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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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See what’s new on Netflix this month

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Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

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Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.

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Miami judge recognizes suspect as middle school classmate

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A man charged with burglary is moved to tears when he realizes he went to middle school with the judge assigned to his case.