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Fans Say TV Sports Announcer Jinxed Baltimore Ravens' Kicker
10/22/2018 10:54 AM
Right before Justin Tucker was to kick an extra point, the announcer reminded viewers that he had never missed one. Jinx. Ticker missed the first extra point of his career and Baltimore lost.
Rae Carruth, Once A Promising NFL Star, To Be Released From Prison
10/21/2018 9:07 PM
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler about the former NFL player, who is being freed after serving 20 years for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.
LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series
10/21/2018 6:26 AM
Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.
Saturday Sports: Preparing For The World Series
10/20/2018 12:12 PM
Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the MLB season winding down, and the wave of women in leadership in the NBA as the basketball season begins.
Dick Fosbury Turned His Back On The Bar And Made A Flop A Success
10/20/2018 12:12 PM
Fifty years ago, a lanky Oregonian stunned the sports world with a backwards flop over the high jump bar at the Mexican Olympics. He won gold, and invented a new jumping style still used today.
Jenny Graham Cycles Around The World In Under 125 Days, Shattering Record
10/19/2018 6:05 PM
It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.
Boston Red Sox Stifle Houston Astros' Bats, Return To The World Series
10/19/2018 5:15 AM
Boston's pitchers held the Houston Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third-baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run homerun as the Red Sox won the ALCS.
'The Big Fella' Highlights Babe Ruth's Spot As First Celebrity Sports Star
10/18/2018 1:14 PM
Jane Leavy tells the story of Ruth as the first baseball superstar ? but also of his roles as movie star, vaudeville performer, barnstormer, pitchman for every conceivable product, and columnist.
Mary Bono Resigns As USA Gymnastics' Interim CEO
10/17/2018 9:02 AM
USA Gymnastics has yet another controversy on its hands. Mary Bono, the interim president and CEO, who was hired last week, has resigned. The group is trying to recover from a sexual abuse scandal.
After Barrage Of Criticism, USA Gymnastics Interim President And CEO Resigns
10/16/2018 11:20 PM
"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.
Those Raised Fists Still Resonate, 50 Years Later
10/16/2018 5:20 PM
Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers ? and still resonates today.
Bob Uecker Hopes To See Brewers In Another World Series
10/16/2018 9:02 AM
The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 2-games-to-1 lead over the LA Dodgers heading into Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker is ecstatic.
Spending The Day With The First Woman To Coach Division I College Football Full-Time
10/14/2018 12:00 PM
Dartmouth College has hired Callie Brownson, a former star in the Women's Football Alliance, as an offensive assistant.
The Week In Sports: MLB Playoffs, Team USA Could Win A Spot In Women's World Cup
10/13/2018 12:05 PM
It's down to the Astros, the Brewers, the Dodgers and the Red Sox for the World Series. In soccer, the U.S. women play Trinidad and Tobago in CONCACAF, and a win means an automatic berth.
Remembrance: George Taliaferro, NFL's First Black Player
10/13/2018 12:05 PM
NPR's Scott Simon recalls the life of Taliaferro, who died this week at a nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 91.





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