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ESPN and Univision are Filing Takedown Notices for Vines of Soccer Goals

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. has World Cup fever (pending the results of today’s game) and ESPN and Univision probably couldn’t be more thrilled, at least as long as you aren’t watching any goals online.

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Features

The Waffle Wars: Which Side Are You On?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

As the U.S Men’s National team prepares for its match with Belgium later today, a fight has already begun between the two nations...over waffles. Waffle House, an American fast-food franchise, tweeted yesterday morning that they “don’t believe in [Belgian] waffles.” A representative told TMZ that they support a boycott ...

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U.S.-Belgium Match Could Be A Game Of Goalkeepers

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Having escaped the "Group of Death," the Americans are poised for their first game in the knockout stage of the World Cup. The victor heads to the quarterfinals.

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Listen to Lucy

Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Summer, sports and strategies for avoiding work

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WNYC News

We Still Don't Know Everything Lou Gehrig Said in His Famous Speech

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

WNYC

Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig said he was the luckiest man alive despite being diagnosed with a fatal illness. But little of his farewell speech beyond that has survived 75 years later.

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Morning Edition

Rivalry: Spanish Speakers Flood Portuguese-Speaking Brazil

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Most Brazilians speak English and Spanish with an accent. But Brazilians seem to take great offense to World Cup visitors speaking Portuguese with an accent.

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Morning Edition

U.S. Plays Belgium In World Cup's Knockout Stage

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team is back in action on Tuesday at the World Cup in Brazil. There is no room for error in the match against Belgium — lose and the U.S. team is finished.

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All Things Considered

U.S. Readies To Step Onto Stage For Knockout Round Drama

Monday, June 30, 2014

In its first match of the knockout round, the U.S. soccer team plays Belgium on Tuesday. NPR's Tom Goldman previews the game, explaining what to expect from the matchup.

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PRI's The World

We're getting ready for a World Cup showdown between USA and Belgium

Monday, June 30, 2014

The World's William Troop is cheering for USA. The World's Clark Boyd is cheering for Belgium. It could get ugly in our offices.

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Altidore Will Be Ready For Belgium, U.S. Soccer Says

Monday, June 30, 2014

Forward Jozy Altidore, who missed the U.S. team's last two World Cup games with a strained hamstring, is "ready and available" to play Tuesday, U.S. Soccer has announced.

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Luis Suarez Apologizes For Biting Rival At World Cup

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Uruguayan striker was banned by FIFA for biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in last week's World Cup soccer game.

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PRI's The World

Izzy picks Belgium over the USA for World Cup victory

Monday, June 30, 2014

Izzy, our World Cup-predicting ocelot, says Tuesday's game against Belgium will be the last one for the US at the World Cup.

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PRI's The World

How one American in Brussels is dealing with the upcoming World Cup clash between the US and Belgium

Monday, June 30, 2014

No more ties. No more "losing," but still "winning." All bets are off at the World Cup in Brazil, and if you lose, you're going home. So now that it's serious, it means that Americans overseas have to decide where their loyalties lie. From his perch in a Brussels cafe, The World's Clark Boyd comes to terms with Tuesday's clash between the US and Belgium.

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Morning Edition

1950 World Cup Ticketholder Gets Tickets For 2014 Game

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sanch Belmot, 85, missed the 1950 World Cup final to be with his dying mom. Brazil lost that match. His old ticket will go into a museum in exchange for 3 tickets to this year's final.

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All Things Considered

Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.

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Brazil Narrowly Dodges A World Cup Knockout

Sunday, June 29, 2014

The host nation's team lives to play another day after a riveting match Saturday against Chile. The game was decided by a tie-breaking shootout, with a final score of 3-2.

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Die-Hard Fans Still Fill The Grids With Balls And Strikes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

In an age-old ritual, baseball fans, wielding pencils and scorecards, annotate every play of a game from the stands. The dying practice still has some hard-core practitioners.

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Pitcher R.A. Dickey Tells Kids It's OK To Be Different

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pitcher R.A. Dickey is a rare bird in major league baseball: a master of the knuckleball. Now he's also a children's author. NPR's Don Gonyea talks with him about his new book, Knuckleball Ned.

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Ted Cruz And The Modern Republican Dilemma

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Potential GOP presidential nominee Ted Cruz tells us much about the changing party, according to a new New Yorker profile. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Jeffrey Toobin, the author of that article.

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On The Pitch, At Centre Court: The Week In Sports

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Soccer and tennis are a world apart when it comes to sportsmanship, as we've seen in the ongoing World Cup and Wimbledon tournaments. Slate's Mike Pesca talks with NPR's Don Gonyea about the contrast.

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