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NASCAR Goes Green: Gas-Guzzling Sport Works To Reduce Carbon Footprint

NASCAR is probably not what you think of when it comes to being environmentally friendly. But it — and other sports leagues — is working to change that.
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U.S. Women To Face Sweden — And Their Former Coach

If the U.S. wins, it would all but guarantee that the Americans would advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup.
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U.S. Women's World Cup Team To Face Sweden, Ex-American Coach

There's no love lost between these two soccer teams. Sweden's Pia Sundhage was critical of some of the U.S. players she used to coach. The U.S. team is looking for its second consecutive win.
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Warriors' Shooters Get The Job Done, Tie NBA Finals 2-2

The Golden State Warriors tied up the NBA Finals series 2-2. On the road in Cleveland, the Warriors beat the Cavaliers 103-82. Game 5 will be played on Sunday in Oakland, Calif.
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Warriors' Shooters Break Out Of Slump To Tie NBA Finals, 2-2

Golden State breezed to an 103-82 road win thanks to efficient scoring from Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala, who made his first start of the season Thursday night.
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With 2-1 Finals Lead, What's LeBron James' Secret Motivation?

James is averaging more than 40 points a game, and with him leading the way, his team isn't looking like the underdog these days. But observers wonder what's fueling his on-court rampage.
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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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