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FIFA Movie Lands With A Thud In U.S. Theaters

A movie about the history of FIFA, the worldwide soccer authority, premiered in the U.S. on Friday. It reportedly cost $30 million to produce, and raked in about $900 over the weekend.

Thousands Who Bet On American Pharoah Are Keeping The Tickets

Instead of turning in a $2 ticket that would pay $3.80 for American Pharoah winning the Belmont Stakes, most people who bought them are stashing them away.

Oakland's Switch-Pitcher Pat Venditte Makes MLB Debut

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Emma Span, a senior editor for Sports Illustrated, about ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte who made his MLB debut this weekend.

U.S. Women's World Cup Opens Tonight Against Australia

The Americans have played the Aussies 24 times — and never lost. But going into the match, there are questions swirling about players' health and further controversy about goalkeeper Hope Solo.

Julie Johnston: Player To Watch On U.S. Women's World Cup Team

Julie Johnston, 23, didn't make the World Cup qualifier, but is now a starting defender on the team. She protects the goal, but is known to go on 60-yard runs from the back line to score goals.

Wawrinka Upsets Djokovic At French Open Final

Stan Wawrinka thwarted Novak Djokovic's bid to complete a career Grand Slam. Serena Williams won her third French Open title. Renee Montagne talks to Sports Illustrated writer Courtney Nguyen.

Cavaliers Even Up NBA Finals, Beating Warriors In Overtime

Game 2 in the NBA finals had a thrilling finish, as the Cleveland Cavaliers — missing their all-star point guard — beat the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime.

Goodbye To Tal's Hill, A Beloved — And Hated — Houston Ballpark Landmark

The 90-foot wide, flagpole-topped incline in Minute Maid Park's center field will be removed at the end of this year's baseball season. Tal's Hill is named for the Houston Astros' former president, Tal Smith.

FIFA Scandal Set Aside As Women's World Cup Opens

The Women's World Cup got underway with a last-minute victory by host Canada in the opening game against China. The Netherlands beat New Zealand 1-0 in the second game.

Between Horses, Hoops And Ice, A Triple-Fine Sports Weekend

This weekend is a veritable sportstravaganza! Slate's Mike Pesca talks Stanley Cup, NBA Finals and Belmont Stakes with NPR's Rachel Martin.