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Team USA tops Japan, goes for softball  gold

Updated: July 22, 2012, 11:52 AM ET
By Graham Hays

Add another chapter to the best rivalry in international sports that won't have an opportunity to be renewed in London.

And make room for Lauren Gibson in the cast of leading characters when it comes to the United States and Japan in softball.

With Gibson, the All-American second baseman from the University of Tennessee, providing key hits early and late against Yukiko Ueno, the United States beat Japan 3-1 in eight innings to advance to the gold medal game in the ISF ...

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