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US cruises to lead in men's gymnastics qualifying

The Americans insisted for months they can contend for the Olympic title in men's gymnastics. Another night like this, and they won't need to say a word.

Friend or foe, US gymnasts don't mind who watches

LONDON -- Aly Raisman can almost feel the eyes on her as she and her U.S. gymnastics teammates finish their training session. Sure enough, she'll look up and see a couple of heads in the doorway.. Russians, usually. Sometimes the Romanians.. "We always try and do a little better,"

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No torn loyalties when Kentucky meets Louisville

NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky coach John Calipari likes to say there are no rivalry games at this point in the season.. Try telling that to the Bluegrass State, where basketball's version of the civil war -- Kentucky vs. Louisville, winner plays for the NCAA title -- has so divided the

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Kansas faces Carolina with Final 4 on the line

ST. LOUIS -- North Carolina's path to another Final Four runs right through Roy Williams' old neighborhood.. Williams and his current team, the top-seeded Tar Heels, will face his old team Kansas in the Midwest Regional finals today. It's been almost nine years since Williams left the Jayhawks to

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Scandal, labor woes make 2011 one of sports' worst

Even after all the turmoil 2011 brought to sports, what with the NBA and NFL players and owners huddling with lawyers and accountants, more unsettling reports of brains ravaged by hard hits, and college players being given cash, tattoos, access to strip clubs and pretty much anything else you can

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Scandal, labor woes make 2011 one of sports' worst

Even after all the turmoil 2011 brought to sports, what with the NBA and NFL players and owners huddling with lawyers and accountants, more unsettling reports of brains ravaged by hard hits, and college players being given cash, tattoos, access to strip clubs and pretty much anything else you can imagine, the games still mattered.

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Japan wins first World Cup title in penalty shootout

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Their country's misery was never far from their hearts.Thousands dead or missing. Villages erased. Homes destroyed.

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Americans take rocky road to World Cup finals

The bumpy, windy road got the Americans right where they wanted to go all along. Eight months after having to win a playoff just to get to Germany, the Americans face Japan in the Women's World Cup final today.

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'99 team watching Americans with pride, nostalgia

The U.S. plays Japan in Sunday's final with a chance to become the first country to win three World Cup titles.

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US team all the rage after epic win over Brazil

The U.S. women's soccer team shared the Yankee Stadium scoreboard with Derek Jeter, made an appearance on ''Good Morning America'' and can now count Tom Hanks, Lil Wayne and Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers among their list of star-studded admirers.

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