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Thursday, September 05, 2013
The NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with reigning champs the Baltimore Ravens taking on the Denver Broncos. Pro football has some new rules and the league just settled a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit with players.
Friday, August 30, 2013
More than 4,500 retired players had been part of the lawsuits. They claimed the league hadn't properly protected them over the years. In the settlement, the NFL does not admit any liability.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
The NFL has agreed to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players and families over concussions. The money will fund medical exams and treatment and provide compensation to players and families.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
College football fans are excited. NCAA Division 1 play starts Thursday night with 17 games on the schedule. Most of the heavyweights, including top-ranked Alabama, start their campaigns Saturday.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Three years ago, USA Swimming was rocked by revelations of sexual abuse by coaches. Critics say it's still not doing enough to help victims of abuse. A recent move by the organization is seen as a response to criticism of its approach.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The governing body of U.S. competitive swimming announced an independent review of its program to protect athletes from sexual abuse. There are new questions, some from Congress, about whether swimming has effectively confronted an abuse problem revealed in recent years.
Sunday, August 04, 2013
The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Inbee Park could become the first golfer, man or woman, to win four consecutive majors in a calendar year if she snags the Women's British Open title this weekend.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
At the National Senior Games, the women who make up She-Ca-Go, a team in the 75-to-79 age division, are still in it for the camaraderie and competition. The games finish a two-week run in Cleveland on Thursday.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sports fans normally are drawn to athletic events to see supremely fit athletes in their prime perform wondrous feats. The appeal of the Senior Games in Cleveland offer a different kind of athletic achievement.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Olympics, baseball, track and cycling, among others, continue to struggle with the problem of doping, despite threat of sanctions. Sports fans are trying to digest news that never quite goes away. Some are wondering if it ever will.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Three well-known track and field athletes from the United States and Jamaica have tested positive for banned substances. One of the athletes who came forward Sunday was Tyson Gay, one of the world's top sprinters over the last 10 years.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig is a one-man phenomenon. He ignited a team once cemented in last place with his aggressive style that has him hitting above .400. Puigmania is everywhere in the city.
Monday, July 01, 2013
South Korean golfer Inbee Park, 24, has done something no athlete has done since Babe Zaharias in 1950: win the first three major women's tournaments of the year. On Sunday, she won the U.S. Women's Open in Southhampton, New York.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
A federal judge on Thursday hears arguments over whether a lawsuit against the NCAA should be expanded. The case was brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon. He contends the NCAA unfairly benefits from student athletes by forcing them to sign away their licensing rights.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Game 4 of the NBA finals is Thursday night in San Antonio. The Miami Heat now trail the San Antonio Spurs and their star player is struggling. Lebron James is arguably the best player in basketball, but he hasn't cracked 20 points in any of the three previous games. San Antonio's defense has at times made him look indecisive.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The San Antonio Spurs crushed the Miami Heat, 113-to-77, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night. Playing on their home court, the Spurs used ball movement and defense to turn what was a close game into a blowout in the second half. They take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Miami. Though they haven't won a championship since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs have remained in the hunt because of their style of team play. The Spurs will face the Miami Heat.
Friday, May 31, 2013
NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Host Scott Simon catches up on the week's sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.