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In July 4, 2009 file photo, United States' Robbie Rogers kicks against Grenada in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Qwest Field in Seattle. Rogers is eligible to make his debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy after Major League Soccer said it had received his international transfer certificate. The former U.S. national team winger will become the first openly gay male athlete to compete in a North American professional team sport when he makes his debut for the Galaxy, which could come in Sunday night's, May 26, 2013, game against Seattle. (AP)
In July 4, 2009 file photo, United States' Robbie Rogers kicks against Grenada in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match at Qwest Field in Seattle. Rogers is eligible to make his debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy after Major League Soccer said it had received his international transfer certificate. The former U.S. national team winger will become the first openly gay male athlete to compete in a North American professional team sport when he makes his debut for the Galaxy, which could come in Sunday night's, May 26, 2013, game against Seattle. (AP)

In sports news this week, the Bruins lace-up for their Eastern Conference finals this weekend against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Red Sox stay in first place. And the NBA playoffs heat up. We'll talk about it all with Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only a Game, who joins us each Wedensday.

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ESPN "After winning their Eastern Conference semifinals series in five games, the Penguins and Bruins will face off in the Eastern Conference finals starting Saturday. After battling through tough first-round matchups — the Penguins vs. the Islanders and the Bruins vs. the Leafs – both teams appear to be at the top of their game. Here’s a scouting report for what should be an entertaining, hard-fought series."

New York Times "But even Rogers knew that when he took those first few steps between the white lines, he was breaking new ground as the first openly gay man to participate in a prominent North American pro league."

This segment aired on May 29, 2013.

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