Roger Is Out And Match-Fixing Allegations Loom

Our sports analyst Mike Pesca explains how the match-fixing scandal is playing out at the tennis tournament in Melbourne.

January 21, 2016 Comment

Alleged Cheating Scandal Rocks The Tennis World

A scathing report by Buzzfeed and the BBC alleges match-fixing by the top male tennis players in the world.

January 13, 2016 2 Comments

Rams Headed Back To Los Angeles

NFL owners have approved the bid by the St. Louis Rams to return to LA, 20 years after the team left the city for St. Louis.

January 7, 2016 Comment

Team Moves On The Horizon, As NFL Playoffs Kick Off

The owners of three teams have applied to move their franchises to the Los Angeles area. This comes as the playoffs kick off Saturday.

December 31, 2015 Comment

It’s A Big Day For College Football Fans

Top-seeded Clemson tangles with Oklahoma this afternoon and number-two seed Alabama plays the Michigan State Spartans tonight.

December 24, 2015 2 Comments

New Film Puts Spotlight On Concussions

Our sports analyst Mike Pesca tells us about ‘Concussion,’ and the impact the movie might have on football after it’s released tomorrow.

December 17, 2015 Comment

MLB Upholds Lifetime Ban For Former Player Pete Rose

Baseball’s all-time leader in hits had applied for reinstatement after being banned for gambling during his playing and managing career.

December 11, 2015 Comment

Judge Blocks Fantasy Sports Sites In N.Y.

A New York judge has agreed with the state attorney general, who ordered Draft Kings and Fan Duel to stop taking bets in New York.

December 3, 2015 Comment

From Winning Streaks To FIFA Scandal: A Look At The Week In Sports

The Golden State Warriors continue their record-breaking winning ways, and two more FIFA executives have been arrested.

November 12, 2015 6 Comments

Russia Under Fire Over Sports Doping Report

The governing body of international track and field is expected to rule tomorrow on whether to suspend Russia from competition.

October 22, 2015 3 Comments

Mets Advance To World Series After Sweeping The Cubs

Game 6 of the American League Championship Series is tomorrow, with the Blue Jays and Royals competing to win the other top spot.

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May 3 Comment

Letter From ‘Little Miss Flint’ Inspires Obama To Visit

Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.

Diane Rehm On Medically Assisted Dying

Rehm speaks about her husband's battle with Parkinson's Disease and her new book, "On My Own."

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The radio show host discusses her husband's illness and their often fraught marriage.

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Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.