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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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Hartford, Conn., Bets On Baseball To Revive Ailing Economy

For more than a decade, Connecticut has failed to stimulate growth in its capital city. Now, its leaders hope to turn a vacant stretch of surface parking into a $60 million minor league stadium.
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The Neighs Have It: Horse Outruns Man, But Just Barely

The annual Man v. Horse Marathon in Wales sounds like a lopsided contest favoring racers with four feet. But scientists say that Homo sapiens evolved to be incredible endurance athletes, too.
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Kansas City Royals Are Running The Bases In All-Star Game Balloting

Major League Baseball has invalidated millions of online ballots for next month's game. Officials say ballots are invalidated every year, but the Royals' strong showing this year has raised eyebrows.
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NFL Football Involved In Deflategate Is Up For Auction

A touchdown ball from the AFC championship is being sold. The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts — accused of deflating footballs to gain advantage. The ball now is properly inflated.
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Here's Why The Grass Isn't Greener At This Year's U.S. Open

The Chambers Bay Golf Course in Washington State is almost all drought-resistant fescue grass, which is supposed to be brown in hot months.

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