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Former NFL Players Sue Over Concussions

Host Robert Siegel speaks with New York Times reporter Alan Schwarz about the lawsuit against the NFL by former players who have had concussions.

Sean Collins, Who Told Surfers Where To Go For The Best Waves, Has Died

He created a way for surfers to learn about where the best waves are just about anywhere in the world and in the process became a legend in the surfing community. He was 59 and died Monday of a heart attack suffered while playing tennis.

NBA Stars Didn't Disappoint In Season Openers

Perhaps more than any other major professional sports league in this country, the National Basketball Association is star-driven. A Christmas slate of season-opening games featured the electric play of the league's Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose, the NBA's top scorer Kevin Durant and LeBron James, too.

Horse Breeders Seek To Rein In Bets On Barrel Races

In Gretna, Fla., a casino's plan to turn barrel racing into a betting proposition has run into opposition from quarter horse breeders and trainers, who say the new event could destroy their industry.

For Novak Djokovic, A Year To Celebrate In Tennis

Novak Djokovic had the greatest year of any male tennis player ever, while eating a gluten-free diet.

NBA's Opening Day

The NBA's Christmas gift to fans this year is a full slate of marquee matchups. The lockout-delayed season officially opens Sunday with five highly anticipated games. NPR's Mike Pesca joins host Audie Cornish for a look at what to expect.