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Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, To Be Remembered At Detroit Funeral

Hockey fans will pay their last respects on Wednesday to Gordie Howe, who died last week at age 88. Our commentator looks at the lasting impact the man known as Mr. Hockey had on the game in the U.S.
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Russian Soccer Team Faces Punishment Over Fan Violence

European soccer officials say they will kick Russia out of the European Championship if there is any repeat of the violence involving Russian fans during the rest of the competition, currently underway in France.
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'Such A Fantasy Of A Fantasy': U.S. Fencer On Reaching Rio Olympics

He never dared imagine he could make it to the Olympics, but 28-year-old fencer Jason Pryor will be competing at this summer's games in Rio de Janeiro. He's ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in men's epee fencing.
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What Does It Take To Get A Drug Banned For Enhancing Athletes' Performance?

The World Anti-Doping Agency considers whether a drug can unfairly improve athletes' chances of winning — and also whether it could harm them — when deciding to blackball a drug.
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Cleveland Stays Alive In NBA Finals Against Depleted Golden State

With all-around star forward Draymond Green suspended and center Andrew Bogut downed by an injury in the second half, the Warriors couldn't muster the muscle to drop the Cavaliers and take the series.
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Brazil's Nightmare Continues, Thanks To Possible Illegal Goal In Copa America

It was Peru's first win over Brazil in 30 years, but a critical play is being hotly debated, as the goal seemingly relied on a Peruvian player using his arm to deflect the ball.
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Pittsburgh Penguins Lift Lord Stanley's Cup, With Game 6 Win Over San Jose

Precisely seven years after its last Stanley Cup win, Pittsburgh has notched another. The Penguins and Sharks traded body blows, but ultimately Sidney Crosby and company earned the gritty victory.
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Creator Takes The Belmont Stakes In A Photo Finish

The 3-year-old colt beat Destin by a nose, coming from behind down the stretch. It was the fourth time the Belmont was decided by a nose — the closest possible margin of victory.
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Euro 2016 Fans Brace For Heightened Security

The European soccer championship is second only to the World Cup in TV viewership. But this year's events might be more subdued than usual. Security fears could keep the crowds down in many cities.
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The Week In Sports

The Golden State Warriors took game 4 of the NBA finals Friday night, going up 3-1 in the series over the Cleveland Cavaliers. NPR's Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about he game, and the Stanley Cup finals.

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