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Chicago Dominates The Week In Sports

Jay Cutler's having another rough season with the Bears, while Bulls point guard Derrick Rose can't seem to stay off the injured list. NPR's Scott Simon talks Chicago sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
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Should Washington's Football Team Change Its Name?

Have a strong opinion about the name of Washington's National Football League team? WAMU 88.5 wants to hear from you.


NBA Commissioner Calls For Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Sports gambling is widely popular but, outside of Nevada, it's illegal and done largely in the shadows. Now, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has written an op-ed in The New York Times calling for its legalization. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks to Audie Cornish about that and other things NBA.

NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

Baseball's Best, A Hitter And A Pitcher, Are From LA

For the Angels' Mike Trout, the third time was the charm. And Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers is just the 11th player to win MVP and Cy Young in the same season.

FIFA Won't Reopen Bidding Process For 2018, 2022 World Cups

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the FIFA investigation into the World Cup bidding process. On Thursday, the organization cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption.

FIFA Clears Qatar, Russia Of World Cup Corruption, Ignites Furor

A report by a German judge examined the actions of countries that bid to stage the World Cup in 2018 and 2022. But the lawyer on whose work the report was based called it "incomplete and erroneous."

Baseball's Cy Young Awards Go To A Newcomer And A Repeat Winner

The Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw swept the voting for his third Cy Young, while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians narrowly won his first.
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O's, Nationals Both Take Manager Of The Year Awards

Both the Nationals' Matt Williams and the Orioles' Buck Showalter were honored with their leagues' respective "manager of the year" awards.


Chicago Or Cleveland: Whose Teams Had More Downs Than Ups?

Commentator Frank Deford ponders which city has had the worst luck in sports. It's hard to decide whether Cubs fans or Cleveland fans deserve the most sympathy for their years of cheering on futility.