March 7, 2014 03:10 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their last 15 games. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis notes, the team's losing streak has raised a question: Are some NBA teams
trying to lose to get a better draft pick?
March 7, 2014 02:15 AM
This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.
March 5, 2014 03:10 PM
Alpine skier Alana Nichols is the first female American athlete to win gold medals in both Summer and Winter Games. Nichols, who also plays wheelchair basketball, has been paralyzed since 2000.
March 5, 2014 02:15 AM
It's not just his long career that sets tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, just accepted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, apart. It's how he transformed the way we raise our athletic children.
March 4, 2014 03:05 PM
World Cup soccer comes to the Brazilian city of Cuiaba in June. Authorities had planned to be done with a host of infrastructure projects by now, but it's clear that few of them will be ready in time.
March 3, 2014 03:05 PM
Joshua Sweeney is a member of the U.S. sled hockey team at the Paralympic Games in Sochi. The former Marine joins Melissa Block to discuss his path to the arduous, often brutally physical sport.
March 3, 2014 01:50 PM
Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
March 3, 2014 11:15 AM
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is on trial in South Africa for the killing of his girlfriend. Parts of the trial will be televised live. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko talks about the latest in the case.
March 1, 2014 07:05 AM
One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson played for UK Soccer club Doncaster Rovers in a reserve game this week against Rotherham United. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with BBC's Andy Kershaw about the game.
February 28, 2014 03:05 PM
The small town of Remsen held an Olympic-sized party for the first U.S. woman to medal in luge. North Country Public Radio's David Sommerstein reports that Erin Hamlin was welcomed home with a parade.
February 26, 2014 04:15 AM
More Americans are wearing safety helmets when they ski or snowboard. The helmets prove their worth in preventing relatively minor injuries, and may help to reduce the severity of brain injuries.
February 26, 2014 02:45 AM
Commentator Frank Deford has a modest proposal to make baseball more interesting: cut an inch and half off each side of home plate. It'd lead to a better game to both play and watch, he says.
February 25, 2014 03:10 PM
Norway's in love with winter sports, so you might think Oslo is thrilled to be among the contenders to host the 2022 Olympics. But as Sidsel Overgaard reports, not everyone's enthusiastic about it.
February 25, 2014 02:15 PM
The National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Tournament returns to southwest Missouri March 10 to the 14. As KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports, it’s the sixth consecutive year that Springfield will serve as the host city.
February 24, 2014 03:05 PM
Noelle Pikus-Pace may have just won silver for the U.S. in skeleton, but the Olympian was once close to retirement after tragedy. She talks about her return to the sport and the medal podium.
February 24, 2014 01:00 PM
Host Michel Martin gets a wrap of the winter Olympics in Sochi. Plus, Brazil gears up to host the summer Olympics and the World Cup, but there are already concerns about corruption.
February 24, 2014 08:50 AM
The first openly gay man to play for a team in one of the nation's four major professional sports, Collins has joined the Brooklyn Nets. There was applause and some fans stood when he played Sunday.
February 24, 2014 06:00 AM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday's Daytona 500. But during a rain delay, Fox Sports showed a replay of the 2013 race won by Jimmie Johnson. Thousands of fans took to Twitter to congratulate Johnson.
February 24, 2014 04:10 AM
Jason Collins signed with the NBA's Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, becoming the first openly gay athlete active in one of the four major pro sports associations in North America.
February 23, 2014 04:20 PM
The last big games of the Olympics, including the gold medal hockey game and four-man bobsled, concluded Sunday. After the closing ceremony, thousands headed for Sochi's tiny airport. NPR's Robert Smith provides a roundup of highlights.
February 23, 2014 01:25 PM
Fireworks explode around the Fisht Olympic Stadium at the end of the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday at the Olympic Park in Sochi.
February 23, 2014 10:40 AM
After 17 days of the world's highest-level competition in winter sports, Sochi puts on one last extravaganza to mark the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
February 23, 2014 07:55 AM
Russia racks up 33 medals, with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. Team USA will finish with 28 medals, 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze.
February 23, 2014 07:05 AM
The Winter Olympics are officially drawing to a close. NPR's Robert Smith, Tamara Keith and Sonari Glinton join NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about how the games have gone.
February 22, 2014 12:20 PM
Sean Doherty of the United States competes during the Men's 4 x 7.5 km Relay on Saturday at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center in Sochi, Russia.