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Argentina's Lionel Messi waves after receiving the Golden Ball award for best player at the end of the World Cup final soccer match between Argentina and France at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar on Dec. 18, 2022. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Sacramento Republic FC Players celebrate their U.S. Open semifinal overtime win. Sac Republic defeated MLS mainstay Sporting KC 5-4 in penalty kicks. Max Whittaker for NPR hide caption

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A Major League Soccer 'Cupset' as Sacramento Republic advances to U.S. Open Cup Final

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Members of the Montreal Impact, wearing masks, take the field for their match against Toronto FC as part of the MLS Is Back Tournament Thursday in Reunion, Fla. Michael Reaves/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro Sports Are Returning. Their COVID-19 Testing Is Top Notch, But Is It Ethical?

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