The stage is set for an exciting men's finals at Wimbledon, where the resurgent veteran Roger Federer faces the native son Andy Murray. Murray is Britain's first finals competitor since 1938. Guest host David Greene gets updates from NPR's Philip Reeves.
There's been a paradigm shift in the NBA: Older players are signing huge new contracts. This week was the most recent example, with Steve Nash and Kevin Garnett signing huge deals even though they're approaching 40 years old.
The star of Italy's Euro 2012 team is the Sicilian-born son of Ghanaian immigrants, raised by an adoptive, white Italian family. Mario Balotelli has been subjected to racism on and off the field. Now, his success is prompting a rethink in a country that's notorious for its hostility to immigrants.
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