For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series, 1968 Olympic medalist John Carlos tells listeners about the music that's inspired him over the years. His favorites include Billie Holiday and Curtis Mayfield. This segment initially aired July 30, 2012 on Tell Me More.
The baseball season is just getting started in Cuba, the first since Communist authorities lifted a half-century-old ban on players' signing professional contracts in other countries. But fans are confident top players will come back home eventually — and that the island has enough talent to go around.
As many Americans settle in for a day of Thanksgiving football, how much do fans really know about the game and the players? Writer Nicholas Dawidoff spent nearly a year embedded with the New York Jets. He talks about the experience, and his new book, Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football, with host Michel Martin.
Football, turkey and pumpkin pie. The holiday tradition continues with this year's matchups, including two division rivalries. Green Bay takes on Detroit, the Raiders battle the Cowboys, and the Steelers take on defending champions, the Ravens.
A large portion of a nearly completed soccer stadium has collapsed in Sao Paulo, killing at least two people, according to Brazilian officials. The metal structure apparently buckled after a crane fell on it at the stadium, which is slated to host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup.
The popularity of The Hunger Games book and film series is leading to an uptick in the popularity of archery, especially among girls. USA Archery says membership is on the rise, and some sporting equipment outfitters have seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales in the years since the series began.
After his career at the racetrack ended, Metro Meteor was adopted by an artist in Pennsylvania, who discovered the horse's gift. Now, his paintings raise money to treat his knee problems and to help other retired thoroughbreds find new homes.
For a second consecutive season, Derrick Rose finds himself sidelined with a season-ending injury. He tore the medial meniscus in his right knee in a game against Portland Friday. On Monday, the Chicago Bulls confirmed the injury will likely keep him from playing this season. Rose missed last season following surgery on his left knee.
Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls guard who missed all of last season after knee surgery, has injured his other knee and will miss the rest of the current NBA season. The Bulls say Rose had "successful surgery" Monday to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.
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