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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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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, June 5.

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Yahoo to live-stream October NFL game

The Oct. 25 game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars will be the first NFL game to be live-streamed.

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LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry: Playoff duel

Two of the game's biggest stars prepare to square off in the NBA Finals, which tip off tonight.

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American Pharoah draws fifth post at Belmont

The colt could become the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades.

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FBI extends FIFA scrutiny to World Cup bids

Russia and Qatar have denied wrongdoing in the conduct of their bids for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.

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Slow start, fast finish for Blackhawks as they win Game 1

For 48 minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks trailed the Tampa Bay Lightning in Wednesday's opener for the Stanley Cup finals at Amalie Arena ... but it's not over 'til it's over.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, June 4.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns the ball to Rafael Nadal of Spain during their men's quarter-final match during the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, June 3, 2015.

Novak Djokovic thrashes Rafa Nadal to reach French Open semis

Novak Djokovic handed nine-times champion Rafa Nadal his second defeat in 11 years at Roland Garros.

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah pauses as he is led around the barn by trainer Bob Baffert after arriving at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah will try for the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 6, in the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race.

American Pharoah gets 1st look at Belmont Park

American Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in Saturday's Belmont.

Serena Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point in the quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Italy's Sara Errani at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Serena Williams eases into French Open semifinals

Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win.

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Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Rod Carew Visits Spencer

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Carew in Spencer for Celebration of Clay County Baseball Weekend

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Estherville Flight Breakfast

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The annual Estherville Flight Breakfast is set for another great Fourth of July celebration...

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Branstad Vetoes Funding

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Governor Terry Branstad has vetoed $55.7 million in one-time education funding...

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Spencer July 4th Celebration

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Spencer Fourth of July Celebration      Spencer, IA (KICD) — All the same traditions on the 4th of July will…

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Spencer Projects Update

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An update on different Spencer projects has been released...