In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, J’Nai Bridges dreamed of playing professional basketball, but when she chose choir as her senior year elective, her teachers immediately recognized her gift. Now she’s a rising opera star.
By PBS NewsHour
When J’Nai Bridges’ pro sports ambitions suddenly fell apart, she started focusing intently on developing her voice. Now, at the age of 29, the American mezzo-soprano is performing major roles for some of the world’s most renowned opera companies.
By Claudia Escobar and Chloe Veltman, KQED
Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion and 15-time all-star with the San Antonio Spurs, called it quits Monday after 19 seasons.
By Dan Cooney
For the first time since 1964, Cleveland, Ohio, has claimed a major sports title. The Cavaliers defeated the reigning Golden State Warriors Sunday night to cap an unprecedented Finals comeback and secure the first NBA Championship in its franchise history.
By PBS NewsHour
Malak, a 16-year-old Palestinian, said she first heard about PeacePlayers International – a group that unites Israelis and Palestinians to play basketball – five years ago. She wanted to learn basketball but was nervous about being around Jews.
This year’s NCAA men’s tournament came to a heartstopping finish Monday night, as Villanova junior Kris Jenkins hoisted a buzzer-beating game winner from the three-point line to defeat UNC in a match for the ages. Meanwhile, the UConn women’s team…
By Paul Solman
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March Madness has arrived once more -- and yet again, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels are in the hunt for a national championship. A new book by sportswriter John Feinstein takes an inside look at one of UNC’s…
To see Caron Butler on the basketball court today, you'd have little sense of how far this NBA player has come. As a young boy, he had the dream and the skills, but nearly threw it away for a life…
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