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U.S.-Germany semifinal features world’s top keepers

The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

Peter Oosterhuis announces he has early onset Alzheimer’s

Former British golfer and CBS analyst Peter Oosterhuis announced Monday he has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Sam returns to CFL team

MONTREAL — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career.

Wisconsin’s Ryan to retire after coming season

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights.

Five Royals, three Cardinals lead the way in All-Star voting

Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz have moved ahead in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game, leaving five Kansas City Royals still in the lead.

New coaches bring excitement to SEC hoops

Southeastern Conference basketball coaches are confident their league won’t take a step back in the post-Billy Donovan era.

Cardinals continue to add to best record in majors

Mike Matheny has zero interest in scanning the daily statistics that show just how efficiently the St. Louis Cardinals are dealing with the opposition.

Altuve, Carter hit homers as Astros beat Royals

Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by rookie Lance McCullers, and the Houston Astros beat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Monday night.

Anderson happy with Tigers’ recruiting class

Kim Anderson is happy with his incoming recruiting class and the energy it has brought to his team, the Missouri basketball coach said in a Southeastern Conference teleconference Monday.

Jeffries returns to assist Crusaders

Sometimes you just have to be asked.

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Chinn asks for help while taking over as Helias coach

Matt Chinn knows he can’t do this alone.

Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot.

Australia women's soccer looks forward to a bright future

What Australia’s Alen Stajcic wouldn’t give for his team to be like Japan one day.

Cantwell takes second at USA Track and Field Championships

Christian Cantwell captured a second-place finish Sunday in the shot put at the USA Track and Field Championships hosted by Sacramento State.

Mather drops Johnson in Missouri Amateur

Mitchell Mather ended the reign of Joey Johnson, and his reward was the championship in the 108th Missouri Amateur.

Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t

Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments.

Watson wins Travelers Championship on 2nd playoff hole

Bubba Watson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second hole a playoff Sunday to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.

Three new USOC board members will help decide Boston’s fate

A former deputy mayor, a big-time athletic director, an Olympic gold medalist.

IndyCar still straddling line between speed, safety

Organizers in every motorsport try to walk a fine line between creating fast, entertaining racing and keeping drivers and riders safe. Finding that middle ground is particularly vital in IndyCar, where cars occasionally go airborne in accidents.

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

Stop flirting with the FIFA presidency and say for sure you are going.