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Yesterday โ€” January 16th 2019NPR Sports

In Kansas City, Maybe Don't Use The Word 'Patriot' This Week

The Chiefs play New England for a ticket to the Super Bowl. A Kansas City amusement park has altered the name of its roller coaster The Patriot to The Patrick in honor of Chiefs' QB Patrick Mahomes.

  • January 16th 2019 at 12:56

UCLA Coach Helps Star Gymnast Find Her Way Back To A Sport She Loves

By Heidi Glenn
Katelyn Ohashi of UCLA during an NCAA college gymnastics match on Jan. 4 in Los Angeles.

A video of star gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's "perfect 10" floor routine shows her smiling and beaming. But it hasn't always been this way. UCLA Coach Valorie Kondos Field helped her rekindle that joy.

(Image credit: Ben Liebenberg/AP)

  • January 16th 2019 at 11:04
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Live From Los Angeles: Can Sports Make A City?

L.A. will get a megadose of major sporting events.

(Image credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

  • January 14th 2019 at 23:05

Feast Fit For A Burger King: Trump Serves Fast Food To College Football Champs

By Matthew S. Schwartz
President Trump talks to the press about the table full of fast food laid out in the State Dining Room of the White House for a reception for the Clemson Tigers.

The president paid for the meal himself, he said. That did not spare him from the disdainful glee of Twitter hecklers.

(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

  • January 15th 2019 at 13:10

Kyler Murray Is Top-Notch. Will He Pursue: Baseball Or Football?

David Greene talks to ESPN's Jeff Passan about Kyler Murray, a top-draft pick by baseball's Oakland A's. After a Heisman Trophy-winning year as a college quarterback, he's entered the NFL draft too.

  • January 15th 2019 at 11:05

Why Kansas City Chiefs' Jeff Allen Nearly Missed Saturday's Game

The offensive lineman's car got stuck in the snow, The Associated Press reports. Allen tweeted a "nice guy named Dave" rescued him. He asked for help finding Dave so he could get him playoff tickets.

  • January 14th 2019 at 13:03

Not My Job: We Quiz NBA Coach Mike D'Antoni On Mike, Dan And Tony

Houston Rockets head coach Mike D

The head coach of the Houston Rockets will answer three questions — one about Michael Jordan, one about Dan Quayle, and one about Tony the Tiger.

(Image credit: Nick Wass/AP)

  • January 12th 2019 at 17:35

Saturday Sports: NBA Western Conference Superteams

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about which teams will make the NBA postseason.

  • January 12th 2019 at 14:07

A Critic Of Turkey, The Knicks' Enes Kanter Speaks Out About His Fears For His Life

By Lindsey Feingold
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erodgan.

The NBA star says he fears that if he travels to London for an upcoming game against the Washington Wizards, he might be killed for speaking out against Turkey's president.

(Image credit: David Zalubowski/AP)

  • January 12th 2019 at 14:07

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

By Tom Goldman

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.

  • January 9th 2019 at 22:24

Team Rallies Around Black Hockey Player After He Receives Racist Taunts

By Lindsey Feingold
Divyne Apollon II with his father, Divyne Apollon Sr., and his sisters, Deja and Devinity. Divyne, 13, plays defense for the Metro Maple Leafs based in Odenton, Md.

At a recent ice hockey tournament, 13-year-old Divyne Apollon II was subjected to racist abuse from the opposing team. Angered by the lack of action from others, his teammates came to his defense.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Divyne Apollon Sr.)

  • January 9th 2019 at 11:00

Eagles' Defeat Of The Bears Revives The Question: Does Icing The Kicker Work?

The Chicago Bears kicker missed a game-winning field goal Sunday night, after the Eagles called time-out. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with economist Toby Moskowitz about the practice of icing a player.

  • January 8th 2019 at 00:19

Man Accused Of Burglary Hopes Eagles Repeat As Super Bowl Champs

A man accused of breaking into a music store in Pittston, Pa., was asked by TV news crews if he had anything to say. He said, "Go Eagles." The Super Bowl champs are in the playoffs.

  • January 7th 2019 at 12:54

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

By Tom Goldman

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?

  • January 7th 2019 at 10:58

Saturday Sports: The Bears And The Lady Bears

By Tom Goldman

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.

  • January 5th 2019 at 13:56

Baylor Women Beat UConn Huskies, Ending The Team's Winning Streak

By Frankie Graziano

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team did something on Thursday that it hasn't done in years. It lost during the regular season, after having a stunning run of more than 100 victories.

  • January 5th 2019 at 00:02

Only 3 Minority Head Coaches Remain In The NFL Ahead Of Post-Season Play

Only three minority head coaches remain in the NFL, in a league that's nearly 70 percent African American. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with The Undefeated's Jason Reid about the NFL trending backwards when it comes to diversity.

  • January 4th 2019 at 23:15

Basketball Coach Accused Of Substituting His Triplet Sons To Win Games

The high school coach in Missouri is accused of using his triplet sons to cheat. An opposing team accuses the coach of swapping in one of his three sons to gain an advantage on the free throw line.

  • January 4th 2019 at 12:55

Exciting Games Help To Propel NFL TV Ratings Higher

By Tom Goldman

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?

  • January 4th 2019 at 11:02

Baylor Women End No. 1 UConn's Years-Long Winning Streak

By Daniella Cheslow
Baylor University center Kalani Brown (21) works around University of Connecticut forward Napheesa Collier during the second half of the NCAA game Thursday in which Baylor defeated UConn 68-57.

In a 68-57 upset, the Baylor Lady Bears handed the UConn Huskies their first regular season loss since 2014.

(Image credit: Ray Carlin/AP)

  • January 4th 2019 at 06:58
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