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Injured Va. Teen Works To Walk Again

Nick Balenger is a star baseball player at Lake Braddock High School in Burke, Va. But everything in his life changed after he suffered a serious spinal cord injury.


Darrell Royal, Texas Football Coaching Legend, Dies

His University of Texas teams won three national championships in the '60s. The coach was also famous for creating the Wishbone offense and for his "Royalisms." A fast running back, he would say, was "quicker than a hiccup."

Man Who Killed Octopus For 'Art Project' Angers Divers

A man who captured a giant Pacific octopus off the shores of Seattle sparks international rage in the diving community.

In The Face Of Disaster, Sports Don't Always Unite

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the cancellation of the New York City Marathon in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

Marathon Runners Wonder, Why Not Cancel Earlier?

In a reversal of earlier assertions, New York City Marathon officials and Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the race scheduled for Sunday. Thousands had been critical of the decision to hold the marathon as the city struggles to recover from Superstorm Sandy, but now it's the runners' turn to complain.

New York City Marathon Cancelled As Lights Come Back

In New York City, the lights are coming back on, and the annual marathon has been called off. Robert Siegel talks to Joel Rose.

In New York, Lights Are Back On But The Race Is Off

In New York City on Friday, the lights came on in more of Manhattan and the annual marathon was called off. Margot Adler talks to Robert Siegel.

St. Louis Cardinals' Organist Was A Master Improviser

Ernie Hays died Wednesday at the age of 77. For 40 seasons, he was the organist for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have a remembrance.