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Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

The defending champions advanced to play the United States in the championship game at Vancouver on Sunday.

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Reports: GM Jerry Dipoto quits after 3 1/2 years with Angels

Dipoto told the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register on Wednesday that he has quit after 3 1/2 years with the Angels, but manager Mike Scioscia and Angels spokesman Tim Mead repeatedly refused to confirm any changes.

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NBA free agency roundup

DeMarre Carroll, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler headline the early signings in NBA free agency.

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Wimbledon: Maria Sharapova on her way to third round

The fourth-seeded Sharapova beat Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-1 on Court No. 2 on Wednesday, improving her record in second-round Grand Slam matches to 41-4.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, and Kevin Love confer while on the bench as the Cavaliers face the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 110-101 victory in an NBA basketball game in Denver on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

Kevin Love pens piece saying he’s staying in Cleveland

Love issued a statement through The Players Tribune on Wednesday announcing that he would be returning to Cleveland next season.

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

The King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title.

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Chicago ships Saad to Columbus

The Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad as part of a seven-player deal.

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Blatter won’t attend Women’s World Cup final

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 1.

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WATCH: USA v. Germany World Cup highlights

Team U.S.A. triumphed in a battle of giants that went down to the wire.

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Americans reach World Cup final, earn another chance of glory

The veteran U.S. women's soccer team reached the final for the second time in a row.

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Women’s World Cup: Team USA blanks Germany to reach finals

Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute and assisted on Kelley O'Hara's first international goal in the 84th minute in the Americans' 2-0 victory

FIFA President Sepp Blatter gestures after he was re-elected at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 29, 2015.

Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer.

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Federer, Murray and Nadal all winners on Day 2 at Wimbledon

There were two upsets on the women's side of things

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Nike co-founder Phil Knight will step down as chairman

Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

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Florida State freshman De’Andre Johnson charged with battery

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.

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Stephen Curry overtakes LeBron James for NBA’s top jersey

The Golden State Warriors star and league MVP topped the list of jersey sales in the NBA for the first time Tuesday.

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Oh, baby: Hockey star checks Twitter for son’s name

Olympic hockey gold medalist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are prepared for all sorts of possibilities as they turn to Twitter to help name their baby boy.

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Wimbledon: Defending champ Kvitova upset, Federer advances

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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a return to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki also posted victories on the women's side.

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Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

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Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala

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Oilers sign Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level contract

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The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Day five at Wimbledon

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Serena Williams had a tough time but advanced while Novak Djokovic cruised to an easy win.

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AP sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal

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DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

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