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October 23, 2014 5 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.

June 13, 2014 Comment

College Sports Legal Battle Wraps Up First Week

Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon is the lead plaintiff in a class action suit against the NCAA.

June 3, 2014 2 Comments

World Cup: Worries About Next Week And Controversy Over 2022

Lots of work remains before the World Cup begins on June 12 in Brazil. Meantime, there are bribe allegations against 2022 host Qatar.

May 29, 2014 12 Comments

Native Americans Appeal To Players Over Redskins Name

The National Congress of American Indians and the Oneida Indian Nation sent letters to more than 2,700 hundred NFL players.

May 21, 2014 4 Comments

Former NFL Players File Class Action Suit Against League

Former star quarterback Jim McMahon is among those alleging illegal and rampant misuse of painkillers.

May 12, 2014 Comment

Big Weekend In Sports: Sterling Apologizes, NFL Drafts First Openly Gay Player

Sports analyst Mike Pesca discusses the significance of these events in the world of sports.

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

October 30 2 Comments

How Athletes Are Getting ‘Faster, Higher, Stronger’

Mark McClusky says for elite athletes today, pushing boundaries and breaking records is all about "the aggregation of marginal gains."

October 30 12 Comments

A Computer Model Forecasts Ebola’s Future Path

With the virus in Africa, the U.S. and Europe, experts have created a computer model to predict where it could go next.

October 29 Comment

Reporter Crosses Into Syria To Tell Stories Of Fighters

Holly Williams of CBS discusses some of the people she's interviewed, including women soldiers on the frontlines.

October 29 9 Comments

How Far Have We Come Since The Financial Crisis?

Or are we already going backwards? We ask Michael Lewis, author of books including "Flash Boys" and "Liar's Poker."