The documentary Back On Board traces the highs and lows of the star diver's career, the turmoil he faced as a gay, HIV-positive athlete — and the identity crisis that he experienced after retirement.
Will the NFL's first female coach be a "distraction" for the Arizona Cardinals or merely a distraction for the media? NPR's Rachel Martin talks sensationalism in sports with Slate's Mike Pesca.
Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about football's deflategate fallout, baseball's trade deadline and Scott's own childhood hero.
A 2001 agreement between Cincinnati police, the police union and community groups is credited with keeping protests peaceful there after the killing of an unarmed black motorist by a police officer.
Boston has ended its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mayor Martin Walsh said the financial risk was just too great. But the episode did inspire NPR's Scott Simon to write a poem.
The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.
The International Olympic Committee announced Friday that the 2022 Winter Games will be held in Beijing.
The ruling comes nearly a year after a district court judge ruled that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and should let schools pay athletes $5,000.
Sox executive vice president and chief operating officer Sam Kennedy will replace him at the end of the season.
Travis Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 11-7 on Saturday.
Listen closely … is that the sound of more air escaping from the NFL’s Deflategate scandal? Charlie Pierce joins Only A Game guest host Doug Tribou to discuss Brady v. NFL; Charlie’s theory on why the league is happy that the saga has gone on for more than six months now; and the two latest women to join the […]
The first Major League Baseball player from Japan was a 20-year-old pitcher by the name of Masanori Murakami. The lefty only played two seasons in the MLB, but his journey is the subject of the new book called “Mashi” by Robert Fitts. Murakami, Fitts and translator Yuriko Romer joined Only A Game’s Doug Tribou.
This week, the NFL upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the Deflategate saga. As the league and its players union prepare for a court battle, guest host Doug Tribou speaks with employee rights expert Lewis Maltby about how this situation might have played out if Tom Brady delivered pizza for a living.
The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Friday.