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4:47 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Fans Gather In New York City To Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:22 pm

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The rock-star week for the U.S. women's soccer team involved some confetti today. The team's World Cup win was celebrated in New York City with a history-making tickertape parade. Bridget Bergen reports from member station WNYC.

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The Two-Way
10:43 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Women's Soccer Team Earns Ticker-Tape Parade In NYC — And A Return To No. 1

Well ahead of the ticker-tape parade's 11 a.m. start time, young fans were already in place along the route to celebrate the U.S. women's World Cup victory.
Adam Hunger AP

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Marking the first time any women's team has been celebrated in New York's famed Canyon of Heroes, thousands of fans turned out Friday for a parade honoring the U.S. women's soccer team's record third World Cup title.

The ticker-tape parade comes on the heels of another U.S. achievement: a return to the No. 1 spot in FIFA's rankings that were released this morning.

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Sports
6:21 am
Fri July 10, 2015

A Pittsburgh Pirate Does His 'Gangnam Style' Dance

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:10 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with a little dancing in the dugout. That infectious beat is, of course, "Gangnam Style."

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "GANGNAM STYLE")

PSY: (Singing) Oppa Gangnam style.

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The Two-Way
10:28 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Dies

Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler (right) and receiver Fred Biletnikoff celebrate the Raiders' Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings in January 1977.
AP

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 2:40 pm

The Oakland Raiders say their former star quarterback Ken Stabler died from complications associated with colon cancer. Stabler was 69.

NPR's Tom Goldman tells our Newscast unit:

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Sports
4:31 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

Fight Over NBA Star DeAndre Jordan Turns Into Emoji War

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 6:26 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

NBA free agency is often chaotic, even dramatic.

KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:

For DeAndre Jordan, it was just plain weird.

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The Two-Way
7:41 am
Thu July 9, 2015

FIFA Bans Former Executive Committee Member Chuck Blazer For Life

Chuck Blazer, then-CONCACAF general secretary, attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Feb. 14, 2005. FIFA banned him today for life over "various acts of misconduct."
Bernd Kammerer AP

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 11:03 am

FIFA has banned its former executive committee member Chuck Blazer from taking part in any aspect of soccer for life.

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Sports
4:30 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Former University Of Illinois Athletes File $10 Million Lawsuit

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 6:34 pm

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The Two-Way
10:31 am
Wed July 8, 2015

Federal Court Rules Against Redskins In Legal Battle With Native Americans

A Washington Redskins football helmet lies on the field during NFL football minicamp.
Nick Wass AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 4:42 pm

A federal court has ruled against Washington, D.C.'s, professional football team in a legal battle with Native Americans over the team's name.

United States District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee ruled that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office should cancel the team's trademark of the Redskins name because the name "may disparage" Native Americans.

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Sweetness And Light
5:01 am
Wed July 8, 2015

What Have The Numbers Done To America's Pastime?

Reporters and Major League Baseball employees watch a demonstration of new statistics made possible by technology upgrades at baseball stadiums during an April 20 news conference in New York.
Seth Wenig AP

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 7:36 am

Whereas numbers have never been a significant adjunct to the other performing arts, they've been stitched into the very essence of sport. Not just the score, but how fast, how far, how good. And, of course, no sport is so identified with numbers as is our American baseball.

In fact, baseball statistics have been around almost as long as baseball. But stats — which is a fairly new shortcut word, about as old as the Mets and Astros are — have proliferated recently, not only in other sports, notably basketball, but to deeper and deeper levels of baseball enlightenment.

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Sports
4:35 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Kicks Off Victory Tour In L.A.

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 6:32 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

Now to a victory tour that kicked off today in Los Angeles. The U.S. women's soccer team is back from Canada, gold trophy in hand, after dominating Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday. NPR's Nathan Rott took in the scene at the LA rally.

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