NPR's summer road trip series, "Honey Stop the Car!" pulls over in Richmond, Va., where a statue of tennis great Arthur Ashe stands in an unlikely place. It's among statues of major figures from the Confederacy.
Summer is just about over. That usually means Major League Baseball fans are feverishly checking the standings as the playoff races tighten up in the last weeks of the season. But this year, virtually every division title and wild card slot have been sewn up. Could an unexciting September lead to a dramatic October? Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
Melissa Block talks with NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the start of the professional football season. The first regular season game is taking place Thursday night — the New Orleans Saints are in Green Bay to take on the Packers. It's a matchup of the previous two Super Bowl champions.
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