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Redskins Trademarks Canceled By U.S. Patent Office

A United States Patent Office board has ruled against the Washington Redskins on Wednesday, canceling six trademark registrations on the grounds that they are disparaging to Native Americans.

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Troubles Put Aside, Brazilians Embrace World Cup

In World Cup action Tuesday, Brazil and Mexico played to a draw. Despite the dashed hopes of the home team, Brazilians are feeling more buoyant generally about hosting soccer's biggest tournament.
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Deford: How To Host A Sports Extravaganza That Won't Break The Bank

Building new World Cup or Olympics facilities in different cities every several years is just too costly, says commentator Frank Deford. So why not, he asks, try something different?
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Stairs Wobble Under The Weight Of World Cup Fans

A video of a staircase used by thousands of fans to get to and from the Maracana stadium shows the structure wobbling unnervingly on Sunday.
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Do Soaring World Cup Ratings Mark A Foothold For Soccer In U.S.?

Less than a week into the World Cup, television ratings for the tournament are soaring in the U.S., where the opening games have attracted record audiences. Could this be an indication that the sport is finally gaining traction in the U.S.? Brian Steinberg, the senior TV editor at Variety, offers his take.
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O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder'

O.J. Simpson's Ford Bronco was chased by police 20 years ago, marking the start of what was dubbed the "trial of the century." But how does its coverage compare with the Oscar Pistorius trial?
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World Cup Fever: Despite Protests, Partying Mood Takes Over Brazil

The World Cup is in full swing and American fans are celebrating victory over Ghana. Host Michel Martin gets the latest — both on and off the field — from Ricardo Zuniga of the Associated Press.
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Third Time's A Charm: U.S. Beats Ghana In World Cup Match

The U.S. Men's National Team has beaten Ghana in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil. The score was 2-1. The U.S. team had lost to Ghana in the previous two World Cups.
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With Win Over Ghana, U.S. Is Off On The Right Foot In Brazil

On Monday night, the U.S. soccer team accomplished a feat it failed to achieve in the past two World Cups: beat Ghana. With a 2-1 victory, the Americans position themselves well for the games to come.
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Sweet Revenge: U.S. Bests Ghana, 2-1, In Its World Cup Opener

U.S. captain Clint Dempsey scored just 29 seconds after the starting whistle, one of the fastest goals in World Cup history. The U.S. lost to the West African nation in the previous two World Cups.

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