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5:50 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Alleged Hack Of Astros Database Included Player Information

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And we're going to hear more now about this alleged baseball hack. I'm joined by longtime baseball writer, Richard Justice. He is a columnist for mlb.com.

Richard, welcome to the program.

RICHARD JUSTICE: Thank you, Melissa.

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The Two-Way
5:12 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

U.S. Women Beat Nigeria 1-0, Win Group And Advance To Elimination Rounds

Abby Wambach of the U.S. (from right) celebrates with teammates Lauren Holiday and Tobin Heath after scoring against Nigeria at the end of the first half Tuesday during the FIFA Women's World Cup in Vancouver, Canada.
Ben Nelms EPA/Landov

Originally published on Thu June 18, 2015 12:07 pm

Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET On June 17:

U.S. veteran Abby Wambach, making her second start of the World Cup, scored her first goal of the tournament and the 183rd of her storied international career to push the Americans past Nigeria on Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada.

The 1-0 victory allowed the U.S. to win Group D and advance into the elimination rounds, where they'll face another group's third-place team on Monday, followed by a possible matchup against Cameroon or China later next week.

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Sports
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

FBI Investigates St. Louis Cardinals For Alleged Hack Of Astros System

Originally published on Wed June 17, 2015 6:20 am

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Goats and Soda
4:30 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Nigerian Soccer Fans Really Know How To Have A Ball

Nigerian fans stand and deliver cheers at a match against Australia, played during the Women's World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada.
Russell Lewis NPR

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 8:06 pm

If you watch the United States play Nigeria at the Women's World Cup tonight — kickoff is at 8 p.m. — you'll keep your eyes on the field. After all, it's an important match. A win or a tie, and the U.S. is guaranteed to advance to the knockout round. Even with a loss, the U.S. could still move on. Nigeria is the best team from Africa.

But maybe you should look at the stands instead.

Nigerian fans are an attraction in their own right. Decked out in bright green T-shirts and waving flags, they stand, cheer, party, play trumpets and drums, dance and sing.

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The Two-Way
12:55 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Baseball Hacking: FBI Is Looking Into Possible St. Louis Attack On Houston Astros

Did the St. Louis Cardinals try to steal more than second base from the Houston Astros? The FBI is looking into a hacking attack on a key Astros database. Here, the Cardinals' Aledmys Diaz is tagged out at second by Carlos Correa of the Astros during a spring training game in March.
Stacy Revere Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:57 pm

Update, 5 p.m. ET:

In a news conference late Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said the league has been cooperating fully with the FBI investigation, and that the league will wait until that inquiry is complete to take its own actions.

"In addition to what happened, there's the question of who did it, who knew about it — you know, is the organization responsible, is the individual responsible," Manfred said. "There's a whole set of issues that are gonna need to be sorted through."

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Sports
6:25 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks Win 3rd NHL Championship In 6 Years

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 7:59 am

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The Two-Way
6:26 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Chicago Blackhawks Take Home 3rd Stanley Cup In 6 Years With 2-0 Win

Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks scores a goal Monday in the second period against goalie Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game 6 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final in Chicago.
Bruce Bennett Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 16, 2015 12:23 am

Updated 10:55 p.m. ET:

For the third time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup. Their 2-0 victory Monday night over the Tampa Bay Lightning even offered an opportunity the team didn't have the two previous times — the chance to celebrate the title on its home ice.

It's Chicago's sixth Stanley Cup overall, having previously also won in 1934, 1938 and 1961, as well as the two recent titles in 2010 and 2013.

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Sports
7:48 am
Sun June 14, 2015

NFL Critic Says Ray Rice Deserves A Second Chance

Originally published on Sun June 14, 2015 11:02 am

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Sports
5:10 pm
Sat June 13, 2015

Academic Foul: Some Colleges Accused Of Helping Athletes Cheat

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faces charges of NCAA violations including the existence of sham classes and grade inflation for student-athletes.
Gerry Broome AP

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 6:21 pm

Some college athletes are cheating, and the NCAA is cracking down on universities that enable them to do it. Earlier this year, the NCAA came down hard on Syracuse University for academic fraud.

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Sports
8:01 am
Sat June 13, 2015

Hoops And World Soccer: The Week In Sports

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

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Finally, time for sports.

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