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In Jackson, Miss., football goes on despite the water crisis
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Stephan Bisaha | September 3, 2022
The Belhaven University football team stands on the sidelines as their game against Millsaps College begins on Thursday. Leslie Gamboni for NPR Rain, shine, dry faucets or low water pressure, in the South the game must go on. Some residents in Jackson, Miss., have been without running water for days, ...
Once a heavyweight champion, Kyiv’s mayor now fights the Russians
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Greg Myre | August 25, 2022
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko speaks in March in front of an apartment building that was shelled by Russian forces. Klitschko, a former world heavyweight boxing champion, has been mayor of Kyiv since 2014. Sergei Supinsky | AFP via Getty Images KYIV, Ukraine — If you want to challenge that old ...
The WNBA playoffs begin tonight with eight teams chasing the title
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Matt Adams | August 17, 2022
Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm walks off the court after the game against the Las Vegas Aces on Sunday at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas. David Becker | NBAE via Getty Images The WNBA playoffs tip off Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET with eight teams chasing the championship ...
Deshaun Watson will be suspended for 11 games after allegations of sexual misconduct
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Becky Sullivan | August 12, 2022
Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, participates in Friday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans booed him at TIAA Bank Field. Mike Carlson | Getty Images Updated August 18, 2022 at 2:29 PM ET Deshaun Watson, the controversial Cleveland Browns quarterback accused by ...
Vin Scully, the famed Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at 94
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Ted Robbins | August 2, 2022
For a half-century, Vin Scully was the broadcast voice of the Dodgers (first in Brooklyn and then Los Angeles). His style and delivery were one of a kind. Associated Press Updated August 8, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET LOS ANGELES — If there's one name synonymous with the Dodgers, it's ...
Phoenix Mercury fans long for Brittney Griner’s release from Russian captivity
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Matthew Casey | July 30, 2022
Mercury season ticket holder Patty Talahongva holds an autographed picture of Brittney Griner while watching her WNBA team play in a crucial home game. Matthew Casey/KJZZ PHOENIX, Ariz. — The home of the Phoenix Mercury is a newly remodeled downtown arena. Near where fans entered to watch the team play ...
FBI opens settlement talks with gymnasts who survived abuse by Larry Nassar
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Carrie Johnson | July 28, 2022
From left: Former U.S. Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman and McKayla Maroney and three-time national champion Jessica Howard participate in a news conference following a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 15, 2021. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Updated July 28, 2022 at 4:27 PM ET The FBI is opening settlement ...
Employees at Dodger Stadium threaten to strike days before the MLB All-Star Game
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Ayana Archie | July 13, 2022
Empty seats and cutouts are viewed in Dodger Stadium as Houston Astros' Lance McCullers Jr. pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of Game 1 of a baseball American League Division Series in Los Angeles, Oct. 5, 2020. Concession workers at the stadium have voted to authorize a ...