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Golden State Warriors Are Off To A Hot Start; Could Set NBA Record

The 15-0 Golden State Warriors could set a record for most consecutive wins to start a season, if they beat the LA Lakers Tuesday. Linda Wertheimer talks to Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices

Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

After The Mizzou Protests, Students Ask Themselves: Now What?

Despite administrative changes, the atmosphere on campus is still tense. Students and faculty say that won't change without some hard conversations. Hear their concerns.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Week In Sports: Manning Down, Russia's Scandal

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been sidelined after a foot injury. Mike Pesca, host of Slate's The Gist podcast, talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about Manning's possible retirement.

Weekend Edition Saturday

The Week In Sports

NPR's Scott Simon and's Howard Bryant talk retirement news for David Ortiz, Tony Romo's broken clavicle and Bryce Harper's new MVP status.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Meet The College Football Coach Who Really Knows Her Hail Marys

Sister Lisa Maurer of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., is one of only a handful of women to ever coach college football — and also is, in all likelihood, the first nun.

Morning Edition

Macri's Ties To Soccer Boost His Chances In Argentina's Presidential Runoff

The mayor of Buenos Aires is expected to win Sunday's presidential runoff. In that soccer-mad country, front-runner Mauricio Macri gets points for having been team president for the Boca Juniors.

Nationals' Bryce Harper Wins NL MVP Unanimously; Jays' Josh Donaldson Wins For AL

The Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper unanimously won the National League MVP on Thursday. The Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson won the American League MVP.

Morning Edition

Judges To Hear Appeal Over NFL's Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

Former NFL players who are fighting the settlement terms will have their say in a federal appeals courtroom in Philadelphia on Thursday. Payouts for the potential $1 billion settlement are on hold.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel and Cubs' Jake Arrieta Win Cy Young Awards

Keuchel of Houston won the award for the American League and Arrieta of Chicago won in the National League.

Patriots Improve To 10-0, Beat Bills 20-13

November 24, 2015
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) runs from Buffalo Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham (53) after catching a pass in the game last night in Foxborough. The Patriots won 20-13. (Steven Senne/AP)

Last night’s victory has kept the defending Super Bowl champions on course for their second perfect regular season in nine years.

Krejci Scores In Shootout, Bruins Beat Maple Leafs 4-3

November 24, 2015

David Krejci scored the only goal in the shootout, and Boston stopped a power play in overtime to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Why David Ortiz Deserves A Plaque In Cooperstown

November 24, 2015
David Ortiz, pictured here in June 2015, has announced he will retire after the 2016 season. Ortiz "led, on the field and off. He performed when the stakes were highest. He will leave the city of Boston a better place," writes E.M. Swift. (Elise Amendola/ AP)

Big Papi led, on the field and off. He performed when the stakes were highest. He will leave the city of Boston a better place.

Top College Runners Gather For NCAA Cross Country Championship

November 23, 2015
Notre Dame’s Molly Seidel (404) leads the women’s race at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Louisville on Saturday. Seidel would go on to win race. Boise State’s Allie Ostrander, behind Seidel’s right shoulder, finished second. (Alex Ashlock)

Alex Ashlock went to Louisville to watch the championships for the first time since 1982. He brought back this report.

Nets Hold Off Celtics 111-101 For Home-And-Home Split

November 23, 2015
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, shoots against Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the game in New York. The Nets won 111-101. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

The Celtics had a 17-point deficit after the first half, and never recovered.

Meet A Bostonian Who’s Made $3 Million This Year Playing Daily Fantasy Sports

November 23, 2015
Saahil Sud stands in his apartment in downtown Boston before getting back to work at his full-time job playing daily fantasy sports. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

Saahil Sud quit his computer programming job to play daily fantasy sports for money full time, building an algorithm to help him make predictions. The choice has netted him millions in winnings.

Troy Brown On His Patriots Career, Tom Brady And The Current Team’s Chances To Win Out

November 23, 2015
Troy Brown, a three-time Super Bowl champion, has a book out called "Patriot Pride: My Life in the New England Dynasty." (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

In a new book, the three-time Super Bowl champion reflects on life, football and his 15 seasons with New England.

No. 5 Notre Dame Beats Boston College, 19-16, At Fenway

November 22, 2015
Fireworks light up the sky at the conclusion of the Shamrock Series NCAA college football game at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Taking over Fenway Park for a far-flung home game, the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish spent most of it on the BC side of the field, overcoming five turnovers to beat the Eagles 19-16 on Saturday night.

Football Returns To Fenway For Boston College Vs. Notre Dame Game

November 21, 2015
Fenway Park prepared for the Boston College vs. Notre Dame game on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. (Courtesy Fenway Park/Twitter)

Football returns to Fenway Park Saturday night for the first time since 1968.

Bradley, Thomas Lead Celtics To 120-95 Win Over Nets

November 21, 2015
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes during Friday night's game in Boston. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’ role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics.

A Real Page-Turner: Libraries Battle For Book-Sorting Championship

November 21, 2015

The library is rarely the first place to turn if you’re hoping to catch some high-intensity sporting competition. That is, unless you know about the annual book-sorting competition between the King County Library System and the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. Bill Littlefield gets the inside scoop.

‘Fox Tossing’ Looks Back On Strange And Forgotten Games

November 21, 2015
Catapulting foxes into the air for fun doesn't sound like a wise thing to do--that didn't stop rich 18th century German hunters from doing it though.

Fox tossing, monowheel rolling and waterfall riding are just three of the “sports” explored in Edward Brooke-Hitching’s new book “Fox Tossing: And Other Forgotten and Dangerous Sports, Pastimes, and Games.”

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

November 21, 2015
during the International Friendly match between England and France at Wembley Stadium on November 17, 2015 in London, England.

Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce take on safety, security and resilience at large-scale sporting events, the UConn women’s basketball team’s unprecedented success and the beer mile world record.

Sports Mentors Help Kids Take ‘Tiny Steps’ To A Better Life

November 21, 2015
Programs like NBA Cares can make a difference, but experts say the real difference is made by coaches and mentors who work with the same kids over long periods of time. (NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Sports coaches often times act as mentors to their young athletes. Coaching athletes through the basics of a sport can grow into guiding them through the tough parts of their lives. Bill Littlefield sat down with Lou Bergholz and John McCarthy to discuss their work in promoting sports mentorships.

Kermit Alexander And The Boy He Didn’t Help

November 21, 2015
Retiring in the early 70s, Kermit Alexander played for the San Francisco 49ers, the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

After 11 seasons in the NFL, Kermit Alexander returned to his hometown. That’s where he first ran into a talented but troubled football player who would murder four members of Alexander’s family. Only A Game’s Karen Given sat down with Alexander to learn how he led himself back from tragedy.

Two Sportsmen Face Life After Paris

November 21, 2015
The Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha spent three seasons playing for the pro French basketball team Élan Chalon. (Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks’ guard Thabo Sefolosha understands life in Europe: he is from Switzerland and played for three years on a French basketball team. Bill Littefield compares remarks Sefolosha recently made about the attacks in Paris with his own recent experience in the city.

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