Sports

  • 6:20pm Mar 05, 2013
    Sports Sports National Politics & Government

    Posthumous Pardon For Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson A Bipartisan Effort

    Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Mo Cowan have joined Republicans John McCain and Representative Peter King to call for the pardon of former heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. He was the first black fighter to win that title, in 1908. Another win in 1910 sparked race riots nationwide, and his relationships with white women only added to the controversy. He was convicted of taking women across state lines for "immoral purpose." Audie Cornish has more.
  • 6:20pm Mar 05, 2013
    Sports Sports National

    No Obvious Favorites As NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Starts

    Go on, pick a favorite in this year's NCAA tournament. We dare you. There's more than a dozen legitimate contenders to pick from. And then there's all those potential Cinderella teams. Mike Pesca talks to Audie Cornish about the upcoming NCAA Men's College Basketball tournament, which is as wide open as it has even been.
  • 2:52pm Feb 25, 2013
    World News World News Sports National

    The Media Frenzy Surrounding Oscar Pistorius

    South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius is accused of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in their Pretoria home. The trial has set off a media frenzy and the coverage varies widely around the globe and in sports publications.
  • 11:55am Feb 23, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Week In Sports: The NFL Begins Hunt For New Talent

    Scouting began this week, and in the spirit of evaluation, Weekend Edition guest host Don Gonyea takes an abbreviated Wunderlic test. Plus, NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman chats with the infamous Pete Rose about being erased from this year's set of baseball cards.
  • 10:26am Feb 22, 2013
    Sports Sports National

    Fans Pitch Bids For Former Red Sox Pitcher's Bloodstained Sock

    Baseball fans and collectors are bidding on baseball history: a bloodstained sock worn by Curt Schilling in the 2004 World Series. The sock had been on loan to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but Schilling was forced to put it up for auction after his video game company went bankrupt.
  • 6:02am Feb 22, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Sunday's Daytona 500 Kicks Off NASCAR Season

    For the first time, the race will start with a woman at the front of the pack. Danica Patrick's claim of the pole position is a shot in the arm for NASCAR after a few down years. Linda Wertheimer talks to Jeff Gluck, motorsports reporter for USA Today, about Patrick's milestone, and how the rest of the field is shaping up.
  • 12:12pm Feb 19, 2013
    Sports Sports

    Always on the Hot Seat

    They are the people who get all the attention. They get the praise. They get the blame. And they often get the riches. They are college head coaches.