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World Cup hangover brings Canada new headaches

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada awoke with a Women’s World Cup hangover on Sunday, while England supporters prepared to party on as their team headed to Edmonton and a showdown with Japan for a spot in the championship final.<p>Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Canada defender Emily Zurrer (2) reacts …

Canada

Hope Solo hasn't been tested much at World Cup but will be vs. Germany

MONTREAL – It has been a strange and for the most part silent Women's World Cup for Hope Solo. Ever since the furor surrounding the domestic violence saga hanging over her erupted again at the start of the competition, Solo has had nothing to say and hardly anything to do.<p>With five games in the …

Hope Solo

Martin Truex Jr. crashes head-on into tire barriers at Sonoma Raceway

Contact with David Ragan caused Martin Truex Jr. to wreck hard Sunday.<p>Martin Truex Jr. expected to be a challenger Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, but any chance of winning ended when he went spinning nose-first into a stack of tire barriers.<p>Truex's was running side-by-side with David Ragan when the two …

Predicting the Best Scorers at Each Position for the 2015-16 CBB Season

This past week's NBA draft raided college basketball for many of its best players from the 2014-15 season, including several of the most notable scorers in the game. Seven players who ranked in the top 25 in Division I in points per game were taken in Thursday's draft, and all told 20 of the …

Wait ends for Dodgers' Zack Greinke, who gets first win since May 5

Did<p>Zack Greinkedance when theDodgersscored Sunday?<p>Manager<p>Don Mattinglysmiled.<p>"I saw him dancing on the inside," Mattingly said.<p>Yes, it finally happened: Greinke won a game.<p>He ended a nine-start winless streak in a 2-0 victory over the<p>Miami Marlins, whom he limited to four hits and a walk over 7 2/3 …

Johannsson: I want to play MLS 'at the peak of my career'

While most see MLS as a 'retirement' league, Aron Johansson wants to play in the league in his prime.<p>Aron Johannsson wants to play in MLS "at the peak" of his career, with the international striker wary of the expectations put on United States internationals in their home league.<p>Johannsson, who has …

MLB gives Home Run Derby big facelift - timed rounds, distance bonuses

Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby is getting a signficant facelift, one that will quite literally put the game's greatest sluggers on the clock.<p>MLB on Sunday announced that it is ditching the 10-out format and instead giving each batter a five-minute period to launch home runs. Balls that do …

Marc Gasol: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent Center

Marc Gasol may have hit the free-agent market, but the star center decided to return to Memphis. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, he signed a five-year contract worth over $100 million on Monday.<p>On July 2, ESPN's Marc Stein reported the Grizzlies and Gasol were progressing on a deal …

Giancarlo Stanton suffers broken bone in hand, reportedly out 4-6 weeks

Giancarlo Stanton's magnificence has been derailed by injury yet again.<p>Giancarlo Stanton will miss four to six weeks after breaking the hamate bone in his left hand against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, according to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian. Stanton was in the midst of an MVP-caliber season …

MLS Review: Timbers thump Sounders thanks to Adi's double

'Rivalry Week' in the MLS finished with the Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls thumping their respective rivals.<p>A quick-fire double from Fanendo Adi saw the Portland Timbers defeat the Seattle Sounders 4-1 on Sunday, while the New York Red Bulls also won a derby.<p>On the final day of MLS's …

Draymond Green Re-Signs with Golden State Warriors

Draymond Green had been one of the NBA's biggest bargains in his three seasons with the Golden State Warriors.<p>That changed today, as the restricted free agent re-signed with the Golden State Warriors. Green announced the decision on Bleacher Report's Uninterrupted:<p>Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports …

A wild pitch in 10th inning seals Angels' 3-2 win over Mariners

KEY MOMENT: With the score tied, 2-2, in the 10th inning, the<p>Angels'Johnny Giavotellaand Kole Calhoun hit consecutive singles to put runners at first and third. TheMarinersintentionally walkedMike Troutto load the bases forAlbert Pujols, who hit into a double play. That brought rookie Kyle Kubitza …

Jeff Gordon's Disappointing Last Run at Sonoma Mars Near-Perfect Weekend

What could have been wasn’t. What should have happened didn’t.<p>And so Jeff Gordon moves on to what is now 20 races left in his illustrious Sprint Cup career.<p>It should be that simple, but it isn’t.<p>Gordon had the perfect opportunity to win for the final time on his home track, in the backyard of where …

Power Rankings: O's on the move, Cards still on top

As we take a look at Week 13 of the MLB.com Power Rankings presented by The All-New Chrysler 200, we have one eye on the pending Trade Deadline, …

Baseball

Manchester United Have Themselves to Blame for David De Gea's Imminent Exit

It is now only a matter of time before David De Gea finally leaves Manchester United for Real Madrid.<p>For the last two months, most days have brought new stories and speculation about the goalkeeper’s future, whether it is about United’s tactics to hold onto him, Madrid preparing to make a formal …

MLS Team of the Week: Nagbe, Adi Hand Portland a Boost During Rivalry Week

Week 17 in Major League Soccer was billed as Rivalry Week. In the five major clashes between rivals this week, the stars of the league rose to the occasion and delivered brilliant performances.<p>One of the top showings of the week, which began on Wednesday, came from the final match as Portland …

Women's World Cup: U.S. should break out new formation against Germany

Now is the time for U.S. coach Jill Ellis to play Morgan Brian, Carli Lloyd and Lauren Holiday together in a 4-2-3-1, writes Thomas Floyd.<p>MONTREAL — Jill Ellis isn't one to overanalyze X's and O's. In her system, overarching philosophy trumps tactical intricacy.<p>"A lineup is just an alignment of …

Liverpool Transfer News: Nathaniel Clyne Move Set, Asier Illarramendi Rumours

Nathaniel Clyne’s move to Liverpool will take a step closer to being finalised on Monday, with the right-back set to undergo a medical.<p>As noted by Sam Cunningham of the MailOnline, the Southampton star is poised to join the Merseyside giants in a £12.5 million switch—with an initial outlay of £10 …

Chelsea Transfer News: Oscar to Be 'Offered' in Latest Paul Pogba Rumours

Juventus’ apparent interest in Chelsea midfielder Oscar could be key to Bianconeri star Paul Pogba potentially moving to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to reports.<p>As noted by Darren Lewis of the <i>Daily Mirror</i>, Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri has admitted he’s a fan of the Brazil …

Carlos Tevez Scores Cheeky Nutmeg-Flick Goal in Argentina Training

Carlos Tevez scored the winning penalty Saturday as Argentina edged Colombia in the Copa America quarter-finals, and the newly returned Boca Juniors forward was at his cheeky best in training.<p>Even in a drill, the front to pull off a flick through the legs like this is something.<p>Argentina are next …

LEADING OFF: Weiss back in Oakland, Blanton regains touch

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:<p>STREAKING<p>Nolan Arenado has set a Rockies' record by getting a hit and scoring a run in …

Baseball

Real Salt Lake score with perfect free-kick routine.

<b>Olmes Garcia applied the finishing touch to a well-worked free-kick to tap in for Real Salt Lake against Columbus Crew in MLS at the weekend.</b>

4 Key Battles Set to Decide the Women's World Cup Semi-Finals

After four intriguing quarter-final matchups, we are down to the last four of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, comprising holders Japan, the teams ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in the world, Germany and the United States respectively, and England.<p>The United States beat China 1-0 and will face …

Matthias Vilhjalmsson Scores Brilliant Bicycle Kick for Start in Norway

Icelandic forward Matthias Vilhjalmsson might not exactly be a household name in football, but the 28-year-old scored a goal worthy of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the weekend.<p>Vilhjalmsson, playing for Norwegian club Start, showed great acrobatics to smash a bicycle kick past the Aalesund goalkeeper in a …

Cristiano Ronaldo Sells His Image Rights to Valencia Owner Peter Lim

Cristiano Ronaldo's quest for world domination continues, with the Portugal and Real Madrid forward selling his image rights to Valencia's owner, Peter Lim.<p>Lim, who is a close friend of Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, is a valuable link to Asian markets.<p>In a statement on his website, Ronaldo said:<p>I …

Brazilian Football Needs Changes from the Top to Become a World Force Again

There is little time for reflection, as the incessant stream of competitive football in this corner of the world is set to kick off again in just a few months’ time with the World Cup qualifiers. But Brazil’s melancholic elimination from the Copa America at the hands of Paraguay is arguably a …

Report: Grizzlies, Nets talked Joe Johnson trade

Memphis is reportedly looking for an upgrade on the wing, and Brooklyn is obviously trying to move Joe Johnson.<p>The Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn …

Dodgers Dugout: Zack Greinke finally gets a win

Hi, welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, worried about the end of the world, because I believe the Dodgers' giving <b>Zack Greinke</b> enough support to get him a victory is one of the signs to watch for.<p><b>Greinke on top</b><p>Poor Zack Greinke. He has been one of the best …

A.J. Hinch apologizes to Yankees after Brett Oberholtzer throws at A-Rod

Astros lefty Brett Oberholtzer intentionally threw at A-Rod after giving up a home run on Saturday. Manager A.J. Hinch apologized to the Yankees …