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Sports Roundup: World Cup, NBA's new champions and Redskins patent cancelled

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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts on the bench against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the 2014 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 15, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

A tie is as good as a win, is LeBron James a winner or a whiner? And the Washington Redskins are no longer protected, at least by a trademark. Its our weekly look at sports with writers Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. 


The World Cup in Brazil rolls on, Mexico and Brazil played to a scoreless draw and the U.S. has to put aside their thrilling win against Ghana because they're set to play the powerhouse Portugal team. We'll find out what their chances could be.

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat and are NBA champs. For LeBron James, that makes four straight finals appearances since he took his talents to South Beach and "only" two championships. For anyone else that would be wildly successful, but why does it feel like it's turning out to be a disaster for James?

It seems that the owner of the Washington Redskins has more headaches this week. For years, Native American nations have said the name and logo of the team is racist and offensive, while supporters claim its an honored nickname that was created with the intent to honor Native Americans. This week, the U.S. Patent Office made the rare move and cancelled trademark protections for the team. We'll explore more.

Baseball fans vote for the players they want to see on the All-Star team. St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is leading NL catchers but the Milwaukee Brewers are trying a novel new approach to getting their star catcher into the All Star game:


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