Sports http://kut.org en Germany Gives Brazil Das Boot With 7-1 Win, Enters World Cup Final http://kut.org/post/germany-gives-brazil-das-boot-7-1-win-enters-world-cup-final <em><strong>Update at 6:08 p.m. ET</strong></em><p>Germany steamrolled over host Brazil 7-1 on Tuesday in their semifinal game to enter the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:40:23 +0000 10754 at http://kut.org Germany Gives Brazil Das Boot With 7-1 Win, Enters World Cup Final U.S. Vs. Germany In The World Cup: What To Look For http://kut.org/post/us-vs-germany-world-cup-what-look Anticipation is building for the U.S. Men's National Team's showdown with Germany on Thursday. The Americans need a win or a tie to decide their own fate; a loss would mean they need help <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/06/23/324908127/doing-the-math-how-the-u-s-can-advance-in-the-world-cup">to advance to the round of 16</a>.<p>The game will start at noon ET — when the other Group G match, between Portugal and Ghana, also starts. You can follow the game or just comment on the action here at The Two-Way. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:43:56 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 10681 at http://kut.org U.S. Vs. Germany In The World Cup: What To Look For Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up http://kut.org/post/deford-ncaa-says-amateurism-alive-and-well-jig Amateurism is dead, revealed so in the trial against the NCAA now in progress in Oakland, Calif., U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken presiding. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:41:26 +0000 Frank Deford 10671 at http://kut.org Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up USA vs Ghana at World Cup: 5 Things to Know http://kut.org/post/usa-vs-ghana-world-cup-5-things-know <p>The United States is taking on Ghana today in its first game of the World Cup. The two teams have only met twice before – and Ghana has won both times.</p><p>I was<a href="http://A Boston man may have come up with a way to automatically control the blood sugar levels of people with Type 1 diabetes: &quot;IT'S A DEVICE THAT BASICALLY COMES TO KNOW YOU. IT'S THE NEXT BEST THING TO A CURE.&quot; (:05) More on something called a &quot;bionic pancreas&quot;... coming up at [TIME] on [STATION]." target="_blank"> in Ghana earlier this year</a> for a journalism exchange program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. There, I met <em>Gary Al-Smith a journalist at Citi FM</em> &nbsp;– who, though only in his 20’s, is considered his country’s foremost soccer – or football – expert.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154223728&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:15:00 +0000 Laura Rice 10600 at http://kut.org USA vs Ghana at World Cup: 5 Things to Know Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title http://kut.org/post/spurs-beat-heat-take-home-nba-title In a dramatic Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs triumphed over the Miami Heat to win the NBA title Sunday night, closing out the series with a 104-87 victory.<p>After a dismal start, the Spurs rallied and turned things around, entering halftime with a 47-40 lead. When the game resumed, they never looked back and were up by more than 20 points multiple times in the second half.<p>Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's game, earned the title of the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:37:49 +0000 Steve Mullis 10610 at http://kut.org Spurs Beat The Heat To Take Home NBA Title How Sports Played a Role in the Civil Rights Movement http://kut.org/post/how-sports-played-role-civil-rights-movement <p>The role sports has played in America's civil rights struggle, especially with black athletes, has been well documented.</p><p>For many the movement started with <a href="http://www.jackierobinson.com/">Jackie Robinson</a> crossing the color line in baseball. But two other athletes were in Austin Wednesday to share their perspectives at the LBJ Library's <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org/">Civil Rights Summit</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/member.aspx?PLAYER_ID=33">Jim Brown</a> is often called the greatest running back in the history of pro football. But he was never the most popular player. He told the crowd in Austin he attributes that to his role in pushing for civil rights and equality for himself and other black athletes.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143942765&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:58:43 +0000 Ben Philpott 10186 at http://kut.org How Sports Played a Role in the Civil Rights Movement Frozen Beer! Bacon On A Stick! Choomongous? Presenting Texas Rangers’ New Foods http://kut.org/post/frozen-beer-bacon-stick-choomongous-presenting-texas-rangers-new-foods Opening day for the Texas Rangers is Monday. The Rangers play the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. And Tanner Scheppers is the Rangers’ Opening Day starter, replacing Yu Darvish, <a href="http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/tex/tanner-scheppers-named-rangers-opening-day-starter?ymd=20140326&content_id=70151036&vkey=news_tex">who’s on the disabled list</a> and dealing with stiffness in his neck.<p>We’re not going to preview the season right now. What we are interested in, though, is what’s new to eat. And the answer is … big! The bigger, the better.&#160;<p>The Rangers unveiled their menu last week. Here’s a look at what you can eat at Globe Life Park in Arlington.<p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:54:41 +0000 Eric Aasen 10064 at http://kut.org Frozen Beer! Bacon On A Stick! Choomongous? Presenting Texas Rangers’ New Foods U.T. Sports Law Expert Says Student Athletes Deserve Compensation http://kut.org/post/ut-sports-law-expert-says-student-athletes-deserve-compensation <p>This week, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/03/27/295144724/board-rules-athletes-at-northwestern-university-are-employees" style="line-height: 1.5;">ruled</a>&nbsp;that Northwestern University athletes can <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/03/26/294885843/labor-board-rules-northwestern-players-are-employees">legally form a union</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:53:10 +0000 Trey Shaar & Laura Rice 10051 at http://kut.org U.T. Sports Law Expert Says Student Athletes Deserve Compensation Two Texas Exes Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame http://kut.org/post/two-texas-exes-inducted-texas-sports-hall-fame <p>The Texas Sports Hall of Fame inducts two Texas Exes today.&nbsp;</p><p>Four-time Olympic gold medalist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sanyarichardsross.com/">Sanya Richards-Ross</a> and former Detroit Lions defensive tackle <a href="http://texassports.com/news/2013/12/3/FB_1203135437.aspx">Doug English</a>&nbsp;are among 344 inductees to the hall since 1951.&nbsp;</p><p>Ross was inducted into the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texassports.com/news/2013/9/13/GEN_0913130912.aspx">University of Texas Women’s Hall of Honor</a>&nbsp;in 2011; English was previously elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:03:43 +0000 Larissa Liska 9864 at http://kut.org Two Texas Exes Inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Speed Skater Jordan Malone Only Texan to Medal at Sochi http://kut.org/post/speed-skater-jordan-malone-only-texan-medal-sochi <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="683" scrolling="no" src="//instagram.com/p/ksszskONuR/embed/" width="585"></iframe></p><p><em>Speedskater Jordan Malone waves the Texas flag in Sochi. (Via Instagram)</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four Texans represented</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Team USA&nbsp;</span><a href="http://kut.org/post/four-texas-athletes-representing-us-sochi-games" style="line-height: 1.5;">at the 2014 Winter Olympics</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in&nbsp;</span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but only one athlete came back with a medal.</span></p><p>Denton native Jordan Malone clinched the silver in the speed skating&nbsp;5,000-meter relay along with teammates, J.R.&nbsp;Celski, Chris&nbsp;Creveling&nbsp;and Eduardo Alvarez on Friday. The team finished behind Russia.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:36:09 +0000 Maria Roque 9834 at http://kut.org Four Texas Athletes Representing U.S. in Sochi Games http://kut.org/post/four-texas-athletes-representing-us-sochi-games <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Winter Olympics kick off in&nbsp;the Russian city of </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – and Texans will have four homegrown athletes to cheer for.</span></p><p>San Antonio's Justin Olsen and McKinney, Texas' Johnny Quinn are competing in two-man and four-man bobsled events. Houston's Jonathan Garcia is competing in the long track, 1000-meter&nbsp;speed skating&nbsp;event. And Denton, Texas' Jordan Malone Malone will race in speed skating's short track 500-meter and 1,500-meter competitions, and its 5,000-meter relay event.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:24:17 +0000 Kelly Krupa 9729 at http://kut.org Four Texas Athletes Representing U.S. in Sochi Games Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach http://kut.org/post/longhorns-fall-oregon-mack-browns-final-game-head-coach <p><strong>Update: </strong>The Longhorns got trampled 30-7 by the University of Oregon Ducks tonight in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p><p>The Ducks ran two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling what was the farewell game for Longhorns' Head Coach Mack Brown, who is retiring after 16 seasons with UT.</p><p>Despite the loss -- and a 30-21 record in his final four seasons -- the crowd gave Brown a warm send-off. UT athletic director Steve Patterson has said the team intends to name Brown's successor by January 15th.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Original story: </strong>It's not unusual for the <a href="http://texassports.com/?path=football">University of Texas at Austin's football team</a> to appear in a post-season bowl game. But tonight, when the Longhorns take on Oregon in the <a href="http://www.alamobowl.com/main/">Alamo Bowl</a>, there is one twist: it is the last game as Head Coach for Mack Brown.</p><p>Brown became the Longhorns'&nbsp;28th head football coach on December 4, 1997.</p><p>On December 15, 2013, after months of speculation, Brown made the announcement that he will retire at the end of the 2013 season.</p><p>After a few disappointing seasons since 2010, many fans and observers have considered the team to be underperforming and were clamoring for change. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:58:46 +0000 KUT Staff 9450 at http://kut.org Longhorns Fall to Oregon in Mack Brown's Final Game as Head Coach Video: Dove Springs Students Find Discipline Inside the Boxing Ring http://kut.org/post/video-dove-springs-students-find-discipline-inside-boxing-ring <p><object height="25" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116922891&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=tiny" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="25" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116922891&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;player_type=tiny" width="100%" wmode="transparent"></embed></object></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Kate McGee & Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon 9015 at http://kut.org Video: Dove Springs Students Find Discipline Inside the Boxing Ring Did Bullying Claim After 91-0 Game Do More Harm Than Good? http://kut.org/post/did-bullying-claim-after-91-0-game-do-more-harm-good Sports talk shows and news outlets have been all over the story of a Texas parent who filed a complaint about bullying after his son's high school football team lost a game last week by the score of 91-0.<p>If you haven't heard about what happened during that game, here's how <a href="http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/10/21/5264501/was-aledos-91-0-football-win-last.html" target="_blank">Fort Worth's <em>Star-Telegram</em> sums up the story</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"Aledo [High School] beat Fort Worth Western Hills 91-0 at home, pushing its season scoring pace to 69.3 points a game and running its Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:34:14 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 9012 at http://kut.org Did Bullying Claim After 91-0 Game Do More Harm Than Good? Longhorn Football Loses Legendary Player James Street http://kut.org/post/longhorn-football-loses-legendary-player-james-street <p>Former University of Texas quarterback James Street died Monday morning in his Austin home after suffering a heart attack. He was 65 years old.</p><p>Street played for Coach Darrell K. Royal from 1966 to 1969. He won all 20 games he started as quarterback &ndash; a feat no other Longhorn quarterback has repeated.</p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:09:01 +0000 Carrie Powell 8827 at http://kut.org Longhorn Football Loses Legendary Player James Street After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play http://kut.org/post/after-ole-miss-loss-mack-brown-pleads-ut-fans-eyes-big-12-play <p>Following the weekend’s 44-23 loss to Ole Miss, Longhorn Football coach Mack Brown is realistic about the list of challenges facing the Longhorns and the <a href="post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year">dismal performance</a> of his team so far this season.</p><p>“I’m more disappointed than anybody at the way we have started,” Brown said in a press conference on Monday. “It has kind of been the perfect storm. We’ve had injuries, we’ve had setbacks.”</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:08:05 +0000 Carrie Powell 8708 at http://kut.org After Ole Miss Loss, Mack Brown Pleads to UT Fans, Eyes Big 12 Play After BYU Blowout, Longhorns Sack Defensive Coach Diaz http://kut.org/post/after-byu-blowout-longhorns-sack-defensive-coach-diaz <p>When the Longhorns prepare for their game against Ole Miss this Saturday, they’ll do so without Manny Diaz. Defensive coordinator Diaz was fired Sunday after the Longhorns suffered a 40-21 defeat against unranked Brigham Young University this weekend.</p><p>"Our performance on defense last night was unacceptable, and we need to change that," Longhorns head coach Mack Brown <a href="http://texassports.com/news/2013/9/8/FB_0908130601.aspx?path=football">said in a statement </a>on Sunday.&nbsp;The loss stung particularly given&nbsp;<a href="http://kutnews.org/post/mack-brown-longhorns-could-win-it-all-year">Brown’s preseason confidence</a>&nbsp;in the Horns this season.</p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:38:44 +0000 Emily Mathis & Roy Varney 8632 at http://kut.org After BYU Blowout, Longhorns Sack Defensive Coach Diaz The Annual Fantasy Football Blitzkrieg Has Arrived http://kut.org/post/annual-fantasy-football-blitzkrieg-has-arrived <p>That thunderous gallop you hear isn’t your imagination:it’s the sound of millions of Americans rushing breathlessly to their computer and television screens. It happens every year – and every year the stampede grows louder.</p><p>It’s the beginning of fantasy football season.</p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:46:21 +0000 Roy Varney 8533 at http://kut.org The Annual Fantasy Football Blitzkrieg Has Arrived Flyboarding: Austin's Newest & Most Ridiculously Awesome Summer Sport http://kut.org/post/flyboarding-austins-newest-most-ridiculously-awesome-summer-sport <p></p><p>With plenty of nearby water, Austin’s always been a great place for lake sports. This year there’s a unique new one to add to your summer to-do list: Flyboarding. &nbsp;</p><p>The new sport uses the discharge from personal watercraft like Jet Skis to pump 1,000 gallons of water per minute through the bottom of a Flyboard strapped to users’ feet. The Flyboard – which looks like a wakeboard with two giant, 55-foot fire hoses attached to it – can turn almost anyone into a superhero capable of flying over 30 feet above the lake surface, according to <a href="http://aquafly.com/">Aquafly</a> owner Bobby Vance.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:20:04 +0000 Emery Reifsnyder 8237 at http://kut.org Flyboarding: Austin's Newest & Most Ridiculously Awesome Summer Sport Lebron James Leads Heat To Back-To-Back NBA Titles http://kut.org/post/spurs-fall-nba-finals-game-7 Lebron James, who evokes <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/06/20/193835625/lebron-james-up-up-and-away">strong feelings on either side of the emotional spectrum</a>, has led the Miami Heat to its second NBA title in a row.<p>After a heart-pounding, seven-game series that vacillated between teams, the Heat prevailed over the San Antonio Spurs 95-88 on Thursday. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 11:17:32 +0000 8188 at http://kut.org Lebron James Leads Heat To Back-To-Back NBA Titles