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U.S. Men's Soccer Is On A Roll — All The Way To Rio?

The Americans put on a show at the Gold Cup tournament, outscoring opponents 20 goals to 4 and stretching the team's win streak to 11 games. Even if that doesn't exactly send a chill through the rest of the world soccer community, it's enough to gives U.S. fans real hope for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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How Major League Baseball Alleviated Its Broken Bat Problem

In 2008, bats split into pieces once a game on average, posing injury risks to players, umpires and even fans. The issue coincided with a rapid rise in the popularity of maple bats. So Major League Baseball called in a pinch-hitter: the U.S. Forest Service.
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Suspensions Probable For MLB Players In Latest Drug Scandal

Any time now, the other shoe — or shoes — are expected to drop in Major League Baseball's performance enhancing drug investigation. A handful of players will likely be suspended for their involvement with the Miami-area clinic Biogenesis. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the situation, and the uncertain terms of Alex Rodriguez's suspension.
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Female Golfer Seeks To Roundup Titles

At this week's Women's British open, Inbee Park is trying to be the first golfer, man or woman, to win all four Grand Slam titles in one year. So far, she's had a rough time. She's fallen to the middle of the pack on the leaderboard through two rounds. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for an update.
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Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

The NFL slapped Philadelphia Eagle Riley Cooper on the wrist for an offensive slur he made off the field. But will his fellow players let him off so easily? The Barbershop guys weigh in on that and other sporting news.
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Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions

The government says it will more closely scrutinize climbing teams following an embarrassing brawl this year between European climbers and their Sherpa guides.
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Giant Lion May Be King Of All Football Field Logos

A newly outsized logo is part of a Texas college's broader plan to change the fortunes of its football team. The Lions of Texas A&M University-Commerce won only a single game last year.
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Glacier Helps U.S. Ski Team Drift Ahead Of Competition

The U.S. cross-country ski team is in the best position to win an Olympic medal in more than a quarter century. Its secret weapon? A pristine glacier — only accessible by helicopter — in the mountains high above Anchorage. It allows the skiers to train on snow throughout the summer.
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Quarterback Controveries Plague Numerous NFL Teams

The New York Jets are one of many teams with a quarterback controversy headed into the new season. But in New York, it seems that controversy attaches itself to everything the Jets do. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath reflects on the difficulties of leading the Jets.
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Golfer Inbee Park Tries For Fourth Major Win In A Year

Inbee Park could become the first golfer, man or woman, to win four consecutive majors in a calendar year if she snags the Women's British Open title this weekend.

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