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September 24, 2015 Comment

WNBA Playoffs Heat Up

For the third straight year, the Phoenix Mercury and Minnesota Lynx face off for a title in the West.

September 17, 2015 Comment

Baseball Playoff Races Are Heating Up

With Major League Baseball’s regular season in its home stretch, we check in with our sports analyst Mike Pesca.

August 27, 2015 4 Comments

College Football Coaches Under Fire

The season hasn’t even started yet but several college football coaches are already on the hot seat for a variety of reasons.

August 20, 2015 43 Comments

What’s The Point Of A Trophy For ‘Participation’?

A Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker sparked a debate about parenting when he said he would return the trophies his sons received.

August 13, 2015 8 Comments

Arian Foster Is The Anti-Tim Tebow

The Houston Texas running back says in a magazine article that he doesn’t believe in God.

August 5, 2015 Comment

2 Women At The Top Of Their Game

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is dominating her sport, and Elena Delle Donne is leading her WNBA team toward the playoffs.

July 30, 2015 Comment

Sports And Media Pros Bet Big On Fantasy Sports

Some investors believe the online games may also help create a larger fan base for professional sports.

July 23, 2015 3 Comments

ESPN Loses Some Of Its Biggest Names

There’s a bit of a talent drain occurring at ESPN. The network is either losing or letting go three of its top names.

July 16, 2015 14 Comments

Caitlyn Jenner Honored At ESPYs

After accepting the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, she spoke out about acceptance for transgender people.

July 9, 2015 5 Comments

Redskins Will Appeal Court Ruling

The Washington Redskins plan to challenge a federal judge’s order that cancels the trademark registration for the NFL team.

July 6, 2015 Comment

USA Women Win 2015 World Cup

The American team beat Japan 5-2 in Canada on Sunday, winning their first Women’s World Cup since 1999.

July 2, 2015 Comment

U.S. Will Battle Japan In Women’s World Cup Final

After Japan beat England in a close game decided by an own goal from England, the stage was set for a tough match-up with the U.S.

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.

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

October 8 123 Comments

Michael Bloomberg Takes Climate Fight To Cities

New York's former mayor and Vancouver's mayor Gregor Robertson are pushing for climate change policies at the city level.

October 8 4 Comments

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

October 7 232 Comments

Lawsuit Challenges Transgender Locker Room Access At Planet Fitness

We hear a counterargument to our conversation earlier this week about how to accommodate transgender people in gyms.

October 7 12 Comments

‘I Drive Your Truck’ Songwriter Now Drives Her Brother’s Truck

Like the real-life story that inspired her hit song, Connie Harrington now drives a pickup truck to remember a loved one who died.