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Chicago Blackhawks' Social Media Team Sends Obscene Tweet

Monday, June 02, 2014

On twitter, the Blackhawks tried using a certain hashtag but autofill changed it into an obscene one

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Morning Edition

Corruption Allegations Surface Before World Cup Opens

Monday, June 02, 2014

The organization governing world soccer apparently has proof that an Asian gambling syndicate fixed World Cup matches in 2010. Steve Inskeep talks to Jere Longman of The New York Times.

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PRI's The World

Why I don't think match-fixing will affect the World Cup in Brazil

Monday, June 02, 2014

Match-fixing is a widespread problem in soccer. But I don't think the 2014 World Cup will be affected or rigged in any way. The stakes are too high for all involved to let that happen.

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PRI's The World

Qatar's World Cup gets a red card for poor treatment of workers

Monday, June 02, 2014

It's hard to imagine how soccer players could endure running around in Qatar's searing summer heat. So what's it like to work a 12 hour day building stadiums for World Cup 2022?

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The Takeaway

FIFA Faces Accusations of Bribery

Monday, June 02, 2014

This weekend a report by The Sunday Times revealed damning evidence that FIFA members were bribed and bought off to support Qatar's bid for the 2022 World Cup. Andrew Jennings, the author of "Omertà: Sepp Blatter's FIFA Organised Crime Family," weighs in on the alleged plot.

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Why Cities Find The Olympics Games Are Losing Their Appeal

Sunday, June 01, 2014

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Slate.com's Mike Pesca about the record $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers, and about why no one wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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Favela Experience, For A Taste Of Authentic Brazilian Slum Living

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Need a place to stay for the World Cup? NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Elliot Rosenberg of Favela Experience, a company that offers inexpensive home-stays in one of Brazil's slums.

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Meet The Hash Harriers: The Original Drinking And Running Club

Saturday, May 31, 2014

In 1938, a group of British officers in Kuala Lumpur started going for weekly runs to shake off their weekend hangovers. The group caught on, and now the Hash Harriers are all over the world.

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Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

Saturday, May 31, 2014

You don't need to speak Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Steve Ballmer, Serena Williams Headline The Week In Sports

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Donald Sterling says he'll sue the NBA for forcing him to sell his franchise, and Americans at the French Open work to stay on top. NPR's Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant about all the sports news.

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Investor Carl Icahn Reportedly At Center Of Insider Trading Probe

Friday, May 30, 2014

The billionaire is said to be under investigation for possibly tipping off pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports gambler "Billy" Walters ahead of market-moving stock trades.

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All Things Considered

Clippers Sale Claims Attention As NBA Inches Toward Finals Rematch

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Eastern and Western Conference finals are underway in the NBA. Meanwhile, the league has announced its agreement with Shelly Sterling to sell the LA Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Minorities Shortchanged in School Sports?

Friday, May 30, 2014

“It’s either malfeasance or mismanagement," says Small Schools Athletic League founder David Garcia-Rosen. "The reality is that students of color and English language learners have way less access to high school sports in New York City than their white counterparts."

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In Historic First, Native American Brothers Win Lacrosse Trophy

Friday, May 30, 2014

Despite the sport's Native American roots, a Native had never won the Tewaaraton Award, college lacrosse's highest honor — until Thursday. Miles and Lyle Thompson became its first co-winners.

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NBA Says LA Clippers Sale 'Resolved,' But Sterling Vows To Sue

Friday, May 30, 2014

The NBA says it has approved the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, but owner Donald Sterling's attorney says he will sue the basketball league for $1 billion.

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PRI's The World

The Chilean miners have a message to their country's World Cup team - we survived, you better win

Friday, May 30, 2014

The 33 Chilean miners who spent 70 days trapped underground in 2010 are now starring in a new TV ad, urging fans to support Chile's World Cup soccer team. The miners deliver a rousing message to the nation. But it may sound a little intimidating to the players.

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All Things Considered

Ready, Set, Spray! Brazil Battles Dengue Ahead Of The World Cup

Thursday, May 29, 2014

With more than a million visitors expected for the games, Brazilian authorities are trying to control the mosquitoes that carry the disease and stop a sudden spike of cases in Sao Paulo.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Story Behind Baseball's Ugliest Brawl

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It started when a fight broke out between Giants pitcher Juan Marichal and Dodgers catcher John Roseboro. And it had its roots in the racial prejudices against blacks and Latinos both men faced.

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LeBron James And Lance Stephenson Share Odd And Quiet Moment In NBA Game

Thursday, May 29, 2014

There are many ways to psych out an opponent. The Indiana Pacers' Lance Stephenson went the unconventional route last night, softly blowing into LeBron James' ear.

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