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Former NFL QB Earl Morrall Dies; Key Part Of Dolphins And Colts Teams

Earl Morrall, who played an integral role in the Miami Dolphins' perfect season of 1972, died Friday at age 79. Morrall played 21 seasons in the NFL.

What Makes Americans Buy British Soccer Clubs?

Soccer is a national obsession in England that's spilling over into America. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports business writer John Ourand about why Americans are buying up the U.K.'s top teams.

Road Teams Find The Edge In NBA Playoffs

We learn if the home court advantage is really an advantage when NPR's Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman.

Northwestern Players Cast Union Vote — But Results Will Have To Wait

Northwestern University football players are voting Thursday on whether to unionize. Earlier, the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled that the athletes' team requirements essentially make them employees of the university. This, in turn, means they can form a union. The university is appealing the NLRB ruling to the full board.

New Manchester United Skipper Vows To Make Fans Smile Again

David Moyes lasted less than a season as manager of the English football (soccer) club. Longtime star player Ryan Giggs is filling in and says this is "the proudest moment" of his life.

Cleveland Fans Confront Racist Traditions

Native American-themed mascots are at the center of a growing national debate, including the Cleveland Indians mascot, Chief Wahoo. Sports blogger Pete Pattakkos talks about pushing for change.

Cliven Bundy, #myNYPD: Public Relations Fails?

Both rancher Cliven Bundy and the New York Police Department had a rough week in the spotlight. The Barbershop guys weigh in on the risks of talking or tweeting too much.
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Wizards Hope Fans Show Up To First Playoff Game In Years — And On Time

Tonight is the Washington Wizards' first playoff game in six years, and they have a message for fans: Show up, and show up on time.

Northwestern Players To Vote On Historic Union Question

Football players at Northwestern University are scheduled to vote Friday on whether to unionize. The outcome of the vote won't be revealed until an appeal by the university is heard.

NCAA Directors Decide To Allow More Freedom To Wealthier Schools

Major changes are expected for the NCAA, whose board meets Thursday. Directors will consider giving the five power conferences more autonomy, as well as changing the way scholarships are administered.