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Saturday Sports: China And The NBA, Washington Mystics, Simone Biles

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The China-NBA spat heats up, the Washington Mystics are WNBA champs and American gymnast Simone Biles wins her fifth all-around world title.


Stuffed With Sockeye Salmon, 'Holly' Wins 'Fat Bear Week' Heavyweight Title

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

The annual competition is put on by Alaska's Katmai National Park & Preserve to choose the fattest bear. This year, Holly beat out Lefty in the championship round, winning more than 80% of the votes.


It's Fat Bear Week In Alaska's Katmai National Park — Time To Fill Out Your Bracket

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Bears preparing for hibernation need to eat as much as they can for the winter. In Alaska, this habit has turned into an Ursine March Madness with bears going head-to-head to see who is the fattest.


College Athletes In California Can Now Be Paid Under Fair Pay To Play Act

Monday, September 30, 2019

A new California law allows college athletes to get paid in certain scenarios. That's setting up a clash with the NCAA, the governing body of college sports.


Saturday Sports: Minnesota Twins, Santa Anita Horse Deaths

Saturday, September 28, 2019

We have a recap on stories from the week in sports.


Saturday Sports: Antonio Brown, Soccer Vs. Politics, WNBA Playoffs

Saturday, September 21, 2019

The New England Patriots have released receiver Antonio Brown. Apparently politics and Major League Soccer do not mix. And, we're down to the semi-finals of the WNBA playoffs.


Veteran NFL Kicker Battles 'Demons' That Can Come With The Job

Friday, September 20, 2019

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is 46 and the oldest player in the NFL. He'd been going strong - until this season. He says he is dealing with mental "demons" that some kickers can feel.


California Could Radically Alter Amateur Rules In College Sports

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The California State Assembly is on the verge of passing a law that would make it possible for the state's college athletes to be paid for the use of their images to market products.


Saturday Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

Saturday, September 07, 2019

The U.S. Open is well underway and Serena Williams is, unsurprisingly, in the finals. The NFL's opening night was underwhelming. And more girls than ever are signed up to play high school football.


Women's Soccer Stars Concerned About Trauma From Repetitive Head Impact

Thursday, September 05, 2019

As research into head injuries expands to include women's soccer, some of the sport's former stars are calling attention to the health fallout from heading the ball multiple times.


Saturday Sports: College Football, Carli Lloyd

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Football season is nearly here, and the Cleveland Browns are looking good.


Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'

Friday, August 23, 2019

Clemson walloped the University of Alabama in college football's national championship last season. Now perennial powerhouse Alabama is trying to learn from the loss.


Saturday Sports: Women's Soccer Team, Jay-Z

Saturday, August 17, 2019

This week talks between U.S. Soccer and 28 female players broke down. Also, Jay-Z signed a deal with the NFL to be the league's "live music entertainment strategist."


After World Cup Win, Other U.S. Women's Sports Leagues Ask, 'What About Us?'

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Will the latest U.S. victory in the Women's World Cup lead to a surge of popularity in other women's pro sports leagues? Executives and players hope so.


Women's World Cup Bump — Short-Lived Or Longer?

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

After the excitement and thrill of the U.S. victory in the Women's World Cup, attention shifts back to the NWSL — the 7-year-old pro league in the U.S. Will the enthusiasm lead to sustained interest?


Sports Roundup: Boxing Deaths, Olympic Swimming And The WNBA

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Two boxing deaths in one week, a preview of Olympic swimming, and a check-in about the WNBA: Host Scott Simon gets an update from NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman.


Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, NBA Off-Season

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic renew a great rivalry at Wimbledon, and NBA free agency madness.


Equal Pay For Equal Play; The U.S. Women's Soccer Team Tackles Its Next Quest

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Fresh off its fourth Women's World Cup title, the U.S. Women's National Team has its eyes set on another prize: more money. The women make less than their male counterparts.


U.S. Women To Resume 'Equal Pay For Equal Play' Fight After Winning 4th World Cup

Monday, July 08, 2019

The U.S. Women's National Team won the Women's World Cup championship for a fourth time. As the players return home, they're ramping up their fight for "equal pay for equal play."


U.S. Prepares To Face The Netherlands In Women's World Cup Final

Friday, July 05, 2019

The U.S. will face the Netherlands in the Women's World Cup Final on Sunday. The U.S. women are the defending champs and looking to secure their fourth World Cup title.