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D.C. United's Longtime Executive Steps Down

Just a few weeks after D.C. United was eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals, long-time team executive Kevin Payne announced he would be leaving the club.


Marvin Miller, Union Leader Who Brought Free Agency To Baseball, Dies

Under his leadership, the players' union was able to end the reserve clause and gain free agency for players. Morning Edition commentator Frank Deford says Miller was "arguably the most significant figure in 20th century baseball."

A Surprise Sprinkle For NFL's Dolphins, Seahawks

When Miami hosted Seattle over the weekend, something strange happened in the third quarter: The sprinklers came on. A quick play-by-play announcer joked: "This is just Miami's way of showing a little Seattle hospitality." But the hospitality only went so far. Miami beat Seattle, 24-21.

Notre Dame Beats USC, Moves To BCS Title Game

College football's wild season was not so wild this past weekend. There were no crazy shifts at the top of the BCS rankings as there were the week before. That's because Notre Dame beat the University of Southern California on Saturday and retained its No. 1 ranking.

Basketball Golden Boy May Be Playing His Own Sport

A basketball player from Grinnell College who set a good scoring record has received a lot of good press, but there's also been some backlash. Host Rachel Martin checks in with NPR's Mike Pesca for his unique take on the sports stories of the week.

A Slice Of Football After The Feast

Thanksgiving weekend, football is as American as pumpkin pie. Host Scott Simon talks about the week in sports with ESPN's Howard Bryant.