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Here's Why You Should Still Care About The World Cup

NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman says Americans should still be watching the World Cup matches, even with their home team out of the running. He makes the case to NPR's Tamara Keith.

Continental Rivals Take Spotlight In World Cup Quarters

NPR's Tom Goldman talks with Robert Siegel from in Rio, Brazil, about Friday's World Cup matches — between Brazil and Colombia, and between Germany and France.

Djokovic And Federer Step Up In Wimbledon Semis

Action on the grass courts of Wimbledon is nearing its climax, as former champions and future stars competed in semifinal play. Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer advanced to the finals.

Germany And Brazil To Face Off In World Cup Semifinals

Brazil ended Colombia's Cinderella story on Friday with a 2-1 win to advance to the World Cup semifinals. On Tuesday Brazil will face Germany, who defeated France 1-0 in the quarterfinal.

Tiny Costa Rica Is A World Cup Surprise — Even To Its Own Fans

Costa Rican fan Ericka Mora speaks with Melissa Block from San Jose about the World Cup excitement in the country's capital.

Is Robin Thicke Just A 'Creepy Crooner'? The 'Shop' Guys Weigh In

From fireworks to singer Robin Thicke's new album falling flat, the Barbershop guys weigh in the week's happenings.

VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble

Basketball player Josiah Brown can dribble with either hand; he has a spin move and he regularly hits shots from outside the lane. But he's still just 4.

Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break

Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.

World Cup Play Helps Colombian Team Shed Bad Reputation

For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.

The Brutal Race That Asks Runners To Go Up A Mountain And Back Down

Melissa Block speaks with Christy Marvin, the 2013 women's winner of the Mount Marathon race in Seward, Ala. One of the oldest races in North America, it traces an arduous course up and down the mountain, and it's set to happen again this year on July 4.