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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The NFL players union says it will tell members not to sign with the Chicago Bears if a state workers' comp bill passes. The bill reduces benefits for professional athletes injured during a game.
Monday, February 06, 2017
For a while, it looked like the Atlanta Falcons would be Super Bowl champs, but Tom Brady commanded the come-from-behind Patriots to force overtime. Brady is the only QB with five Super Bowl wins.
Sunday, February 05, 2017
NPR's Tom Goldman was in Houston leading up to the Super Bowl. He talked to a player who isn't normally in the spotlight, noted a lack of information, and talked to a mother pushing for sports safety.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
The New England Patriots face the Atlanta Falcons Sunday in Houston. We discuss what to expect from the two teams based on their record so far this season.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Atlanta and New England face off in this Sunday's Super Bowl in Houston. The big game offers a massive party in the host city. But the current political divide could ruin the fun leading up to game day.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The Atlanta Falcons are vying for their first Super Bowl win, while the New England Patriots are after a fifth win with quarterback Tom Brady. We look at how the two teams match up.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
For the first time in decades, the struggling U.S. team may not qualify for next year's World Cup. But the return of Bruce Arena, who led the team to two World Cups, brings hopes of a turnaround.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Golf will return as the prominent presidential sport. And football legend and African-American icon Jim Brown shocked the political sports community by supporting Donald Trump.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman's son Max really likes LeBron James, so Goldman got the two of them tickets to see the Cleveland Caveliers play. Then a snowstorm hit.
Monday, January 09, 2017
The Alabama Crimson Tide plays the Clemson Tigers almost a year to the day since the two teams vied for last year's title. Alabama won that game 45-40. Alabama has won 4 of the last 7 championships.
Saturday, January 07, 2017
In this week's sports roundup: The start of NFL playoffs, the fate of running back Joe Mixon, who was caught on video punching a woman in 2014, and a 105-year-old Frenchman still on his bike.
Friday, December 30, 2016
The college football playoff begins with two games on Saturday. And on Sunday, the NFL's final regular season games will be played to determine playoff match-ups.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Russia now says it does not admit a doping conspiracy involving its Olympic athletes. The denial follows a New York Times article in which a Russian official was quoted as saying a conspiracy exited.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
College football players worried about injuries are sitting out bowl games to better their chances in the NFL draft.
Monday, December 12, 2016
The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the estimated $1 billion concussion-related settlement between thousands of former NFL players and the league.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency has released a report implicating Russian officials in a widespread doping program. More than 1,000 Russian athletes may have benefited from the cheating scheme.
Friday, December 09, 2016
Attorney Richard McLaren released final details of his investigation into Russian state-sponsored doping on Friday. His earlier report led to more than 100 Russian athletes being banned from the Rio Olympics.
Friday, December 02, 2016
This is the conference championship weekend. The top teams will find out if they made the final-four playoff. The college playoff system is now in its third year.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
New testing of athletes from the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics have found more doping violations. Medals have been stripped and awarded to new athletes. Expect more discipline to follow.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Now that marijuana use is allowed in 28 states, it has opened up renewed questions about the drug as a pain reliever for people — including players in the National Football League.