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Yesterday โ€” September 17th 2019NPR Sports

American Becomes 1st Person To Swim English Channel Four Times Without Stopping

By Brakkton Booker
Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, swims across the 21-mile English Channel. She said she had been stung in the face by a jellyfish during the epic swim.

Sarah Thomas of Colorado plunged into the record books with her 54-hour feat. She finished Tuesday and said she was stung in the face by a jellyfish in the process.

(Image credit: Jon Washer/AP)

  • September 17th 2019 at 17:40
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Miami Dolphins Flounder In NFL Play So Far

Could the 2019 Miami Dolphins wind up being the worst team in NFL history? NPR's Audie Cornish talks to the Miami Herald's Greg Cote about how pro football got so bad in South Florida.

  • September 16th 2019 at 22:22

Protests Against Ban On Women At Men's Soccer Games In Iran

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with former Iranian soccer coach Katayoun Khosrowyar about Sahar Khodayari, a young woman who died after trying to watch a stadium soccer game in Iran.

  • September 15th 2019 at 13:45

Not My Job: We Quiz WNBA Star Tina Charles, A Former UConn Husky, On Huskies

New York Liberty

Charles has won two Olympic golds, the WNBA Rookie of the Year and MVP awards, and now is the starting center for the New York Liberty.

(Image credit: Gregory Payan/AP)

  • September 14th 2019 at 16:34

Saturday Sports: Horse Racing, Antonio Brown

A juiced triple crown winner and an NFL player accused of sexual assault can still play: NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Michele Steele about this week in sports.

  • September 14th 2019 at 13:59

New England Patriots Antonio Brown Accused Of Rape In A Lawsuit

By Esteban Bustillos

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape in a federal lawsuit in Florida.

  • September 11th 2019 at 22:54

Should Black Athletes Go To Black Schools?

By Mary Louise Kelly
An Alabama helmet on December 31, 2016, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA.

Jemele Hill, a writer at The Atlantic, argues yes. She says doing so could benefit the colleges and the communities around them.

(Image credit: Scott Donaldson/Getty Images)

  • September 11th 2019 at 22:18

Patriots Taking Antonio Brown's Status 'One Day At A Time' Following Rape Accusation

By Bobby Allyn
Wide receiver Antonio Brown was sued in federal court by his former trainer who claims Brown sexually assaulted and raped her. As the NFL investigates, the Patriots say they are standing by Brown.

On Tuesday, a former trainer accused Brown of sexual assault and rape in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida. The embattled wide receiver has denied the allegations.

(Image credit: Jeff Chiu/AP)

  • September 11th 2019 at 20:17

California Could Radically Alter Amateur Rules In College Sports

By Tom Goldman

The California State Assembly is on the verge of passing a law that would make it possible for the state's college athletes to be paid for the use of their images to market products.

  • September 11th 2019 at 11:02

NFL Season Kicks Off With Refuges For Fans With Sensory Needs To Take A Timeout

By Amy Held
Sheletta and Shawn Brundidge, alongside their four children, were the first fans to use the sensory room at the Minnesota Vikings

The Philadelphia Eagles, the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings have all opened rooms in their stadiums for fans, including those with autism, who need a break from sensory overload.

(Image credit: Tami Hedrick/Minnesota Vikings)

  • September 10th 2019 at 23:15

Philly Teens 'Work To Ride' And Change The Face Of Polo

By Windsor Johnston
Shariah Harris competed in the Amateur Cup tournament in Tully, N.Y., this past August.

For 25 years, a group of inner-city kids in Philadelphia has been breaking down barriers of class and race in the traditionally exclusive sport. The concept is simple: they work to ride.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Lezlie Hiner)

  • September 9th 2019 at 11:00

Looking Back At The Best Of This Year's U.S. Open

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about the amazing play seen at the U.S. Open this year.

  • September 9th 2019 at 23:22

Rafael Nadal Claims His 19th Grand Slam Title With U.S. Open Triumph

By Colin Dwyer
Rafael Nadal brandishes the spoils of his U.S. Open final victory over Russian Daniil Medvedev on Sunday. The Spaniard

The win, his fourth at the U.S. Open, puts him just one Grand Slam behind Roger Federer for the all-time men's singles record. But to do it, Nadal had to fend off a furious rally from Daniil Medvedev.

(Image credit: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

  • September 9th 2019 at 08:37

They Dress From The Bottom Up: Sneakerheads Converge In D.C.

By Mayowa Aina
The line of attendees waiting to get in stretched down the hall, up the stairs, and outside the building. Sneaker Con organizers expect more than 10,000 people to show up to the event this weekend.

Thousands of Sneakerheads throng the nation's capital to attend Sneaker Con in search of some of the most popular and rare footwear in the industry. Organizers expect about 10,000 attendees.

(Image credit: Mayowa Aina/NPR)

  • September 8th 2019 at 23:41

ESPN Celebrates Variation Of Athletic Bodies In Final Print Edition Of Its Magazine

By Michel Martin
When ESPN The Magazine set out to create its Body Issue, the idea was to celebrate how varied athletic bodies really are. The last print edition of the annual issue, which is also the last print edition of the magazine, is being released this week.

When ESPN The Magazine created its Body Issue, the staff set out to celebrate how varied athletes' bodies are. But before they could do that, they had to get a few big names to agree to be in it.

(Image credit: Marcus Eriksson for ESPN)

  • September 8th 2019 at 22:02

Bianca Andreescu Snatches Historic Victory From Serena Williams, Wins 1st Grand Slam

By Emma Bowman
Bianca Andreescu reacts after defeating Serena Williams in the women

With her win at the U.S. Open, Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a major singles title.

(Image credit: Adam Hunger/AP)

  • September 8th 2019 at 00:33

Barbershop: NFL's 100th Season

To mark the NFL's 100th anniversary, NPR's Michel Martin talks football with The Nation's Dave Zirin, Jason Reid of ESPN's The Undefeated, and journalism professor Kevin Blackistone.

  • September 7th 2019 at 23:07

Saturday Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

By Tom Goldman

The U.S. Open is well underway and Serena Williams is, unsurprisingly, in the finals. The NFL's opening night was underwhelming. And more girls than ever are signed up to play high school football.

  • September 7th 2019 at 14:29

40 Years of ESPN's SportsCenter

Dee-doo-dee! Dee-doo-dee!

(Image credit: Chuck Solomon /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images/Getty Images)

  • September 5th 2019 at 17:06

Women's Soccer Stars Concerned About Trauma From Repetitive Head Impact

By Tom Goldman
Eleven-year-old Ella Koehler, of Seattle United soccer club, heads the ball at a practice on the University of Washington campus. It

As research into head injuries expands to include women's soccer, some of the sport's former stars are calling attention to the health fallout from heading the ball multiple times.

(Image credit: Tom Goldman/NPR)

  • September 5th 2019 at 23:02
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