Lydia Ko, the New Zealand golfer who last year became the youngest person ever to win an LPGA event, has played her way into the record books again. By successfully defending her title at the Canadian Women's Open this past weekend, Ko, who's now 16, is the only amateur to win two LPGA events.
NPR's Mike Pesca compares the old Tiger Woods to the Tiger Woods of now, and makes the case that luck has finally come into play for the top-flight golfer. Pesca lays out his arguments with host Rachel Martin.
Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's sports correspondent Tom Goldman about ESPN pulling out of a documentary about concussions in professional football, the Little League World Series and Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully.
The network asked to have its branding removed from an upcoming PBS series on the NFL and head injuries. Two of its reporters contributed to the effort, and there's a report that the decision followed pressure from the NFL.
By the standard of normal golfing mortals, Tiger Woods has had an incredible summer. He's won multiple tournaments and millions of dollars in prize money. What he didn't do was win any of golf's four major championships. And those major wins are his measure of success.
ESPN has pulled its logo and credit from a joint reporting project with PBS' Frontline on brain injuries in the NFL. And the accusations are flying that the network buckled under pressure from the league to drop out. Audie Cornish talks to Stefan Fatsis for more.
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