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Dean Potter, Pioneering Extreme Athlete, Dies In Wingsuit Flight

Climber Dean Potter died this weekend while BASE jumping in Yosemite National Park. NPR's Melissa Block talks with his friend, the photographer Dean Fidelman, about Potter's life and work.

Labor Groups Blast Working Conditions In Qatar Ahead Of World Cup

Their call comes on the same day the BBC said a reporting crew spent two nights in a Qatari jail for trying to film migrant workers who are building the infrastructure for the sporting event.

2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Prepares For World Cup

All eyes will be on the U.S. team, which won the cup in 1991 and 1999 and is ranked second in the world. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to team member Megan Rapinoe, a midfielder for the Seattle Reign.

American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes, Has Shot At Triple Crown

Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course — the second leg of the Triple Crown — was drenched by a driving rain. American Pharoah powered through the mud to win by seven lengths.


Basketball Playoffs And Preakness: The Week In Sports

The field is narrowing in both the NBA and NHL playoffs, and it's time for the Preakness Stakes. Sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the week in sports.

Preakness Stakes Run In The Wake Of Baltimore Riots

With today's running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore hopes to celebrate a diversion from weeks of protest that roiled the city.
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With Preakness On The Way, Horse-Racing Fans Worry The Race Will Leave Baltimore

Hanging over Pimlico is the usual rumor; that the Preakness may move out of Baltimore soon, likely to the race track in Laurel, Maryland. This year the rumor has more resonance, though.

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

ESPN Documentary Explores Allegations Of Corruption Within FIFA

NPR's Melissa Block talks to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, whose new documentary explores the accusations of corruption surrounding FIFA President Sepp Blatter's rise to power.