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Stanley Cup Inspires Artwork Bet, Highbrow Trash Talk Between 2 Museums

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks are going head-to-head in the Stanley Cup finals. To up the ante, art museums from the two cities decided to get in on the action.
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Maria Sharapova Receives 2-Year Ban From Tennis For Doping

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jon Wertheim, executive editor and senior writer for Sports Illustrated, on Maria Sharapova's suspension from tennis for two years after testing positive for doping.
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Louisville, Ky., Celebrates Muhammad Ali With 'I Am Ali' Festival

A celebration of Muhammad Ali's life that focused on children happened Wednesday in Ali's hometown of Louisville, Ky. The festival included music, dance and educational activities and intended to remind young people that they, like Ali, "can become the greatest at whatever they choose."
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Racism Allegations Embroil French Soccer Team In Controversy

There's been a huge uproar in sporting circles in France after a player of Algerian descent said racism was the reason he wasn't chosen for the French team in the European championship which starts this week.
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Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Suspended For 2 Years For Doping

An independent tribunal has ruled that Sharapova is ineligible after testing positive for meldonium. She said she didn't know at the time that the substance had been banned starting early this year.
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Code Switch Podcast, Episode 2: Being 'Outdoorsy' When You're Black Or Brown

On this episode, Shereen and Adrian take a look at why being "outdoorsy" can get complicated when you're a person of color in America.
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NHL Final Round Standouts: Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Sharks' Joel Ward

David Greene talks to Hemal Jhaveri, a writer with the USA Today sports blog — For The Win — about two of the most interesting players in this year's final round of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.
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What Happened To The Muhammad Ali I Idolized, Blackistone Asks

Growing up, sports commentator Kevin Blackistone idolized Muhammad Ali. With Ali's death last week, he wonders why the man he sees in the obituaries is so different than the Ali he remembers.
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Score! Pele Auctions Off Thousands Of Medals, Other Memorabilia

The three-day auction of more than 2,000 items started Tuesday in London. The soccer star says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to a children's hospital in Brazil.
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Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Kimbo Slice Dies At 42

Slice parlayed videos of his street fights into a career as an MMA fighter. He reportedly died Monday at a Florida hospital of as-yet-undisclosed causes.

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