If that's the case, Whitney Black and Steven Phillips should be fine. They married over the weekend at the 13-mile-mark of the Detroit marathon, which they were running.
Right before Justin Tucker was to kick an extra point, the announcer reminded viewers that he had never missed one. Jinx. Ticker missed the first extra point of his career and Baltimore lost.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the Charlotte Observer's Scott Fowler about the former NFL player, who is being freed after serving 20 years for orchestrating the murder of his pregnant girlfriend.
Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.
Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the MLB season winding down, and the wave of women in leadership in the NBA as the basketball season begins.
Fifty years ago, a lanky Oregonian stunned the sports world with a backwards flop over the high jump bar at the Mexican Olympics. He won gold, and invented a new jumping style still used today.
It took just over one-third of a year for the Scottish cyclist to cover some 18,000 miles on her bike, enduring everything from flat tires and worn-out gear to being wary of bears in Canada.
Boston's pitchers held the Astros to just five hits, and Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers continued his surprising postseason with a three-run home run as the Red Sox won the ALCS.
Jane Leavy tells the story of Ruth as the first baseball superstar — but also of his roles as movie star, vaudeville performer, barnstormer, pitchman for every conceivable product, and columnist.
USA Gymnastics has yet another controversy on its hands. Mary Bono, the interim president and CEO, who was hired last week, has resigned. The group is trying to recover from a sexual abuse scandal.
"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Mary Bono said in her resignation letter on Tuesday.
Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won gold and bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Their raised-fist salute outraged many viewers — and still resonates today.
The Milwaukee Brewers hold a 2-games-to-1 lead over the LA Dodgers heading into Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. Brewers play-by-play announcer Bob Uecker is ecstatic.
Dartmouth College has hired Callie Brownson, a former star in the Women's Football Alliance, as an offensive assistant.
It's down to the Astros, the Brewers, the Dodgers and the Red Sox for the World Series. In soccer, the U.S. women play Trinidad and Tobago in CONCACAF, and a win means an automatic berth.
Football is a way of life in many small towns. But as some populations shrink, teams are forced to also shrink. Reporter Emily Russell looks at the growth of small-squad high school football.
NPR's Scott Simon recalls the life of Taliaferro, who died this week at a nursing home in Mason, Ohio. He was 91.
Stunt performers can take a punch or survive a fiery car crash. It may sound like a job for the young, but Lesseos has been at it for decades. At 54, she wants to pass on her work's rewards and snags.
Puma is getting back into the basketball sneaker business after 20 years. The brand has signed a mix of NBA rookies, established players and Skylar Diggins-Smith of the WNBA.
At the 1968 Games, some African-American athletes protested racial inequality but not all could. At StoryCorps, track star Melvin Pender recalls his teammates' demonstration with pride.
Trail-blazing football player George Taliaferro died Monday at the age of 91. In 1949, he became the first black player to be drafted into the National Football League.
Rachel Martin talks to Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated about Major League Baseball's shady recruitment practices in Latin America. Some teams reportedly broke corruption laws to sign Cuban players.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Anquan Boldin, retired NFL wide receiver and co-founder of the Players Coalition, about current athlete political activism.
Each year Chinese youth teams send members to a Brazilian academy for 10 months of soccer coupled with regular school lessons, including classes in Portuguese.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine about the American League playoffs in baseball.
This week the New York public library and the Boston public library made a friendly wager over baseball.
More than 3 million people this year watched flat track motorcycle racing, thanks in large part to two unlikely characters.
Seau's family opted out of a $675 million concussion settlement covering more than 20,000 retired NFL players, and reached a separate agreement for an undisclosed sum.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza about the MLB playoffs and this weekend's epic matchup between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
Heidi Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election, trying to hold onto voters in a place that President Trump won big in 2016. She's under pressure over Kavanaugh's nomination.