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With Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Was The Price Tag Worth It?

Host Michel Martin learns more about what's happening at the World Cup, both on and off the field, in the days leading up to the final match on Sunday.
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Liverpool Unloads 'The Biter,' Sending Suarez To Barca For $128 Million

Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan punished for biting an opponent during the World Cup, is moving to Barcelona. The team reached terms with Liverpool in a transfer widely reported at more than $128 million.
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World Cup Broadcasting Rights Pay Off For ESPN, Univision

Renee Montagne talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about the business of watching the World Cup. It's been a boon for ESPN and Univision even with limited advertising during the games.
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Advocates Keep Focus On Issues Outside World Cup Stadiums

What has the soccer tournament really cost Brazil? An overpass that was still under construction collapsed on a bus killing 2 people. And, opposition lawmakers want a probe into World Cup financing.
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Doctors Face Ethical Issues In Benching Kids With Concussions

There's plenty of evidence that playing with a concussion increases the risk of long-term problems. But athletes, coaches and parents can be reluctant to call a halt. Then how can doctors do no harm?
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The Conundrum Of The Cup-Deprived: Brazilians Wonder Who To Root For

Brazilian soccer fans, in their grief over the national team's World Cup loss, now must decide whether to cheer for their archrival Argentina or Germany, the team that crushed their Cup dreams.
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He Never Really Liked Soccer Until He Made A Movie About It

Juan Rendon was not a fan. Then he co-directed This Is Not a Ball, a documentary that took him to the slums of Brazil and to an amputee league in Sierra Leone.
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Wham! McIlroy Tees Off, Reaches Green On 436-Yard Hole

On the first day of the Scottish Open, Rory McIlroy sets a course record at Royal Aberdeen, with the help of an epic drive.
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Twitter Turns World Cup Into A 'Global Sports Bar'

The Brazil vs. Germany World Cup semifinal created more Twitter activity than any other recent sporting event. Host Michel Martin learns about how social media has changed the tournament experience.
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Singapore Anti-Gambling Council Loses Big On World Cup Ad

The country's National Council on Problem Gambling has been airing a cautionary spot featuring a boy whose father wagers his son's savings on Germany.

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