University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh went to the Vatican this week. He gave the pope a Michigan football helmet, and some athletic shoes.
ESPN has lost 10 million subscribers since 2011. Today, to cut costs, the sports network is expected to lay off 100 employees. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal.
The daughter of peasant farmers, Edna Kiplagat was the fastest woman in the Beantown race by nearly a minute.
Six years ago, China held 22 marathons; this year, more than 400 are scheduled. But it's long-distance running with Chinese characteristics, and some twists including cigarettes and fruity soap.
The Washington Capitals could be the first NHL team to win the regular season three times without winning the Stanley Cup. David Greene talks to Ian Oland, who co-founded a fan blog for the team.
After three years of training and a battle with USA Boxing over its uniform policy, Amaiya Zafar will fight in her first competitive bout on Saturday. She says she fell in love with the sport at 13.
The star driver told NPR just two weeks ago that he wasn't sure when he'd be leaving the sport. He recently took time off to recover from a concussion.
President Trump plays a lot of golf. But not nearly as much as Woodrow Wilson.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the Magazine about tennis and Serena Williams' pregnancy.
Earlier this month, three explosions went off near a bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. A man has been arrested; authorities say he was trying to drive down the price of the team's stock.