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Fans Gather In New York City To Honor U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Crowds turned out to honor the U.S. women's soccer team with a ticker tape parade in New York City Friday. The team defeated Japan to win the World Cup on Sunday. It's been more than half a century since a female athlete was honored with a parade in New York. The team's victory will also be commemorated with a granite marker in Lower Manhattan.
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Women's Soccer Team Earns Ticker-Tape Parade In NYC — And A Return To No. 1

It's the first time any women's team has been celebrated in New York's famed Canyon of Heroes: Thousands attende a parade honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team's World Cup title.
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A Pittsburgh Pirate Does His 'Gangnam Style' Dance

At a rain delay in Pittsburgh, Pirates' infielder Jung Ho Kang gave his teammates a show. TV footage shows him nailing Psy's signature pony-ride dance. The rain went away, but the Pirates still lost.
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Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Dies

Stabler led the the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory, and played college football at the University of Alabama under coach Bear Bryant.
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Fight Over NBA Star DeAndre Jordan Turns Into Emoji War

NBA star DeAndre Jordan decided he wanted to play for the Dallas Mavericks next year instead of his old team, the Los Angeles Clippers. Then he had a case of buyer's remorse.
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Legal Blow: Redskins Lose Latest Trademark Case

Kojo explores what's behind a federal ruling against the Washington Redskins' trademarks, and what it means for the team's plans for a new stadium in our region.

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FIFA Bans Former Executive Committee Member Chuck Blazer For Life

Blazer was the highest-ranking American in soccer's governing body for years, and was one of 14 FIFA figures indicted by the Justice Department in May in connection with a corruption scheme.
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Former University Of Illinois Athletes File $10 Million Lawsuit

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Shannon Ryan, a Chicago Tribune sports reporter, about the allegations that the women's basketball coach and assistant created a racially hostile environment.
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Judge Rules Against Redskins, Says Team Name 'May Disparage' Native Americans

The decision takes the team one step closer to losing its trademark protection over the name, which the judge agreed "may disparage" Native Americans.

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Federal Court Rules Against Redskins In Legal Battle With Native Americans

The decision takes the team one step closer to losing its trademark protection over the name, which the judge agreed "may disparage" Native Americans.

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