Sports

4:55pm

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

For Davidson College, Success On The Court Comes In Part From Math, Analytics

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:58 pm

Copyright 2015 WFAE-FM. To see more, visit http://www.wfae.org.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Read more

5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Around the Nation

From Skid Row To Rome: The Story Of An Unusual Running Club

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:29 pm

Skid row is home to hundreds of homeless people who pitch tents at night for shelter. But it is also home to a Midnight Mission running club, helping residents with homelessness and addiction.
Jae C. Hong AP

Craig Mitchell is a judge in Los Angeles' criminal court, but he has an unusual sideline gig. He's one of the last people anyone would expect to find hanging out in Skid Row, known as a hub for LA's homeless community. But about four years ago, a man he once sent to state prison called him up and asked him to come down.

It's not a quiet place, even at six in the morning. People shuffle in and out of makeshift tents that line the sidewalks. A few yards away, about a half dozen men pass by doing something that would look perfectly normal almost anywhere else in LA: jogging.

Read more

5:00pm

Thu March 19, 2015
Sports

100 Issues Of 'Who's Who In Baseball'

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 11:30 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

DON GONYEA, HOST:

Read more

5:00pm

Thu March 19, 2015
Sports

Among NCAA Contenders, Belmont University Outsmarts Them All

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 8:19 pm

A private university in Nashville, Tenn., may have one of the smartest teams in this year's NCAA tournament. This is Belmont University's seventh appearance in the tournament, but off the court, they lead the NCAA in academic rankings.

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

3:17pm

Thu March 19, 2015
The Two-Way

Qatar To Host Final Of Soccer's 2022 World Cup On Dec. 18

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:45 pm

Soccer's governing body says the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be played on Dec. 18, the Arab country's national day.

FIFA's executive committee also agreed that the 2022 World Cup, whose venue and schedule have been the focus of controversy, will be played over "a reduced timeframe, for instance 28 days."

Read more

4:49pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Sports

First Round Of NCAA College Basketball Tournament Underway

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 6:27 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

12:44pm

Wed March 18, 2015
The Two-Way

Dallas Seavey Wins 3rd Iditarod In 4 Years

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:59 pm

Volunteers help raise the Iditarod finishers banner at the burled arch finish line on Monday. Dallas Seavey won the race Wednesday morning.
Mark Thiessen AP

Dallas Seavey won his third Iditarod in four years, crossing under the burled arch in Nome on Wednesday morning.

Seavey finished the 1,100-mile sled dog race in eight days, 18 hours, 13 minutes, and six seconds.

Emily Schwing of Alaska Public Media reports that Seavey "made the 22-mile run from Safety, the Iditarod's final stop before the finish line in Nome, in three hours. He finished the race with 10 dogs."

Read more

12:05pm

Wed March 18, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama Picks Kentucky To Win NCAA Tournament, Mixes In Politics

University of Kentucky basketball players celebrate their Southeastern Conference tournament championship victory earlier this month.
Steve Helber AP

President Barack Obama didn't exactly go out on a limb with his college-basketball picks this year.

Like most people, he picked Kentucky to run the table, go 40-0, and win the NCAA Tournament. He also picked three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2 to make it to the Final Four.

"I don't think you can play a perfect basketball game anymore than you can do anything perfectly," the president said of Kentucky, "but these guys are coming pretty close."

The president did mix in a little politics.

Read more

10:42am

Wed March 18, 2015
The Two-Way

March Madness Starts With A Bang, And A Big Comeback

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 10:44 am

Jarvis Summers of the Mississippi Rebels sits on the court in the closing seconds of his team's 17-point comeback win against Brigham Young during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Joe Robbins Getty Images

Ole Miss scored 62 points in the second half last night to dig its way out of a hole and into the big bracket, on the first day of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. At the half, the Rebels were 17 points behind BYU — which had pulled off its own miracle comeback just three years ago.

BYU suffered the loss in Dayton, where it had made a historic 25-point comeback in the 2012 NCAA tournament.

Read more

Pages