The U.S. women's national soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1999, but now they've won six games back to back. New York Times reporter Jere Longman explains the ways the team has changed.
The world's tennis greats are facing off at Wimbledon. Howard Bryant of ESPN is there and tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what's been happening on the grass courts.
It's the U.S. and Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada — a rematch of the 2011 championship. Soccer-crazed fans in Portland, Ore., who watched Japan's fortuitous win over England this week, provide plenty of insight about what it will take for the U.S. team to avenge it's loss four years ago.
Swiss prosecutors said the requests were delivered Wednesday evening. The FIFA officials were arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.
Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allan Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sportswriter Bob Ryan about the start of NBA free agency Wednesday, and the man with the most power in the NBA — LeBron James.
There were a number of hero narratives around Tuesday night's takedown, which gives the U.S. a place in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday.
The U.S. team beat top-ranked Germany, 2-0, in a semifinal match Tuesday to advance to the Women's World Cup final. Renee Montagne talks to Grant Wahl, senior writer for Sports Illustrated.
Major League Baseball's All-Star Game may be less starry than usual this year because of Kansas City fans' campaign to get as many Royals players as possible into the game.
Mindy Przeor founded an after-school program in Mesa, Ariz., to get elementary school kids up and running.
Borrowing techniques from mixed martial arts, the U.S. Army combatives program helps military personnel improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. Reporter Zachariah Hughes visited a military base in Alaska and found that some soldiers believe practicing this violent skill is a way to heal unseen wounds.
Ranked No. 102 in the world, Dustin Brown was relatively unknown until Thursday, when he beat 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. Now, the tennis world is fascinated by the German-Jamaican player who spent years traveling between tournaments in a camper van. Bill Littlefield speaks with SI’s Greg Bishop about Brown’s unusual road to success.
If you’re an NBA GM trying to lure a top free agent, how do you land him? Pat Riley laid out all of his championship rings for LeBron James. The Magic got help from Tiger Woods to woo Tim Duncan. ESPN’s Arash Markazi joins Bill Littlefield to share some of the NBA’s most interesting free-agency pitches.
First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox last night for their fifth straight win.
The Red Sox scored eight runs in the first inning on their way to an away win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday. Starter Rick Porcello Gave up three homers before he was pulled after the second inning.