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Crashes, Chaos During Stage 1 Of Tour De France

The pileups were predictable. But a bus getting stuck under an arch at the finish line was not. It was moved out of the way just in time for the first stage of the Tour to be completed. Germany's Marcel Kittel was the leader after Day 1.
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Not My Job: Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee Gets Cursy

If you were a track and field fan in the 1980s and '90s, three names rose above all the others — and they all belonged to one woman. We've invited Kersee to answer three questions about curses from around the world.
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Tour De France: A Fresh Start For 100th Race?

Last year's champion, Bradley Wiggins, is out; Chris Froome is in. There's also a changing of the guard for American riders, foremost among them Tejay van Garderen, 24, who won the white jersey as the Tour's best young rider last year.
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Cleveland Cavaliers Shock NBA With First Draft Pick

The Cleveland Cavaliers shocked the basketball world with their first pick in last night's NBA draft. The team chose Canadian by-way-of-UNLV Anthony Bennett number one overall.
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Cleveland Takes UNLV's Bennett With First Pick Of NBA Draft

Analysts had predicted Cleveland might trade its No. 1 pick for a veteran presence, or pick Kentucky center Nerlens Noel. Instead, the Cavs chose Canadian Anthony Bennett, a forward from UNLV.
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Federer Loses In Wimbledon's Second Round As Upsets Continue

Roger Federer, who last year won his seventh Wimbledon title, is out of the 2013 tournament after falling to Ukrainian Sergei Stakhovsky. Maria Sharapova also lost. The upsets come two days after Rafael Nadal, who was in the same side of the bracket as Federer, was upset in the first round.
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NFL Tight End Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

State and local police arrested Aaron Hernandez, 23, at his North Attleboro, Mass., home Wednesday. He was arraigned in Attleboro District Court on charges of first-degree murder and five gun-related crimes.
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Let's Separate The Schoolin' From The Sports

We in the U.S. think, nostalgically, of athletics as integral to higher education, but perhaps they're so unusual that they should be entirely separated from the academic and turned into an honest commercial adjunct.
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Chicago Blackhawks Stun Boston Bruins In Hockey Final

Chicago is celebrating its second Stanley Cup win in four seasons. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2.
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17 Stunning Seconds Give Blackhawks The NHL's Stanley Cup

Behind by a goal with about 80 seconds to go in the game, Chicago came back to score twice. The Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 and took the best-of-seven series in Game 6.

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