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As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Baseball players' arms are becoming more like football players' heads — subject to frequent injury and in need of immobilizing surgery.

Jordan Spieth's Masters Win Signifies Bright Future For American Golf

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to golf writer Ron Sirak about 21-year-old Jordan Spieth, whose record-breaking win at the Masters Sunday is causing many to call him the next Tiger Woods.

Golf Celebrates Its New Hero: Masters Winner Jordan Spieth

The New York Times is calling Spieth, 21, "a composite of several of the best golfers the United States has produced."

NHL Aims To Include More Minority Players To Expand Fan Base

The National Hockey League is by far the least diverse of the four major pro sports leagues in the U.S. The numbers of minority players is on the rise, but barriers still remain.

21-Year-Old Jordan Spieth Wins Masters Golf Tournament

Jordan Spieth was in the lead after every round in the tournament — a feat last achieved in 1976. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sports columnist with USA Today.

Compression Clothes' Advantage Could Be Placebo Effect

Manufacturers claim compression clothes improve athletic performance, but there is little scientific evidence to back that up. This story first aired March 30 on Morning Edition.

Baseball's Beginning, Basketball's Ending: The Week In Sports

NPR's Tamara Keith and ESPN's Howard Bryant talk about the start of baseball season, the end of basketball season, and the short but inspirational life of 19-year-old basketball player Lauren Hill.

Women Join Men On Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race Day

For the first time in the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race history, the women's event will be held on the same day as the men's. Tamara Keith speaks with American rower Caryn Davies.

Lauren Hill, NCAA Basketball Player Who Battled Cancer, Dies

The 19-year-old freshman at Mount St. Joseph University died Friday from brain cancer. Her nonprofit foundation has helped to raise more than $1.5 million for cancer research.

Jack Nicklaus Gets Hole-In-One During Masters Contest

At Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on Wednesday, Jack Nicklaus made a hole-in-one. It was the first time he's done that since he started playing in the PGA Tour 54 years ago.