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NBA Finals: Top 5 plays of Game 3

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are halfway to the first championship in franchise history.

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FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting to discuss the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation last week.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, June 10.

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WATCH: John Oliver’s FIFA challenge

The "Last Week Tonight" host makes good on his promise.

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Need a ride? Call a Dolphin

Call for an Uber driver and you may get a Dolphin ... a Miami Dolphin.

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MLB: Swanson taken first overall

The Arizona Diamondbacks have used the first overall pick in the Major League baseball draft to take slugging Vanderbilt shortstop…

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Lightning strikes to take series lead

Tampa Bay shrugged off beat the Blackhawks 3-2, giving them a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Americans bring Women’s World Cup to life

The United States rose to the top of the "Group of Death" with a 3-1 win over Australia in front of a raucous crowd.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, June 9.

In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, New England Patriots' Brandon Spikes watches from the bench in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough, Mass. Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a damaged 2011 Mercedes-Maybach belonging to Spikes was found abandoned in the median of Interstate 495 with front-end damage at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 7, 2015, in Foxborough.

Patriots cut Brandon Spikes amid accident investigation

New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was released by the team on Monday, less than a month after it signed him.

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 file photo Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock in court in Pretoria, South Africa, where Judge Thokozile Masipa found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius faces sentencing this week.

Oscar Pistorius to be released on parole in August

Oscar Pistorius is set to be released from prison on parole after serving 10 months for culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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American Pharoah wins Belmont to capture Triple Crown

American Pharoah entered horse racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes to capture the coveted Triple Crown in nearly four decades.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of this week's biggest plays and best moments in sports.

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Roberto Clemente biopic in the works

Studio bosses hope to adapt David Maraniss' biography "Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero," for the big screen.

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Brazil soccer puts harsh glare on Nike, other sponsors

International companies face a grilling over their powerful role in soccer as a former star player vows to expose suspect marketing and their links to corrupt payments.

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The big money behind the Belmont Stakes

There's a lot of money on the line as American Pharoah vies for the first Triple Crown since 1978.

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MLB: Rodriguez cousin gets jail time

A cousin of the Yankees star has been sentenced to seven months in prison after pleading guilty on federal drug charges.

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NBA Finals: Top 5 plays from Game 1

The NBA Finals opened in dramatic fashion.

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FIFA: Blatter to skip Olympic meeting next week

The embattled president announced plans to resign from FIFA earlier this week.

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Whether state workers can or should be paid without a state budget seems to be a contentious point between the Attorney General and Comptroller.

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New President of Robert Morris University Illinois Has Springfield Connection

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Professor Suing U of I Has New Job

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Steven Salaita will work for the American University of Beirut.

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Plenty of Room Left at Illinois Landfills

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Existing Illinois landfills have capacity to take trash for another 21 years.