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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, June 25.

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Boston bomber apologizes to victims as he’s formally sentenced to die

Parents of the dead and some of the scores wounded in the Boston Marathon attack confronted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, calling him "cowardly" at a hearing where he was formally sentenced to death.

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WATCH: Cubs fan catches ball while holding baby

A man holding a baby made a great barehanded catch over the glove of Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, prompting a replay review.

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Ohio lawmakers delay action on Rose reinstatement

Lawmakers were set to vote on a resolution urging the MLB to reinstate the all-time hits leader and make him eligible for the Hall of Fame.

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Tom Brady awaits NFL’s decision on Deflategate suspension appeal

The Patriots QB is fighting his four-game suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs.

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A pug’s-eye view of Dodger Stadium

Dog life and sports correspondent Gizmo T. Pug, reporting.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, June 24.

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Report: Maradona to run for FIFA president

The retired soccer star could run for president of the sport's governing body.

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Hornets to host 2017 All-Star game

Charlotte last hosted the All-Star game in 1991.

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U.S. eliminates Colombia, Bronze pure gold for England

The United States will face China on Friday.

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Tom Brady’s ‘DeflateGate’ appeal begins in New York

The Patriot's QB is appealing his four-game suspension, pitting the NFL's most popular player against the most profitable sports league in the United States.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, June 23.

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Report: Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

ESPN on Monday reported it had reviewed long-hidden notebooks allegedly showing Pete Rose bet on Major League Baseball during his time as a player.

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Ex-MLB star Darryl Hamilton fatally shot in apparent murder-suicide

Former outfielder and baseball broadcaster Darryl Hamilton was fatally shot at a Houston home where his girlfriend was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gun wound.

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Baseball, karate on Olympic shortlist for Tokyo 2020

Baseball and softball are strong favorites to return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

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Pennsylvania brewery honoring Joe Paterno with special beer

The Duquesne Brewing Company says Monday it's rolling out a brew honoring the late Penn State football coach.

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Officials: Banks didn’t do enough to police FIFA financials

Anti-money-laundering agencies say that financial institutions have not done enough to police suspicious financial activity by officials at soccer's global governing body.

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Spieth wins U.S. Open after Johnson three-putt

Masters champion Jordan Spieth added another chapter to golf's record books with a nerve-jangling, one-shot victory.

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WATCH: Top 10 golfers to never win the U.S. Open

Through the years United States Open Championship has been won by many great champions but these 10 players are among those who never hoisted a U.S. Open trophy.

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Squirrel!

You know it's a serious distraction when an entire Major League Baseball game comes to a stop.

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Drunk Boating Monitored

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Law enforcement officers were scattered around Iowa last weekend monitoring lakes and rivers for drunk boaters as part of the national Operation Dry Water campaign.

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Less Bacteria, More Algae in Iowa Lakes

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Sunny days with less rainfall have helped clear up some of the bacteria problems in the water at Iowa park beaches.

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Iowa Governor Vetoes School Spending

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been hinting for weeks that he was unhappy with the legislature's bipartisan compromise on education funding.

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Caution Needed With Fireworks Displays

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Everyone loves a backyard fireworks display or attending a big show on the 4th of July.

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OSHA Investigating Nebraska Explosion

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The U-S Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation into Wednesday's explosion at Sapp Bros. in West Point, Nebraska.