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Hawks Seek Buyer After NBA Team's Owner Reveals Racially Charged Email

Controlling owner Bruce Levenson said he had voluntarily told the league about the 2012 email. In it, Levenson asked if the Atlanta Hawks' black fans were keeping white season-ticket holders away.

NFL's Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After New Video Surfaces

The video apparently shows Rice's then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, being hit in the face. The running back was initially suspended for two games; now the league has suspended Rice indefinitely.


Yankees' Derek Jeter Answers Reporter's Phone

After the game, reporters had their phones on a table recording the shortstop's remarks. That's when one reporter's husband called. Jeter picked it up and said, "Walt, she'll have to call you back."
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Controversy Over Redskins Name Follows Team To Houston

Debate over the name of Washington's football team continues to haunt the franchise — a Redskins rally the night before Sunday's loss to the Texans was followed by protests from activists in Houston.


With U.S. Open Win, Serena Williams Celebrates 18th Grand Slam

Steve Inskeep recaps the weekend's U.S. Open results with Courtney Nguyen, contributing tennis writer for Sports Illustrated.

Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open For 18th Grand Slam Title

The U.S. Open win ties Serena Williams with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for fourth on the all-time list of Grand Slam winners.

Black, Gay Cowboy: Michael Sam Steps Up

Gay football player Michael Sam didn't make an NFL team, but he will play for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad. Writer Michael Arceneaux says that's an important step forward for gay black men.

U.S. Open Surprises: Stars Djokovic And Federer Out

Surprising upsets at the U.S. Open on Saturday when both two top players were eliminated. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Mike Pesca of about that and the upcoming NFL season.

Phoenix Mercury And Chicago Sky Meet In WNBA Finals

The WNBA finals begin Sunday, and the Chicago Sky are up against the Phoenix Mercury.

Japan's Nishikori Beats Djokovic, Making History; Federer Falls To Cilic

Kei Nishikori put a buzz into the U.S. Open crowd in New York and put himself into the history books, becoming the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam tennis final.