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U.S. surges in second half to reach WWC final

Carli Lloyd scored on a penalty kick, then set up Kelley O'Hara for another goal to propel the U.S. past Germany and into the Women's World Cup final.

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Report: Angels' Pujols, Scioscia and GM at odds

Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto are at odds over on-field strategy and the use, or lack thereof, of scouting reports and advanced metrics, according to a report.

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Aldo out, Mendes in against McGregor (3:16)
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Ridnour enters pantheon of oft-traded athletes

Luke Ridnour's head must be spinning after he was traded four times in a week. Here's a look at some other notable athletes who know all too well that sometimes it's better to rent than buy.

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Rose addresses the media (1:11)
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Moreland goes deep twice again in Rangers' win (0:50)
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Delaney: Messi leads Argentina domination

Angel Di Maria's pair of second-half goals in five minutes helped Argentina run away with a semifinal victory over Paraguay and set up a date with host nation Chile for a chance to win its first Copa America title since 1993.

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Russell Wilson: 'Let my play speak for itself' (2:49)
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Which athletic achievements deserve an ESPY?

Your vote decides who will take home the ESPY for Best Male and Female Athlete, Best Play and so much more. The results will air on the 2015 ESPYS on July 15 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Gordon's 3-run inside-the-park home run (0:17)

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Sources: James Harden will join Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey & Exec VP Gersson Rosas in Rockets' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA

Long time coming for O'Hara

Kelley O'Hara's 84th-minute goal to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead was her first international score in 62 career games. U.S.-Germany stat takeaways

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Bonus baseball at Comerica Park
MLB 

J.D. Martinez hit a game-tying HR in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Tigers had a chance to walk off in the ninth inning, but Arquimedes Caminero got Victor Martinez to fly out to deep left field to force extras. Follow live

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The Astros are the dominant force in the American League right now, and after the events of the last two days, it's not really debatable.

Keuchel, Astros shut down Royals

Dallas Keuchel struck out 7 over 8 shutout innings, and George Springer hit his 13th HR, as Houston took its second straight over K.C. in the battle of the AL's top two teams. Box score

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Teix message puts Yankees ahead

Mark Teixeira homered to center off Angels rookie Andrew Heaney, his 1st HR since June 15, to put New York up 1-0 in the 2nd. It was also Teixeira's 54th RBI of the season, most in the AL. Follow live

McGregor not worried about Mendes

With Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, Conor McGregor doesn't seem concerned about facing Chad Mendes for the UFC interim featherweight title. McGregor said on SportsCenter, "I feel [Aldo] is afraid" and "I'm going to demolish [Mendes]. I'm going to rip his head off."

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Aldo out, Mendes in against McGregor

UFC president Dana White announced on SportsCenter that featherweight champion Jose Aldo has pulled out of his scheduled fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11 after getting hurt in training. Chad Mendes will fight McGregor for the interim 145-pound title.

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U.S. both lucky and good against Germany
Women's World Cup 

"The U.S. was a worthy victor, carrying the play for much of the night and creating the better chances overall," writes Jeff Carlisle. "It was by far the team's most complete performance of the tournament. But one only had to look at the penalty that led to Carli Lloyd's game-winner to see that fortune smiled on the Americans." Carlisle: Player grades

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Offense is the best defense
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Julie Foudy, Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly break down how the revamped U.S. attack led to the win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup final.

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Revamped U.S. steps up against Germany
Women's World Cup 

Graham Hays: "It was as taut as a game on this stage should be between the top two teams in the world. But the United States, which has been telling us for weeks that it simply knows how to come through in the big moments, did exactly that." Three observations

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U.S. no stranger to WWC finals
Women's World Cup 

The United States will be playing in its record 4th Women's World Cup finals, and is the 3rd country to reach consecutive finals (Germany, 2003, 2007; Norway, 1991, 1995).

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U.S. tops Germany, returns to WWC final
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd and Kelley O'Hara scored second-half goals, and Celia Sasic missed a penalty kick, as the U.S. won 2-0 for a return trip to the Women's World Cup final on Sunday, where it will face either Japan or England. Game stats

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Argentina moves on to Copa finals

Five Argentina players scored as La Albiceleste knocked out the reigning champions Paraguay 6-1 to advance to their 27th Copa America finals. Argentina has not won it all since 1993, though. Game stats

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Salazar sharp as Indians top Rays at Trop
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Danny Salazar took a perfect game into the 6th -- one night after teammate Cody Anderson was perfect into the 7th -- and Jason Kipnis, Giovanny Urshela and David Murphy each homered as Cleveland earned a 6-2 win.

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Touch 'em all, the hard way
MLB 

Dee Gordon zips around the bases for a three-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the 2nd of the Marlins' 5-3 win over the Giants.

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MLB 

Four-run first sets Nats up for win

Clint Robinson capped a 4-run first with a 2-run homer to help the Nats take the opener vs. the Braves. Nats SP Jordan Zimmermann fanned six in 7 2/3 scoreless innings, while Braves SP Shelby Miller settled down to strike out 10 but allowed 4 ER on 8 hits in five innings. Box score

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Red Sox hold off Blue Jays 4-3
MLB 

The Red Sox won a third straight in Toronto behind four runs on seven hits, including David Ortiz's 479th career HR. Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada lasted just 2 1/3 innings. Box score

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MLB 

Sale reaches double-digit K's again

Chris Sale has 11 K's through 6 innings vs. the Cardinals, the 8th straight game he's had 10-plus. He joins Pedro Martinez as the only pitchers since 1900 to do that (via Elias). The game is tied 1-1 entering the 7th. Follow live

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Moreland goes deep twice again
MLB 

For the second straight night, Mitch Moreland hit two home runs as Texas beat Baltimore 8-6.

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SportsCenter coverage of U.S. WWC win
Women's World Cup 

Tune into SportsCenter for complete coverage of the U.S.' 2-0 win over Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinals. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Final: Marlins 5, Giants 3

Dee Gordon's first home run in over a year was an inside-the-park variety, as Gordon's 3-run sprinting HR gave the Marlins the opener in the series. Box score

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