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Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2019 NBA MVP award. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
Giannis Antetokounmpo won the 2019 NBA MVP award. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports)

International players swept the major NBA awards earlier this week. Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo took home MVP honors, Serbian Luka Dončić was named Rookie of the Year, Frenchman Rudy Gobert repeated as Defensive Player of the Year and Cameroonian Pascal Siakam was named Most Improved Player. Arizona State University Global Sport Institute CEO Kenneth Shropshire says this is a turning point for the league.

Plus, the International Olympic Committee is reforming the way it picks host cities. But Only A Game's Karen Given says the IOC hasn't developed a sudden concern for tax-paying citizens.

And a recent article in The New Yorker detailed the "cultish dreamworld" of the iconic golf course Augusta National. Mike Pesca, host of the daily Slate podcast "The Gist," shares his thoughts.

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This segment aired on June 28, 2019.

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