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In ‘Natural Born Heroes,’ McDougall Leaps Into Parkour

April 25, 2015
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Christopher McDougal’s 2009 book “Born to Run” helped spread the barefoot running craze. In his new book “Natural Born Heroes,” the author explores parkour, a movement with roots dating back to the turn of the century.

Meet Joe Linta, An NFL Agent In Search Of Overlooked Prospects

April 25, 2015
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NFL agent Joe Linta is known for negotiating what was once the biggest contract in NFL history. He’s also known as the “chief advocate for the NFL draft’s marginalia.” Sports Illustrated’s Emily Kaplan recently profiled the agent and she joins Bill Littlefield.

Making Sense Of The NFL’s Concussion Settlement

April 25, 2015
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A federal judge has approved a settlement for a class-action lawsuit against the NFL over compensating former players who suffered concussions and other injuries. The deal could cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years. Sports Illustrated’s Michael McCann explains how it will work.

In Div. I, Small Gains For Female Athletic Directors

April 25, 2015
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Just 10 percent of athletic directors in Div. I are female, but there have been recent additions at prominent colleges. Is there a bigger change coming? Bill Littlefield speaks with the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Frank Fitzpatrick and Princeton Athletic Director Mollie Marcoux.

With Falling Numbers, Black College Basketball Coaches Form New Group

April 25, 2015
A group of prominent black coaches headlined by Texas Tech men's basketball coach Tubby Smith and Shaka Smart are forming a new organization aimed at addressing the dwindling numbers of minority head coaches in college basketball. The National Association for Coaching Equity and Development is being formed in response to the dissolution of the Black Coaches Association. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

A new report finds the number of black coaches in men’s college basketball has dropped three percentage points in the last decade. Merritt Norvell, the executive director of the National Association for Coaching Equity and Development, joins Bill Littlefield to explain what his group is doing to reverse that trend.

Steve Ballmer, ‘The Most Normal $24 Billion Owner,’ Lets Loose In L.A.

April 25, 2015
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In former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, the Clippers have a wildly successful businessman — and an enthusiastic fan — as owner. Karen Crouse, who recently profiled Ballmer for the New York Times, discusses the first year of Ballmer’s tenure.

A Homecoming For Cavaliers Coach David Blatt

April 24, 2015
David Blatt had to travel far from his hometown of Framingham to climb the coaching ranks, but now the first-year Cleveland Cavaliers head coach is back in Boston leading his team past the Celtics. (Charles Krupa/AP)

To reach his current position as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers — who now hold a 3-0 lead over the Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs — David Blatt traveled the world over. But his journey began in Framingham, Mass.

0-3 Hole: Celtics Lose To Cavaliers 103-95 In Game 3

April 24, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov (20) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday. (Charles Krupa/AP)

The Celtics are one game away from being eliminated from the playoffs.

Red Sox Lose 2-1 To Tampa Bay Rays

April 24, 2015

The Rays ended the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Watch: President Obama Honors Super Bowl Champion Patriots

April 23, 2015
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, gives a thumbs down to President Obama's "Deflategate" joke during a ceremony Thursday honoring the team for their Super Bowl victory. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The New England Patriots are headed to the White House to meet President Obama.

Aaron Hernandez Moved To New Prison After Murder Conviction

April 23, 2015
A court officer places handcuffs on the wrists of former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez after the guilty verdict was read during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River. (Dominick Reuter/AP/Pool)

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been moved to a new prison a week after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life behind bars.

Obama Honors Patriots For Super Bowl Win, Community Service

April 23, 2015
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, left, gives a thumbs down to President Obama's "Deflategate" joke during a ceremony Thursday honoring the team for their Super Bowl victory. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Obama honored the Super Bowl champion Patriots at a reception at the White House Thursday.

Red Sox Lose To Rays 7-5 After Tampa Rally

April 23, 2015

The Red Sox led by four in the sixth inning, but were unable to hold of a rally by the Rays.

Reds’ Manager Bryan Price Bleeps His Way Through Rant Against Media

April 23, 2015
Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price dropped 77...choice four-letter words in a rant aimed at the media following a Monday night loss.(Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Baseball season has only just started, but one MLB manager is already frustrated. Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price had some choice words for the media on Monday.

Basketball’s Shot Clock: A Brief History

April 22, 2015
On April 22, 1954, Danny Biasone proposed a 24-second shot clock be used in the NBA.  (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

In the early 1950s, the NBA had a serious scoring drought, so on this date in 1954 NBA owners voted to implement a 24-second shot clock.

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