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Forty Years Ago, NBA Finals Featured A Surprise: The Warriors

The last time the Golden State Warriors were in the NBA Championship, their berth was such a surprise that they had to schedule games around an ice entertainment show at the Oakland Coliseum.

American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

The Triple Crown hopeful could beat the odds and win at Belmont Park on Saturday, but like so many other Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, he'll have to beat a field of better-rested rivals.

Triple Championships: The Weekend In Sports

It's a championship weekend in sports: the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, and perhaps a Triple Crown? NPR's Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the upcoming sporting events.

FIFA Arrests Unlikely To Tarnish The Women's World Cup

The Women's World Cup kicks off Saturday in Canada. Twenty-four teams will compete in six cities. NPR's Scott Simon talks to NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji about the largest sporting event for women.
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D.C. Council Chairman Downplays Possible D.C. United Move To Virginia

"It's possible that D.C. United is trying to see if they can use this to change some terms of the deal. I think that would not necessarily be in good faith," D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said on WAMU's "The Politics Hour."

NCAA Tests Out Flat-Seamed Baseballs To Boost Batting Averages

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews physicist Alan Nathan, a professor at the University of Illinois, about how homeruns are up by 40 percent after using flat-seamed balls this season.

Irish Soccer Details $7 Million FIFA Payment Over Handball

While earlier news has alleged hefty bribes over the awarding of the tournament, this case centers on a pivotal play in a World Cup playoff game that played in a key role in Ireland staying home.

Women's World Cup Soccer Kicks Off Saturday In Canada

The Women's World Cup soccer tournament begins on Saturday. This time around, the U.S. is ranked number two in the world and has a good shot at making it to the final. The U.S. women's team hasn't won since 1999. NPR gets us ready for kick off with an overview.

Women's World Cup Soccer Action To Begin Amid FIFA Scandal

Soccer fans are in Canada for the Women's World Cup that kicks off Saturday in Edmonton. As finishing touches are made in the 6 host cities, fans are also talking about the FIFA corruption scandal.

FIFA's Soccer 'Embassy' In Paraguay, Complete With Legal Immunity

The South American soccer federation, which is part of FIFA, has diplomatic status on par with an embassy. That means that inside its luxurious grounds, Paraguayan law does not apply.