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The 100th Tour De France Wraps Up With A Win For The British

Organizers feared this year's Tour de France wouldn't generate the excitement of previous years, but viewership was up and there's been a lot of excitement generated by the win of a British cyclist for the second year in a row.
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British Bask In Summer Of Sporting Triumphs

Titles at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Tour de France are just a taste of what British sports fans have been waiting a long time to experience.
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Lanky Pitcher Towers Over All-Star Game

The White Sox's Chris Sale's crazy delivery stood out among All-Stars last week. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about Sale's chance of injury.
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Baseball Enters Second-Half Stretch

With the All Star game over, winning teams begin to dominate the game in the second half of the season. Weekend Edition Saturday host Linda Wertheimer talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN the magazine for the latest of the biggest sport of the moment.
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Tour De France Racers Want To Leave Shadow Of Doping Behind

The Tour de France reaches its conclusion on Sunday. This year, angry competitors said they were sick of riding under the cloud of dopers from the 1990s and 2000s. The current race appears to be dope-free, but one can't be sure about that yet.
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Talk Of Boycotting Russian Olympics Stirs Emotions

There have been suggestions that if Russia grants asylum to "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, the U.S. should respond by not sending athletes to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. But others say that just sends the wrong message and punishes only the athletes.
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Doping In Sports: A Story We've Gotten Too Used To?

The Olympics, baseball, track and cycling, among others, continue to struggle with the problem of doping, despite threat of sanctions. Sports fans are trying to digest news that never quite goes away. Some are wondering if it ever will.
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All-Star Fans Honor Mariano Rivera, Who Will Retire Soon

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has played 19 seasons. That means he started his baseball career when the youngest players in this year's All-Star game were just toddlers. Rivera plans to retire at the end of this season.
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American League Wins All-Star Game In 3-0 Shutout

New York Yankees' great Mariano Rivera, pitching in his final All-Star game, was honored by fans at the home of the crosstown Mets, then pitched a perfect eighth inning, helping the American League to a 3-0 victory over the National League in Tuesday's All-Star game.
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Clap If You Believe In Roger Maris

Commentator Frank Deford has cooked up a plan that invokes Tinker Bell for baseball's annual All-Star Game.

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