United States tops Germany in semifinals

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
By Anne M. Peterson

Michaux: Mickelson's best scrambling skills will be required

Phil Mickelson's best scrambling skills will be required to avoid a tarnished reputation.
By Scott Michaux

Nationals beat Braves again

ATLANTA - Jordan Zimmermann took a shutout into the eighth inning and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 on Tuesday night to continue their season-long dominance of the division rivalry.
By Charles Odum

Murray beats heat, rival at Wimbledon

LONDON - Andy Murray played through the heat on Tuesday during his 6-4, 7-6 (3), 6-4 opening round victory over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan on Centre Court.
By Chris Lehourites

Young Wimbledon stars from 2014 make early exits

LONDON - A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars. Now they are out this year after the first round.
By Howard Fendrich

Spieth's play highlights first half of the season

The No. 1 player in golf already has three wins in 2015 and he has finished in the top 10 at both majors. Halfway through the year, however, Rory McIlroy is playing second fiddle.
By Doug Ferguson

Pre-Civil War baseball card will be auctioned

A pre-Civil War baseball card that's been in the same family for over 150 years is going on the auction block where it could bring as much as $50,000.
By Ula Ilnytzky

Border Bowl Combine set for July 18

All local high school football seniors are welcome to participate in the Border Bowl Combine on July 18.
By Wayne Staats

Woods tries to find game

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - In its infancy, The Greenbrier Classic was friendly to first-time winners and re-energized the careers of veterans who had been stuck in a rut. Tiger Woods will take anything positive at this point.
By John Raby

Expect a wild ride from Busch in his bid to make Chase

Now comes the hard part for Kyle Bucsh - being in the top 30 in points after the next 10 races.
By Don Coble

Tour de France begins Saturday with tough course

PARIS - The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same.
By Samuel Petrequin

Antic won't be back with the Hawks

ATLANTA - Pero Antic is returning to Europe after two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, mostly spent as a backup power forward and center.

Birdie helps Goosen qualify for British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland - Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen made birdie on the first playoff hole to qualify for the British Open.

Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an "illegal purpose."

Chicago Blackhawks deal Saad

The Chicago Blackhawks parted with Brandon Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

FIFA says President won't attend Women's World Cup final

ZURICH - FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body.

Love, Cavaliers come to terms

After all the speculation and intrigue surrounding Kevin Love's foray into the free agent market, the star power forward ended up right where he said he would all along - in Cleveland.

Busch brothers thrilled by historic 1-2 finish

Brothers have raced against each other since the very first NASCAR race in 1949. But last Sunday's finish at Sonoma Raceway with Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch was the first time brothers finished one-two.
By Don Coble

Messi, Argentina seek breakthrough

CONCEPCION, Chile - Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina.
By Pablo Elias Giussani

Williams sisters could be on collision course

LONDON - On a terrific day for U.S. women's tennis, Venus and Serena Willaims were among the winners. Two more wins, and the siblings will meet in the fourth round.
By Howard Fendrich

Penguins deal for Maple Leafs' star

The Toronto Maple Leafs sent Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in a blockbuster deal that gives the Penguins a needed boost in its top six.

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