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In Sports Opportunities, Women Still Lag

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.

Sports: The Heat's Glow, Olympics And Title IX

LeBron James basks in the Heat's championship, but where will the team go next? If they need tips on keeping momentum, they can check out the Olympic track and field trials. Host Scott Simon also talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about a big milestone for Title IX and women in sports.

Soccer Fails To Give Greeks Much-Needed Boost

The soccer game between Greece and Germany in Poland Friday was always about more than just sport. There's a lot of friction between these two nations, thanks to the eurozone crisis. Plus, NPR's Philip Reeves reports, this was a crucial game: The winner goes through to the semifinals of the European Championship.

'Who Would Believe A Kid?' The Sandusky Jury

Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, once the heir apparent to legendary football coach Joe Paterno, was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. After the verdicts were read Friday night, his attorney told reporters why Sandusky didn't testify on his own behalf.

40 Years On, Title IX Still Shapes Female Athletes

The landmark Title IX changed the face of women's sports, becoming the most recognizable part of the federal legislation signed into law on June 23, 1972. But its guarantee of equal access in student athletics has not always played out, and the law has its critics.