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Dejected Brazilians watch another World Cup loss

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians already downhearted at missing out on reaching the World Cup final watched in dismay…

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NBA Free Agency: Pau Gasol to Chicago

Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol, of Spain, goes up for a reverse layup against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Lakers 121-114.

Free-agent center Pau Gasol says he has decided to join the Chicago Bulls.

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World Cup: Netherlands blanks Brazil to earn 3rd place

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Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

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More Americans succumb to World Cup fever

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The U.S. may not yet be in love with football, but more Americans became fans as the World Cup in Brazil progressed.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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Bells win 8-7, sweep Kelowna

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The Bells overcame stifling temperatures tonight in Kelowna to outlast the Falcons 8-7, earning the series sweep. Starting Pitcher Gabe…

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Seager, Cano homer to lift Mariners over A’s 6-2.

Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager hits a three-run go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Seattle.

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a career-high 8 2-3 innings, and Kyle Seager and Robinson Cano homered to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 6-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.

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Rodney replaces Price on All-Star team

Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) sits in the dugout after his team lost to the Boston Red Soxs in Game 4 of an American League baseball division series, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Boston Red Sox's defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to move on to the American League Championship Series.

Mariners closer Fernando Roney was added to the AL All-Star team on Saturday as the replacement for Rays starter David Price.

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Hammers earn draw

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Tyler Bjork scored his 12th goal of the season but it wasn't enough as Bellingham United earned a 3-3 draw with the Seattle Stars at Civic Stadium.

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Suns announce acquisition of Thomas

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The Phoenix Suns have officially announced the acquisition of point guard Isaiah Thomas in a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings.

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Game of 2 popes: Vatican plays down World Cup rivalry

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With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican brushed aside talk of soccer rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

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Not sleeping is making your brain older

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Sleeping less will increase the rate the brain ages and speed up the decline in cognitive functions.

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Brazil’s blowout sets Twitter record

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The game Tuesday afternoon has become the most tweeted-about sports event in Twitter history.

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Meet the ‘Duck of Justice’

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A Maine police department has gotten a huge Facebook boost thanks to its crime-fighting feathered friend.

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Seven ways to keep kids hydrated

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Don’t wait for your kids to tell you they’re thirsty before offering them water, experts say.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Toddler’s inspiring first steps

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Nothing can slow down this toddler as he takes his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

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Tommy Ramone dead at 62

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Tommy Ramone, the drummer for the iconic 70s punk group and its last surviving original member, has died.

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REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ is the best yet

Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

Darker, more intense and deeply satisfying, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" takes a good thing and makes it better.

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Complex characters, scripts boost Netflix’s Emmy nods

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The unconventional approach to TV netted 31 Emmy nominations, a major achievement for a company that plunged into original programing just last year.

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Rock Hall plans tribute to Everly Brothers

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The Everly Brothers will be honored with a tribute concert organized by bosses of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in October.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Toddler’s inspiring first steps

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Nothing can slow down this toddler as he takes his first steps with his new prosthetic legs.

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Today in entertainment history: July 11

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Tiny birthday for a tiny hedgehog

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This little hedgehog really knows how to party!

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Victoria Beckham’s strange anti-aging snack

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The former Spice Girl has a new snack that she swears by.

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‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nods with 19

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Television newcomers "True Detective," and "Orange is the New Black," racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each.

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Police digital information access program a no go

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City to police: Spend grant on something else

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Whatcom burn ban goes into effect Tuesday

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Hot, dry weather prompts burn ban