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Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

Girls Of Brazil Face Slurs And Taunts If They Play Soccer: #15Girls

They're called lesbians and "macho girls." Their teams don't get much financial support from the public sector. But teenagers like Lala and Milena love the sport so much that they keep on kicking.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Jinxes Houston Astros With Premature Tweet

Superstitious Houston Astro fans can blame Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for their team's collapse Monday in the American League Division Series.

Giants' Daniel Fells Could Lose His Foot Due To MRSA Infection

The New York Giants dedicated their Sunday night win over the San Francisco 49ers to Fells, who is in the hospital suffering from a MRSA infection.

Suspended, Eligible, Benched: Dodgers' Utley Sits Out Game 3, Mets Win 13-7

Utley appealed a two-game suspension handed down by MLB for a slide that broke Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's leg. Though Utley is eligible to play during the appeal, he's not in the starting lineup.

Morning Edition

Former President George H.W. Bush Throws Out First Pitch

Before Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Bush who is 91, uses a wheelchair and wears a neck brace, threw out the first pitch.

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To Prevent Aggression Off The Pitch, Jerusalem Takes Aim At Teams' Purses

City officials are getting tough on the soccer field — by cracking down on fan behavior, especially anti-Arab actions. If fans are racist or violent, the teams they support will pay the price.

Weekend Edition Sunday

The Week In Sports: Baseball Playoffs And Blatter

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley performed a takeout slide Saturday, breaking the Mets' Ruben Tejada's leg. Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist joins NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro to explain the move.

Mexico Nabs 3-2 Victory Over U.S.

In the CONCACAF rivalry game, the Mexico men's national team defeats the United States' in extra time, sending them to the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Weekend Edition Saturday

8 Teams Enter, 4 Teams Leave In Baseball's Big Friday

Eight MLB teams faced off during the first four-game Friday in almost 50 years. NPR's Scott Simon recaps the winners and losers with Howard Bryant of and ESPN The Magazine.

Bring Back The Mullet? Jaromir Jagr Says ‘Yes’

October 13, 2015
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Decades ago, the mullet was a popular look. Today, though, you’d be hard pressed to find the classic hairstyle. Might that change this year thanks to one NHL legend?

Memorable Press Conference Moments

October 13, 2015

Inspired by Bill Belichick’s recent “SnapFace” reference, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable press conference moments in sports history.

Stamkos Earns 500th Point In Tampa Bay’s 6-3 Win Over Bruins

October 13, 2015

The Bruins still have no wins in the new season after losing to the Lightning yesterday, 6-3.

Stamkos Earns 500th Point In Tampa Bay’s 6-3 Win Over Bruins

October 12, 2015
Tampa Bay Lightning's Victor Hedman (77) moves to clear the puck in front of Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson (21) during the second period of a game in Boston, Monday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Loui Eriksson had two power-play goals, and David Krejci also had one for Boston, which opened a season with three straight losses for the first time since 1999.

Brady, Pats Leave Cowboys With QB Question After 30-6 Win

October 12, 2015

The Patriots are 4-0 after trouncing the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Quarterback Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and ran one in himself.

Keila Merino: Not Your Average Runner

October 10, 2015
(Eilis O'Neill/Only A Game)

Keila Merino has completed more marathons and ultramarathons than she can count, including seven 100-mile races and seven Boston Marathons. She’s been through a lot — but so have the people she’s now trying to help.

Why You Should Embrace The Rugby World Cup

October 10, 2015
South Africa trounced the U.S. at the Rugby World Cup in England on Wednesday. Still, the Wall Street Journal's Matthew Futterman thinks Americans should be tuning in. (Christophe Ena/AP)

The U.S. lost its first three games at the 2015 Rugby World Cup by a total of 96 points. Even so, Matthew Futterman of the Wall Street Journal thinks the Americans could one day thrive at the sport. He makes his case to Bill Littlefield.

Charlie Pierce: The Week In Sports

October 10, 2015
Daily sports fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel are facing a class-action lawsuit. The suit comes after the news that employees had access to data not publicly available. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce joins Bill Littlefield to discuss another bad week for FIFA president Sepp Blatter, a lawsuit filed against fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel and Vladimir Putin’s seven-goal ice hockey performance.

The Gospel Of Tony Franklin: Tempo, Tempo, Tempo — And Sharing

October 10, 2015
Washington v California

Football coaches are known for closely guarding their playbooks, but Cal offensive coordinator Tony Franklin shares his with dozens of high school coaches around the country. Bill Littlefied has the story of an unusual collaboration.

Doc Adams: 19th Century Ballplayer, 21st Century Hall of Famer?

October 10, 2015
Doc Adams, the man who invented baseball's short stop position, is finally getting his chance to enter the baseball Hall of Fame (Ezra O. Shaw/ Getty Images).

More than a century after his death, Doc Adams — the inventor of the shortstop position — finally has a shot at the Baseball Hall of Fame. His great-granddaughter Marjorie Adams has spent the past four years working toward this day. “I will live to see Doc Adams get in the Hall of Fame,” she tells Bill Littlefield.

Bob Gibson Recalls World Series Start And More, ‘Pitch by Pitch’

October 10, 2015

Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson struck out 17 batters in the first game of the 1968 World Series. Gibson’s Cardinals eventually lost that series in seven games, but the pitcher’s historic performance hasn’t been forgotten. Bill Littlefield speaks with Gibson about his new book, “Pitch by Pitch.”

‘Knock ‘Em Dead:’ Sending Best Wishes To CC Sabathia

October 10, 2015
Yankees' pitcher C.C. Sabathia stunned fans this week with the announcement he was leaving the team to treat his alcohol addiction (Al Bello/Getty Images).

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia shocked the baseball world this week when he announced he was leaving the team to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. Drawing on his own personal experience, Newsday’s Lane Filler explains why he reconsidered his immediate reaction to the news.

Broadcasting History, Louisville’s Scandal And CC Sabathia

October 10, 2015
Michigan State v Louisville

Patrick Hruby of Vice Sports and the Washington Post’s Cindy Boren join Bill Littlefield to discuss broadcaster Jessica Mendoza’s historic night, allegations against the Louisville men’s basketball program and CC Sabathia’s decision to enter rehab.

The Legal Fallacies Of Fantasy Sports

October 9, 2015
In this Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, photo, Devlin D'Zmura, a tending news manager at DraftKings, a daily fantasy sports company, works on his laptop at the company's offices in Boston. (AP)

Fantasy football scandal, and the wild, booming betting world of fantasy sports.

Week In The News: Kunduz Bombing, TPP Politics, South Carolina Floods

October 9, 2015
A manhole begins to spill over with floodwaters as high tide approaches at Dorchester Road at Sawmill Branch Canal in Summerville, S.C., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.  (AP)

Russia goes big in Syria. The US hits a hospital in Kunduz. Hillary flips on the TPP. An epic flood in South Carolina. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Amid Industry Shakeup, Some Daily Fantasy Sports Customers Drop Their Business

October 9, 2015
It's impossible to miss advertising for Boston-based DraftKings at South Station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

As regulators and lawmakers review the daily fantasy sports businesses DraftKings and FanDuel, some customers feel slighted knowing they were competing against people with inside information.

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