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7:01am

Sat June 13, 2015
Sports

Hoops And World Soccer: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 13, 2015 1:24 pm

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Finally, time for sports.

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7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Sports

American Pharoah Makes A Run At History

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 11:44 am

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah plays with hot walker Juan Ramirez during a bath Friday at Belmont Park.
Julie Jacobson AP

The Triple Crown is one of the most difficult tests in sports: Three horse races over the course of just five weeks, culminating with the Belmont Stakes Saturday in Elmont, N.Y.

American Pharoah is favored to win, which would make him the first horse to capture the Triple Crown in 37 years. But his rivals have a key advantage: They've had extra time to rest, and that's led to some grumbling inside the sport.

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7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
The Salt

For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 11:44 am

Salt appears in white clumps in a newly sprouted chile field in Garfield, N.M.
Mónica Ortiz Uribe KJZZ

For some people, too much salt is bad for health. Too much salt is also bad for growing most crops.

Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West and it's gotten worse because of the ongoing drought. Water is necessary to flush salts out; without it, salt builds up over time.

In New Mexico, one crop that's suffering is the state's beloved chile pepper.

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7:37am

Sat June 6, 2015
Sports

Triple Championships: The Weekend In Sports

Originally published on Sat June 6, 2015 11:44 am

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And now it's time for B.J. Leiderman's theme music.

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9:00am

Sat May 30, 2015
Sports

Newly Re-Elected, FIFA's Sepp Blatter Denies Ties To Corruption

Originally published on Sat May 30, 2015 10:14 am

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