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How Bad Are The NFL's Cleveland Browns?

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The team failed to win a game last year. This season, Bud Light has set up special refrigerators at local bars full of free beer. But smart technology will unlock them only when the Browns win.

Corey Bellemore Is Disqualified From Beer Mile Race

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Bellemore broke his own record in the beer mile — drink a beer, run a lap, drink another beer, etc. Race officials at the Beer Mile World Classic disqualified him for not drinking enough.

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Sunday's 2nd Place Finish Was A Huge Victory For Tiger Woods

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David Greene talks to sports journalist Kevin Blackistone about Tiger Woods, who returned to form last weekend at the PGA Golf Championship. It's been 10 years since he last won a major title.

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University Of Maryland Accepts Responsibility For Football Player's Death

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President Wallace Loh admitted at a news conference on Tuesday that the school's athletic training staff "misdiagnosed" Jordan McNair's collapse and that their failures led to his death.

Monday, Aug 13

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University Of Maryland Reeling After Reports Of 'Toxic Culture' Inside Football Program

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The university placed head football coach DJ Durkin on leave following reports of "toxic culture" and the death of a player, who had a heatstroke during practice two weeks earlier.

Sunday, Aug 12

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'Skate Kitchen' Follows Teenage Girls Skateboarding Their Way Through NYC

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Director Crystal Moselle's new film explores New York City through the eyes of a group of teen female skateboarders that she met on the subway. NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Moselle about the movie.

Saturday, Aug 11

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The Sound Of The Golf Swing

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Manufacturers work to perfect the sound drivers make when the ball is hit just right. Scott Simon talks with Tom Mase, who teaches mechanical engineering at California Polytechnic State University.

Saturday Sports: NFL Protests And Trump, Baseball Payrolls

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President Trump has taken to Twitter again to criticize NFL players protesting during the national anthem. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine.

Friday, Aug 10

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NFL Players Renew Anthem Protests As Preseason Starts

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Several players knelt, raised fists or refused to take the field protesting police brutality. Last month the NFL said it would temporarily suspend enforcement of a new "must-stand" policy.

Thursday, Aug 9

NCAA Announces A Sweeping Overhaul Of College Basketball

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The NCAA, the organization that oversees college sports, is making changes to stem the tide of sandals in men's college basketball. The FBI is investigating college recruiting fraud.

Wednesday, Aug 8

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New Challenges To Californians' Beach Access

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Californians have long treasured public access to all state beaches. But now private land owners are raising new challenges to the landmark California Coastal Act which enshrines beach access for all.

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Investigators Find Abuse Claims Going Back Decades Against OSU Doctor

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After a former Ohio State University wrestler accused a team doctor of molesting him decades ago, a school investigation has found more than 100 others made similar claims.

Sunday, Aug 5

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Remembering Nikolai Volkoff, Wrestling's Soviet Villain

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NPR's Don Gonyea and journalist Oliver Bateman remember wrestler Nikolai Volkoff, who died recently at age 70. He portrayed an evil Soviet but was actually a fiercely anti-Communist Yugoslav defector.

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Terrell Owens Protests His Own Hall Of Fame Induction

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Former pro football star Terrell Owens was inducted into the Hall of Fame Saturday. But Owens, who is known to be outspoken and controversial, chose not to attend the ceremony.

Saturday, Aug 4

Saturday Sports: Football Coming Back, Ohio State Scandal

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The NFL's new helmet rules and controversy for football coach Urban Meyer at Ohio State in this week's sports roundup.

Friday, Aug 3

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Fight Against Low, Low Pay In Minor League Baseball Continues Despite New Obstacles

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Minor league baseball players make very little money. Congress has locked in those low wages by exempting Major League Baseball from federal wage and overtime rules. Some players are fighting back.

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EA Sports Says It 'Messed Up' By Scrubbing Colin Kaepernick From Game's Soundtrack

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Madden NFL 19 plays a version of the song "Big Bank" that goes quiet for a moment as if censored. But the missing phrase isn't an obscenity: It's the name of the player who began a protest movement.

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10-Year-Old Swimmer Breaks Michael Phelps 1995 Record

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Clark Kent Apuada, nicknamed Superman, shattered a record in the 100-meter butterfly that was set by Phelps. The young swimmer is also into martial arts, science, computer coding and piano playing.

Thursday, Aug 2

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Ohio State University Football Coach Placed On Administrative Leave

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Urban Meyer, head football coach for Ohio State University placed on indefinite administrative leave while they investigate if he knew about an alleged 2015 domestic violence incident between one of his assistant coaches and their ex-wife.…

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As NFL Kicks Off Preseason, Anthem Controversy Is Front And Center

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The NFL preseason begins Thursday night with the annual Hall of Fame Game. Normally, it doesn't capture much attention, but last year's national anthem protests remain a hot button issue.

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Ohio State Suspends Football Coach Amid Allegations He Ignored Abuse

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The Buckeyes recently fired an assistant coach after a domestic violence incident from 2015 was reported. Urban Meyer has been accused of knowing about it, but keeping the coach on staff anyway.

Wednesday, Aug 1

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Opinion: Mike Pesca On The Quarterback As A Hero

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Commentator Mike Pesca talks about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garappolo and news about a date he went on.

Tuesday, Jul 31

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Baseball Players Issue Apologies Over Old Offensive Tweets That Resurfaced

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Three Major League Baseball players had to apologize for racist and homophobic tweets made when they were in high school. Sports publicist Lauren Walsh with NPR's Audie Cornish about accountability for social media posts.

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Heading May Be Riskier For Female Soccer Players Than Males

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Females are more likely than males to suffer measurable impact on their brains as a result of heading the ball during soccer.

Monday, Jul 30

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Offensive Tweets Remind Major Leaguers That On Social Media, The Past Is Never Past

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Sean Newcomb nearly pitched a no-hitter, but it was his years-old tweets that drew headlines. He's not alone: Several MLB players have seen past homophobic and racial slurs resurface recently.

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Lawson Craddock's Amazing Last-Place Finish In The Tour De France

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It was "incredibly emotional" to finish in Paris, the U.S. cyclist said. After fracturing his shoulder blade three weeks ago, he said, "I was raised tougher than that, raised in Texas."

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Welsh Cyclist Geraint Thomas Wins Tour De France

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Thomas emerged from the shadows as a support rider for teammate and four-time champion Chris Froome to become the first Welshman to win the tour.

Saturday, Jul 28

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Saturday Sports: Baseball, Broken Bones And Trade Deadlines

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In Major League Baseball, the perennial powerhouse teams are looking strong as the trade deadline approaches. Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

Friday, Jul 27

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Food, Fast: Feeding The Tour De France In 'Eat. Race. Win.'

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A new Amazon Prime Video series follows chef Hannah Grant around Europe as she prepares locally-sourced, high-energy meals for athletes who require over 6,000 calories every day.

Thursday, Jul 26

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All Black Little League Team Wins Washington, D.C., Championship

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NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Keith Barnes, president of the Mamie Johnson Little League, about the organization's victory at the Washington, D.C., Little League championship on Tuesday.