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After A Week's Break, NBA Finals To Begin Between Cleveland, Golden State

The NBA finals begin Thursday night, matching the league's best teams: The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Both teams are trying to overcome decades without a pro title of their own.
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Comedian Would Give Up Cleveland Sports Jokes For A Cavalier Championship

David Greene talks to comedian and long-suffering Cleveland sports fan Mike Polk Jr. about the Cleveland Cavaliers playing in the NBA Finals.
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Virginia Lobbies DC United To Move To Loudoun County

Virginia is making a last-minute pitch to DC United to scrap its deal with the District and instead move into a new stadium in the commonwealth.
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NFL To Stream Online-Only Game For The First Time This Fall

The league is teaming up with Yahoo to offer the first national Internet-only game. However, the game will be shown to fans in the two teams' markets.
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'I Think FIFA Stinks,' Says Reporter Who Exposed Corruption Scandal

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Jennings, a journalist and author who has written extensively about the culture of corruption in FIFA that went all the way up to the president, Sepp Blatter.
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Cleveland Hopes To End Its Losing Streak With NBA Championship Win

Cleveland has waited 51 years to to win a championship. And as the Cavaliers prepare to take on Golden State in the NBA Finals, fans hope the city's days of close calls are over.
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FIFA Updates: Interpol Targets Officials, And South Africa Denies Bribing

"Red notices" named two former senior FIFA officials and several executives indicted by the U.S. Meanwhile, South Africa denied that it issued $10 million in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup.
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For Swimmers, Facial Hair Can Be A Drag

Beards can slow a swimmer down but maybe no longer. The company Virgin Trains, which sponsors a race in England, has created a product called the Beard Cap. It's a lycra swim cap for facial hair.
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Amid Scandal, FIFA President To Resign Just Days After Being Reelected

Head of the world soccer federation Sepp Blatter will step down after a replacement is found. U.S. authorities indicted a group of FIFA officials on corruption charges but Blatter wasn't among them.
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Sons Ask Supreme Court To Resolve Jim Thorpe Burial Case

Lawyers for the sons of sports legend Jim Thorpe are asking for their father's remains to be moved from a roadside mausoleum in Pennsylvania back to land in Oklahoma.

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