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Families Of U.S. Women's Soccer Players Share Rituals For Calming Nerves

Game day can bring butterflies to even the toughest athletes. Nerves also follow the families of U.S. women's soccer players. Some pace, while others mutter coping rituals that help them get through the game.
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Wrestler Dusty Rhodes, The American Dream, Has Died

A veteran of hundreds of matches during his wrestling career, Rhodes acted as a stand-in for the common man, pitting his bulldog physique against chiseled rivals such as Ric Flair.
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Amid Corruption Scandal, FIFA Delays Bidding On 2026 World Cup

The organization's secretary-general said it would be "nonsense" to begin the bidding process amid the turmoil. FIFA said its executive committee would discuss the process at a meeting later.
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As NHL Players Pursue Lord Stanley's Cup, Shaving Is A Jinx

Even die-hard fans grow beards for good luck. But Mark Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports, says bushy beards make players too hard to recognize on TV.
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Cleveland Takes 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals Over Golden State

The Cleveland Cavaliers dominated Tuesday's NBA Finals game — coming out on top over the Golden State Warriors 96-91. The Cavs lead the series 2-1. Game 4 will be played in Cleveland on Thursday.
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Cleveland Withstands Late Golden State Charge For 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

As the playoffs began, the Warriors were viewed as nearly unstoppable, particularly against an inferior Eastern Conference team in the NBA finals. The Cavaliers dominated most of Tuesday's game.
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Come-From-Behind Drama Continues In Stanley Cup Final

Tampa Bay has a 2-1 lead over Chicago in the best-of-seven series. Cedric Paquette scored the game-winning goal late in the third period, with help from defenseman Victor Hedman.
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A Gender Revolution Hits The Streets, Two Wheels At A Time

On one ride, a guy knocked one of the girls off her bike. But it didn't discourage these Afghan teens from cruising around Kabul every Friday and challenging the view that woman shouldn't bike.
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Impending Stadium Deal Will Keep D.C. United In The District

After flirting with the ideal of moving to Virginia, a deal has reportedly been finalized to build a new soccer stadium for D.C. United at Buzzard Point.

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In Their First World Cup Match, U.S. Women Beat Australia 3 -1

After Monday's victory, the U.S. has a strong lead in its World Cup group. That's good news for Hemphill family members, who are spending their vacation following the team during play in Canada.

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