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People wearing Brazilian flags arrive at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Prato to attend a France's national football team training session on June 10, 2014, a few days prior to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
People wearing Brazilian flags arrive at the Santa Cruz Stadium in Ribeirao Prato to attend a France's national football team training session on June 10, 2014, a few days prior to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
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The beautiful game is about to step in to the spotlight, the L.A. Kings might be ready to sweep the streets of New York and USC is free at last (not including the tuition). Sports writers Andy and Brian Kamenetzky join us with more on the wide, wide world of sports.

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The World Cup starts tomorrow in Brazil as the host takes on Croatia, and the U.S. plays Ghana Monday. How much buzz is in there air here leading up to it? Any teams or players worth watching?

The Kings have a chance to close out the NY Rangers tonight in Madison Square Garden. If they do, it'll be their second Cup in three seasons. Is this the zenith of hockey in Los Angeles? How far can its popularity go from here?

The San Antonio Spurs beat the Miami Heat last night to take a 2-1 lead in the NBA Final. So far it doesn't seem as if home court advantage means much in this series.

A commercial aired during the game that was paid for by a northern California native american tribe which sent a message to the Washington Redskins. Will this have any impact?

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Don't know if many people noticed, but yesterday the USC campus got a lot lighter, as 4-year sanctions came to an end. What does it mean for Trojans football going forward?