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The United States women's team celebrating  in Los Angeles after winning the 2015 Women's World Cup

US women begin home World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

The victorious Americans were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday by a crowd of several thousand cheering fans at a rally

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Tour de France: Martin wins 4th stage and takes overall lead

Tony Martin, one second behind Froome overall before the stage started, broke away from Froome's yellow jersey group some 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the end.

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LeBron James hosting movie screening in Ohio hometown

Bill Hader, actress Amy Schumer and director Judd Apatow are expected to attend the invitation-only screening. James previously worked with Hader when he hosted "Saturday Night Live."

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33), of Spain, and Portland Trail Blazers center Chris Kaman, right, watch for a rebound in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn.

Gasol confirms he is returning to Memphis & AP Source: Lee traded to Celtics

NBA center Marc Gasol has confirmed that he will sign a new five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. While the AP is reporting that the Warriors have traded David Lee to the Celtics.

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Embattled Ray Rice still waiting for another shot at the NFL

Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice is waging an unrelenting crusade to get back on the field nearly a year after being booted from the National Football League - along with his $35 million contract - over a heinous case of domestic abuse.

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Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules.

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FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman

Freshman De'Andre Johnson faces misdemeanor battery charges.

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NASCAR driver walks away from incredible wreck

Austin Dillon walked away from a dramatic wreck at the finish line of the Daytona International Speedway and it was all caught on camera.

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Record 25M watch Women’s World Cup final on TV

The ratings set a new high for any soccer match televised in America.

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Boston bomber wants a new trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, July 7.

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Women’s World Cup victors to be honored with rally in Los Angeles

Women's World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, lands a left against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Mayweather stripped of welterweight title

Dan Rafael of ESPN.com is reporting the WBO has stripped Floyd "Money" Mayweather of its welterweight world title for failure to comply with the organization's rules.

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watches the ball after hitting a home run as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, watches during the second inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Nationals slugger Harper to skip All-Star Home Run Derby

Nationals star Bryce Harper won't participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby because his father isn't available to pitch to him.

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Wimbledon: Williams defeats Williams, Djokovic & Anderson match suspended due to darkness

Manic Monday at Wimbledon, the craziest day of the two-week tournament at the All England Club had all 16 fourth-round matches on the schedule.

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Rodriguez beats Froome to win crash-marred 3rd stage of Tour

Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second.

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US enjoys 1 final title celebration before leaving Canada

A day after the United States claimed its third Women's World Cup title, the party was still going on in Vancouver on Monday.

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AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury

A person with knowledge of the incident tells The A.P. that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries.

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MLB: 4 Royals elected All-Star starters

Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

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Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.

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A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.

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‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

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Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is laughing all the way to the bank

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The "Iron Man" star is once again Hollywood's highest paid man.

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Zayn Malik is single

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The former One Direction star has called off his engagement.

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‘Dungeons & Dragons’ coming to the big screen

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Warner Brothers says the popular fantasy role-playing game is being converted into a feature film.