Spain and Italy will meet for the 2012 European soccer championship this Sunday. But at times, racial slurs and harassment from fans have overshadowed play on the field. Italy's Mario Balotelli even threatened not to play if he experienced racial abuse. Host Michel Martin speaks with the Associated Press International Sports Editor Simon Haydon.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey is currently the only knuckleball pitcher in the major leagues. His new memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, explains how his life — and career — have mimicked the unpredictable trajectory of the difficult pitch he throws game after game.
The New Orleans Hornets have selected Kentucky forward Anthony Davis with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Davis will begin his pro career in the same city where he ended his collegiate career. He led Kentucky to the NCAA championship.
Knitters who gather on the social networking site Ravelry.com had been asked to cease and desist by the U.S. Olympics Committee because of the name of their competitions. Now they're calling them "The Ravellenic Games."
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