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Is March Losing Its Madness?

The Elite Eight of the NCAA men's basketball tournament is set, and this year's games have been as exciting as usual. But ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon the meaning of the tournament may be changing.

Soccer Wins Over New Generation Of Fans In Cuba

President Obama took in a baseball game during his trip to Havana this week, but soccer is encroaching on Cuba's national pastime, especially with young people.

Chicago Cubs Cuddle Actual Cubs At Training Camp

The baseball team enjoyed a visit from two tiny bear cubs on Friday, and it was as adorable as it sounds.

'Fastball' Documentary Explores Classic Showdown Between Pitcher And Batter

The new documentary Fastball explores the classic showdown between pitcher and batter. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with director Jonathan Hock about his film, and with David Price, a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
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Costs And Benefits Of An Arena In Southeast

Are the benefits of a new Wizards and Mystics facility a fantasy? We talk about the redevelopment of the St. Elizabeths campus in Ward 8.


Rare Tape Of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-Point Game To Be Archived

The Library of Congress names 25 recordings to be added to its National Recording Registry annually. This rare recording — there is no film of the game — is one of this year's selections.

Tennis Executive Resigns After Apologizing For Comments About 'Lady Players'

Raymond Moore's comments, however, have resurfaced the debate about equal pay for male and female tennis players.

Father And Son Root For Baseball And Better Cuban-U.S. Relations

Cuban-American baseball fans, Mario Nunez and his 87-year-old father Felipe, traveled to Cuba to watch the Tampa Bay Rays play the Cuban national team during President Obama's historic visit to the communist island. The younger Nunez thinks baseball can help bring the two countries together.

DraftKings, FanDuel Will Shut Down Paid Contests In New York — For Now

The websites will stop accepting money bets ahead of an appellate hearing this fall. The deal comes as the companies are lobbying state lawmakers to pass legislation that would legalize the industry.

Tennis Executive Apologizes After 'Lady Player' Comments Spark Anger

Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore says his comments about female tennis players were in "poor taste and erroneous." Among those displeased: Serena Williams.