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Olympic Reforms, Cubs Gain Lester: The Week In Sports

NPR's Tom Goldman discusses the latest rule changes to hit the International Olympic Committee and the NFL, but NPR's Scott Simon is most excited about all the sports talent heading soon to Chicago.

How Good Can Young NFL Quarterbacks Really Be?

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will start for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Robert Siegel talks to former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann about the record of rookies thrown into the spotlight.

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

In a desperate playoff push, the Cleveland Browns are bringing heralded rookie Johnny Manziel off the bench to take over as the team's quarterback. But not everyone is sold on him saving the season.

As Ebola Cases Drop, Liberia's Soccer Fans Are Back In The Zone

Liberians cram into sports bars to cheer on their favorite teams. That wasn't happening when Ebola was at its peak. But now, the fans are gathering again.
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With Agreement On Financing, D.C. United Stadium One Step Closer To Reality

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson have reached an agreement on funding for the D.C. United stadium, removing one of the last hurdles that may have tripped up the $300 million deal.

NFL Owners OK Stiffer Penalties For Domestic Violence, Other Crimes

Any NFL player involved in an assault or in domestic or sexual violence would be suspended for at least six games under rules approved Wednesday. The players' union is reviewing the updates.

A Toilet No More: NBA Team Changes Arena Plan After Jokes Swirl In

The Golden State Warriors have revised their new arena's design, after critics said that from overhead, at least, the building looked just like a toilet with the seat and lid down.

The NFL's Owners Approve New Off-Field Conduct Policy

The changes include a "baseline" suspension of six games without pay for a first violation in domestic abuse and sexual assault cases.

S. African Prosecutors To Seek Murder Conviction Against Pistorius

The double-amputee Olympian was convicted earlier this year of culpable homicide, or manslaughter, in the shooting death of his girlfriend. He is serving a five-year prison sentence.

Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

In a photo op, the Cleveland Cavaliers star put his arm around Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. The press in England immediately went into a huffy Miss Manners mode.