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Japan to face U.S. in World Cup Final

An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory, setting up a title rematch with America.

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Team USA discusses the road to the World Cup Finals

Team USA's Carli Lloyd, Kelley O'Hara, and Abby Wambach on their preparations for Sunday's soccer showdown.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, July 2.

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Carrasco loses no-hitter with 1 strike to go in 9th vs Rays

Carrasco gave up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis' glove in an 8-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

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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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TOP 10: Countdown the hottest songs this week

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The top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending July 4.

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See what’s new on Netflix this month

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Are you over fireworks and cookouts? Stay inside and binge on these movies and shows that are now showing on Netflix.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

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Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.