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Today โ€” November 17th 2018NPR Sports

Saturday Sports: Tensions Among Golden State Warriors Players

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the tensions between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors.

  • November 17th 2018 at 13:47
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018NPR Sports

Viva Las Vegas: Elvis, Adelson Honored With Presidential Medal Of Freedom

By Scott Horsley
President Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to American Football hall-of-famer Alan Page at the White House on Friday.

President Trump awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people Friday, including Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.

(Image credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

  • November 16th 2018 at 11:00
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Suzy Whaley, PGA's First Female President, On Bringing Inclusivity To Golf

By Emma Bowman
Golf professional Suzy Whaley is set to become the first female president of the PGA of America.

Just 40 years ago, PGA membership comprised men only. But Suzy Whaley is used to breaking new ground in a male-dominated sport. "For me it's always been about wanting to play the game," she says.

(Image credit: Traci Edwards/PGA of America/AP)

  • November 14th 2018 at 22:24

Chicago Bears Kicker Misses 4 Attempts, Hits The Uprights Each Time

Cody Parkey just looked puzzled. He had hit the upright four times on field goal and extra point tries. The analysis on Fox: "Boy he can hit those uprights, can't he?"

  • November 12th 2018 at 12:20

Saturday Sports: The Start Of The NBA Season And The NFL

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the start of the NBA season and the lack of breakout teams in the NFL.

  • November 10th 2018 at 13:54

Fans Fundraise To Ask Buffalo Bills' Nathan Peterman To Retire

Buffalo Bills fans started a fundraising page to ask quarterback Nathan Peterman to retire. They want $1 million, but so far have raised just $285.

  • November 9th 2018 at 11:15

The Future Of Jon Gruden Following Praise As Youngest Coach To Win Super Bowl

By Mike Pesca

Commentator Mike Pesca, host of Slate's daily podcast The Gist, who offers his take on the Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.

  • November 8th 2018 at 11:15

It Was Always More Than A Game: โ€œShut Up And Dribble"

A new series, executive produced by LeBron James, says the NBA has always been political.

(Image credit: Tyrone Turner/WAMU)

  • November 1st 2018 at 16:06

Luring More Women To Fishing In The Upper Great Lakes

By Morgan Springer
Kristy Taylor baits her hook while fishing on the Two Hearted River in Michigan. She

A new study finds an uptick in the number of women who are fishing in the Upper Great Lakes region. Younger women especially seem drawn to a sport that is traditionally male-dominated.

(Image credit: Morgan Springer/Interlochen Public Radio)

  • November 6th 2018 at 11:07

Olympic Officials Move To Dump USA Gymnastics As Organizers Of Olympic Athletes

By Alexandra Starr
Simone Biles of the U.S. shows her gold medal after the women

The U.S. Olympic Committee has taken steps to revoke the group's status as the governing body after the sexual abuse of gymnasts was revealed last year; three CEOs have resigned.

(Image credit: Vadim Ghirda/AP)

  • November 6th 2018 at 04:35

U.S. Olympic Committee Moves To Decertify USA Gymnastics

By Alexandra Starr

The U.S. Olympic Committee has moved to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a "national governing body." The move comes as the organization has botched its reorganization following a sex-abuse scandal.

  • November 6th 2018 at 01:50

Secret Service Protects Estonia's President As She Runs U.S. Marathon

The Secret Service protects U.S. presidents and also visiting heads of state. Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid was in the New York City Marathon — two agents had to run with her.

  • November 5th 2018 at 12:17

No, Athletes Will Not 'Shut Up And Dribble' โ€” And They Never Have

By Linda Holmes
Oscar Robertson is one of the athletes who

A new documentary series on Showtime, executive produced by LeBron James, offers a direct, pointed, emphatic response to commentator Laura Ingraham and her admonition to him to stay out of politics.

(Image credit: Showtime)

  • November 5th 2018 at 11:00

Kenya's Mary Keitany And Lelisa Desisa Of Ethiopia Win New York City Marathon

By Emma Bowman
First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

In a field topping 50,000, the annual race saw a lot of firsts. Desisa of Ethiopia won his first NYC Marathon and Kenya's Keitany became the third person to win the race four times.

(Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)

  • November 5th 2018 at 03:16

Saturday Sports: University Of Maryland Football Team Controversy

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to ESPN's Howard Bryant about the recent controversy surrounding the University of Maryland's football team.

  • November 3rd 2018 at 13:14

NFL Cheerleader Kneels During National Anthem

By Shannon Van Sant
Military planes fly over Levi

The cheerleader may be the first NFL squad member to take a knee, a move that football players have used to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

(Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

  • November 2nd 2018 at 20:28

Not His Job: 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Writes A Book About Running

By Ari Shapiro
The avid runner and author of The Incomplete Book of Running moonlights as Peter Sagal, host of NPR

He's the voice of NPR's comedy news quiz. He has also run a marathon in under 3:10. And now he has collected his thoughts about his avocation in The Incomplete Book of Running.

(Image credit: Kyle Cassidy)

  • November 2nd 2018 at 15:54

A Timeout Retirement Announcement

Head coach Denny Douds retired from coaching East Stroudsburg University's football team after more than 40 years. He called an illegal fourth timeout, told his team and walked off the field.

  • November 2nd 2018 at 10:41

Alex Cora, The Pride Of Puerto Rico

NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with The Boston Globe's Marcela Garcia about the successful career of Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. He's the first Puerto Rican manager to win the World Series.

  • November 2nd 2018 at 10:12

U. Of Maryland Board Of Regents Chair Resigns, Fallout Continues From Athlete's Death

By Vanessa Romo
James Brady, chairman of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, speaking at a news conference on Oct. 30, resigned on Thursday after days of outrage over the board

"My continued presence on the board will inhibit its ability to move Maryland's higher education agenda forward," James Brady said, after outrage over the decision not to fire the football coach.

(Image credit: Patrick Semansky/AP)

  • November 2nd 2018 at 01:36
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