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Deford: NCAA Says Amateurism Is Alive And Well, But The Jig Is Up

In a trial underway in California, the NCAA is arguing that college ball players should not be paid. But every coach knows that many players are not typical students, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Living Up To His Past, Suarez Apparently Bites Italian Opponent

Uruguay's win against Italy was overshadowed by a bite. Once again, Luis Suarez courted controversy at a World Cup Game.
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World Cup Ratings Spike: How Popular Is Soccer In The U.S.?

Sunday's U.S.-Portugal match drew an average of 24.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen, ratings that put the game above the decisive Game 5 of the recent NBA finals.
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LeBron James Will Reportedly Become Free Agent, Ending Miami Contract

The move comes one week after the Miami Heat were trounced by the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals. The chance remains that James could return to Miami.
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D.C.'s International Workers Tune Into The World Cup

Every four years, some D.C. employers just have to accept it: Their employees aren't going to be working very hard when their country is playing in the World Cup.
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Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

A private university elects to make a popular video game into an official varsity sport. Marketing ploy or sign of the future?
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Wimbledon Watches Serena Williams And New Stars

Wimbledon, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, starts today. Tennis blogger Courtney Nguyen talks about the players to watch and whether the sport is becoming more diverse.
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Portugal Snatches Victory From U.S., Match Ends 2-2

The U.S. men's soccer team had a chance to secure its spot in the second round of the World Cup, but it failed to hold on to its lead in the final moments of the match.
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Some Mexico Fans Feel Unfairly Targeted For World Cup Chants

Mexico and Croatia square off today in World Cup play. On the sidelines, both nations are among the targets of a FIFA probe into alleged homophobic and racist chants.
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The WNBA Televises Its Pride With LGBT Campaign

The WNBA launched its Pride initiative on Sunday, officially embracing the LGBT community. In addition to supporting its gay players and fans, the league stands to make some money off the move.

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