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Brady, Goodell Don't Reach Deal; Judge Will Rule On 'Deflategate'

Also, Jane Rosenberg, the sketch artist whose vision of Brady at his first appearance in federal court sparked a flood of commentary, issued a new sketch of the quarterback.

Pennsylvania Falls Short Of Little League World Series Title, But Not To Fans

The Red Land Little League team of Lewisberry, Pa., had an eight-run lead but lost to a team from Tokyo, 18-11. The combined 29 runs set a record for a championship game.

Morning Edition

Greensboro Grasshoppers Honor Miss Babe Ruth

The bat dog for the North Carolina minor league baseball team is retiring after nine seasons. This past weekend, Miss Babe Ruth was driven around the field perched on a red convertible.

Morning Edition

Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Get Chance To Meet Pope

During his U.S. visit in September, the pope is set to meet with unaccompanied minors from Central America who have formed a youth soccer team co-sponsored by New York's Catholic Charities.

Weekend Edition Sunday

College Sports Scandals Loom Over The Launch Of Football Season

Mike Pesca of Slate's podcast The Gist helps NPR's Rachel Martin assess the damage to college football inflicted by a string of scandals at universities around the country.

Weekend Edition Saturday

U.S. Open Starts Monday, Basketball Says Goodbye To Darryl Dawkins

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about the U.S. Open, the legendary Darryl Dawkins, and, yes, a little baseball.

NHL Hall-Of-Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies At Age 82

The longtime coach of the New York Islanders won four Stanley Cup championships with the team — after winning four as a player.

Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Two then-students at Dartmouth College built a game-changing mobile robotic football dummy that they say will decrease head injuries sustained from repeated tackling collisions.

All Things Considered

Remembering 'Chocolate Thunder,' An NBA Legend Straight From Planet Lovetron

ESPN reporter Tom Friend discusses the legacy of Darryl Dawkins, who could have been one of the best players in NBA history. Injuries sapped his talent, but his eccentric personality and jaw-dropping dunks still left a lasting impact. Dawkins died Thursday at 58.

All Things Considered

On Cusp Of History, Serena Williams Bears Big Expectations Into U.S. Open

The U.S. Open begins Monday in New York, with Williams seeking to become the first women's tennis player since 1988 to win a grand slam. If she wins, this would cap a remarkable year in sports.

Watch: Will Smith Takes On NFL In ‘Concussion’

August 31, 2015

In “Concussion,” scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, Will Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who discovered CTE. A neurodegenerative disease, CTE is believed to cause depression and mood swing and has been detected in the brains of former NFL players.

New York Judge To Rule On Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

August 31, 2015
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A federal judge in New York said he will rule this week on whether to uphold or overturn Brady’s four-game suspension.

Redemption? ‘DeflateGate’ Sketch Artist Gets Second Chance To Draw Tom Brady

August 31, 2015
Jane Rosenberg's sketch of Tom Brady from Monday's "DeflateGate" hearing. The New York sketch artist got a second chance to draw the Patriots quarterback after her first court sketch was ridiculed online. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

After her now infamous sketch of Tom Brady was mocked online, New York sketch artist Jane Rosenberg got a second chance to draw the Patriots quarterback at a “DeflateGate” hearing Monday.

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

August 31, 2015
Daniel James Brown is author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Olympics." (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

U.S. Open Women’s Finals Tickets Sell Out Before Men’s

August 31, 2015
Serena Williams of the United States hits a ball during a practice session prior to the U.S. Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2015 in New York City. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA)

The tennis tournament gets underway today, and there’s a buzz in the air as Serena Williams tries to complete her first Grand Slam.

Without A Deal In ‘DeflateGate,’ Goodell, Brady Await Judge’s Ruling

August 31, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves Federal court, in New York on Monday. (Richard Drew/AP)

Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of “Deflategate.”

DeflateGate, And The Patriots’ False Appearance Of Guilt

August 31, 2015
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves federal court Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Brady left the courthouse after a full day of talks with a federal judge in his dispute with the NFL over a four-game suspension. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The NFL had no eyewitnesses, and no real proof. It didn’t matter.

Cuddyer, Mets Avert 3-Game Sweep At Home, Beat Red Sox 5-4

August 30, 2015
New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watch Oritz's double off of New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field on Saturday. (Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

Michael Cuddyer hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning and the NL East-leading New York Mets stopped their five-game home skid, averting a sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Sunday.

Is It Time To Put Diver Greg Louganis On The Wheaties Box?

August 29, 2015
Julie Sondgerath says Greg Louganis is the best diver of all time. (Pascal Rondeau/Getty Images)

Olympic champion Greg Louganis might be the best diver of all time, but he never appeared on the front of the Wheaties box. Julie Sondgerath has started a petition to change that, and she joins Bill Littlefield.

No Sibling Rivalry Here: Katie And Michael Ledecky

August 29, 2015
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At this month’s world swimming championships in Russia, Katie Ledecky won five gold medals. There to cheer her on was her No. 1 fan: older brother Michael. The Ledecky siblings join Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship, their earliest days in the pool and Katie’s first win against her brother.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

August 29, 2015
Don't celebrate too soon! But the Chicago Cubs just might make the play-offs this year. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

This year, some universities will begin to cover the full cost of attendance for athletes, but football players at Cincinnati have to follow the rules to get their checks. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce says this might be another way to exploit free labor. Plus, Bill and Charlie will discuss the Chicago Cubs’ likely playoff berth.

‘Year Of The Dunk’ Extends Above The Rim

August 29, 2015
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Having beaten cancer and entering into his mid-30s, Asher Price set out on a quest to dunk a basketball for the first time in his life. Price chronicles that year-long journey in his book, “The Year of the Dunk: A Modest Defiance of Gravity.” The author joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his attempt and to share what he learned.

Fowling: Football-Bowling Hybrid Strikes Detroit

August 29, 2015
Chris Hutt has turned a sport he invented into a full-time job. (Zak Rosen/Only A Game)

What do you get when you combine football and bowling? Fowling! Reporter Zak Rosen visited the Fowling Warehouse in Detroit and shares the story of the sport’s origins.

Rugby Star Leaves Australia For Try At The NFL

August 29, 2015
Jarryd Hayne was an Australian-Rules Football League MVP. Now, Hayne is trying to make the San Francisco Giants roster. (Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.

The Future Of Sports Betting, The Mets’ Surge And The Value Of ‘Team Chemistry’

August 29, 2015
New York Mets v Colorado Rockies

Should sports betting be legalized? Does “team chemistry” really matter? And how about those Mets? Best-selling author George Vecsey and Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports join Bill Littlefield for this week’s rendition of 3 Stories You Should Know.

10 Years Post-Katrina, The Role Of Sports In New Orleans’ Recovery

August 29, 2015
Katrina ravaged the Superdome like it did to much of New Orleans. But 10 years later. Tthe Superdome has been back in use, but parts of the city have yet to be restored. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome was a place of desperation in New Orleans. How did it become a symbol of the city’s ongoing recovery? Bill Littlefield speaks with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden.

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