Sports

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The game started on Thursday and it ended on Sunday with the final score 3-0. The game was played in the semi-final round of the National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · For the 19th consecutive season, the country’s second-largest sports and media market will be relegated to watching. It’s been nearly two decades since LA had an NFL team, but that may be changing.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · NBA veteran Len Elmore sees something missing in conversations around Ferguson: the voices of black professional athletes. He talks to Arun Rath about his op-ed in USA Today.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · The former Missouri defensive end was edged out in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks for a spot on St. Louis’ roster.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Howard Bryant of ESPN joins NPR’s Scott Simon from the U.S. Open to talk about tennis and a new amendment to the NFL’s personal conduct policy that’s meant to curb domestic violence.
 

August 30, 2014 | NPR · Former NHL star Graeme Townshend was the first Jamaican-born player in the professional hockey league. Now he wants to bring hockey to Jamaica. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Townshend about his campaign.
 

August 29, 2014 | NPR · Robert Siegel talks with ESPN sportswriter Jane McManus about the NFL’s new domestic violence initiative under its personal conduct policy. The plan comes the league leveled what some called a lenient penalty for running back Ray Rice’s alleged domestic abuse.
 

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August 28, 2014 | NPR · NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described the change in a letter to team owners. The league was criticized for suspending Ray Rice for only two games after his arrest on domestic violence charges.
 

August 28, 2014 | NPR · Payers recently gathered in Toronto for the Jamaica Olympic Ice Hockey Federation trials. The Toronto Sun is accusing Jamaica of “poaching” Canadians of Jamaican descent.
 

August 28, 2014 | NPR · College football’s top division has a new playoff system this season. We’ll talk about how it works, and how the field of potential contenders looks.
 

 

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News

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Russian and Ukrainian officials are meeting today with Russia-backed separatists and international monitors, but the sides remain far apart and the fighting continues in the eastern part of Ukraine.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, “It’s the economy, stupid.” But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that’s not quite right.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge’s ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won’t be penalized.
 

Arts & Life

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year’s box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
 

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September 1, 2014 | NPR · NPR’s Madhulika Sikka profiles Cumming, the author of thoughtful spy sagas like A Colder War. Cumming’s books provide plenty of action, but also grapple with the moral quandaries of espionage.
 

September 1, 2014 | NPR · MK Asante reads a poem composed for Morning Edition titled, “In Summer.” The Baltimore-based writer says it is in tribute to Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet.
 

Music

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · After a three-year hiatus, the singer’s 14th album is the sound of a once-prolific genius who’s only recently relearned what it’s like to walk on steady footing.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · On his 11th album, the Massive Attack star still showcases a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere. But he also plays around with new facets of his persona.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Madman shows Rowe mixing his folk and junk-shop rock styles together with new elements: soul, blues, gospel, R&B. The upshot, surprisingly, is his most coherent record yet.
 

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