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There was a conspicuous act of bravery in the second half of this week's World Cup championship game.

The French team, which won 4 to 2, was bold and deft. Many of their players are immigrants, or children of immigrants, from Africa. Their victory was also seen as a triumph over bigots in France, who have vilified and attacked immigrants.

The Croatian national team was dauntless. Several of their players were from families who were refugees when their country was torn by war.

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Saturday Sports: Wimbledon, World Cup

Jul 14, 2018

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And it's time for sports.

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MONTAGNE: Spoiler alert. If you haven't seen it yet, cover your ears. At Wimbledon today, Serena Williams lost. Let's talk about that with Howard Bryant, senior writer for espn.com and ESPN Magazine. Good morning.

Huddled at a computer screen at the Denver Recovery Group, counselor Melissa McConnell looks at the latest urinalysis results for her client, Sara Florence.

Last fall, it lit up like a Christmas tree. Now it's all clean. Florence says she stopped using heroin five months ago; she stopped using methamphetamine not long after that.

"Shooting it, smoking it, snorting it," Florence says. "It's horrible, just made me feel like crap, you know. But I'd still did it. Just makes no sense, you know. It's just really addicting."

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