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Amateurism's Dying Hour

Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?

Questions Linger Over Fatal Race Involving NASCAR's Stewart

The racing world is still in shock after a car driven by NASCAR's Tony Stewart struck and killed a 20-year-old driver during a dirt track race Saturday. David Greene talks to Nate Ryan of USA Today.

LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

LA Clippers Sold To Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer

The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.

Charting The Course Of Today's Golfing Titans

Rory McIlroy's victory at the PGA Championship Sunday felt to many observers like a passing of the baton. Tom Watson, a former superstar in his own right, speaks about the state of golf today.

NCAA Moves To Appeal Judge's Ruling On Compensating Athletes

Current and former students had sued on antitrust grounds over the commercial use of their names and images. The NCAA says it will appeal — a path that has brought it success in the past.

More Questions Than Answers In Deadly Tony Stewart Crash

While NASCAR's Stewart has frequently raced in sprint car events over the years, the sideline events have given him trouble: a 2013 crash left another driver with a broken back.

Looking To Learn English, South Korean Man Follows KC Royals For Decades

Sung Woo Lee started following the Kansas City Royals back in the '90s. Now, a group of Kansas Citians have helped him arrange a visit to watch a Royals game in person for the first time ever — and on Monday, he'll throw out the first pitch. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Sung Woo and Kansas City native Chris Kamler.

Federal Ruling May Mean Big Changes For NCAA Players

College athletes might begin to see some financial return for their efforts on the court. Mike Pesca of discusses the week's sports news with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.

Police: NASCAR's Tony Stewart Hits, Kills Fellow Driver

Video of the crash shows Kevin Ward walking toward Stewart's car before being hit at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Saturday. Police say Stewart is cooperating in the probe.