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6:16am

Thu June 19, 2014
Sports

Spaniards Can't Hide Disappointment In World Cup Elimination

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 7:50 am

In a major upset, the world's champion soccer team, Spain, lost to Chile 2-0, and has been eliminated from the World Cup tournament. It was one of the worst performances for a reigning world champion.

5:18pm

Wed June 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Defending Champ Spain Knocked Out Of World Cup

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:12 pm

Spain's goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, fails to save an attempt by Chile's Charles Aranguiz at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday.
Manu Fernandez AP

Chile beat Spain, 2-0, in group play Wednesday, knocking the defending champs out of soccer's World Cup.

Both goals came in the first half: Eduardo Vargas scored in the 20th minute and Charles Aranguiz in the 44th.

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5:18pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

A World Cup Stunner: Spain Fails To Defend Its Crown

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:08 pm

With an upset by Chile Wednesday, defending World Cup champion Spain has been eliminated from this year's tournament.

4:32pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

In Brazil, Predictions Of Doom And Gloom Give Way To Minor Annoyances

Brazil's World Cup preparation endured some heavy criticism leading up to the games. Stadiums were still under construction, Internet connections were sketchy and transportation faced major challenges. A week into the tournament, NPR's Russell Lewis has traveled to three airports and three cities so far. He talks to Melissa Block about what has worked and what remains a challenge.

4:32pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

On The Mound For The Yankees: $155 Million Well Spent

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:08 pm

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4:32pm

Wed June 18, 2014
News

Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:08 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled six trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins. Today's ruling determined the football teams trademark name is disparaging to Native Americans and unfit for federal registration. But as Hansi Lo Wang of NPR's Code Switch team reports, the team still owns the Redskins name and can continue to use it.

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2:55pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

Is The World Cup Commentary Racist?

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2:55pm

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities?

Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets has cartoons all over his legs.
Jack Dempsey AP

Ethan Swan, who runs an art gallery in downtown Los Angeles, believes that "so much of art is about the creation of meaning through image." He also believes that "tattoos are a great way to mark pain."

So Swan is naturally interested in how body ink plays out for others. It's become what he admits is a quest.

As the founder of the blog NBA Tattoos, Swan tells NPR's Michel Martin that in 2010, he got a new cable package and started watching a lot of basketball.

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10:52am

Wed June 18, 2014
The Two-Way

Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 5:25 pm

Several of the Washington Redskins' trademark registrations have been canceled. The team will appeal the decision.
Nick Wass AP

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL's Washington Redskins, after ruling in a case brought by five Native Americans who say the name disparages them. While the decision could have wide repercussions, it does not require the team to change its name. It is also subject to appeal, which the team has confirmed it will pursue.

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5:17am

Wed June 18, 2014
Sports

Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup

Originally published on Wed June 18, 2014 7:09 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

We now turn to Brazil and the World Cup. Yesterday, the host country played Mexico, and it was a disappointing performance for home-team fans. It was a draw. Neither side scored. Still, Brazilians are feeling more positive about the World Cup. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports from Sao Paulo.

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