David Beckham's contract with LA Galaxy ends Dec. 31. Beckham's star power has helped make soccer more popular in America. Host Audie Cornish speaks with football critic David Henry Sterry about the impact Beckham has had on Major League Soccer.
In 1936, when the Ivy League dominated football, Yale end Larry Kelley was the first college football player to win the Heisman Trophy. But instead of going pro, Kelley returned to his old high school to teach history and coach.
Lynn Nearly talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the busy baseball off-season. St. Louis slugger Albert Pujols is moving the Los Angeles Angels, the Marlins tweak their image and a pitcher in Japan might inspire a bidding war.
When they both worked at Princeton, Howard Stone and Jeff Aristoff used to play basketball at lunchtime. One day, when Dr. Stone was warming up with his jump rope, the two wondered if anyone had mathematically modeled the shape of the rope. The two researchers decided to give it a whirl.
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