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Saving Lives, One Sports Injury At A Time

The number of student athlete injuries has decreased greatly since the early 1970s thanks to the work and recommendations of Fred Mueller, longtime director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research. Mueller's ground breaking changes in high school pole vaulting and swim competitions have saved lives. Weekends on All Things Considered guest host host Laura Sullivan speaks with Fred Mueller about his latest area of concern: Cheerleading.

How Networks Are Filling Airtime Without The NBA

It's looking more and more likely that the NBA won't have a season this year. NPR's Elizabeth Blair reports the TV networks have been playing extra episodes of CSI: NY and extended editions of Sports Center for now.

Sports Losses Devastate, Scandals Persist

On the heels of the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, Syracuse University is now dealing with similar allegations. Oklahoma State is mourning the death of two of its women's college basketball coaches, and the NBA appears to have reached a stalemate that will last the rest of the season. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.

NBA In Turmoil As MLB Takes Care Of Business

While the professional basketball season is on the verge of collapse, Major League Baseball and its players wrapped up a new contract. Guy Raz talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about what's next in the NBA negotiations and what's new for baseball with this agreement.

NCAA To Examine Penn State's Sports Programs

"If true, individuals who were in a position to monitor and act upon learning of potential abuses appear to have been acting starkly contrary to the values of higher education, as well as the NCAA," association President Mark Emmert says.

Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Coach Killed In Plane Crash

Assistant coach Miranda Serna, the plane's pilot and one other person also died. The crash happened in Arkansas. The coaches were on a recruiting trip.

Syracuse Assistant Coach Put On Leave After New Accusation

Two men accuse the coach of molesting them in the '80s. Police are investigating.