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LeBron Books 5th Straight NBA Finals Trip As Cleveland Sweeps Atlanta

The Cavaliers, making only their second-ever trip to the finals in James' first season back with the team, will face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets series.
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As The NBA Conference Finals Wind Down, LeBron James Remains Dominant

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with ESPN's Amin Elhassan about the NBA Conference Finals. The Houston Rockets are down 3-0, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are one game away from sweeping the Atlanta Hawks.
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Chicago Bears Release Ray McDonald After Arrest For Domestic Violence

It is the defensive end's second arrest in the past nine months. Police in Santa Clara, Calif., say McDonald assaulted a woman while she was holding a baby.
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For Women's World Cup, U.S. Soccer Fans Kick It Up A Notch

They've been supporting the men for years. But for the first time, the American Outlaws — a growing and influential U.S. soccer fan group — will cheer for the women's national team at a World Cup.
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Action Begins At French Open, Tennis' Second Grand Slam

The French Open is in its second day of play in Paris. For a preview of the tournament, Renee Montagne talks with Sports Illustrated tennis writer Courtney Nguyen.
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Trying To Organize A Marathon, An Arab-Israeli Woman Runs Into Opposition

Conservatives in Tira pushed back hard at the idea of women and men running together in a public race. Someone went so far as to shoot at race organizer Haneen Radi's car. For now, the run is off.
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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Second Indy 500

The Colombian native came from dead last to finish first. He won the event in 2000 as a rookie.
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An Iconic Image That Captured A Legendary Knockout

Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight boxing title rematch in Maine between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Ali, then 23, knocked Liston out in the first round. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Sports Illustrated photographer Neil Leifer, who captured the moment afterward when Ali towered over Liston.
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NFL Aims To Spice Up Games With Tweak To Extra Point Rules

An NFL rule change has been called "the biggest change to NFL scoring in the league's 95 year history." NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Mike Pesca, of Slate's "The Gist" podcast, about what it means for the game.
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NBA, NHL Finals Loom: The Week In Sports

The end is nigh! Howard Bryant tells Scott Simon which the matchups to look forward to in the Stanley Cup and NBA finals.

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