Sports

  • Michael Bingle of Vancouver, Wash., rides through Grand Ronde, Ore., during a 400-kilometer randonnée in May.
    Angela Evancie
    3:44pm Jun 29, 2013
    Sports Sports Arts

    Randonneurs Are In It For The Ride, Not The Race

    A randonnée is a long-distance, self-supported bike ride. There are time limits — you can't go too slow or too fast — but it's not a race. It's about camaraderie and doing it yourself — and this approach to cycling is catching on in the U.S.
  • 3:44pm Jun 29, 2013
    World News World News Sports

    Can The Tour Be Won Without Drugs?

    Lance Armstrong says he doubts anyone can win the Tour de France without doping. Weekend Edition Saturday host Lynn Neary talks to NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the Tour, the Women's Open and Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
  • 10:59am Jun 22, 2013
    Sports Sports

    The Stanley Cup's Nostalgia Factor

    Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks to NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NBA and NHL finals, and a new record for soccer player Abby Wambach.
  • 9:40am Jun 19, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Miami Heat Force Game 7 In NBA Finals

    The Miami Heat avoided elimination Tuesday night by beating the San Antonio Spurs in overtime, 103 to 100. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime.
  • 6:42pm Jun 18, 2013
    Sports Sports National Education

    Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams

    Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.
  • 1:13pm Jun 17, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Rose Wins U.S. Open, Mickelson Loses Again

    Jason Rose, 32, has won the U.S. Open golf tournament. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sport commentator for USA Today, about Rose, who is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years. Phil Mickelson has come in second numerous times.
  • 4:40pm Jun 15, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Hoops, Hockey Championships Still Undecided

    Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about sports. This week-- hockey's Stanley Cup finals are under way, and after a thrilling three-overtime first game, the Chicago Blackhawks lead the Boston Bruins one game to none. Plus, can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to put down the Miami Heat and win the NBA Championship?
  • 5:26am Jun 15, 2013
    Sports Sports

    History Sometimes Rewards Those Who Are Sidelined

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will be on the sidelines of the Super Bowl this weekend, after suffering a concussion midway through the season. Now he's counseling teammate Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who replaced him. "The good ones stay ready," he says.