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Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

The 1,000-mile-long Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race is underway Saturday. It's not so much a race as it is a test of survival — and veteran musher Lance Mackey knows all about fighting for the finish.

Golf And College Hoops: The Week In Sports

With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, we move on to the court and the green. NPR's Scott Simon talks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about women's college basketball and Tiger Woods.

'Deflate This': Patriots Fans Welcome Super Bowl Champs Home

Thousands of people turned out to welcome the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots back to Boston on Wednesday. Fans braved cold temperatures and stood in piles of snow along the parade route. Some held up posters saying "Deflate This" in reference to allegations that the team had deflated game balls to gain an advantage in the playoff game that landed them in the Super Bowl. Team members waved to the crowd from duck boats as confetti flew.

Thaw In U.S.-Cuba Relations Comes To Baseball

This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.

From Caddy To Pro: Golfer Charlie Sifford Dies At 92

Charlie Sifford, the first black golfer to hold a PGA Tour card, has died at age 92. Decades after he started in golf as a caddy, he was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Dear Aging Athletes: Say Hello To Goodbye

Commentator Frank Deford contemplates the difficulty of knowing when to quit.

Super Bowl XLIX Was Most Watched Show In TV History

According to ratings released by Nielsen, 114.4 million Americans tuned in to watch the Patriots beat the Seahawks. It surpassed the 2014 Super Bowl by 2 million viewers.

White House May Close Loophole That Sends Billions To For-Profit Schools

It helps for-profit schools capture billions from the new GI bill — including the University of Phoenix, a school with no sports program that had bought naming rights to Sunday's Super Bowl stadium.

Low Draft Picks, No-Names Stand Out At Super Bowl

Many of the stand-out players in last night's Super Bowl were relative unknowns going in to the game. That's all changed now.

The Super Bowl, Shark Attacks And Monday Morning Quarterbacks

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour sit down for a chat about the game, the halftime show and the adorable, adorable puppy.