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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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Daytona to offer Confederate flag exchange

Daytona International Speedway will implement a voluntary flag exchange program this weekend for any fans flying a Confederate flag during the track's traditional Independence Day race weekend.

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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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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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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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Four-run first sets Nats up for win
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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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Moreland goes deep twice again
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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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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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Cubs will take the 1-0 win over the Mets
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It wasn't pretty. Only one run was scored. But the Cubs squeaked out the win. Said Eduardo Perez: "They'll take anything they can get right now."

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Final: Indians 6, Rays 2

Danny Salazar threw 7 scoreless innings, ultimately giving up 2 hits and 2 runs, which gave the Indians' bats just enough time to pound in 6 runs to take the first 2 games of the series. Box score

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Cubs halt Mets with 1-0 win
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One run off Matt Szczur's RBI single was all the Cubs needed to snap the Mets' four-game win streak at Citi Field. Jonathon Niese fell to 3-8 despite holding Chicago to one run on four hits in seven innings. It's the eighth time the Mets were held scoreless this season. Box score

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Rangers power through Baltimore

Robinson Chirinos, Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland (twice) homered to give the Rangers the 8-6 win against the Orioles. Box score

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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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Reyes takes Boston deep

Jose Reyes has been having a rough week, going 2-for-22 for a .091 batting average and slugging percentage over the last seven days, but he got a hold of one in Toronto to cut the Red Sox's lead to one in the 7th. Follow live

Lakers' itinerary set for Aldridge

Los Angeles will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge at 9 p.m. PT in L.A. The team is sending: Jeanie Buss, Kobe, Byron Scott, James Worthy, general manager Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss, assistant GM Glenn Carraro, senior VP of finance Tim Harris and executives from AEG and TIme Warner Cable to woo the free agent big man.

Moreland homers again

Mitch Moreland hit his second home run of the day, making it back-to-back games with two home runs (9 of his 14 homers have come in the month of June) and the Rangers have an 8-5 lead over the O's in the 8th. Follow live

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Clippers 'hopeful' to retain DeAndre
NBA 

But if DeAndre Jordan leaves for Dallas, the Clippers will look to do a sign-and-trade with the Mavs and their own free agent, Tyson Chandler, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Mets' four-game winning streak on the line
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The Mets have three hits and no runs to show for it as they head to the bottom of the ninth trailing 1-0 against the visiting Cubs. Can New York rally to keep its streak alive? On ESPN/WatchESPN

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U.S. hasn't allowed a goal in 513 minutes at this WWC Can set single-tournament record with 28 scoreless minutes in final (set by GER 2007)

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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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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Germany suffers rare big loss
Women's World Cup 

Celia Sasic's penalty kick would've given Germany an early 1-0 lead over the U.S. Instead, it fell 2-0, the first 2-goal loss in 26 WWC games since the 1995 final against Norway.

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