November 3rd, 2014
11:53 PM ET

Lauren Hill scores big on the basketball court and inspires people around the world

It should have been the start of a college basketball career, instead it was the fulfillment of a dream. Mount St. Joseph University freshman Lauren Hill is battling incurable brain cancer. To make sure she got a chance to take the court with her team, the school petitioned the NCAA to move up the first game by two weeks. When she scored the team's first points, a sold out crowd was there cheering her on. Rachel Nichols recaps the inspiring event.
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September 19th, 2014
09:53 PM ET

Rachel Nichols on Roger Goodell: It's a step forward, but there are unanswered questions

CNN's Rachel Nichols made headlines today when she grilled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Today's news conference marked Goodell's first public comments in a week. Just after he promised to get the league's "house in order," more troubling news broke on the Ray Rice case. A source confirmed to CNN that Ravens' security spoke to Atlantic City Police and learned of the video from inside a casino elevator hours after the incident occurred. Anderson spoke with Rachel, along with Sports Illustrated's Robert Klemko and domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner.

Seven NFL players have been in the headlines recently for abuse or alleged abuse. Five of them have been benched or cut, one is just on the practice squad, but one is set to take the field to play this Sunday. That player is San Francisco 49er Ray McDonald who is accused of assaulting his pregnant fiancé. Sports Illustrated's Peter King spoke to Anderson about why a suspension is not necessarily the right move in the case.

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June 9th, 2014
11:32 PM ET

Adam Silver on Anderson's interview with Donald Sterling: It reinforced my certainty that I'd done the right thing

Rachel Nichols spoke exclusively with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. They discussed Donald Sterling's AC360 interview and his attacks on Magic Johnson.

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May 28th, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Donald Sterling prepares to "fight to the bloody end"

When Shelly Sterling started lining up buyers for the L.A. Clippers, it may have seemed, at least for a minute, that Donald Sterling was ready to walk away from the NBA. In fact, he cleared the way in a letter to the NBA confirming that he authorized his wife to negotiate the sale of the team. But now, his lawyer tells ESPN that Donald Sterling "is going to fight to the bloody end," and "he disavows anything" Shelly is doing to sell the team. So what's next for the Clippers? Anderson spoke with CNN legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Jeffrey Toobin along with Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded.

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May 21st, 2014
12:15 AM ET

Donald Sterling vs. Silver and the NBA

In a news conference Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is "doing the right thing" by forcing out LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. This came only one day after the NBA outlined their charges against Sterling and on the same day Sterling's lawyer demanded three months to respond. "The proceedings and the processes set out in our constitution is something they signed on for when they became owners in the league," said Silver. The commissioner expressed confidence in the NBA's ability to force Sterling into selling the franchise, which he has owned since 1981.

Anderson discussed the NBA's legal tactics and what Sterling might do next with host of CNN's Unguarded, Rachel Nichols and CNN legal analysts Jeffrey Toobin and Sunny Hostin.

Filed under: Donald Sterling • Jeffrey Toobin • NBA • Rachel Nichols • Sports • Sunny Hostin
May 2nd, 2014
10:19 PM ET

The payoff Donald Sterling says he wishes he made

It was just a week ago that Donald Sterling's taped remarks about African Americans became public. For the first time today, the L.A. Clippers owner addressed the controversy publicly. He’s responding to V. Stiviano, the woman who recorded the tape of their private conversation. In an interview with DuJour magazine Sterling says, "I wish I had just paid her off." Brian Todd has the latest on the fallout.

Anderson discussed these latest developments with CNN Senior Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's Unguarded, and Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin.

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April 29th, 2014
10:18 PM ET

The NBA reacts to Donald Sterling's lifetime ban

Barely four days after tape of his racist rant hit the Internet, L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is now facing a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine. Almost as soon as Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement, some of the biggest names in basketball voiced their support for the move. Rachel Nichols has the latest.

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February 18th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Bode Miller speaks out about post-race interview

NBC's Christin Cooper is getting lambasted after her post-race interview with U.S. skier Bode Miller. Cooper repeatedly asked Miller about the death of his brother, which eventually led to him breaking down in tears in front of the cameras. Bode Miller spoke with Rachel Nichols, host of CNN's 'Unguarded.'

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February 14th, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Chansi Stuckey on NFL-commissioned report: "You can't have this type of thing going on and win championships"

The NFL-commissioned report is out on allegations of bullying by Miami Dolphins players. It is the result of an investigation that started after offensive tackle Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team last fall saying he was bullied by teammate Richie Incognito. The report finds three Dolphins starters,including Incognitoengaged in "a pattern of harassment." It also found Martin was not the only member of the Dolphins to face this sort of taunting.  Incognito’s lawyer is challenging the report calling it “replete with errors.” John Berman discussed all of this with former New York Jets wide receiver Chansi Stuckey and with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, host of Unguarded with Rachel Nichols.
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January 24th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Richard Sherman is facing fines, backlash, and admiration

With just days to go before the Super Bowl, news broke today that the NFL is fining Richard Sherman nearly $8,000 for his actions at the end of the NFC Championship Game. But it's the finish of that game that has everyone talking. Rachel Nichols spoke to Richard Sherman and told John Berman "it's fascinating to watch the wave of reaction to Richard Sherman."

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