Sports http://kgou.org en Len Elmore: Black Athletes Need To Speak Out About Ferguson http://kgou.org/post/len-elmore-black-athletes-need-speak-out-about-ferguson <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Len+Elmore%3A+Black+Athletes+Need+To+Speak+Out+About+Ferguson&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3OTk3MDc5MDEzMTM2MjU1NzMyZGE4NA004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:29:00 +0000 editor 36505 at http://kgou.org Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams http://kgou.org/post/michael-sam-first-openly-gay-nfl-draft-dropped-rams <em><strong>Update at 6 p.m. ET</strong></em><p>Michael Sam, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/10/311399154/rams-pick-michael-sam-first-openly-gay-player-drafted-in-nfl">first openly gay player drafted to an NFL team</a>, has been released by the St. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 36498 at http://kgou.org Michael Sam, First Openly Gay NFL Draft, Is Dropped By Rams U.S. Open, Football's New Rules: The Week In Sports http://kgou.org/post/us-open-footballs-new-rules-week-sports <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.+Open%2C+Football%27s+New+Rules%3A+The+Week+In+Sports&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 36479 at http://kgou.org Bringing Ice Hockey To A Land With No Ice http://kgou.org/post/bringing-ice-hockey-land-no-ice <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Bringing+Ice+Hockey+To+A+Land+With+No+Ice&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTA0MTU4MDEzMTUzMTc5MTI3ODBiZQ004)"/></div><p> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:31:00 +0000 editor 36480 at http://kgou.org NFL Commissioner On Controversial Suspension: 'I Didn't Get It Right' http://kgou.org/post/nfl-commissioner-controversial-suspension-i-didnt-get-it-right <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=NFL+Commissioner+On+Controversial+Suspension%3A+%27I+Didn%27t+Get+It+Right%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzMwMDM0MDEzMTg4NzQ3NzAwZDdjZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>I didn't get it right - those words are in a letter sent yesterday from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to the league's 32 team owners. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 editor 36449 at http://kgou.org NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension http://kgou.org/post/nfl-lays-out-new-penalty-domestic-violence-6-game-suspension NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has announced new guidelines for how the league will handle incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault. The change in policy, explained an <a href="http://www.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2014/08/28/0ap3000000384873.pdf">open letter to team owners</a>, come a month after the NFL was criticized for how it handled player Ray Rice's arrest on domestic violence charges.<p>Goodell says that the new policies were developed after conversations with outside experts, team owners and the NFL Players Association. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:00 +0000 Camila Domonoske 36398 at http://kgou.org NFL Lays Out New Penalty For Domestic Violence: 6-Game Suspension Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team http://kgou.org/post/jamaica-sets-its-sights-winter-olympic-hockey-team <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jamaica+Sets+Its+Sights+On+Winter+Olympic+Hockey+Team&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjI2NzUxMDEyNzQyMTY5MjQ2YzkwNA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Good morning. I'm David Greene with a possible sequel to "Cool Runnings." That was the Disney movie that tells the story of the first-ever Jamaican Olympic bobsled team. Well, now the Caribbean nation has its sights set on hockey. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:38:00 +0000 editor 36339 at http://kgou.org There's Something New This College Football Season: Playoffs http://kgou.org/post/theres-something-new-college-football-season-playoffs <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=There%27s+Something+New+This+College+Football+Season%3A+Playoffs&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTY5Njg0MDEyMjQ2OTQ4NjVhMTAyZg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Well, here's a sign of fall coming; college football's regular season has gotten underway. Last night Georgia State won a 38-37 thriller over Abilene Christian. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:08:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 36340 at http://kgou.org Chicago Greets Little League National Champs As Returning Heroes http://kgou.org/post/chicago-greets-little-league-national-champs-returning-heroes Chicago has gathered for a parade to celebrate the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, which won the U.S. championship at the Little League World Series. Chicago Public Radio's Natalie Moore reports that this all-black team has helped to unify a city reeling from North and South Side segregation, as well as renewed attention on the city's violence. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 editor 36304 at http://kgou.org Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics http://kgou.org/post/golf-may-be-too-polite-sport-presidential-politics There's been much criticism of the president lately, even within his own party, that he's too detached and withdrawn, not combative enough anymore. This can be explained completely with a sports analogy: We elected a basketball president, but then we ended up with a golf president.<p>Golf is an internal game. Nobody is playing against you. Nobody is guarding you. Basketball, on the other hand — basketball is in your face, one-on-one, combative to its core. Obama actually had a court built in the White House. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Frank Deford 36255 at http://kgou.org Golf May Be Too Polite A Sport For Presidential Politics