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4:03 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Maypoles, Mosh Pits In Olympics Opening Ceremony

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:02 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

More details have emerged about the opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics, including a lovely model of the Olympic stadium that looks like a really big bowl of grass.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Or a meadow in the middle of a roundabout. There will be cows.

BLOCK: There will be sheep.

CORNISH: There will be sheepdogs to herd the sheep.

BLOCK: There will be hedges and maypoles.

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Saints Arbitration
10:50 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Arbitrator Upholds Goodell in Hargrove Suspension

NEW YORK — An arbitrator has ruled Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to discipline former Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove for the New Orleans bounties program.

Hargrove, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma and DE Will Smith, and linebacker Scott Fujita, now with Cleveland, appealed their suspensions and will appear before Goodell next Monday.

Sports
4:53 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Los Angeles Kings Capture Their First Stanley Cup

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 7:18 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

At last the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions. NBC's Mike Emrick had the call last night.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPORTS BROADCAST)

MIKE EMRICK: For the first time in their 45 year history, a Stanley Cup for Los Angeles. The Kings are the kings.

(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERING)

MONTAGNE: The Kings beat the New Jersey Devils last night 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup, four games to two. NPR's sports reporter Mike Pesca is with us to give us a play-by-play.

Good morning.

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London 2012: The Summer Olympics
4:27 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

A Newbie Tries To Squeeze Into The U.S. Olympic Pool

Superstar swimmers Michael Phelps (left) and Ryan Lochte are versatile and talented, making spots on the U.S. men's Olympic team scarce. The pair took silver and gold, respectively, in the 200-meter individual medley at last summer's World Championships.
Peter Parks AFP/Getty Images

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

Across the country, swimmers are putting in their final laps before this month's Olympic trials. For many, the dream of making the U.S. swim team has been what gets them out of bed for a predawn practice. But on the men's side of the pool, the superstars of swimming often leave little room for anyone else.

At a recent swim practice in Nashville, Tenn., Dakota Hodgson, 20, puts in laps. And speed-walking to keep up, stopwatch in hand, is his gray-haired coach and father, Charlie Hodgson.

Charlie calls out Dakota's time: "29.24."

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Sports
3:48 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Judging Controversy Dogs New Welterweight Champ

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

Audie Cornish talks with Kevin Iole, boxing columnist for Yahoo Sports, about the controversial scoring of the Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Las Vegas over the weekend.

Law
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.

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