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Spurs Beat The Heat In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

The Miami Heat won't be sweeping the San Antonio Spurs, as many analysts predicted. In fact, the Heat's path to the championship just got more difficult. After Sunday's game in Miami, the series goes to San Antonio for (if necessary) three straight games.

Gatlin Beats Bolt In 100 Meters For The First Time

For Justin Gatlin, 31, Thursday's win is a decisive step in the comeback that saw him win the bronze medal in the event at last summer's London Olympics.

3 Things You Need To Know About The NBA Finals

As the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs face each other, here's a tip sheet. Their best-of-seven series starts Thursday night in Miami.

Esther Williams, Swimmer Turned Movie Star, Dies

In the 1940s and '50s she was "America's mermaid" thanks to her starting roles in a series of Hollywood "aqua musicals." Williams was 91.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Rookies

As summer interns descend upon the District, we tip our hats to the newbies, novices and neophytes among us.


NBA Purists Swoon Over Spurs' Style Of Play

The NBA Finals begin Thursday night in Miami. Though they haven't won a championship since 2007, the San Antonio Spurs have remained in the hunt because of their style of team play. The Spurs will face the Miami Heat.

MLB Investigates Star Players In Drug Probe

NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about the possible suspensions of up to 20 Major League Baseball players for their connection to a South Florida lab that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.