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5:52pm

Thu July 2, 2015
Sports

Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box

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10:18am

Thu July 2, 2015
The Two-Way

U.S. Seeks Extradition Of 7 FIFA Officials From Switzerland

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:10 pm

U.S. prosecutors have sent Switzerland a formal request to extradite seven FIFA officials who had been arrested in May in Zurich in a corruption investigation of soccer's governing body.

The FIFA officials were arrested May 27, and the extradition request, submitted by the U.S. Embassy in Bern, came within the deadline laid down by the bilateral extradition treaty between the U.S. and Switzerland.

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
Business

Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:12 pm

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6:00pm

Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 6:22 pm

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11:40am

Wed July 1, 2015
The Two-Way

The 2 Goals That Gave The U.S. The Win Over Germany

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 2:36 pm

Carli Lloyd (right) celebrates with Morgan Brian during the U.S. match against China at the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.
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A 2-0 win over Germany on Tuesday night gave the U.S. a place in the Women's World Cup final.

You can construct a lot of hero narratives around last night's game: The American defense is unstoppable. (Julie Johnston has been a breakout player.) Midfielder Carli Lloyd owns the field.

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

U.S. Reaches World Cup Final After Beating Germany 2-0

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Sweetness And Light

All-Star Games Are Worthless If The Players Are Not All-Stars

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 5:06 pm

A giant All-Star Game sign at Great American Ballpark during a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, on May 30 in Cincinnati.
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For those of you who haven't got your baseball All-Star ballot in, don't panic, you have until Thursday. It's convenient. You can get a ballot off the Internet, and here's the good news: You can vote 35 times.

Understand what I'm saying? Each fan can cast 35 votes. Where that magic figure comes from, I don't know. Why not 3,500 apiece? Or 35,000?

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4:39am

Wed July 1, 2015
NPR Ed

A Phys Ed Teacher Battles Tight Budgets And Childhood Obesity

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 2:03 pm

Mindy Przeor founded an after-school and summer running club in Mesa, Ariz.
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First rule of Brinton Elementary School run club: Keep those legs moving. Second rule of run club: Have fun.

For 13-year-old Kaprice Faraci and her sister, Kassidy, inspiration to keep moving struck one after school afternoon in the third grade. Video games and TV bored the twins. They were outside when they spotted a small pack of children chugging down their street.

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9:30pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

Transgender Swimmer Given Choice Of Harvard's Men's, Women's Teams

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 10:55 am

Schuyler Bailar will swim on the men's team at Harvard this fall.
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The Harvard men's swim team will have a new swimmer on their team this fall: Schuyler Bailar of McLean, Va. He will be the first openly transgender swimmer in NCAA Division I history, according to The Harvard Crimson.

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1:19pm

Tue June 30, 2015
The Two-Way

With Seconds To Spare, 70-Year-Old Woman Finishes 100-Mile Endurance Race

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 2:30 pm

Gunhild Swanson, 70, clocked 29:59:54 in the Western States Endurance Run on Sunday.
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The Western States Endurance Run is the world's oldest 100-mile race — and among its toughest. Runners begin the race in Squaw Valley, Calif., climb more than 18,000 feet and descend nearly 23,000 feet before they reach the finish line in Auburn, Calif.

Here's what that looks like:

This year's male winner was Rob Krar, 38, of Flagstaff, Ariz., who completed the course in 14:48:59. That's an incredible time. But the loudest cheers at the finish line on Sunday were reserved for 70-year-old Gunhild Swanson of Spokane Valley, Wash.

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