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Saturday Sports: College Basketball, Baseball Begins, NFL Pass Interference Rule

Saturday, March 30, 2019

We look at the season openings of Major League Baseball, the NCAA tournaments and all the latest sports news.


America's Favorite Pastime Is Back — And Some Wish It Would Just Hurry Up!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

As baseball tries to appeal to a younger audience, there's concern the long game times may drive away that demographic. So MLB is experimenting with speeding games up and eliminating downtime.


How Portland Is Dealing With Civil Protest Escalating To Civil Unrest

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Portland, Ore., has a history of embracing protest. But since Trump was elected, civil protest has often boiled over into civil unrest — a problem that's challenging the city's mayor and residents.


Deadline Draws Near To Complete NCAA Basketball Brackets

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The top men's college basketball teams on Thursday start their journey to the annual championship. The women begin Friday. Get ready for exciting stories to play out over the next few weeks.


Saturday Sports: Horse Racing Deaths, March Madness

Saturday, March 16, 2019

We have a recap of the week in sports.


Saturday Sports: SheBelieves Cup, Enes Kanter

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Tom Goldman discusses the sports stories that grabbed his attention this week - including the SheBelieves Cup.


Saturday Sports: Colin Kaepernick And Kareem Hunt

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Colin Kaepernick has reached a settlement with the NFL after alleging collusion to deprive him employment. Meanwhile, the league is keeping Kareem Hunt in its ranks.


Colin Kaepernick Reaches Agreement With NFL

Friday, February 15, 2019

Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he 'resolved' his grievances with the NFL. In 2016, he became the face of a protest movement in the NFL against racial injustice and police brutality.


5 Things To Watch For In Super Bowl LIII

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Sunday's Super Bowl pits the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams. LA's talent-packed offense gives New England's head coach Bill Belichick a tough choice on who to target.


How Former NFL Quarterback Tony Romo Got His Broadcast Break

Friday, February 01, 2019

Tony Romo never got to the Super Bowl as quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. But he's finally going as an analyst for CBS Sports. Romo made a seamless transition to the broadcast booth.


New England Patriots Face The LA Rams In Sunday's Super Bowl

Friday, February 01, 2019

In 2002, the Patriots played against the Rams in Super Bowl 36. That was the beginning of a Patriots' dynasty. They are now playing in their eighth Super Bowl since that game.


Raging NFL Controversy Over A Blown Referee Call Turns Political

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Louisiana's governor sent the NFL Commissioner a letter complaining about a missed penalty that New Orleans Saints fans say cost their team a chance to play in the Super Bowl.


Rams-Saints, Patriots-Chiefs Will Set Super Bowl LIII

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NFL conference championship games on Sunday, and how concussions are limiting insurance options in the league.


How Bernice Sandler, 'Godmother Of Title IX,' Achieved Landmark Discrimination Ban

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bernice Sandler died Saturday at the age of 90. She once told NPR she beams with pride at seeing female athletes walk "with their heads up and feeling like, 'Yeah, I can handle this world.' "


Bernice Sandler, 'Godmother' Of Title IX, Dies At 90

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Bernice Sandler, who had a major hand in creating and helping pass Title IX legislation, has died at 90. The landmark federal civil rights law ensures gender equality in education and athletics.


College Football Championship Game: No. 1 Alabama Vs. No. 2 Clemson

Monday, January 07, 2019

Alabama and Clemson play in the national championship game — again. It's the third time in four years they're meeting in the title game. Why are these two programs so consistently good?


Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears

Saturday, January 05, 2019

We have a roundup of the week in sports, including the latest on the Chicago Bears, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Baylor Lady Bears women's basketball team.


Exciting Games Help To Propel NFL TV Ratings Higher

Friday, January 04, 2019

The NFL playoffs begin this weekend and, like always, there's plenty of drama and intrigue both on the football field and off. Which teams will make it a step closer to the Super Bowl?


Ruling On Pay Cap Could Bring 'Watershed Moment' For College Sports

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A federal judge is expected to rule soon on a case that could upend the notion of amateurism in college sports.


The Week In Sports: MLB, Cuba Reach Historic Deal

Saturday, December 22, 2018

It's time to reflect on the highlights of the week in sports, including an agreement that would allow Cuban athletes to play Major League Baseball without defecting from their home country.