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Follow live: USA erupts early, builds big lead in Cup final

Carli Lloyd scored three first-half goals, including one from midfield, and the USA is in command against Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays of Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Sources: JPP injures hands in fireworks mishap

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was hospitalized for injuries to both hands from setting off fireworks over the Fourth of July holiday, according to ESPN and media reports.

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Tiger encouraged by final round at Greenbrier

Tiger Woods didn't leave The Greenbrier Classic with his first trophy in nearly two years, but he did leave Sunday with renewed confidence, and increased momentum toward the year's third major.

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2015 ESPY Day Auction

Golf with Chris Berman, spend a day with Mike & Mike in Bristol or watch the Mavs with Mark Cuban. Bid on these and more amazing experiences and support The V Foundation for cancer research.

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Looking ahead: Colorado State Rams

Larry Eustachy's team was stung by not making the tournament last season, but they will have to incorporate some new parts to make another run.

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Cabrera voted to start All-Star Game
MLB 

Miguel Cabrera, who was just placed on the DL, was voted in as the AL starter at first base for this year's All-Star Game, but his calf injury will force him to miss the game in Cincinnati.

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United States not used to fast starts
Women's World Cup 

Entering the final, the U.S. had scored a combined 2 goals in the first half this tournament. The U.S. scored 2 goals in the first 6 minutes against Japan, and leads 4-1 at half.

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Bittersweet milestone for Stanton
MLB 

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was voted in as an All-Star starter for the first time (he was selected by the manager to start as the NL's DH last year), but he'll miss the game due to a fractured bone in his hand.

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Donaldson leads All-Star vote-getters
MLB 

Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson racked up an MLB-high 14,090,188 votes for the All-Star Game, breaking the single-season record set by Josh Hamilton in 2012.

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Lloyd's fast start has U.S. in control
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the match -- including a goal from midfield -- and Lauren Holiday added another score to give the United States a 4-1 lead at the half. Japan's Yuki Ogimi snapped the U.S.'s shutout streak at 539 minutes. Follow live

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AL All-Star outfield and DH starters
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The top votegetters for the American League:

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AL All-Star infield starters
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The top votegetters for the American League:

  • 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
  • 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
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Lloyd scores first WWC final hat trick
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd's hat trick was the earliest ever in a WWC match (16') and the 3rd-fastest in the tournament (13-minute span). (via ESPN Stats & Info)

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NL All-Star infield starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the National League:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, D'backs
  • 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • C Buster Posey, Giants
  • Watch All-Star selection show

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NL All-Star outfield starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the National League:

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Harper sets NL votes record
MLB 

Nationals OF Bryce Harper received 13,864,950 All-Star Game votes, the most among National Leaguers this season and the most ever for an NL player. Watch All-Star selection show

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Japan gets a goal back
Women's World Cup 

Yuki Ogimi's goal in the 27th minute ended the United States' shutout streak at 539 minutes, one minute shy of the single-WWC record set by Germany in 2007. The U.S. leads 4-1. Follow live

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Watch: MLB All-Star selection show
MLB 

Check out who will be starting the MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14. Just how many Royals are getting the nod? Who's getting snubbed? Which teams will end up with the most All-Stars? It's all here. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Lloyd scores from midfield, U.S. up 4-0
Women's World Cup 

Moments after Lauren Holiday made it 3-0, Carli Lloyd scored from midfield to finish her hat trick in 16 minutes -- the first hat trick in a WWC final. Follow live

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