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Cruel end to England's Cup run

England's World Cup final chances ended in heartbreak Wednesday after Laura Bassett's own goal in stoppage time gave defending champion Japan a 2-1 win.

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2hESPN staff

RVP sale on cards 'as early as January'

Manchester United have been looking to sell Robin van Persie since January, according to former Netherlands international Pierre van Hooijdonk.

3hESPN staff

Ramos only wants to join United - Calderon

Sergio Ramos has told Real Madrid officials he will only leave the club to join Manchester United, according to former Real president Ramon Calderon.

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Centre Court evacuated after apparent fire

An apparent electrical fire caused the evacuation of Centre Court and all adjacent areas Wednesday night after a fire alarm sounded off at the All England Club.

2hKevin Palmer

Clyne: Lallana talked up Liverpool

Liverpool new-boy Nathaniel Clyne has revealed that Adam Lallana played a crucial role in his decision to complete a move to Anfield.

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16hMark Hodgkinson

Sharapova and Dimitrov on track for 'Lovebird Double'

Tennis' hottest couple, Maria Sharapova and Grigor Dimitrov, sailed into the third round on Wednesday, keeping their hopes of emulating Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert alive.

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U.S. requests extradition of 7 FIFA officials

Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May.


Rashid and Finn in England Test squad

England have stuck with the team who drew 1-1 with New Zealand for the first Ashes Test in Cardiff while adding Adil Rashid and Steven Finn to a 13-man squad.

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19hESPN Staff

Farah: I am 100-percent clean

Double Olympic champion says doping allegations surrounding coach Alberto Salazar is "killing my family" - but will walk away should any claims be proven.

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1dGeorge Dobell

'I don't need sledging now' - Anderson

Ahead of what is likely to be another heated Ashes series, James Anderson says he has cooled his own fiery approach.


England's heartbreaking loss
Women's World Cup 

Julie Foudy of espnW, Kate Markgraf of ESPN FC and former US player Kristine Lilly discuss England's own goal loss to Japan

Women's World Cup 


Swiss Federal Office of Justice has received a formal request from the U.S. to extradite seven FIFA officials.


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