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Today β€” May 27th 2019NPR Sports

Olympic Track Star Rebukes Sponsorship Pay Penalties For Pregnant Athletes

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Olympic track runner Alysia Montano about how sport endorsement companies treat maternity leave.

  • May 26th 2019 at 23:06
Yesterday β€” May 26th 2019NPR Sports

Why Mount Everest's Death Toll Keeps Climbing

NPR's Susan Davis talks to Outside magazine editor Grayson Schaffer about the recent deaths of climbers on Mount Everest.

  • May 26th 2019 at 14:31
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Saturday Sports: Stanley Cup, NBA Playoffs, Minnesota Twins

NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the Stanley Cup, the NBA and the Minnesota Twins making history.

  • May 25th 2019 at 14:20

He Could Go 'All The Way': Joe Namath Enters His 4th Quarter

By David Greene
Joe Namath speaks during halftime of a New York Jets game in 2018. As quarterback, he led the Jets to a Super Bowl win in 1969.

In a new autobiography, the great NFL quarterback details his ups (like a Super Bowl victory) and downs (like the Suzy Kolber incident and alcoholism) as he stares down his legacy.

(Image credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

  • May 22nd 2019 at 11:01

Nepalese Sherpa Sets New Record For Climbing Mount Everest With 24th Ascent

A Nepalese mountain climber has broken the record for ascents of Mount Everest. Kami Rita Sherpa, 49, has made it to the top 24 times.

  • May 21st 2019 at 23:38

Nepalese Sherpa Sets Mount Everest Record (Again), Climbing Mountain Twice In A Week

By Bill Chappell
Nepali mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa hopes to break his own record for climbing Everest, aiming for 25 summits. He

A Nepalese mountain climber has now climbed Mount Everest a record 24 times — and he's hoping to do it one more time before he retires.

(Image credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

  • May 21st 2019 at 14:27

3-Time Formula One Champ Niki Lauda Is Dead At 70

By Matthew S. Schwartz
Former Formula One driver Niki Lauda stands in the Mercedes pit at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2017. The three-time Formula One world champion has died at the age of 70.

Lauda survived a major crash during the 1976 German Grand Prix, racing again just weeks later. Lauda later went into the aviation business.

(Image credit: Nelson Antoine/AP)

  • May 21st 2019 at 10:09

President Trump's Golf Scores Hacked On U.S. Golf Association Account

By Samantha Raphelson
President Trump plays a round of golf at Trump Turnberry Luxury Collection Resort during his first official visit to the United Kingdom on July 15, 2018 in Turnberry, Scotland.

The awful scores of 101, 100, 108 and 102 were posted to Trump's USGA-administered handicap system on Friday, according to Golfweek.

(Image credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

  • May 19th 2019 at 19:26

From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'

By Michel Martin
Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football, by John Urschel

MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into a successful and varied career.

(Image credit: Penguin Press)

  • May 18th 2019 at 23:28

For One U.S. Bike-Maker, Tariffs Are A Mixed Bag

By Yuki Noguchi
Zakary Pashak started Detroit Bikes when he moved to Detroit in 2011, at a time when the city was reeling.

Detroit Bikes, a rare domestic maker of bicycles, could see business increase as a result of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese bikes. But imported parts it relies on are also subject to higher taxes.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Melany Hallgren)

  • May 18th 2019 at 14:13

Saturday Sports: NBA, WNBA, Preakness, Ohio State

By Tom Goldman

We have the latest on the NBA, the new commissioner leading the WNBA, and the investigation of an Ohio State University doctor's sexual abuse of students.

  • May 18th 2019 at 14:12

Ohio State Doctor Sexually Abused At Least 177 Male Students, Investigation Finds

By Merrit Kennedy
Richard Strauss was employed as a doctor at Ohio State University from 1978 until he retired in 1998.

The independent investigation concluded that university personnel were aware of the abuse as early as 1979, but that Richard Strauss kept abusing students until he retired nearly two decades later.

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  • May 17th 2019 at 23:16

Who Is Believed?

Dr. Larry Nassar abused hundreds of women for decades. How did he get away with it?

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  • May 14th 2019 at 16:06

Not My Job: We Quiz Baseball Great Ozzie Smith On 'The Wizard Of Oz'

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ozzie Smith waves to fans on Sept. 13, 1996.

We'll ask the Baseball Hall of Famer, known as "The Wizard" for his magical plays, to answer three questions about the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.

(Image credit: Michael Caulfield/AP)

  • May 11th 2019 at 16:30

Saturday Sports: Red Sox At White House, NHL, NBA Playoffs

NPR's Scott Simon and Howard Bryant of ESPN talk NBA and NHL playoffs, as well as discuss the politics of team celebrations at the White House.

  • May 11th 2019 at 14:16

Which W: Walgreens Or Washington?

By Ally Schweitzer

The logo for the Washington Nationals baseball team might look familiar even if you don't follow the team. Especially if you shop at Walgreens.

  • May 11th 2019 at 14:16

3-Pointer NBA Teams Change The Game

NBA teams like the Warriors and the Rockets have made three-pointers the center of their game, forcing other teams to adapt. NPR's Ailsa Chang discusses this shift in play with sports and culture writer Zach Kram.

  • May 10th 2019 at 22:02

Mexico's Star Race Walker Lupita GonzΓ‘lez Hit With 4-Year Ban For Doping

By Bill Chappell
María Guadalupe González, seen here winning the Women

González, 30, won a silver medal at the Rio Summer Olympics. With the threat of suspension hanging over her, she had been training in hopes that she could compete in next year's Tokyo Games.

(Image credit: Yifan Ding/Getty Images for IAAF)

  • May 10th 2019 at 21:12

With Some Players Bowing Out, Trump Hosts Red Sox At The White House

By Tovia Smith
President Trump holds up a Red Sox team jersey that was presented to him by outfielder J.D. Martinez Thursday at the White House.

The 2018 World Series Champion Red Sox were honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday. Most players of color stayed away, leading one sportswriter to comment, "its the white Sox who'll be going."

(Image credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

  • May 10th 2019 at 00:22

Soccer Fans Are In Disbelief After Liverpool Beats Barcelona 4-0

Liverpool upset Barcelona to advance to the Champions League final. NPR's Noel King talks to Wright Thompson of ESPN The Magazine who says the soccer team "perfectly reflects" the city of Liverpool.

  • May 8th 2019 at 11:04
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