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Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It took another overtime, but the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the seemingly unstoppable Boston Bruins 6-5 to tie up the Stanley Cup championship.

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LeBron James — 'Up, Up And Away'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

More than any team he faces, LeBron James' biggest foil is actually Michael Jordan, The Greatest Basketball Player Ever.™

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Judge Considers Class Action Status For O'Bannon V. NCAA

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A federal judge on Thursday hears arguments over whether a lawsuit against the NCAA should be expanded. The case was brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon. He contends the NCAA unfairly benefits from student athletes by forcing them to sign away their licensing rights.

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Heat, Spurs Headed To Game 7 After Stunning Game 6

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Heat won in overtime on Wednesday night in what LeBron James called "the best game I've ever been a part of."

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Tick Tock: Make The Serve, Pitch, Putt Or Shot

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In baseball, golf and tennis in particular, we are being slowly lulled to sleep before every pitch, every shot. Hurry up already, says commentator Frank Deford.

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Miami Heat Force Game 7 In NBA Finals

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Miami Heat avoided elimination Tuesday night by beating the San Antonio Spurs in overtime, 103 to 100. LeBron James shrugged off a poor start to get 32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds to play to force overtime.

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Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.

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Boston Tops Chicago In Game 3 Of NHL's Stanley Cup

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 Monday night to take a two-game lead in the NHL's Stanley Cup championships. Boston was helped by the peerless performance of goalie Tuukka Rask, while Chicago suffered from the loss of forward Marian Hossa.

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Navy Football Players To Be Charged In Sex Assault Case

Monday, June 17, 2013

The case dates from April of 2012, when a female midshipman reported that she had been sexually assaulted by three men after she went to a party in Annapolis. The men have not been identified publicly.

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San Antonio Spurs One Game From Winning Fifth NBA Title

Monday, June 17, 2013

Every time you think you got a handle on this year's NBA Finals, you realize, you have no idea what's going to happen next. Case in point: Before last night's game five against the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili was slumping and supposedly washed up. Instead he put on a vintage performance and led the Spurs to a ten-point victory over the defending champs.

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The NFL To Your Purse: Drop Dead

Monday, June 17, 2013

The NFL has a new bag policy that won't allow camera bags, seat cushions, or — gasp! — purses.

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Ginobili Awakens, Leads Spurs To Game 5 Win

Monday, June 17, 2013

The 114-104 win against the Miami Heat put the San Antonio Spurs one win away from their fifth NBA title.

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Rose Wins U.S. Open, Mickelson Loses Again

Monday, June 17, 2013

Jason Rose, 32, has won the U.S. Open golf tournament. David Greene talks to Christine Brennan, sport commentator for USA Today, about Rose, who is the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open in 43 years. Phil Mickelson has come in second numerous times.

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When Should The Majors Pull Talent From The Minors?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about sports news of the past week.

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Hoops, Hockey Championships Still Undecided

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about sports. This week-- hockey's Stanley Cup finals are under way, and after a thrilling three-overtime first game, the Chicago Blackhawks lead the Boston Bruins one game to none. Plus, can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to put down the Miami Heat and win the NBA Championship?

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Spurs And Heat Tied Going Into Game 5 Of NBA Finals

Friday, June 14, 2013

Two days after the Spurs throttled the Heat by nearly 40 points, Miami responded with a rout of its own in San Antonio to tie up the NBA Finals at two games apiece. Even better news for the defending champions? The Big Three, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, finally look like the Big Three again. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about that and the scourge of flopping.

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11-Year-Old Keeps Singing In Face Of Hate

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sebastien de la Cruz sang the national anthem at a second game of the NBA Finals after his first performance spurred a flurry of racist tweets.

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Kanye: 'Complete Awesomeness' Or Completely Overrated?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Rapper Kanye West drops a new album next week. But a New York Times interview has left some people asking whether the self-proclaimed 'Louis Vuitton Don' is a musical genius, a bizarre narcissist, or a bit of both? Host Michel Martin checks-in with the Barbershop guys.

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Ignoring Racist Tweets, 11-Year-Old Nails National Anthem ... Again

Friday, June 14, 2013

After having racist tweets hurled in his direction, Sebastien de la Cruz was invited to sing again at the beginning of the Heat-Spurs game in San Antonio.

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With Game 4 Win, Heat Even Championship Series Against Spurs

Friday, June 14, 2013

The game served as a dazzling display for Miami's Big Three, who had an offensive awakening. Game 5 is in San Antonio, before shifting to Miami for the home stretch.

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