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Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham

In Birmingham, Ala., golf courses were one of the many municipal parks that officials shut down, rather than integrate. In June 1963, the city opened some of its golf courses to everybody — including blacks.
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Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

In an effort to figure out whether the stereotype of the "bro" had a racial component to it, we mapped out the dimensions of bro-ness. Turns out it's a fairly nuanced landscape, but there's one celebrity who indisputably rules it all.
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Soccer: Tahiti Loses, 10-0, And Keeps Celebrating In Brazil

Thursday's game against Spain was played in a stadium holding a crowd reported at 71,000 people — equal to a bit more than a quarter of the total population of Tahiti. The Pacific players have already met a goal, scoring against Nigeria.
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Why The Immigration Fight Seems Like The NBA Finals

Like the contest between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs, the effort to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in Congress is proving wildly unpredictable.
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Upheaval In Brazil

As protests continue in Brazil over government corruption and crumbling infrastructure, Kojo and guests explore how grievances about high bus fares and expensive soccer stadiums sparked discontent in the rising global power.

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Game 7 Among Most Anticipated NBA Game In Decades

It's Christmas for pro basketball fans — game 7 of the NBA Finals is Thursday night. And, after an epic, draining game 6, the match up between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs has put everyone, from casual observers and the stats geeks, in a tizzy.
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Chicago Defeats Boston, Evens NHL Stanley Cup Series

It took another overtime, but the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the seemingly unstoppable Boston Bruins 6-5 to tie up the Stanley Cup championship.
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Judge Considers Class Action Status For O'Bannon V. NCAA

A federal judge on Thursday hears arguments over whether a lawsuit against the NCAA should be expanded. The case was brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon. He contends the NCAA unfairly benefits from student athletes by forcing them to sign away their licensing rights.
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Tick Tock: Make The Serve, Pitch, Putt Or Shot

In baseball, golf and tennis in particular, we are being slowly lulled to sleep before every pitch, every shot. Hurry up already, says commentator Frank Deford.
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Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams

Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making home-schooled students eligible to play for their local school teams. But in Indiana, an attempt to find a middle ground hasn't calmed the debate.

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