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Civil Rights Group Calls On Redskins To Change Team Name

The Fritz Pollard Alliance, a prominent civil rights group that's closely connected to the NFL, is calling on the Washington Redskins and team owner Dan Snyder to change the team's name.

NFL Investigates Reports Of Deflated Balls After Patriots Rout Colts

In wet and slippery conditions, an under-inflated ball could be easier to grip and catch. Quarterback Tom Brady calls the allegations "ridiculous."

Seattle Super Bowl Bound After NFC Title Win Over Green Bay

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Green Bay Packers 28-22 to win the NFC title. They'll face either Indianapolis or New England in Super Bowl XLIX.

World Darts Championship Ends In Dramatic Fashion

On Sunday, Scott Mitchell from England won the BDO World Darts Championship — the Super Bowl of the dart world. He conquered three-time world champion Martin Adams in a dramatic final.

Four Teams Will Narrow To Two On This NFL Playoff Weekend

This weekend's playoff games will decide who goes on to the Super Bowl, and who just watches it. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of and ESPN Magazine about the lineup.

'Championship Sunday,' When Four NFL Teams Become Two

Cue the music — two more games determine which NFL teams will head to the Super Bowl. Melissa Block gets previews the Conference Championship games with Jane McManus of ESPN.

NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.

Proposed NCAA Deal Would Restore Penn State Football Wins

The deal between the NCAA and the university would restore the 112 wins from 1998 through 2011 that were thrown out amid the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

A Tour De France First: An African Team Will Compete This Year

South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka received a wild card from organizers of the world's most prestigious cycling race that begins in July.

Not So Wicked Smaht: Boston's Olympic Hopes

The city is excited to be in the running to host the 2024 Summer Games. Commentator Frank Deford counts the many ways Boston will be a big loser if it wins.