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Wimbledon Watches Serena Williams And New Stars

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, starts today. Tennis blogger Courtney Nguyen talks about the players to watch and whether the sport is becoming more diverse.

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The Takeaway

Women's World Cup Champ Has Lessons for the Men's Team

Monday, June 23, 2014

Christie Rampone is one of the very few people who knows firsthand the thrill of winning the World Cup. In addition to being a 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, she’s a three-time gold medalist, having won championship titles in Athens, Beijing, and London. 

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: Keep Calm And Carry On, A Draw Is Just Fine

Monday, June 23, 2014

For Soundcheck host John Schaefer and practically everyone else watching the World Cup this weekend, Sunday was all about U.S.A. and Portugal. Yes, we're all disappointed that Portugal leveled the score on the last play of the game. But Schaefer says, "remember, this is the Group of Death," and he's confident the Americans will still move on to the next round.

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Morning Edition

Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

Monday, June 23, 2014

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.

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Morning Edition

Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.

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Morning Edition

The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

Monday, June 23, 2014

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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All Things Considered

Puma's Pink And Blue Cleats Make A Bold Play At The World Cup

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Soccer players aren't the only ones battling on the pitch: Shoe brands are fighting it out as well. While Adidas and Nike dominate the market, Puma has a sneaky counterattack: mismatched shoes.

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Pregame Rituals Give World Cup Players A Measure Of Control

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Bizarre rituals have helped footballers take their minds off of big matches for decades. Champions editor Paul Simpson tells NPR's Lynn Neary about the quirky routines in this year's World Cup.

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U.S. Vs. Portugal: 'Now Is The Moment' To Show American Mettle

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The U.S. soccer team has a tough matchup Sunday against Portugal. Win, and the Americans are in. Lose or tie, and the road gets a lot tougher with next Thursday's game against Germany.

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Let The Commercials Explain World Cup Passion

Saturday, June 21, 2014

How do you convey the enthusiasm and the all-consuming madness that comes with being a soccer fan during the World Cup? Well, the best way to answer that question might involve watching a few ads.

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What To Expect In Sunday's U.S.-Portugal World Cup Match

Saturday, June 21, 2014

On Sunday, the U.S. will play Portugal in the World Cup. NPR's Scott Simon gets a preview of the game from NPR's Tom Goldman in Manaus, Brazil.

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Redeeming A College Defeat, 25 Years Later

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jeffrey Mann finished dead last in a college hurdle race. Now, 25 years later, he tells NPR's Scott Simon that he was determined to exorcise that demon by racing again.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: A New Favorite Team

Friday, June 20, 2014

Soundcheck host John Schaefer may have the week off, but that hasn't stopped him from watching practically every minute of this year's World Cup from the cozy confines of his couch. Here's his latest missive about Costa Rica's win over Italy, France's win over the Swiss, and an M83 song that may convince you to travel.

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All Things Considered

Headaches For FIFA: Injuries On Field And Hate In The Stands

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to discuss scrutiny that has recently befallen FIFA at the World Cup — both on and off the field.

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There's No Run Like A Prison Run

Friday, June 20, 2014

In Oregon, organizers of a program that lets inmates of a maximum-security prison run with regular citizens say the goal is to provide a sense of purpose, and normalcy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend

Friday, June 20, 2014

Need to catch up? The Brian Lehrer Show picks three of their favorite segments from the week and compiles them into one podcast.

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A Dangerous 'Ritual': Chewing Tobacco In Baseball

Friday, June 20, 2014

Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death has revived conversations about the use of smokeless tobacco in the sport. Tobacco and baseball researcher Ted Eaves discusses why so many players use it.

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'Shop' Guys On The World Cup: Can The U.S. Come Out On Top?

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the World Cup, team switching during the NBA off season, electric Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the Washington football team.

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Soundcheck

My World Cup Vacation: A Tale Of Two Refs (Or Three)

Friday, June 20, 2014

Soundcheck host John Schaefer takes the week off from his music duties to binge-watch the World Cup, and has these thoughts on England's loss, the referees who make their presences known, and Brian Eno.

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Back At You: Batting-Practice Ball Lands In Pitching Machine

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tampa Bay's Matt Joyce hit a ball that caromed off the batting cage — and back into the pitching machine. The ball was quickly fired right back at the surprised outfielder.

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