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3:46 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Opening Statements Paint Two Pictures Of Sandusky

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:10 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

I'm Melissa Block. And this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

CORNISH: The child sex abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky began today in Pennsylvania. The former Penn State assistant football coach faces more than 50 counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys. He denies the charges. Lawyers painted two sharply conflicted portraits of Sandusky in opening statements today.

NPR's Joel Rose was in the courtroom in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania and joins me now. Hello, Joel.

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Sports
3:38 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

French Open Marked By Record-Breaking

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:10 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Nadal Wins Record Seventh French Open

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning the French Open earlier today.
Bernat Armangue AP

Rafael Nadal today won his record seventh French Open tennis title.

His 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 win over Novak Djokovic had been delayed a day, when rain forced suspension of play on Sunday.

Nadal, from Spain, had shared the record of 6 French titles with Sweden's Bjorn Borg. He's now won 11 Grand Slam titles (the French, U.S., Australian and British opens).

Djokovic, a Serbian, had been trying to win his fourth straight major title.

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Sports
5:47 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Thunder Plays Host To Heat As NBA Finals Open

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 10:11 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

It's a busy week in sports beginning today in Paris, with the conclusion of the rain-delayed French Open. Then, tomorrow night it's basketball in Oklahoma. A highly anticipated NBA finals gets underway between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. NBA's sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins us now to update us on all of this. Good morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

MONTAGNE: And let's start with tennis. At the French Open today, Rafael Nadal does it again.

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NPR Story
6:19 am
Sun June 10, 2012

After The Games, It's Time For British Grub

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 6:27 am

For visitors and athletes from around the world who will be staying in London this summer for the 2012 Olympic Games, they might be wondering what they're going to eat.

NPR Story
6:19 am
Sun June 10, 2012

Sports Roundup: A Hot Night For Devils, Heat

Originally published on Sun June 10, 2012 2:50 pm

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(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALLGAME")

SISTER WINONA CARR: Life is a ball game being played each day...

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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College Baseball Super Regional
8:30 pm
Sat June 9, 2012

Stony Brook tops LSU 3-1 to even NCAA series

BATON ROUGE — Tyler Johnson threw a three-hitter and allowed an unearned run, and Stony Brook defeated LSU 3-1 on Saturday to even the super regional series at one game each.

LSU (47-17) could not muster the late-inning magic of the series opener, when the Tigers hit three game-tying homers before winning a rain-postponed game in the 12th inning Saturday morning.

Johnson improved to 12-1, and now Stony Brook (51-13) is one victory from its first College World Series, with the final game of the best-of-three series slated for Sunday.

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Sports
6:46 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Safety Concerns Scratch Triple Crown Hopes

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 6:41 pm

Today had the promise of history — that is, until the horse I'll Have Another was scratched from the Belmont Stakes. Also scratched: hopes for a long-awaited Triple Crown winner. It was yet another piece of bad news for the horse racing industry, which is under new scrutiny over the safety and treatment of the horses.

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Sports
6:46 am
Sat June 9, 2012

Sports Roundup: Basketball, Boxing And Euro Soccer

Originally published on Sat June 9, 2012 9:58 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. Time for sports.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

SIMON: And there won't be a Triple Crown winner this year. But it's still a weekend for major matchups of all kinds, with Nadal and Djokovic, LeBron James and the Boston Celtics, and the peerless Manny Pacquiao in action. NPR Sports Correspondent Tom Goldman joins us.

Morning, Tom.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: Hi, Scott.

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Sports
3:07 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

The Road To London Is Paved With Olympic Gaffes

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 5:59 pm

The road to any big event, be it a family reunion, a graduation, or the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is often pockmarked with screw-ups, flubs, and insensitive oversights. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish catalog a few of the gaffes leading up to the London games, including torch flame-outs, missing hurdles, and the resurrection of the apartheid-era South African anthem.

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