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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Suspends Hope Solo For Sweden Comments

After losing to the Swedes in the Olympic quarterfinals, the longtime goalkeeper said "we played a bunch of cowards." Solo was widely criticized.
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NBA All-Star Game's Change Of Venue Reminds Our Commentator Of 1965

The NBA has officially moved the 2017 NBA All-Star game to New Orleans because of the controversy surrounding North Carolina's transgender bathroom law. For historical reasons, the change is fitting.
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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.
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After Second Gold, Boxer Claressa Shields Looks Ahead To What's Next

After her first Olympic gold medal in 2012, endorsements didn't follow. This time around, Shields isn't worried. "Everybody wants a tough, strong woman in their life!" she says.
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Speedo Cancels Its Sponsorship Deal With Ryan Lochte

Saying it can't condone Ryan Lochte's behavior in Rio, swimwear company Speedo says it's donating part of Lochte's fee — $50,000 — to Save the Children, earmarked for children in Brazil.
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Praying Mantis: The Answer To Kansas City Royals Fans' Prayers

The Royals have been surging since a praying mantis appeared in their dugout. The insect died but then they found another and kept on winning. They've won 8 straight and are in playoff contention.
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Beltway Series Time: Does A Washington-Baltimore Baseball Rivalry Really Exist?

As the Orioles and Nationals kick off a four-game interleague series, we take a look into the competitive (or not?) dynamic between two successful regional teams.

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2016 Summer Olympics Close. How Did Rio Do?

The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro ended Sunday night with closing ceremonies. American athletes did well in the games, though the ban of many Russian athletes hung over competition.
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Rio Dances: Closing Ceremony For The 2016 Summer Olympics

Rio 2016 organizers drop the curtain on the Summer Games, after hosting the world's elite athletes who've competed for 306 medals over the past 19 days.
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U.S. Women Are The Biggest Winners At The Rio Olympics

As in London four years ago, American women are taking home more medals than their male counterparts. It's a trend that's likely to continue.

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