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Philadelphia 76ers Become First NBA Team To Advertise On Jerseys

The Philadelphia 76ers basketball jerseys will feature the StubHub logo starting in 2017. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil about becoming the first NBA team to take advantage of the new rule change within the association that allows advertising on uniforms.

ESPN Site 'The Undefeated' To Explore Intersection Of Sports And Race

ESPN is set Tuesday to launch "The Undefeated," a digital site and news team focused on the intersection of race, sports, politics and culture. NPR profiles "The Undefeated" and its new editor, former Washington Post managing editor Kevin Merida.

'Lifelike' Suspicious Item At Manchester United Stadium Was A Training Device

Just before the soccer match, police evacuated the team's stadium for a suspicious package. After a controlled explosion, it turns out the package had been left behind by an earlier security exercise.

Russian Officials Deny Allegations Of State-Sponsored Athlete Doping

The former head of Russia's anti-doping laboratory told The New York Times he helped to conceal doping by top Russian competitors in the 2014 Olympics. Russian officials are denying the report.
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Plan For Wizards And Mystics Facility Has Some In Southeast D.C. Playing Defense

The mostly vacant St. Elizabeths campus in southeast D.C. may soon be home to an arena for the Washington Mystics and practice facility for the Washington Wizards, but questions remain about whether it represents money well spent, especially for local residents.


Javelin Thrower Seeks To Bring Back The Widely-Banned Sport To High School

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Liam Christensen of Charleston, South Carolina, about his bid to make javelin throwing a high school sport.

The Week In Sports: Olympic Athletes And Doping

NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about doping among Olympic athletes. They also remember a young athlete who died this week.

ESPN Hopes 'Undefeated' Will Elevate Discussions On Race, Sports And Culture

Before the launch of ESPN's digital site The Undefeated, which will focus on minorities and sport, Editor-in-Chief Kevin Merida explains why the cross section of sports, culture and race is important.

Want To Be Wicket Smart? Now There's An App For Cricket's Many Rules

A new app from the "Guardians of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket" takes on challenge of explaining the game and its many "delightful complications," using videos, animations and quizzes.

The Goal Of These Soccer Players Isn't Just Scoring Goals

Soccer Without Borders, which won a $250,000 grant this month, helps kids overcome past trauma by kicking it and flicking it.