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The Quieter Sports Season, And Why Tennis Needs Caddies

Summer is finally here and commentator Frank Deford rounds up some of the sights and (softer) sounds of the season. And he says it's time for a new job on the courts of Wimbledon.
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Teenaged Female Shortstop Could Be Signed by MLB Team

David Greene talks to Lindsay Berra of MLB.com about a 16-year-old French baseball player, who became the first female prospect to make herself eligible to be signed by a Major League Baseball team.
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Female Shortstop, 16, Could Be Signed By MLB Teams In July

Melissa Mayeux plays shortstop for two of France's national teams: the U-18 junior squad and the senior softball team. She's known as a smooth fielder who can also handle a bat.
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ESPN Report Finds Pete Rose Bet On Baseball As A Player

ESPN reported Monday new documents show Pete Rose bet on baseball as a manager and player. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to T.J. Quinn of ESPN's Outside the Lines about the findings.
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Pete Rose Bet On Baseball Games As A Player, ESPN Reports

After years of denial, baseball's all-time hits leader admitted in 2004 that he bet on games, but only while he was manager. But ESPN obtained documents that show the betting began in 1986.
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Gutting It Out: Tales Of Sports Heroics In The Face Of Injury, Illness

Arguably the dominating narrative of the U.S. Open was 27-year-old golfer Jason Day's ongoing struggle with benign positional vertigo.
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U.S. Women Face Colombia Tonight In Round Of 16

Colombian star Lady Andrade told USA Today that her team would win: "We're going to beat them since they like to talk so much."
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With U.S. Open Victory, Jordan Spieth Wins Second Major In A Row

Jordan Spieth won the U.S. Open on Sunday for the second leg of golf's grand slam. He is only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same year.
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A Champion In Hoops And Another On Ice: The Week In Sports

The Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title in 40 years and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. ESPN's Howard Bryant gives NPR's Scott Simon the details.
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Golfers Navigate Tricky U.S. Open Course At Chambers Bay

For the first time, the U.S. Open golf championship will be played in the Pacific Northwest. The Chambers Bay course used to be a sand and gravel quarry next to Puget Sound. Players will have to use their imagination to conquer its quirks.

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