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Japan finds reason to celebrate with World Cup win
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan took a welcome break from months of tragedy on Monday, basking in its unlikely victory at the Women's World Cup. Joyous fans decked out in the national team's dark blue uniforms hugged and sang in Tokyo as they watched their team lift the winner's trophy on live broadcasts
Uruguay beats Mexico, to face Argentina
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LA PLATA, Argentina (AP) — Uruguay defeated Mexico 1-0 on Tuesday to finish second in Group C of the Copa America, setting up a quarterfinal against neighbor Argentina. The sole goal came in the 15th minute. Diego Forlan took a 30-meter (yard) free kick, which Mexico goalkeeper Luis Michel
Messi belatedly shines for Argentina
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CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi finally played up to expectations Monday, right in time to help Argentina into the quarterfinals of the Copa America. After two disappointing matches, Messi produced a great performance to lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over Costa Rica, just when it seemed
Chile draws 1-1 with Uruguay
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MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Alexis Sanchez equalized in the 65th minute to give Chile a 1-1 draw against Uruguay on Friday in the Copa America. Alvaro Pereira had given Uruguay a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute in the Group C match. Chile improved to 4 points from two matches and Uruguay, which
Peru defeats Mexico 1-0 with late goal
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MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) — Paolo Guerrero scored in the 83rd minute to give Peru a well-earned 1-0 victory over Mexico on Friday in the Copa America. After a lifeless first half, Peru had a half-dozen clear scoring chances in the second half — hitting the post twice — before Guerrero broke
Peru boosts Copa America hopes with win
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Chile and Uruguay confirmed on Friday they are contenders to win the Copa America. For that matter, so did Peru, which is usually considered one of the also-ran teams in South America. Alexis Sanchez, who has been linked to a move from Italian club Udinese to
Argentina stumbles to 0-0 draw with Colombia
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SANTA FE, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's passage to the knock-out stage of the Copa America is in jeopardy after the hosts were held to a 0-0 draw by Colombia on Wednesday, in another disappointing performance by Lionel Messi and his big-name teammates. The match was similar to Argentina's 1-1
Copa America off to cold start in Argentina
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa America is off to a cold start, matching Argentina's winter weather. Tournament co-favorites Brazil and Argentina made stuttering starts against probably the two weakest teams in the South American confederation. Brazil, which has won four of the last
Paraguay, Ecuador draw 0-0 in Copa America
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SANTA FE, Argentina (AP) — World Cup quarterfinalist Paraguay was held to a 0-0 draw by Ecuador on Sunday in the opening match for each team at the Copa America. Paraguay had most of the scoring chances but failed to break through in an end-to-end Group B match that was exciting but lacked
Thor Hushovd defends Tour lead on stage 3
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OLONNE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — Thor Hushovd of Norway was defending his race leader's yellow jersey as riders set out on the third stage of the Tour de France on Monday. Hushovd, the world champion, took the overall lead after his Garmin-Cervelo narrowly won Sunday's team time trial. With
Kvitova beats Sharapova at Wimbledon for 1st major
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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — One might reasonably have expected Petra Kvitova, not Maria Sharapova, to be betrayed by nerves in the Wimbledon final. This was, after all, Kvitova's first Grand Slam championship match, while Sharapova already owned three major titles, including one from the All
Nadal and future No. 1 Djokovic in Wimbledon final
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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Rafael Nadal will get to play one more match as the top-ranked man in the tennis world, and it will be in the Wimbledon final against the man who is going to replace him. The defending champion reached his fifth final at the All England Club on Friday, beating Andy
Mexico, England play to 1-1 draw at World Cup
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WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Mexico has played to a 1-1 draw with England at the Women's World Cup behind a goal on a 30-yard shot by Monica Ocampo. Ocampo struck in the 33rd minute for her country's second World Cup goal and first since 1999. Fara Williams had given England the lead in the