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5:32 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Chicago Blackhawks' Social Media Team Sends Obscene Tweet

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:48 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Thunder Lose in Overtime
8:20 am
Sun June 1, 2014

OKC Thunder Out of the Playoffs

Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder
Credit Ben Tebbens / Flickr Creative Commons

The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night. The Thunder out-scored the Spurs in the fourth quarter 32-22 to tie the game at the end of regular play, but the Spurs topped the Thunder 11 points to 6 in overtime to clinch the win.

For the Thunder, Russell Westbrook had 34 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and six steals.  Kevin Durant added 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder. Oklahoma City overcame a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

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Sports
6:46 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Why Cities Find The Olympics Games Are Losing Their Appeal

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 11:47 am

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Slate.com's Mike Pesca about the record $2 billion purchase of the LA Clippers, and about why no one wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Sports
6:46 am
Sun June 1, 2014

Favela Experience, For A Taste Of Authentic Brazilian Slum Living

Originally published on Sun June 1, 2014 11:47 am

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

If you're planning to go to Brazil for the World Cup, and you don't have your hotel yet, you're probably out of luck unless you're willing to stay off the beaten path in a favela, which is the Portuguese word for slum.

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Sports
12:47 pm
Sat May 31, 2014

Meet The Hash Harriers: The Original Drinking And Running Club

In 1938, a group of nine British officers in Kuala Lumpur started going for weekly runs to shake off their weekend hangovers. They didn't have any grand ambitions, but the small group — known as the Hash House Harriers — evolved into one of the world's biggest running collectives. With more than 2,000 branches, you can find Hash House Harriers in almost all the world's major cities.

So how did a bunch of beer-swilling runners make this happen?

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The Two-Way
10:39 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Chilean Miners Rally To Beat The Odds Again, At The World Cup

Chile has released a World Cup ad featuring the miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and emerged triumphantly, beating all odds and defying death.
bancodechile/YouTube

You don't need to understand Spanish to be stirred by the breathtaking ad released in Chile ahead of the World Cup.

You also don't need to be a devotee of soccer to watch this one-minute, 14-second masterpiece and suddenly feel a burning love for the game.

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All Tech Considered
9:49 am
Sat May 31, 2014

With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks wears Beats headphones before a preseason football game last August.
John Froschauer AP

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 2:39 pm

Apple's purchase of headphone maker Beats By Dre for $3 billion is a big payday for Beats founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre. But what's in it for Apple?

Beats By Dre headphones are flashy, cool, a fashion statement. One critic called them the Air Jordans of headwear. Most reviewers, however, say Beats headphones aren't actually that good.

"Every time I've listened to them, I think, 'Oh, right, I really don't like these,' " says Whitson Gordon, editor-in-chief of Lifehacker.com.

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Sports
6:46 am
Sat May 31, 2014

Steve Ballmer, Serena Williams Headline The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 31, 2014 10:38 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Now, it's time for sports. Look, I don't like leading with Donald Sterling either, but there's news - or is there? Also, the Heat looked unbeatable on their way in to another NBA finals. The Blackhawks hold off the Kings, and the Rangers await the winner for all of this, plus, ice cream and pony rides. We're joined by Howard Bryant of ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Howard, thanks for being with us.

HOWARD BRYANT: Good morning, Scott. Don't make promises you can't keep. I have no pony and no ice cream.

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The Two-Way
8:16 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Investor Carl Icahn Reportedly At Center Of Insider Trading Probe

Billionaire financier Carl Icahn is reportedly at the center of an insider trading probe being conducted by the FBI and SEC.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Originally published on Sat May 31, 2014 10:23 am

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, pro golfer Phil Mickelson and Las Vegas sports gambler "Billy" Walters are reportedly the target of an investigation by the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission into alleged insider trading.

The Wall Street Journal says the agencies "are examining whether Mr. Mickelson and Mr. Walters traded illicitly on nonpublic information from Mr. Icahn about his investments in public companies, people briefed on the probe said."

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Sports
3:36 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Clippers Sale Claims Attention As NBA Inches Toward Finals Rematch

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 6:25 pm

The Eastern and Western Conference finals are underway in the NBA, and the Miami Heat are just one win away from heading to the league finals for the third straight time. Meanwhile, the league has announced its agreement with Shelly Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. NPR's Tom Goldman talks to host Robert Siegel about the latest NBA news

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