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June 9, 2016 Comment

Robert Lipsyte Remembers Muhammad Ali’s ‘Polarizing’ Style Of Boxing

During the fight that introduced him to the world, Ali flaunted an idiosyncratic style that matched his famously fast wit.

June 9, 2016 Comment

Louisville Boxers Find Inspiration From ‘The Greatest’

Young fighters are feeling the impact of hometown hero Muhammad Ali – inside the ring and out.

June 9, 2016 Comment

Cleveland Cavaliers Strike Back In Game 3 Of NBA Finals

LeBron James poured in 32 points while the Warriors’ Stephen Curry, the league MVP, had another sub-par game.

June 8, 2016 6 Comments

An Unlikely Friendship Sheds Light On Muhammad Ali’s Life After Boxing

One day, author Davis Miller worked up the courage to knock on Muhammad Ali’s door. That was the beginning of a lifelong friendship.

June 7, 2016 Comment

Nike Turns To The Courts To Pursue Endorsement Deals

The footwear company has sued Boris Berian, the world indoor 800-meter champion.

June 7, 2016 31 Comments

How Muhammad Ali Shaped America’s View Of Islam

Born Cassius Clay, Ali converted to Islam in 1964, and later became a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War.

June 6, 2016 8 Comments

Louisville Mourns Muhammad Ali, Hometown Hero

Thousands have flocked to Ali’s boyhood home, as well as to the city’s Muhammad Ali Center.

June 2, 2016 Comment

NBA Finals Tip Off Tonight In Repeat Of Last Year’s Championship

It’s the matchup many NBA fans wanted. But it almost didn’t happen. We discuss with Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.

May 31, 2016 2 Comments

NBA Deploys 3D Video For Virtual Reality Replays

It’s the NBA version of the red carpet Glam Cam. Viewers can relive slam dunks and other show-stopping plays.

May 31, 2016 Comment

American Tennis Player Shelby Rogers Makes It To French Open Quarter Finals

The 23-year-old tennis star of Charleston, South Carolina is now on her way to the quarterfinals after four straight upsets.

May 30, 2016 Comment

From The Sugar Cane Plantation To The International Swimming Stage

We revisit our conversation with author Julie Checkoway about her book “The Three Year Swim Club.”

May 26, 2016 Comment

NBA’s Record Setting Warriors On The Verge Of Elimination

The Golden State Warriors won 73 regular-season games, more than any other team in NBA history. But their achievement might go for naught.

May 23, 2016 4 Comments

Remembering A Pioneer In The World Of Adventure Skiing

Doug Coombs tragically died in an accident on a mountain in France while he was trying to rescue a friend and fellow skier.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Booking A Trip To The Rio Summer Olympics

The Zika virus outbreak has spawned discussions of whether the Rio games should be moved, postponed or canceled.

May 20, 2016 2 Comments

Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, ‘No Confidence’ Of Fair Competition In Rio

Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia.

May 19, 2016 Comment

NBA Fans Anxious For Curry-James Matchup

The NBA playoffs are down to the conference finals.

May 16, 2016 2 Comments

Doping Shadows Olympics

Athletes from Russia and Kenya are in danger of missing the Summer Olympics because of performance enhancing drug use.

May 12, 2016 Comment

Curry Leads Warriors Into Conference Finals

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti gets an NBA playoff update from Here & Now sports analyst Mike Pesca.

May 6, 2016 Comment

How American Pharoah Raced Into History

A new book documents how Pharoah developed, through a combination of his bloodlines and the people who worked with him.

May 5, 2016 Comment

PED Use Is An Issue Again In Major League Baseball

Dee Gordon of the Miami Marlins has been suspended for 80 games this year after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.