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#NPRreads: China's One-Child Policy, And Pat Sajak's Politics

Also this week: What the Washington Nationals dugout clash between Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper says about the culture of baseball.
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D.C. Moves To Obtain Stadium Land Using Eminent Domain

Under a deal with D.C. United, the District needs to acquire land needed to build a soccer stadium. But it appears that negotiations with the landholder aren't going well, because Mayor Muriel Bowser's administration has filed to take the land using eminent domain.

Analysts Says NFL Safety Rules Put Quarterbacks At Risk Of Injury

The Pittsburgh Steelers' high-powered NFL offense lost its veteran quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, to a hurt knee last weekend after a hit by a defensive player. Roethlisberger is the latest high profile quarterback to go down this season, and there's concern there could be more.

Court Rules Against Paying College Athletes

A federal appeals court in California upheld a lower court's decision that profiting from athletes' likenesses violated antitrust laws, but vacated a plan that would pay them up to $5,000 per year.

Why Women's Sports Get So Little Attention

As the WNBA finals approach, NPR commentator Frank Deford explains why — Serena Williams aside — women's professional sports are not as popular as men's.

SMU Men's Basketball Team Banned From Postseason Over NCAA Violations

Head coach Larry Brown has been suspended for nine games. The Mustangs' men's golf team was also punished for violating NCAA recruiting protocol.

Referee Takes Gun Onto Soccer Field After Spat With Players In Brazil

In a spectator's video, referee Gabriel Murta Maciel Barbosa is seen being restrained by another official while he holds his weapon in one hand and points at a manager with the other.

FIFA Issues Lifetime Ban To Former Executive Jack Warner

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Warner was among 14 FIFA executives who were indicted on a range of corruption charges in May.

New York Jets Lose, But Get A Promise From Gladys Knight

The singer says she'll sing for Jets coach Todd Bowles if he can take his team to the Super Bowl.

Top Bridge Players Withdraw From Bermuda Bowl Amid Cheating Scandal

A cheating scandal has rocked the world of bridge. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Newsweek reporter John Walters to get the details.