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Sailing into the spotlight
Taiwanese sailboard athlete Chang Hao, seen in this file photo at the rudder of a boat, received notification from the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association on Tuesday, June 21, that he will present Taiwan at the 2016 Summer Olympics. It is the third time the Penghu-based windsurfer represents the nation at the Olympics.
 
The International Boxing Federation will punish pro boxers who compete in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics by removing them from the sanctioning body's rankings or vacating their titles.
 
Cleveland celebrates as title drought ends in NBA Finals
More tears. Only this time, tears of joy. Cleveland's championship drought, crossing 52 years, generations and noted by a long list of near misses, is over at last.
 
After final,  Lebron's greatness undeniable
The drought is over for Cleveland, and the debate is over as well. Best player in basketball? His name is LeBron James.
 
Lebron James went down on all fours and dug into his elbows, unable to contain the intense emotions with the final 6.5 seconds run out with the ball bouncing out of the hoop. Even had that shot gone in, the Warriors would have been one point behind the Cavaliers, the decision sealed with the most determinative three-point shot of the night by Kyrie Irving that put the Cavs 92-89, breaking a fourth-quarter stalemate. Lebron then got one more point.
 
Pakistan, Afghanistan discuss border tensions after clashes
Pakistan and Afghanistan held talks Monday in Islamabad on last week's deadly border clashes that killed two Afghan border guards and a Pakistani officer. A statement after the meeting said both nations emphasized the need to create a mechanism for consulting one another on border issues.
 
Prized prospect Willson Contreras crushed the first pitch he saw in Major League Baseball for a two-run home run as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5 on Sunday.
 
Ronaldo fluffs his lines at Euro 2016
With the lightest of flicks and most aerial of jumps, Cristiano Ronaldo diverted the ball off his immaculately coiffed head, past the Austrian goalkeeper who had tormented him all night. Convinced that another footballing record was his, Ronaldo wheeled around in celebration.
 
James and Cavaliers win thrilling NBA Finals Game 7, 93-89
LeBron James and his relentless, never-count-them-out Cavaliers pulled off an improbable NBA Finals comeback, and Cleveland is title town again at long last.
 
Heartbreak for Iceland at Euro
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday.
 
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