Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
Action begins Monday in the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated talks to Steve Inskeep about the most prestigious tournament in tennis. Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are the top seeds.
Title IX has been credited with opening competitive sports to millions of American girls and women. Host Scott Simon talks with three-time Olympic gold medalist-turned law professor Nancy Hogshead-Makar about the law's impact. Hogshead-Makar teaches federal gender-equity law at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville.
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