Sports | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Sports

RSS Feed
NPR

Afghan Soccer Team's Win Fuels National Pride

Afghanistan's national soccer team has achieved what no other institution has managed to do recently: unify the country. The team won a tough South Asian tournament last week, and Afghans across the country took to the streets to fire their guns and celebrate. Renee Montagne talks to Ahmad Arash Hatifie, who plays midfield for Afghanistan.
NPR

WNBA's Elena Della Donne Thrives In Chicago

Women's pro basketball takes center stage Thursday night with the start of playoffs. The Eastern Conference champions Chicago Sky are in the post season for the first time since joining the league eight years ago. A big reason for that success is 6'5" rookie Elena Della Donne.
NPR

New Zealand Sails Within One Race Of The America's Cup

After sailing was canceled on Tuesday because of high winds, the giant 72-foot catamarans face off for their 12th race in San Francisco.
NPR

Why Will So Few Fans Go See The Cleveland Indians Play?

Robert Siegel talks to Terry Pluto, sports columnist at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, about why fan attendance is so low at Progressive Field when the Cleveland Indians are doing so well.
NPR

VIDEO: Slide Into Second Ends With Face Firmly In Butt

Today's laugh break: The face-to-butt collision Tuesday night when the Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar slid into second and collided with Reds infielder Brandon Phillips' backside. It's drawing comparisons to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's infamous "butt fumble."
NPR

U.S. Team Must Rally To Win America's Cup

The America's Cup is winding down and many in San Francisco say it has fallen short of expectation — on and off the water. The defending champions Oracle Team USA, the hometown favorites, are close to defeat by Emirates Team New Zealand. The regatta will likely be remembered for failing to live up to its hype.
NPR

More Than Average: Dow Jones Adds The 'Swoosh'

Nike made the leap onto the stock averages index when Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America and Alcoa were dropped because of their low stock prices. Yes, says, commentator Frank Deford, a mere sporting goods company has joined the wealthy elite.
NPR

Calculated To Win: Supercomputers Power America's Cup

The 2013 America's Cup isn't just about speed demons racing faster than the wind. These days, the 162-year-old international sailing competition is being powered by supercomputers. Tech teams are crunching the numbers to make small changes that mean a big difference in speed.
NPR

Smartphone Boom Fuels A $1 Billion Fantasy Sports Industry

Fantasy sports revenues will reach at least $1 billion this year, and the growth is in lockstep with widening broadband access and the smartphone boom.
NPR

Cycling Team Defends American Chris Horner After Win In Spain

Conjecture over Chris Horner, the 41-year-old American who won Spain's Vuelta bike race on Sunday, grew after drug testers couldn't find him at a team hotel Monday morning.

Pages