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Saturday sports: Warriors beat Celtics in finals; Tampa Bay wants third Stanley Cup

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Golden State Warriors trounce the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals, Tampa Bay Lightning seek a third Stanley Cup victory, and the Oklahoma Sooners softball team wins their world series.


PGA Tour suspends 17 players for their participation in Saudi-backed golf tournament

Thursday, June 09, 2022

The PGA Tour has suspended 17 players – including six-time major winner Phil Mickelson alo former world #1 Dustin Johnson – after they teed off at a controversial tournament backed by Saudi Arabia.


Dustin Johnson has quit the PGA Tour for controversial new Saudi-backed golf series

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

One of golf's leading stars, Dustin Johnson, has quit the PGA Tour to participate in a controversial new breakaway golf series. It's backed by Saudi Arabia and has created an uproar in the golf world.


Nadal dominates at French Open, and the Warriors and Celtics are tied in the playoffs

Monday, June 06, 2022

The sports world was busy this weekend with an NBA playoff game, the French Open and international soccer matches. NPR's Tom Goldman recaps the biggest moments.


Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics meet in the NBA Finals

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The best-of-seven series begins Thursday night. The Golden State Warriors, who have been in the Finals from 2015 to 2019, will take on the Boston Celtics.


Nadal advances after beating Djokovic in French Open quarterfinal match

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

In their 59th meeting, Rafael Nadal was victorious in a quarterfinal showdown against Novak Djokovic. There's been an ongoing rivalry between the two tennis greats.


Phil Mickelson skips PGA championship after he made controversial comments

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Golf's PGA Championship gets underway Thursday in Tula, Okla., but defending champ Phil Mickelson won't be there after he made inflammatory comments about a new Saudi-backed golf tour.


The U.S. women's soccer team will now be paid as much as the men's team

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

After years of litigation and tumult, U.S. men and women soccer players have struck an agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation that would pay the players equally.


The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will now be paid equally

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The U.S. Soccer Federation said it has agreed with its men's and women's national teams to pay them the same amounts for all games and competitions and split prize money from World Cup appearances.


Saturday sports: Brittney Griner hearing; NBA and NHL playoffs; Rich Strike rests

Saturday, May 14, 2022

WNBA star Brittney Griner remains imprisoned in Russia; the latest news in the NBA and NHL playoffs; and a surprise decision to rest the Kentucky Derby winner from the Preakness Stakes.


Critics blame WNBA for Brittney Griner's absence, since she went to Russia for money

Friday, May 06, 2022

A new WNBA season begins Friday without one of its biggest stars. Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is still in custody in Russia following a drug smuggling allegation.


Hall-of-fame trainer Bob Baffert is banned from Saturday's Kentucky Derby

Friday, May 06, 2022

This year's Kentucky Derby features 20 thoroughbreds but it will be missing Bob Baffert, who has won the triple crown twice. He is suspended because of a series of failed drug tests by his horses.


Russia is wrongfully detaining WNBA star Brittney Griner, U.S. officials say

Wednesday, May 04, 2022

It's the strongest statement by the Biden administration since Moscow authorities arrested Griner in February with what they said was hashish oil in vape cartridges in her luggage.


Saturday sports: Bucks, Celtics in playoffs; NCAA president leaves; Bauer suspended

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The NBA playoffs begin their second round, the president of the NCAA is stepping down next year, and a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers gets a two-year suspension for accusations of sexual assault.


Japanese pitcher Roki Sasaki could be baseball's next big thing

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Twenty-year-old Japanese pitcher Roki Sasaki is creating quite a buzz. He stunned the baseball world this month by almost throwing two perfect games in a row.


The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and packed full of action

Thursday, April 21, 2022

There's been plenty of drama — on and off the court — and fans are loving it. The NBA had its highest TV opening playoff ratings in a decade.


Saturday sports: Baseball history then and now; pitcher's perfect game cut short

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. Plus, a female baseball coach makes history. And a pitcher's hope for a perfect game gets cut short by his manager.


Scottie Scheffler gets Masters' green jacket while Tiger Woods finishes 47th

Monday, April 11, 2022

Scottie Scheffler continued his dominating year on the golf course with his first major championship at the Masters. His victory came as Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf.


Tiger Woods plant to play in the Masters, marking his return to golf tournaments

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Tiger Woods said Tuesday that he plans to play at the Masters. It's his first major tournament since a terrible car accident last year. Woods has won the Masters five times, including in 2019.


South Carolina is the women's NCAA basketball champions

Monday, April 04, 2022

The University of South Carolina beat the University of Connecticut 64-49 to become the women's NCAA basketball champions. The men's winner will be decided Monday when North Carolina faces Kansas.