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10:28pm

Thu July 9, 2015
The Two-Way

Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Dies

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

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

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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4:31pm

Thu July 9, 2015
Sports

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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7:28am

Thu July 9, 2015
The Two-Way

FIFA Bans Former Executive Committee Member Chuck Blazer For Life

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

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

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

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4:30pm

Wed July 8, 2015
Sports

Former University Of Illinois Athletes File $10 Million Lawsuit

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

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10:53am

Wed July 8, 2015
The Two-Way

Federal Court Rules Against Redskins In Legal Battle With Native Americans

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

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

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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4:43am

Wed July 8, 2015
Sweetness And Light

What Have The Numbers Done To America's Pastime?

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

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

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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4:35pm

Tue July 7, 2015
Sports

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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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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10:00am

Tue July 7, 2015
The Two-Way

Mayweather Is Stripped Of WBO Belt He Won From Pacquiao

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 10:26 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. missed a deadline to decide which title belt he wants to keep, says the World Boxing Organization.
Al Bello Getty Images

Saying that Floyd Mayweather missed a deadline to pay a fee related to his May 2 win over Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization has stripped Floyd of the welterweight title he won in that fight.

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6:39am

Tue July 7, 2015
Around the Nation

N.J. Town Celebrates World Cup Champs And Hometown Hero Carli Lloyd

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 2:19 pm

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5:11am

Tue July 7, 2015
Sports

Day 8 At Wimbledon Features Women's Quarterfinals

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 7:44 am

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