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PGA Puts On A Masters Without Tiger

This week saw an unfortunate late-season swoon for the Pacers and the first Masters tournament without Tiger Woods in 20 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

NBA Commish Wades Into Debate Over Paying College Players

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver made news by suggesting the league's willingness to pay college basketball players. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains what might mean for professionals and students.

On The Road Back To Boston, Two Runners Tell Their Stories

For the last 10 weeks, NPR has followed eight runners in their preparations for the Boston Marathon. Two members of the group, which is dubbed the NPR 8, offer snippets from their audio diaries.

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard

The slogan is plastered on cars, cut into the grass at Fenway, tattooed on arms, bedazzled on sweatshirts and printed on T-shirts (and everything else). But some wonder whether it's time to retire it.
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Where Does The Washington Football Team's Controversial Name Come From?

Where does the term "redskin" come from, and how has it been used over the years? We go in search of answers.


Gymnast Racks Up Tens On The Floor — And Thousands On YouTube

LSU gymnast Lloimincia Hall is creating buzz with routines that have earned perfect tens and a unique style spawning viral videos. Journalist Dvora Meyers talks about Hall and collegiate gymnastics.

UConn Women Win, Making School Center Of College Hoops World

Both the men's and women's teams are Division I basketball champions this year. Only once before has a school done that in the same year: UConn, in 2004.

UConn Crushes Notre Dame In NCAA Women's Championship

In a historic NCAA women's basketball game, two unbeaten teams vied for the national championship Tuesday night. The University of Connecticut beat Notre Dame 79-58. It's a record 9th title for UConn.

Time To Root, Root, Root For Final Innings

A baseball odd couple ends their careers this year: Commissioner Bud Selig and Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter.

History And Hatred In A Battle Of Basketball Unbeatens

Michelle Smith, a women's basketball writer for ESPNW, offers a preview of Tuesday's NCAA women's basketball final.