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Giants, 49ers Lack Pre-Season Spark: The Week In Sports

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mike Pesca of about the week's sports news.

Little League And College Football: The Week In Sports

NPR's Tom Goldman previews the Little League World Series final games, and looks forward to the college football season.

Little League Phenom Takes Her Exit, But The Series Goes On

There has been no bigger sports star lately than Mo'ne Davis. The 13-year-old pitcher charmed — and dominated — on the mound in the Little League World Series. But her Little League journey ended Thursday, when her underdog squad lost to a team from Chicago. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his take.

Remembering Hashim Khan, A Titan Of The Squash Court

Hashim Khan was a legendary squash player who started out as just a ball boy, practicing the game barefoot when others left the courts in Pakistan. He went onto become an internationally renowned player and began a Khan dynasty in the sport. Khan died on Monday, believed to be 104 years old. James Zug writes for Squash magazine, and he speaks of Khan.

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Mo'ne Davis has dazzled at this year's World Series. The 13-year-old pitching sensation is already throwing in the 70s, as in miles per hour. Some believe she could be an elite pitcher.

High School Football Players Steer Clear Of Ferguson Violence

At McCluer High School, 30 varsity football players — all black, mostly from Ferguson — practice. David Greene talks to Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko about his story, "Football in Ferguson."

Deford: Frankly, Hot Dogs Best Served At The Ballpark

Forget peanuts and Cracker Jack. Sausages are the food most closely linked to the national pastime, says Frank Deford.

Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
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Redskins Players Show Solidarity With Ferguson

Members of the Washington Redskins waded into a political controversy last night. But this one had nothing to do with the fight over the team's name.

Once An Object Of Reverence, Brazilian Soccer's A Punchline

Once, Brazilians were welcomed in other countries with talk of Brazil's soccer dominance; now, everyone merely speaks of their historic World Cup defeat against Germany.