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8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Sports

Hoops And World Soccer: The Week In Sports

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

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Finally, time for sports.

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8:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Sports

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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6:07am

Sat June 13, 2015
The Two-Way

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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5:20pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Sports

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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5:20pm

Fri June 12, 2015
Sports

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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1:03pm

Fri June 12, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Fri June 12, 2015 10:35 pm

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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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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6:46am

Fri June 12, 2015
Sports

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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6:26am

Fri June 12, 2015
Sports

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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6:39pm

Thu June 11, 2015
Sports

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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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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4:34pm

Thu June 11, 2015
Sports

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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