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USWNT hope to write new chapter with WWC final rematch vs. Japan

VANCOUVER -- Forget "Breakfast at Wimbledon" or another Yankees-Red Sox showdown to mark this July 4 weekend. The women of America's heralded national soccer team have assumed sports' center stage by blasting into sensational form. Will Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach and Hope Solo win the first World Cup for the U.S. since 1999, when 90,000 packed the Rose Bowl and millions...
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Strasburg injured in Nats' 9-3 win over SF

WASHINGTON (AP) Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury. Strasburg allowed one hit over 3 2/3 scoreless innings in his third start since coming off the disabled list. He missed nearly four weeks due to neck tightness...
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France relay team finally gets Olympic bronze medal after US disqualification

  Three years late, France's men got their 4x100-meter relay bronze medal from the London Olympics on Saturday, bumped up from fourth after the U.S. team was disqualified because of Tyson Gay's doping. Robbed of an Olympic podium in 2012, the French men got second-best: A medal ceremony at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. A white London cab drove the four French relay runners...
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Late TV broadcaster Byrnes honored with Squier-Hall Award

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Late television broadcaster Steve Byrnes has won the Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR media excellence. NASCAR officials made the announcement Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Byrnes died in April after a long bout with cancer. He joined Fox Sports in 2001 and served as a pit reporter for its Sprint Cup Series coverage through the 2014 season. He...
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Packers TE Quarless arrested, charged with firing gun

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage. A witness told Miami Beach police that Quarless and three others pulled up to a car full of women early Saturday. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car. The...
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Steve Byrnes named 2016 recipient of Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence

The NASCAR Hall of Fame has named longtime FOX NASCAR analyst Steve Byrnes the recipient of the 2016 Squier-Hall Award for NASCAR Media Excellence. Byrnes, who passed away on April 21, was a staple on NASCAR weekends and on NASCAR Race Hub on FOX Sports 1. Byrnes will be honored during NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony festivities on Jan. 22, 2016 and featured in an exhibit...
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Ellis' college coach eager to watch US win World Cup final

William & Mary women's soccer coach John Daly laughs when asked if he sees any similarities in his coaching style and that of Jill Ellis, who is one victory from leading the United States to the Women's World Cup title. Ellis played on Daly's first team with the Tribe, and their styles couldn't be less alike. ''Jill is very calm, very collected whereas I'm a little volatile when...
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France relay team finally gets Olympic bronze medal

PARIS (AP) Three years late, France's men got their 4x100-meter relay bronze medal from the London Olympics on Saturday, bumped up from fourth after the U.S. team was disqualified because of Tyson Gay's doping. Robbed of an Olympic podium in 2012, the French men got second-best: A medal ceremony at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. A white London cab drove the four French relay...
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Matt Stonie dethrones 8-time champion Joey Chestnut to take hot dog eating title

The mustard yellow belt has found a new owner.  Young upstart Matt "Megatoad" Stonie has out-eaten eight-time defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut to take the title and all its fixings at the July 4th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest.  The 23-year-old competitive eater from San Jose, California, hogged down 62 hot dogs and buns to Chestnut's 60.  And Stonie was gunning for No...
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AP source: Magic agree to new 4-year deal with Tobias Harris

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says Tobias Harris has agreed to sign a new contract to remain with the Orlando Magic. The person says the deal for Harris - a restricted free agent - is for four years and $64 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because contract can't be officially signed until next week. The 22...
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AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says 'we need total change'

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) The president of CONMEBOL says it needs ''total and absolute change'' after becoming engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal. Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that South American soccer's governing body was carrying out audits and was willing to collaborate with the ongoing investigation by U.S. and Swiss...
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Tour de France 1st stage at a glance

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) A brief look at the 1st stage of the Tour de France on Saturday: Stage: A flat and windy 13.8-kilometer (8.6-mile) individual time trial through cycling-mad Dutch city of Utrecht, where fans jam-packed the streets to roar on each rider. Winner: Australian rider Rohan Dennis clinched his first Tour stage win in style, setting a record speed for a Tour time...
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Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to join Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. One of the most coveted free agents on the market picked the Spurs over several suitors, including the Lakers, Heat, Rockets, Knicks, Mavericks, Suns and Trail Blazers, the team for which he played the first nine seasons of his...
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Andrew Miller could be back with Yankees soon

NEW YORK (AP) Injured closer Andrew Miller threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session and could soon return to the New York Yankees. Miller has not pitched in a game since June 9 because of a strained left forearm. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild simulated a batter during Saturday's mound session, and Miller hopes he will not need another bullpen session before going on a minor league...
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World Series of Poker's championship event starts Sunday

LAS VEGAS (AP) Olympians have their gold. Actors have their Oscars. Poker players have the World Series of Poker no-limit Texas Hold `em Main Event. Starting Sunday in Las Vegas, several thousand players - among them pros, amateurs, celebrities - will risk $10,000 each for the chance at several million dollars, one of the tournament's prized gold bracelets and poker supremacy. Or...
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South Africa's Van Zyl cards 64 for 2-shot lead in Paris

PARIS (AP) Jaco Van Zyl will take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the French Open and a shot at a maiden European Tour title after carding a 7-under-par 64 on Saturday. Van Zyl has won 13 times on the Sunshine Tour, and has 17 top-10 finishes on the European Tour, including two this season while playing on a medical exemption with a brace on his leg. His bogey-free round...
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Two Dinamo Zagreb bosses arrested over bribery charges

ZAGREB, Croatia -- Two Dinamo Zagreb bosses suspected of tax evasion and bribery were arrested by Croatian police on Saturday. Club president Zdravko Mamic and his brother, coach Zoran Mamic, have been under investigation by the Croatian bureau for combating corruption and organized crime. The bureau said the two embezzled the equivalent of $17.3 million of the club's money since...
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Packers' Quarless charged with discharging firearm in public

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage. A witness told Miami Beach police that Quarless and three others pulled up to a car full of women early Saturday. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car. The...
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So you wanna play Texas Hold 'Em? Here's how

LAS VEGAS (AP) To win poker's ultimate prize - the World Series of Poker's Main Event - one must first outlast several thousand other players in no-limit Texas Hold `em. Here's how it's played: --- Two cards are dealt face down to each player, followed by a round of bets. Each player must either fold, match the bet or bet more than the big blind - the mandatory minimum bet put in...
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GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage. A witness told Miami Beach police that Quarless and three others pulled up to a car full of women early Saturday. An arrest affidavit says the football player and another man approached the car....
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Nationals star Bryce Harper homers with Fourth of July-inspired bat

No one can question Bryce Harper's patriotism. The Washington Nationals star stepped up to the plate with a stars-and-stripes inspired bat on Independence Day. And if that wasn't enough, Harper clubbed his 25th homer of the season.  
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Daytona parent company, ISC, formalizes plan for SAFER barriers

After an extensive review of its facilities kicked off in February, International Speedway Corporation announced Saturday it will install additional Steel and Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barriers at its facilities. ISC president John Saunders said in a statement that the amount of SAFER barrier being adding would be approximately 54,000 linear feet of soft wall. "Following February...
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For NBA rookies, summer league merely first step

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Barely a year ago, Justise Winslow and Myles Turner were high school players. Being in the NBA now hasn't seemed to faze either of them. Summer league play started Saturday, and for Winslow and Turner - both still teenagers, neither turning 20 until next March - it might have been considered by some onlookers as a significant first step in their transitions to...
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LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs

Prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge says he has chosen to join the San Antonio Spurs. Aldridge tweeted the news on Saturday after spending a week meeting with teams as the most coveted player on the market. Aldridge spent his previous nine seasons in Portland, but is leaving for a four-year maximum contract with the Spurs. He averaged a career-high 23.8 points per game for the Trail...
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Rays bring up Teaford, send down Riefenhauser

NEW YORK (AP) Wanting to have a long reliever in the bullpen after a pair of extra-inning games, the Tampa Bay Rays selected the contract of left-hander Everett Teaford from Durham of the Triple-A International League. Left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser was optioned to the Bulls before Saturday's game against the New York Yankees. To clear a spot on the Rays' 40-man roster, the first...
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