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WWC: Japan 2, England 1

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

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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.

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6hNic Atkin

Watson unfazed by death threats from 'cowards'

British No.1 hits back at the internet's haters as she prepares to face Serena Williams for the first time when they meet in the third round at Wimbledon.


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.

1dPeter O'Rourke

Chelsea up Begovic bid to £8m

Chelsea have reportedly raised their initial offer to Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from six to eight million pounds.

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7hMark 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.

11hESPN Staff

Blatter: Critics must prove I am corrupt

Blatter he is innocent in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal, saying: "Anybody [who] calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt should go to jail."

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Marcotti: Messi inspires Argentina

Despite not scoring from open play in a competitive international for more than a year, Gabriele Marcotti writes that he remains as important as ever to his country.

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9hESPN 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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15hGeorge 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.

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2dESPN Staff

Racing legend Kauto Star put down

Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner suffered complex injuries after fall and would not have been able to walk.



FULL TIME! Japan win 2-1 as England's Laura Bassett redirects the ball into her own goal in injury time. Japan vs. U.S. in @FIFAWWC final.


HALFTIME: 1-1! It's all level at the @FIFAWWC, with England and Japan both making good from the penalty spot in their semifinal matchup.


GOAL! England draw level with Japan as Fara Williams converts her opportunity from the spot. It's 1-1 just ahead of halftime.


GOAL! Japan lead England 1-0 at the @FIFAWWC after Aya Miyama converted a penalty following a Claire Rafferty foul in the box.


#ENG Starting XI for #JPNvsENG: Bardsley, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton, Bassett, J. Scott, Moore, Bronze, Chapman, Duggan, Taylor.


#JPN Starting XI for #JPNvsENG: Kaihori, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Sakaguchi, Miyama, Kawasumi, Ohno, Utsugi, Ogimi, Ariyoshi.