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USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

USA-Germany features clash of world's top goalkeepers

MONTREAL — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

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Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

Serena gets through opener at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.

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In the Pits: IndyCar must balance daredevil vs. dangerous

NASCAR returns this week to Daytona International Speedway, where 43 drivers are likely to race bumper to bumper for 400 white-knuckle miles.

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Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

Cardinals adding to MLB's best record

ST. LOUIS — Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

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Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

Harman takes lead at Travelers Championship

CROMWELL, Conn. — Brian Harman has always looked up to Bubba Watson, who preceded him as a standout left-hander for the University of Georgia Bulldogs.

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Justin Houston hosts youth football camp

Justin Houston hosts youth football camp


       

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Women's team confident as Germany looms

Women's team confident as Germany looms

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators' seats at the Women's World Cup.

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Serena halfway to Grand Slam

Serena halfway to Grand Slam

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam.

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U.S. advances to semifinals

U.S. advances to semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario — Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women'sWorld Cup.

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Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

Djokovic avoids Federer, Murray, Nadal in Wimbledon draw

LONDON — Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis' "Big Four" were all placed on the opposite side.

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Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston: 'I'm just moving forward'

BEREA, Ohio — Jameis Winston knows there are always eyes on him — watching, dissecting and waiting for him to make a mistake.

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U.S. faces offensive challenge in defense-minded China

OTTAWA, Ontario — The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.

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Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

NEW YORK — The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.

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Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title

OMAHA, Neb. — Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for theVirginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.

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NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

NCAA, DoD chip in big money for extensive concussion study

More than 35,000 college athletes and cadets at U.S. service academies are helping researchers write a new, extensive and groundbreaking chapter in the study and tracking ofconcussions.

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South Georgia Fury growing, improving

South Georgia Fury growing, improving

In just five short years, the South Georgia Fury softball organization grew from humble beginnings to a powerhouse travel team organization on the rise.

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NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

NASCAR distances itself from Confederate flag

 Confederate flags are as easy to find at NASCAR races as cutoff jeans, cowboy hats and beer.

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Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

Morgan, Lloyd score in 2-0 victory over Colombia

 EDMONTON, Alberta  — Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women's World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.

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Spieth a man with a sense of history

Spieth a man with a sense of history

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.  — Jordan Spieth loves golf history, which is appropriate for someone quickly becoming part of it.

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Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

Spieth wins a stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open title

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. - Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson.

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Spieth tries to stay on top

Spieth tries to stay on top

  UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.  — One day after he collapsed from a bout of vertigo, Jason Day was standing taller than ever Saturday in the U.S. Open.

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Spieth, Reed share lead heading into weekend

Spieth, Reed share lead heading into weekend

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Masters champion Jordan Spieth is halfway home from the second leg of the Grand Slam.

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Day overcome by dizziness at end of second round

Day overcome by dizziness at end of second round

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Jason Day was overcome by dizziness and collapsed on his final hole at the U.S. Open on Friday, raising doubt about whether he will be able to continue this weekend.

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Brand tarnished, Cards likely to avoid economic damage

Brand tarnished, Cards likely to avoid economic damage

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals have been the toast of their Midwestern city for generations, a source of civic pride as one of baseball's most successful and cherished franchises.

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World's top five teams survive into knockout stages

World's top five teams survive into knockout stages

VANCOUVER, British Colombia — The United States' bid for a third Women's World Cup title remains very much alive, as do the championship hopes of all five of the top-ranked teams in the world.

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Warriors believe more titles are in their future

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The parade is not until Friday. The Golden State Warriors are already looking ahead to what could be a promising future.

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Peterson finding a new normal with Vikings

Peterson finding a new normal with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson has been back on the football field, wearing that familiar purple No. 28 jersey and running through the plays that he ran last year before everything fell apart.

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Play begins at Chambers Bay

Play begins at Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash.  — When Chambers Bay first opened, one of promotional tags for the course was the opportunity to play, "Pure Links Golf."

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U.S. tops Nigeria, wins group

U.S. tops Nigeria, wins group

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia  — Abby Wambach scored late in the first half and the U.S. women's national team went on to beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday night for a first-place finish in its group at the Women's World Cup.

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Brooks Brown enjoying his time in 'The Show'

Brooks Brown enjoying his time in 'The Show'

Back in 2003, you could find Brooks Brown pitching his Portal Panthers to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Nowadays, the 30-year old right-hander can be seen trotting out of the bullpen to hold down a lead for the Colorado Rockies in the late innings.

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Starter or sub? Abby Wambach says she just wants to win

Starter or sub? Abby Wambach says she just wants to win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach will do whatever it takes to win the Women's World Cup, even if that means she's coming off the bench.

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The courtship of Chambers Bay

The courtship of Chambers Bay

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Robert Streb walked off the third green at Chambers Bay, looked both directions and headed left down a dirt path toward Puget Sound.

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Old rivalry hits college baseball's biggest stage

Old rivalry hits college baseball's biggest stage


       

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U.S., Sweden play to 0-0 draw

U.S., Sweden play to 0-0 draw

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Meghan Klingenberg — not Hope Solo — made the biggest save of the night for the United States.

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Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

Chicago, Tampa Bay all even again in Stanley Cup Final

TAMPA, Fla. — Four games deep in the Stanley Cup Final, all that's clear is just how little separates the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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FIFA's top spokesman leaves job, Blatter urged to do same

GENEVA — FIFA's top spokesman left his job on Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament.

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U.S. prepares to face Sweeden, former coach

U.S. prepares to face Sweeden, former coach

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — On the eve of the match against her former team, Sweden coach Pia Sundhage addressed Hope Solo, Abby Wambach and the challenge of beating the talent-laden United States in the World Cup.

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Portal baseball ready to turn the page

Portal baseball ready to turn the page

 The Portal Panthers were unceremoniously left on the outside looking in as teams competed for a Class A state champions last year.

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Late goal shocks Germans

Late goal shocks Germans

 COLOGNE, Germany — Substitute Bobby Wood scored in the 87th minute to give the United States a 2-1 victory over World Cup champion Germany in a friendly on Wednesday.

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Long ball is back in NCAA

Long ball is back in NCAA

By ERIC OLSON

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USA shaking off opening Jitters

USA shaking off opening Jitters

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Forgive the United States for some opening night jitters.

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Putnam earns a trip home to Chambers Bay for U.S. Open

Putnam earns a trip home to Chambers Bay for U.S. Open

One day made up for five straight weeks of lousy golf for Michael Putnam. He's going home to Chambers Bay for the U.S. Open.

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USA hammers Aussies

USA hammers Aussies

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Megan Rapinoe scored twice and the United States overcame early defensive shakiness to beat Australia 3-1 on Monday in their opening game at the Women's World Cup.

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LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

CLEVELAND — High above downtown, there's no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought — the longest for any major U.S. city.

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Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned

Patriots release Spikes after car found abandoned

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether his Mercedes was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three people were hurt in a vehicle that was rear-ended.

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Warriors content to let James carry Cavs

Warriors content to let James carry Cavs

 OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors assistant coach Ron Adams, who has designed defenses for more than four decades, looks at defending LeBron James as an equation.

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American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown

American Pharoah runs into history with Triple Crown

 NEW YORK — Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting, this one was never in doubt.

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U.S. hopes for 3rd World Cup title as play begins

U.S. hopes for 3rd World Cup title as play begins

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canada coach John Herdman pretty much summed up the prevailing sentiment when he was asked what he was looking forward to most about the Women's World Cup.

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Would Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

Would Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

NEW YORK — Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday?

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Kyrie Irving out for remainder of finals

Kyrie Irving out for remainder of finals

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Cleveland Cavaliers finished off Chicago and swept past Atlanta, even when Kyrie Irving wasn't available.

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