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Majority of Washington residents back Redskins name

Most Washington-area residents said the team should keep its name, but also said they believe the team will likely have to change it.

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What a howler! World Cup teaches U.S. fans new lingo

Fixtures have nothing to do with plumbing, kit means uniform, and clean sheet is a shutout. The World Cup is teaching Americans a whole new vocabulary.

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World Cup: Argentina beats Switzerland 1-0 after extra time

Messi sets up the winner to Angel Di Maria in the 118th minute. Argentina will play either USA or Belgium in the quarterfinals

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Sterling’s mental fitness won’t feature at Clippers trial

The trial, set to start Monday, will decide whether Shelly Sterling can become the sole controlling trustee of the family trust that owns the team.

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Kidd goes to Bucks after Drew fired

The Brooklyn Nets have allowed coach Jason Kidd to pursue an opportunity with Milwaukee after the Bucks fired head coach Larry Drew.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, July 1.

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Wimbledon: No Americans left in London

Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are on to the quarterfinals. Three of the top four women's seeds have now been eliminated with the loss by No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska.

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World Cup: Germany beats Algeria 2-1 in extra time; France beats Nigeria to reach World Cup QF

Germany and France will square off on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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NBA: Wild offseason set to go

Miami's "Big 3" hit the free agent market as word comes out that LeBron James is looking for a max contract.

Jason Kidd

AP source: Kidd to Bucks after Nets agree to deal

The Bucks and Brooklyn Nets agreed to a deal earlier Monday allowing Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach, a person with knowledge of the details said.

United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann talks during a news conference at the Sao Paulo FC training center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The U.S. will play in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup.

US coach Klinsmann concerned with Algerian referee 

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann is concerned about the Algerian referee assigned to the Americans' second-round World Cup match against Belgium

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France eliminates Nigeria, Suarez says ‘sorry’

France reached the World Cup quarter-finals, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologize for biting.

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France beats Nigeria 2-0 to reach World Cup QF

Paul Pogba scored with a late header to finally break Nigeria's stubborn resistance and Joseph Yobo scored an own-goal as France won 2-0 to reach the World Cup quarterfinals on Monday.

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Pistorius trial resumes after psychiatric tests

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has resumed after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, June 30.

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Facebook scores record 1B interactions for World Cup

With 1 billion posts, likes and comments, the tournament is the most talked-about event in Facebook's history.

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U.S. plans to attack unbeaten Belgium

America is preparing for "war" in Tuesday's last-16 World Cup clash.

Miami Heat center Chris Bosh, center, talks with forward LeBron James (6) and guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Miami. The Heat defeated the Nets 94-82.

Report: Bosh opts out, joins Haslem, Wade & James in free agency

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Chris Bosh told the Miami Heat on Sunday that he is opting out of the last two years of his contract.

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World Cup: 10-man Costa Rica edges Greece on PKs & Huntalaar’s late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

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Keselowski wins for 2nd time at Kentucky Speedway

Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.

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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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Byron Scott to lead Lakers…or is he?

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FILE - In this April 17, 2013, file photo, then-Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott watches an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday, July 27, 2014, that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni resigned April 30.

The club continues to insist that no deal has been reached.

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Only arguing remains in Sterling trail

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Shelly Sterling sits with her husband, Donald Sterling, right, during the Los Angeles Clippers' NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. With a $2 billion sale of the Clippers hanging in the balance, a judge is set to determine Monday, June 30, 2014, if the terms of a family trust alone are enough to confirm Donald Sterling was properly removed as trustee and allow his estranged wife to sell the team without his consent.

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.

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