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.
Robin Thicke may have the hit song of the summer, but Marvin Gaye's family says it sounds too familiar — like the melody in Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Both sides are lawyering up, and the Barbershop guys weigh in on the dustup.
Broadcaster Vin Scully has been the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for longer than the Dodgers have been in California. And he'll return for his 65th season next year, the team said Friday, extending a streak that includes 25 World Series and the Brooklyn Dodgers' lone title, from 1955.
One month after accepting a suspension that ended his season, the Milwaukee Brewer issued a statement apologizing for his actions. But the note, which was posted online, falls far short of the full disclosure many fans and analysts say they expect from the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.
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