Loyola University Chicago surprised Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt this week with an NCAA Final Four appearance ring. The 99-year-old chaplain became a national star after an improbable March Madness run.
Jim Calhoun won three NCAA Division I Championships while coaching the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team. Six years after retirement, he's back coaching at a small Division III school.
Carlsen, a 27-year-old Norwegian, has held the title since 2013. He defeated Fabiano Caruana, who would have been the first U.S. citizen to win the world title since Bobby Fischer.
Fernando LaFuente's former team, Ballybrack FC in Dublin, says it made an "unacceptable mistake" by falsely reporting his death in an accident. He didn't find out about it until coworkers told him.
David Greene talks to Tim Reynolds, who writes about basketball for The Associated Press, about why NBA scores are repeatedly climbing into the triple digits.
Players will embark on a series of tiebreaks, which will get faster if they continue to draw. If American Fabiano Caruana beats Norwegian Magnus Carlsen, it could cement St. Louis as a chess capital.
The event could give the U.S. its first champion since Bobby Fischer took the crown in 1972. Italian-American Fabiano Caruana will play world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Lou Anna Simon has been charged with lying to police. The charges are part of an investigation related to Nassar, the Olympics doctor who abused hundreds of women and girls.
Scott Simon talks with NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman about basketball, football, and golf.
Washington State Patrol said "40-45 plus" people were transported to hospitals but that none of the injuries were serious. They were traveling to perform in Friday's Apple Cup in Eastern Washington.
Argentina's two major teams soccer teams meet in the Super Classic Saturday. Because fans get emotional, a cardiologist group offers radio broadcasts for people with heart and anxiety conditions.
Sports fans have gotten used to exorbitant prices for food and drinks at stadiums. They know they're a captive market. But could the stadiums be missing out by charging too much?
A lawsuit filed by parents at the Simeon Career Academy says the man attended the game in a referee's uniform and helped sway the outcome of the game. His son's team, Nazareth Academy, won.
The championship in London is a nail-biting competition between an American and the defending champion, who's from Norway. Steve Inskeep talks to Ben Tippett, of the sports website Deadspin.
Lou Anna Simon was charged with two felony and two misdemeanor counts on Tuesday for allegedly lying to police about how the school handled previous sexual misconduct allegations against the doctor.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with sportswriter Robert Mays of the Ringer about Monday's NFL game in Los Angeles. The thrilling win by the Rams over the Kansas City Chiefs may be a sign of things to come.
Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson were the first to free climb to the top of the southeastern face of Yosemite's El Capitan. "It's as sheer and as vertical as the side of a skyscraper," Jorgeson says.
We recorded the show in Orlando, Fla., this week so we've invited NBA star Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic to play a game called "Abracadabra!"
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the tensions between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors.
President Trump awarded the nation's highest civilian honor to seven people Friday, including Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and GOP megadonor Miriam Adelson.
Just 40 years ago, PGA membership comprised men only. But Suzy Whaley is used to breaking new ground in a male-dominated sport. "For me it's always been about wanting to play the game," she says.
Cody Parkey just looked puzzled. He had hit the upright four times on field goal and extra point tries. The analysis on Fox: "Boy he can hit those uprights, can't he?"
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about the start of the NBA season and the lack of breakout teams in the NFL.
Buffalo Bills fans started a fundraising page to ask quarterback Nathan Peterman to retire. They want $1 million, but so far have raised just $285.
Commentator Mike Pesca, host of Slate's daily podcast The Gist, who offers his take on the Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
A new study finds an uptick in the number of women who are fishing in the Upper Great Lakes region. Younger women especially seem drawn to a sport that is traditionally male-dominated.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has taken steps to revoke the group's status as the governing body after the sexual abuse of gymnasts was revealed last year, and three CEOs have resigned.
The U.S. Olympic Committee has moved to revoke USA Gymnastics' status as a "national governing body." The move comes as the organization has botched its reorganization following a sex-abuse scandal.
The Secret Service protects U.S. presidents and also visiting heads of state. Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid was in the New York City Marathon — two agents had to run with her.
A new documentary series on Showtime, executive produced by LeBron James, offers a direct, pointed, emphatic response to commentator Laura Ingraham and her admonition to him to stay out of politics.