September 22, 2013 Former NFL receiver Nate Jackson's new memoir, Slow Getting Up, is a raw account of his six years on the field. Jackson spent most of that time with the Denver Broncos, and while he wasn't a star, he got just as banged up as the big-name players — and learned to play through the pain.
September 21, 2013 The Cubs and the White Socks are both in last place in their divisions. How can one major city have two teams in a race to the bottom? Host Scott Simon asks former Weekend Edition Saturday sports commentator Ron Rapoport, editor of a new anthology, From Black Sox to Three Peats: A Century of Chicago's Best Sportswriting.
September 20, 2013 Was it fair or foul that first baseman Prince Fielder took a nacho chip from an unsuspecting fan during Thursday's game? Check out the amusing scene and Fielder's comments afterward.
September 18, 2013 After sailing was canceled on Tuesday because of high winds, the giant 72-foot catamarans face off for their 12th race in San Francisco.
September 18, 2013 Today's laugh break: The face-to-butt collision Tuesday night when the Houston Astros' Jonathan Villar slid into second and collided with Reds infielder Brandon Phillips' backside. It's drawing comparisons to Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez's infamous "butt fumble."
September 17, 2013 KQEDThe 2013 America's Cup isn't just about speed demons racing faster than the wind. These days, the 162-year-old international sailing competition is being powered by supercomputers. Tech teams are crunching the numbers to make small changes that mean a big difference in speed.
September 16, 2013 Conjecture over Chris Horner, the 41-year-old American who won Spain's Vuelta bike race on Sunday, grew after drug testers couldn't find him at a team hotel Monday morning.