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Japan shocks, eliminates World Cup hosts

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Japan knocked two-time defending champion Germany out of the Women’s World Cup on Saturday, advancing to the semifinals with a 1-0 win when substitute Karina Maruyama outran...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Americans still have Hope

DRESDEN, Germany – Bent at the waist, her back to the goal, Marta buried her face in her hands.Her left-footed blast from 6 yards looked certain to be a winner, the goal that would give Brazil’s...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

‘Terrible pressure’ leaves Messi a mess

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Lionel Messi probably is under the greatest pressure of his career, having been blamed for Argentina’s poor performances in its first two games at the Copa America.His...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

For the Americans, it’s win or go home

DRESDEN, Germany – The U.S. is the No. 1 team in the world, a two-time World Cup champion and three-time Olympic gold medalist.However, the only number that matters right now is zero. As in, the...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Costa of winning

SUPER-BESSE, France – Portuguese rider Rui Alberto Costa won the eighth stage of the Tour de France after withstanding a late attack from Philippe Gilbert in the final climb Saturday, while Thor...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

The Life of Bryans: Twins salvage Davis Cup series

AUSTIN, Texas – The Bryan brothers have given the Americans a fighting chance against Spain.It will be up to Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick – who lost their first-round singles matches – to keep them...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Jeter goes big for No. 3,000

NEW YORK – Mobbed by his pinstriped pals after the ball sailed into the left-field seats, showered by ovations from his fans, Derek Jeter stood alone – the first New York Yankees player to reach...

DATE: July 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Ready, set, run – and keeprunning

SILVERTON – With the predawn light barely defining the ridgelines of the surrounding San Juan Mountains, Mindy Campbell leaned up on her toes and gave her husband a kiss.Jared Campbell, freshly...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NFL lockout is back, but ...

NEW YORK - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out a judge’s order lifting the NFL lockout, handing the league a victory as players and owners returned to negotiations.The ruling...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Cavendish a crash-free victor

CHATEAUROUX, France – Finally, the mountains.After seven days of narrow, sinewy roads and sometimes fierce rain, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck await a change of scenery. They made it through...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Long days still ahead; Kim leads

COLORADO SPRINGS – When the rain stopped, Stacy Lewis got off a school bus wondering if she was in the U.S. Open or the twilight zone.By the time the strange ordeal was over Friday, she had lost...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Davis Cup: All signs points to USA

AUSTIN, Texas – Everything about the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the United States and Spain is built to favor the Americans.The sellout crowd of 16,000-plus in Andy Roddick’s hometown is sure...

DATE: July 7, 2011 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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