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Today โ€” September 20th 2018NPR Sports

What Are The Odds? FanDuel Says It Won't Honor Huge Payouts After Error

By Ruben Kimmelman
Kicker Brandon McManus (8) of the Denver Broncos kicks the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter on Sunday at Broncos Stadium.

The Denver Broncos were about to beat the Oakland Raiders — but for 18 seconds, the bookmaker FanDuel said the team was a 750-1 underdog. Some eagle-eyed fans saw a chance for a win of their own.

(Image credit: Eric Lutzens/Denver Post via Getty Images)

  • September 19th 2018 at 23:12
Yesterday โ€” September 19th 2018NPR Sports

Investigation Into Dallas Mavericks Reveals Sexual Misconduct Over 20 Years

By Molly Evans
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on during a game against the Detroit Pistons in April.

Owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to women's causes following a workplace investigation of the Dallas Mavericks.

(Image credit: Carlos Osorio/AP)

  • September 19th 2018 at 22:10

How Arthur Ashe Paved The Way For Political Athletes

The activist and human rights advocate changed American tennis.

(Image credit: Keystone/Getty Images)

  • September 18th 2018 at 17:06

Bicyclist Breaks Speed Record

Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per hour — breaking a world record that had stood since 1995.

  • September 19th 2018 at 11:21

Josh Gordon Joins New England Patriots

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Barstool Sports writer Jerry Thornton about the New England Patriots acquiring Josh Gordon and whether his talent on the field outweighs his flaws.

  • September 19th 2018 at 11:08
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Woman Rides Bicycle To 183.9 MPH โ€” A World Record

By Bill Chappell
Denise Mueller-Korenek rode a custom bike at an average of 183.932 miles per hour — shattering a world record that had stood since 1995.

Denise Mueller-Korenek, 45, has become the fastest human ever to ride a bicycle over open ground, racing in the draft provided by a dragster.

(Image credit: Matt Ben Stone/Action Plus via Getty Images)

  • September 18th 2018 at 22:09

Kenyan Runner Eliud Kipchog Breaks World Marathon Record In Berlin

By Eyder Peralta

Two hours, one minute and 39 seconds. That's what it took Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge to break the world marathon record last weekend in Berlin.

  • September 17th 2018 at 23:40

Vontae Davis Ends NFL Career By Walking Off Field During Halftime

Vontae Davis decided to end his NFL career Sunday at halftime, while the Buffalo Bills were playing the Los Angeles Chargers. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with ESPN reporter Mike Rodak about the decision.

  • September 17th 2018 at 22:20

Adam Rippon On What It Means To 'Show Every Part Of Who You Are'

By Cameron Jenkins
This year, figure skater Adam Rippon became the first openly gay man to compete for the U.S. in the Winter Olympics. His Olympic journey may be over, but he remains a steadfast representative for the LGBTQ community.

The Olympic bronze medalist tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that his decision to come out coincided with his readiness to take on the responsibility of being a role model for the LGBTQ community.

(Image credit: Becky Harlan/NPR)

  • September 16th 2018 at 14:21

An Ancient Ballgame Makes A Comeback In Mexico

By James Fredrick
At the end of practice at the Xochikalli cultural center in Mexico City, ulama ballgame players perform a brief dedication to Aztec gods.

Ulama is a pre-Columbian team sport played with a solid rubber ball that's bounced off players' hips. In olden times, the game is said to have decided the winners of wars.

(Image credit: James Fredrick for NPR)

  • September 16th 2018 at 14:02

Saturday Sports: End Of Baseball Season

NPR's Scott Simon talk with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the end of baseball season and the beginning of the hockey and football seasons.

  • September 15th 2018 at 14:26

Committee Recommends Russia's Anti-Doping Agency Be Reinstated

By Sasha Ingber
Workers, photographed in 2016, at the Russian Anti-Doping Agency. An executive committee at the World Anti-Doping Agency is considering reinstating the Russian organization.

The World Anti-Doping Agency's compliance review committee made the call, despite protests from international athletes that they "will no longer have faith in the system."

(Image credit: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

  • September 15th 2018 at 02:46

Secrets Of Success From A 102-Year-Old Runner

By Chhavi Sachdev
Man Kaur of India celebrates after competing in the 100-meter sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, in April 2017.

Man Kaur just earned two golds in the World Masters Athletics Championship in Spain. And she didn't even start running until she was 93!

(Image credit: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images)

  • September 14th 2018 at 17:01

Georgia State Coach Tears Bicep While Fist Pumping

The Georgia State coach got excited when his team scored a touchdown. He pumped his fist, like anybody would. But he did it too hard and tore his right bicep.

  • September 13th 2018 at 11:39

Contagious Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Throws Curveball Into MLB Season

By Amy Held
Houston Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock delivers the ball during an Aug. 1 game against the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. A month later, he became the third known player in the league diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease this season.

Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock was the third player sent home with the virus this season. The league says it is taking steps to contain the spread of the virus.

(Image credit: Elaine Thompson/AP)

  • September 13th 2018 at 00:25

WNBA Finals

The WNBA Finals are underway, and the league's popularity has increased. But SB Nation's Tamryn Spruill says the WNBA and its players are still trying to win something more than games — respect.

  • September 12th 2018 at 22:12

'Football For A Buck' Tells The Story Of The USFL In All Its Doomed Glory

By Michael Schaub
Quarterback Jim Kelly, No. 12, of the Houston Gamblers stands with his team in a huddle during a March 1985 USFL game.

For three years in the 1980s, sports fans could enjoy football in the Spring. Master storyteller Jeff Pearlman describes the league's wild games, wilder players, and owners — including Donald Trump.

(Image credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • September 12th 2018 at 13:01

Julius Thomas On His 'Journey Into Self'

David Greene talks to NFL free agent and former pro bowler Julius Thomas about his decision to retire from the NFL after seven years to pursue a doctorate in psychology and study sport brain trauma.

  • September 12th 2018 at 11:11

Grounds Crew May Be Regretting Tarp Decision In Philadelphia

The Phillies postponed a baseball game Monday. They'd left the tarps off the field during the weekend's massive rain. Crews tried unsuccessfully to fix the problems with blowtorches.

  • September 11th 2018 at 12:31

There's Growing Fallout Over Code Violations Against Serena Williams

Rachel Martin talks to London-based writer Tobi Oredein about how she believes racism and sexism drove the call from umpire Carlos Ramos against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open women's final.

  • September 11th 2018 at 11:02
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