In his essay this week, NPR's Scott Simon writes about how an increased focus on analytics has slowed down the pace of baseball.
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NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the week in sports.
The event is touted as a way to connect to past traditions in Kyrgyzstan — and perhaps boost the tourism industry.
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Murray State beat Marquette 83-64 Thursday in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Ja Morant's triple-double is the talk of the tournament. He had 17 points, 16 assists and 11 rebounds.
Blair Braverman just finished her rookie attempt at the nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod race in Alaska. She sent a radio diary of the most-notable moments from her first go at the race.
The past Super Bowl was largely forgettable, as was the halftime show starring Maroon 5. But, that didn't stop viewers from complaining to the FCC about Adam Levine taking off his shirt.
The top men's college basketball teams on Thursday start their journey to the annual championship. The women begin Friday. Get ready for exciting stories to play out over the next few weeks.
The Los Angeles Angels reportedly are very close to signing Mike Trout to a record breaking 12-year, $430 million deal.
Kashmir, disputed between India and Pakistan, is the site of a decades-long insurgency. It is also a winter sports haven. During recent airstrikes and shelling, a ski station remained open.
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Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a $430 million contract, the largest in professional sports history. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Jonah Keri of The Athletic.
French prosecutors suspect the Tokyo bid committee of paying bribes to host the 2020 Games. Tsunekazu Takeda, who also chairs the IOC's Marketing Commission, maintains his innocence.
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Texas-based Nokona has been making baseball gloves since 1934. Most of their domestic competition has moved operations overseas, where America's oldest professional sport is little-known.
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March Madness is here, and college basketball is in the spotlight. When it comes to making free throws, who is better: College players who would eventually go pro, or players who would never go pro?
After a last-second basket, Albany fans stormed the court. The referees conferred and it was determined the basket didn't count, and Albany had lost. That's when Melrose fans stormed the court.
Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win the Iditarod sled dog race. His win is a significant point of pride for Alaska's indigenous people.
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NPR's Melissa Block gets the reaction of this year's Iditarod winner, Pete Kaiser. Kaiser is the first musher of Yup'ik descent to win.
We have a recap of the week in sports.
After the Browns signed receiver Odell Beckham Jr., one fan ran around his neighborhood screaming "We got Odell" so loudly and uncontrollably, a neighbor called 911 and kept her kids in the car.
At an NBA game, a woman was delighted when her boyfriend asked into a microphone, "Will you Grit N Grind with me forever and ever babe?" It's the slogan for the Memphis Grizzlies.
David Greene talks to William C. Rhoden, who writes for ESPN's website The Undefeated, about how some basketball fans abuse players, and whether greater protections need to be put in place.