Sports

6:58pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Author Interviews

'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:47 am

UNC basketball fans storm the court after a win over Duke in 2014.
Grant Halverson Getty Images

March Madness is college basketball's annual shining moment, and few schools have shone as bright or as long as the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels have been in 18 Final Fours and won the national championship five times, most recently in 2009.

Read more

5:07pm

Mon March 23, 2015
Sports

Kentucky Still Favored As March Madness Heads Into Sweet Sixteen

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 6:58 pm

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

3:57pm

Mon March 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Wilson Sporting Goods Acquires Louisville Slugger Brand

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 11:31 am

A 120-foot-tall replica bat fronts the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in Louisville, Ky. Hillerich & Bradsby on Monday announced a deal to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.
Timothy D. Easley AP

Update at 7:21 p.m. ET. Jobs to be lost in deal:

Baseball's most iconic bat has a new owner. Monday, Hillerich & Bradsby Co., which owns Louisville Slugger, announced the brand would be acquired by Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million in cash. The move means that Wilson, maker of Major League Baseball's official glove, will soon own the maker of MLB's official bat.

Jacob Ryan of NPR member station WFPL reports that some jobs will be lost in the acquisition:

Read more

8:02am

Sun March 22, 2015
Sports

Actual Dramatic Comebacks Are Rare In NCAA Tournament

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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

8:02am

Sun March 22, 2015
Sports

Two-Time MVP Steve Nash Retires From NBA

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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

8:02am

Sun March 22, 2015
Sports

For The Underdogs, Winning The NCAA Was Extra Sweet

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 3:08 pm

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks hold up their trophy after winning the championship game of the NCAA Final Four Tournament.
Susan Ragan AP

Every March, the madness takes hold.

The NCAA college basketball tournament might be the most emotional event in college sports. Sixty-four teams in a single-elimination tournament. The regular season can be blown away in a single game.

After that one tournament, it's all gone. But we always remember those ultimate underdogs — George Mason, Butler, Richmond. This year, it was Georgia State — until Saturday, when the Panthers fell to the Xavier Musketeers.

Read more

8:01am

Sun March 22, 2015
Sports

NCAA Tournament: N.C. State Shocks No.1-Seed Villanova

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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

3:37pm

Sat March 21, 2015
The Two-Way

Chuck Bednarik, Philly's 'Concrete' Player, Dies At 89

Philadelphia Eagles Chuck Bednarik (60) is victorious in an iconic 1960 photograph after making a sack vs. New York Giants Frank Gifford (16). Bednarik died on Saturday. He was 89.
John G. Zimmerman Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

Chuck Bednarik, a pro football Hall of Famer and one of the sport's last two-way players, has died. He was 89.

Bednarik was a football player of a different era. He was what was known at the time as a "60-minute man": He played linebacker on defense and center on offense, hardly stepping off of the field during his 14-year career for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Read more

7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Sports

The Week In Sports: March Basketball, December World Cup

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

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

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Boy, I look forward all week to saying time for sports.

(MUSIC)

Read more

7:11am

Sat March 21, 2015
Parallels

Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction

Originally published on Sat March 21, 2015 10:56 am

Julio Cesar Chavez at his home in Tijuana, Mexico.
Carrie Kahn NPR

In Mexico, the problem of drug trafficking is well publicized, but you can't say the same when it comes to the problem of drug addiction.

Read more

Pages