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Brazil Faces Germany Without 2 Of Its Best Players

Star player Neymar is out with a back injury. The team will also be without star defender Thiago Silva, who was penalized earlier in the tournament. So how does the host team go on against Germany?
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Nil-ism In America: When You Stare At The Pitch, The Pitch Stares Back

Amid this year's World Cup, American sportscasters have been turning frequently to the term "nil" when talking about scores, using it instead of zero. Nil, though, is a British term — not a soccer term. Katherine Connor Martin, head of U.S. dictionaries for the Oxford University Press, tells Robert Siegel why the word might be gaining currency.
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Despite An Early Exit At Wimbledon, Serena Williams Still A 'Powerhouse'

Host Michel Martin speaks with The Guardian's Hugh Muir about the winners and losers at this year's Wimbledon tennis tournament.
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Djokovic, Kvitova Crowned Wimbledon Champions

Novak Djokovic won his first Wimbledon championship in three years beating Roger Federer. Petra Kvitova won the women's singles final. Steve Inskeep talks to Jon Wertheim of Sport's Illustrated.
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Novak Djokovic Beats Roger Federer For Wimbledon Title

Djokovic won the Grand Slam men's singles final in five sets: 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4.
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Down Two Key Players, Brazilians Worry About World Cup Prospects

Despite Brazil's win against Colombia in the quarterfinals, fans aren't entirely sure they can win the tournament. One key player is out for an injury; another for racking up too many penalties.
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Pigeons Fly In Fear As Rufus The Hawk Guards Wimbledon's Grass

At the tennis tournament this year, as in years past, a Harris hawk named Rufus has been soaring above the stadium. His job is to keep pigeons from trespassing onto the iconic grass on Centre Court.
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Shootout Victory Sends Netherlands To World Cup Semifinals

Netherlands finally ended Costa Rica's impressive run at the World Cup, but it wasn't without a fight. They will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Belgium 1-0 earlier on Saturday.
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Want To Eat Brazilian Food At The World Cup? Please Step Outside.

There's virtually no Brazilian fare inside the World Cup stadiums, but outside you'll find proud vendors of traditional foods. They fought FIFA to be there, and surprisingly, they won.
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A Cleaner Tour De France Kicks Off With A Nod To WWI

The 101st Tour de France starts Saturday in England. To mark the 100th anniversary of WWI, the Tour will roll through former battlefields in the farmlands of northern France.

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