The Exergy Tour began Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. It's the largest women's five-day stage race in North America. It's also the last major race before cycling teams are chosen for the Olympics in London. This Tour is meant to raise the bar for women's cycling but as Sadie Babits reports, the race began with a major upset.
The Ironman World Championship takes place this fall in Hawaii. Host Rachel Martin talks with super-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who has competed in several ironman and ultraman competitions. He's the author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.
The Stanley Cup finals are set, the NBA playoffs feature a thrilling matchup between Texas and Oklahoma, and the French Open, uh, opens. Host Scott Simon catches up on the week in sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
After a compressed National Basketball season due to a labor lockout, the playoffs have been full of exciting basketball. Robert Siegel talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the NBA conference semifinal matchups.
Keelin Godsey is raising questions about how transgender athletes can compete in sports. Godsey recently qualified for the women's track and field Olympic trials in the hammer throw. Godsey was born female, identifies as male, but competes in the female division.
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