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U.S. pitching staff stands tall at World Cup

Updated: July 19, 2007, 5:56 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The organizers of the modern Olympics may have been thinking more of altitude than height in crafting the second part of the motto "faster, higher, stronger," but faster, taller, stronger might be good enough for American gold in softball.

Building toward next year's Olympics in Beijing, the last in which softball will be contested, the U.S. national team captured the title at the World Cup of Softball by beating familiar foe Japan 3-0 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. And ...

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