Sports

4:57pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Latin America

Tiny Costa Rica Is A World Cup Surprise — Even To Its Own Fans

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 6:26 pm

Costa Rica entered into the World Cup an underdog, but the team has emerged from group play having beaten three former World Cup winners. Costa Rican fan Ericka Mora speaks with Melissa Block from San Jose about the excitement in the country's capital.

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1:41pm

Thu July 3, 2014
Barbershop

Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

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11:41am

Thu July 3, 2014
The Two-Way

VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

At 4 years old, Josiah Brown is already turning heads in basketball-crazy North Carolina.
WWAY

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly drains shots from outside the lane. But Brown, who lives in Wilmington, N.C., isn't a hot high school prospect, because he's only 4.

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6:46am

Thu July 3, 2014
Sports

Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 11:14 am

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5:25am

Thu July 3, 2014
Latin America

World Cup Play Helps Colombian Team Shed Bad Reputation

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 11:14 am

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Colombia's national men's soccer team is heading to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. That's a first. And as John Otis reports, the team's winning streak is helping the Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and also drug-fueled violence.

JOHN OTIS, BYLINE: Colombia has handily won all four of its World Cup games.

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4:34pm

Wed July 2, 2014
Sports

From Missiles To The Pitch: The Story Behind World Cup Tech

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 7:20 pm

U.S. national soccer team player Michael Bradley ran 10.4 miles during the team's World Cup game against Belgium. Brian Kopp of STATS LLC explains to Melissa Block how technology first developed by the Israeli military is now being used in athletics.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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4:34pm

Wed July 2, 2014
Around the Nation

The Brutal Race That Asks Runners To Go Up A Mountain And Back Down

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 7:20 pm

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

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9:09am

Wed July 2, 2014
The Two-Way

Tim Howard Emerges As Hero In U.S. World Cup Loss

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 12:34 pm

No Score: Belgium's Divock Origi throws himself into the net behind goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. during Tuesday's World Cup Round of 16 game.
Ruben Sprich Reuters /Landov

After a wrenching loss to Belgium ended the U.S. team's World Cup run, fans are still touting the play of goalkeeper Tim Howard, Photoshopping his head onto U.S. currency and even (briefly) dubbing him Secretary of Defense on Wikipedia.

In Tuesday's game, Howard set a new World Cup record by making 16 saves. The mark dates back to at least 1966, when organizers started keeping records of that statistic. He was elected man of the match in the 2-1 loss.

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6:15am

Wed July 2, 2014
Sports

U.S. Goalkeeper Becomes Social Media Star

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 7:53 am

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5:05am

Wed July 2, 2014
Sports

Belgium Ends U.S. Team's World Cup Hopes

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 2:09 pm

The U.S. men's soccer team is out of the World Cup. For 90 minutes, the score was tied at 0-0, but the team lost in extra time to Belgium on Tuesday, 2-1.

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