A lot of kids play soccer, others play chess, and some kids do handstands on the backs of galloping horses. It's a risky pastime, but parents say it teaches concentration and is a lot less expensive than other equestrian sports — even if it does take their breath away sometimes.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game Saturday against the Seattle Mariners. Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mike Pesca about Humber's game and about Jamie Moyer, who set a record this week for being the oldest pitcher to win a game.
The 32nd-annual London Marathon takes place on Sunday. It's London's last major sporting event until the summer Olympics. Vicki Barker spent some time with the race's most seasoned veterans, the so-called "Ever-Presents," who have run in all 31 previous marathons. Time is dwindling their numbers, but not their enthusiasm.
Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about how teams are doing in the first few weeks of Major League Baseball, Fenway Park's 100-year anniversary and women's basketball coach Pat Summitt, who stepped aside this week.
The world's top-ranked female pole vaulter lives and trains near Rochester, N.Y. After taking home the silver medal in the Beijing Olympics, 30-year-old Jenn Suhr, with support from her husband and coach Rick Ruhr, is gunning for gold in London. But first, she must qualify at the U.S. trials in June.
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