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8:01 am
Sat June 13, 2015

U.S. Soccer Leads Its Group Despite A Draw With Sweden

Originally published on Mon June 15, 2015 11:46 am

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The U.S. faced off against Sweden in the marquee match in the group stage of the women's World Cup last night in Winnipeg, Canada. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji was there.

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6:07 am
Sat June 13, 2015

Celebrities And The Stanley Cup: Chicago Sweeping Tampa Bay

The Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks has been an epic and evenly matched struggle between two highly skilled and offensive-minded teams. The series is tied 2-2.

But on the celebrity fan front, it's more of a lopsided Royal Rumble.

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Sports
5:30 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

Big Guns Having 'Equal Amounts Of Trouble' In Stanley Cup Finals

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

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4:57 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

NASCAR Goes Green: Gas-Guzzling Sport Works To Reduce Carbon Footprint

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 8:55 pm

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1:03 pm
Fri June 12, 2015

U.S. And Sweden Struggle To 0-0 Tie In Women's World Cup

U.S. forward Sydney Leroux controls the ball during a Group D match with Australia on Monday during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. The U.S. won, 3-1.
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Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 10:35 pm

Update, 10:10 p.m. ET:

The U.S. and Sweden fought to a 0-0 tie in Winnipeg on Friday night — a disappointing result against the Americans' trash-talking former coach, but enough to keep them in control of their group at the Women's World Cup.

The U.S. struggled to maintain control in the Swedish half for much of the game, and had a hard time connecting on their longer passes forward. Two header attempts off corners around the 72nd minute were tipped over the crossbar and went wide right, and a frenzy in the final minute of extra time came up empty.

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6:26 am
Fri June 12, 2015

U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 2:12 pm

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5:03 am
Fri June 12, 2015

Warriors' Shooters Get The Job Done, Tie NBA Finals 2-2

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 7:30 am

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Sports
6:28 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

With 2-1 Finals Lead, What's LeBron James' Secret Motivation?

Cavaliers forward LeBron James urges on the crowd during the second half of Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors in Cleveland. The Cavs lead the series 2-1 and host Game 4 Thursday night.
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Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 6:39 pm

Remember the essay LeBron James wrote nearly a year ago, announcing his triumphant return to Cleveland?

"I'm not promising a championship," he wrote. "We're not ready right now. It will be a long process."

Well, time has certainly sped up, especially to the delight of Cavalier fans. The long process he predicted will actually be over with just two more Cleveland wins. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are back at it Thursday night for Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

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Sports
5:18 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Families Of U.S. Women's Soccer Players Share Rituals For Calming Nerves

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 6:39 pm

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3:06 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Wrestler Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, Has Died

Originally published on Thu June 11, 2015 5:37 pm

Dusty Rhodes, the passionately outspoken wrestler whose career spanned decades, has died at age 69, according to the WWE. Nicknamed The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes was the stage name of Virgil Runnels. He died in Marietta, Ga., an area northwest of Atlanta.

Playing a variety of roles and competing in hundreds of arenas during his wrestling career, Rhodes was often a stand-in for the common man, a fierce fighter who pitted his bulldog physique against more chiseled rivals such as Ric Flair. His victories often came after absorbing a staggering array of injuries.

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