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Sports And Life: Head-To-Head

It's the first in a series of conversations between host Rachel Martin and NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca. Pesca digs deeper into big sports stories from the week, and brings one wildcard story that stayed under the radar.

Sports: NHL And NBA Playoffs

The march to the Stanley Cup is under way in Hockey. NBA teams are still jostling for spots in their post-season, and the Boston Celtics look like they're grinding their way to a fifth-consecutive playoff berth. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about playoffs in hockey and basketball.

NHL Playoffs Kick Off Two Months Of Play

Scott Burnside, national hockey writer for, talks with Robert Siegel about the NHL Playoffs, which started this week.

High School Standout Nerlens Noel Chooses Kentucky

At 6'11", high school basketball player Nerlen Noel is said to be devastating at blocking shots. He has agreed to play college ball at the University of Kentucky. He even had the UK logo shaved into the back of his head and showed it on ESPN.
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Fans Celebrate Baseball, Nats' Home Opener

With the Nationals' home opener against the Reds, fans from around the Washington D.C. area weigh in on the sport of baseball and what it means to them.