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Soccer Referee Dies, One Week After Being Felled By Punch

A soccer referee who was punched by a player after calling a foul on him during a recreation soccer game in Utah died Saturday night, one week after he sustained the injury. The suspect, 17, who received a yellow card penalty from referee Ricardo Portillo, was arrested Monday.

Sports: Comebacks In Basketball Playoffs

Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about his take on the latest sports news.

Odds Favorite Orb Wins Muddy 139th Kentucky Derby

It's Derby Day in Kentucky, where days and weeks of anticipation will culminate in a race that lasts just over two minutes. When the starting gates open at 6:24 p.m. EDT, 19 horses will race on a wet Kentucky Derby track.

Sports: From Basketballs To Racing Horses

Host Scott Simon speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN about the latest sports news.

Confessions Of A Kentucky Derby Gate-Crasher

Stephen Johnstone started celebrating --uninvited — with the winning families and jockeys in 1963. In his 18 times sneaking into the festivities, he's never been caught. Johnstone always has an accomplice, and a persona. Once you're past the gate, he says, your job is to share the joy of the moment.

By Coming Out, Has Jason Collins Changed The Game?

A lot of people have called basketball player Jason Collins a hero for coming out as the first openly gay male athlete in a major American sport. But the Barbershop guys ask if it's heroism or hype.