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NFL Players' 'Bountygate' Suspensions Vacated

Though he said the NFL did prove that the players took part in a scheme that paid them bonuses for hurting opponents, former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the cases against them had been "contaminated" by their team — the New Orleans Saints.

Russia's Hockey Glad To Have NHL-Lockout Orphans

The NHL lockout has sent many Russian players home to play for a league very much in need of star power as it tries to revive hockey's popularity in a place where the sport was once dominant.

The Art Of The Free Throw

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the art of the free throw and whether there's a place for accuracy in sports.

NHL Players Aren't The Only Ones Locked Out

Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Bob McDonald, who sings the national anthem at Washington Capitals games in D.C. His 20th year with the team was spoiled this season by the NHL lockout.

All Heisman Finalists Were Surprise Contenders

On Saturday night the Heisman Trophy will be awarded to the top individual player in college football. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks with Audie Cornish about who is up for the award. They also talk about bowl games, coaching woes, and collegiate realignment.