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Yesterday โ€” July 21st 2019NPR Sports

Ireland's Shane Lowry Wins British Open In His First Major Title

By Bobby Allyn
Ireland

Lowry's win marked the first Open played in Northern Ireland since 1951. He became the second player from south of the border to lift the Claret Jug.

(Image credit: Peter Morrison/AP)

  • July 21st 2019 at 20:41
Before yesterdayNPR Sports

Sports Roundup: Previewing Sunday's Baseball Hall Of Fame Induction

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the 2019 baseball season so far and about Mariano Rivera, baseball's first unanimous Hall of Famer.

  • July 20th 2019 at 14:00

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe Leads Tour De France As Race Enters Second Half

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Damian McCall, a reporter for the Agence France-Presse, about this year's Tour de France and the Frenchman currently in the lead, Julian Alaphilippe.

  • July 18th 2019 at 22:37

Pumpsie Green, 1st Black Player On The Boston Red Sox, Dies At 85

By Merrit Kennedy
Elijah "Pumpsie" Green was the first black player in Boston Red Sox history.

The Boston Red Sox were the last Major League Baseball team to integrate, some 12 years after Jackie Robinson played his first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

(Image credit: Harry L. Hall/Associated Press)

  • July 18th 2019 at 12:47

Teen Girl Activists Take On Skeptical Boys, Annoying Buzzwords

By Luisa Torres
Activists from Girl Up. Top row from left: Valeria Colunga, Eugenie Park, Angelica Almonte, Emily Lin. Bottom row from left: Lauren Woodhouse, Winter Ashley, Zulia Martinez, Paola Moreno-Roman.

We spoke to teen activists at the Girl Up event in Washington, D.C., this week. They had a lot to say about everything from buzzwords that make them mad to the best ways to de-stress.

(Image credit: Olivia Falcigno/NPR)

  • July 17th 2019 at 22:05

WNBA Suspends Riquna Williams For 10 Games Over Alleged Domestic Violence

By Bobby Allyn
Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams (right) dribbles in a playoff game against the Washington Mystics last year.

The Los Angeles Sparks guard was charged months ago with assaulting an ex-girlfriend. She will miss nearly a third of the regular season, and the WNBA players union plans to file a grievance.

(Image credit: Nick Wass/AP)

  • July 17th 2019 at 19:33

What Did Wimbledon Teach Us About Genius?

By Bryant Urstadt
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a forehand against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the 2019 Wimbledon men

Federer, Djokovic — and the debate between specialists and generalists.

(Image credit: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

  • July 16th 2019 at 12:30

Crowds Gather Each Week In Wisconsin To Watch Their Teams Play Ball โ€” In Snowshoes

By Mackenzie Martin
Huge crowds turn up each week to watch a game of baseball on a woodchip field, where the players wear snowshoes.

Snowshoe baseball commentator Jimmy Soyck says you can't actually run in snowshoes. It's all in the shuffle.

(Image credit: Mackenzie Martin/WXPR)

  • July 15th 2019 at 22:15

Novak Djokovic Defeats Roger Federer in Record-Breaking Wimbledon Match

By Nora Eckert
Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Roger Federer in the men

After a nearly five-hour match, the 32-year-old Serbian claimed his fifth Wimbledon title, defending his 2018 win.

(Image credit: Tim Ireland/AP)

  • July 15th 2019 at 02:19

Wimbledon Update

In the men's final at Wimbledon, Roger Federer is up against defending champion Novak Djokovic.

  • July 14th 2019 at 14:21

For Bethany Hamilton, Surfing Is 'An Escape From All The Chaos On Land'

By Lulu Garcia-Navarro
"Sometimes I just want to hide in my island home back in Hawaii and keep things simple," says surfer Bethany Hamilton. But she believes her story can be an example of "inspiration and hope" for young people.

Hamilton was 13 years old when she lost her arm to a shark while surfing in Hawaii. She went on to surf some of the biggest waves in the world. Hamilton tells her story in the documentary Unstoppable.

(Image credit: Aaron Lieber/Entertainment Studios)

  • July 14th 2019 at 14:21

Simona Halep Defeats Serena Williams To Win Her First Wimbledon Title

By Susie Neilson
Romania

Williams was vying for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, but fell to the 27 year old from Romania, 6-2, 6-2.

(Image credit: Ben Curtis/AP)

  • July 13th 2019 at 20:20

Remembering Ball Player Jim Bouton And 'Ball Four'

Jim Bouton, the baseball player who spilled the dirt on the Major Leagues with his celebrated memoir, Ball Four, died this week at the age of 80.

  • July 13th 2019 at 14:26

Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, NBA Off-Season

By Tom Goldman

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic renew a great rivalry at Wimbledon, and NBA free agency madness.

  • July 13th 2019 at 14:26

After Numerous Foul Ball Fan Injuries, Baseball Reconsiders Protective Netting

By Ben Bergman
Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs is comforted by Jason Heyward after a young child was injured by a foul ball off Almora

In 2018, all 30 MLB teams extended their netting over stadium dugouts. The protective measure has not done enough to safeguard fans from dangerous foul ball injuries.

(Image credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

  • July 13th 2019 at 13:42

Keith Hernandez On Baseball, 'Seinfeld' And Being His Own 'Worst Enemy'

By Dave Davies

The former first baseman played on championship teams with the Cardinals and Mets, and made a memorable appearance on Seinfeld. His memoir is I'm Keith Hernandez. Originally broadcast June 4, 2018.

  • July 12th 2019 at 21:29

Remembering Major League Pitcher Jim Bouton, Author Of 'Ball Four'

By Terry Gross

Bouton, who died Wednesday, spoke to Fresh Air in 1986 about his 1970 tell-all memoir, in which he drew on his seven years with the New York Yankees to offer an insider's guide to baseball.

  • July 12th 2019 at 21:29

USWNT Fans And Players Hope World Cup Win Will Help National Women's League Succeed

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rachel Bachman, senior sports reporter for The Wall Street Journal, about how this year's World Cup title might help the National Women's Soccer League thrive.

  • July 10th 2019 at 23:11

The World Champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team Celebrates With Parade Through Manhattan

By Neda Ulaby

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team celebrated their World Cup win with a ticker-tape parade Wednesday in New York City. It's only the second time a women's sports team has been given that honor.

  • July 10th 2019 at 22:53

We Are The Champions: The U.S. Women's National Team, Victorious

And they'll keep on fighting for equal pay.

(Image credit: Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

  • July 10th 2019 at 16:40
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