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In The Stanley Cup Final, National Anthem Singers Also Compete

The NHL Stanley Cup Final starts this week between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. In hockey, the competition often begins before the puck is dropped — with the national anthem.
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UAB Reinstates Football Program But With A Financial Caveat

In December, the president of the University of Alabama at Birmingham shocked people in the state's largest city when he canceled the football program, saying it wasn't economically feasible.
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Many NFL Players Make Abysmal Financial Decisions, Research Shows

New research suggests many NFL players struggle with money over their lifetimes, and a staggering number of them go bankrupt. Making a lot of money as a player does not seem to offer much protection.
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A 92-Year-Old Ran Her 16th Marathon And Broke A Record

When Harriette Thompson signed up for her first marathon, she planned to walk. But when everyone else started running, she figured she might as well run, too.
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Jerry Dior, Designer Of MLB Logo, Dies At 82

The Major League Baseball logo has endured for almost 50 years, but it wasn't until just a few years ago that its creator was finally given credit. NPR's Audie Cornish and Melissa Block remember Jerry Dior who died May 10 at 82.
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'The Onion' Strikes Again: Indicted Ex-FIFA Exec Quotes Satirical Article

Jack Warner's defense was presumably unintentional. He is one of 14 FIFA executives indicted by the U.S. last week on corruption charges.
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FIFA Official Points To Conspiracy Theory For His Arrest

Jack Warner says America wants a World Cup so badly it created a criminal probe. His proof? A satirical article in The Onion. The headline: FIFA Frantically Announces 2015 Summer World Cup in the U.S.
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Sonoma Stompers Give Baseball Writers A Chance To Run The Team

Writers/podcasters Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller will make real-life player moves. Lindbergh tells David Greene that they're used to making those moves — but in their fantasy leagues.
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NBA Player's 2-Year-Old Daughter Steals The Show

The NBA finals start this week, and the Golden State Warriors are back after a long absence. That's thanks in part to Steph Curry. He has started to bring his daughter to post-game news conferences.
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From Cuba To Florida: Diana Nyad's Final Attempt At A Record-Breaking Swim

When the distance swimmer turned 60, she vowed to complete her life's biggest challenge: a 110-mile swim from Havana to Key West. It was her fifth attempt at the feat — and, ultimately, a triumph.

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