Sports | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Sports

RSS Feed
NPR

Player In Baseball's Steroid Scandal Surrenders To DEA

Federal prosecutors have formally charged the owner of an anti-aging clinic with distributing illegal steroids. Anthony Bosch surrendered to federal agents, and he has been cooperating with investigations. Last year, Major League Baseball suspended a dozen players, including Alex Rodriguez, with ties to Bosch and his clinic.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Crazy Crab'z Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we find the best possible meal at a baseball game. It's the Crazy Crab'z Sandwich at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
NPR

Cleveland Slugger Jim Thome Retires After Signing One-Day Contract

Calling a halt to a career that put him at the No. 7 spot on the all-time home run list, Jim Thome officially retired as a Cleveland Indian Saturday.
NPR

Coaching The Big Leagues: Natalie Nakase Makes NBA History

Nakase, who has played and coached in other pro leagues, is an assistant video coordinator for the LA Clippers. During the NBA Summer League, she became the NBA's first-ever female assistant coach.
NPR

3 Grads Of Historically Black Schools Enter Football Hall Of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Saturday, and three of them attended historically black colleges or universities — which haven't always gotten recognition from the NFL.
NPR

The NFL's Punters (Finally) Land One In The Hall Of Fame

Ray Guy, a gifted athlete who became the prototype of an NFL punter in the 1970s and 80s, becomes the first punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.
NPR

Sports Talk: Baseball Trades And World Cup Controversy

The Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox make a big trade, and there's talk about taking World Cup 2018 out of Russia. NPR's Tom Goldman gives Scott Simon the details.
NPR

For Ray Rice, Is A Two-Game Suspension Light Punishment?

Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
NPR

Caffeine Gives Athletes An Edge, But Don't Overdo It

Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
NPR

A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR

Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.

Pages