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Aussie Coach Has Advice for Defeating Japan
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Aussie Coach Has Advice for Defeating Japan

Familiar with their Asian rivals, Australian Stajcic said the key was pressuring Japan's ball carriers and clogging up the middle so they couldn't generate chances off their crisp-passing attack. Read »

6 hours ago
NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump

NASCAR Distances Itself From Donald Trump

NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Wimbledon Headband Fails Wimbledon Dress Code

Wimbledon Headband Fails Wimbledon Dress Code

Flamboyant 20-year-old Australian Nick Kyrgios came out for his second set at Wimbledon Friday wearing a headband in... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
A-Rod Gets Ball from 3,000th Hit

A-Rod Gets Ball from 3,000th Hit

Alex Rodriguez is finally getting the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
One Swing Ruins Peavy's Solid Return to Giants

One Swing Ruins Peavy's Solid Return to Giants

In his return from the DL, Jake Peavy looked fantastic for the Giants, striking out four Nationals in the first six... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Busch Blames Keselowski for Daytona Crash

Busch Blames Keselowski for Daytona Crash

Kyle Busch was involved in a multi-car crash at Daytona International Speedway, where he returned Friday for the... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Serena Williams Battles Back to Beat Watson at Wimbledon

Serena Williams Battles Back to Beat Watson at Wimbledon

Pushed to the absolute limit, Serena Williams once again found a way to win. Down 3-0 and 5-4 in the third set... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
PHOTO: 2016 Olympic Torch Unveiled

PHOTO: 2016 Olympic Torch Unveiled

Rio de Janeiro organizers unveiled the Olympic torch for the 2016 Games on Friday, saying it brings together... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Niners' Tomsula Facing More Skeptics Than Believers

Niners' Tomsula Facing More Skeptics Than Believers

Baalke believes Tomsula has toughness to follow in Harbaugh's footsteps and thrive even with all the offseason... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Crabtree Enjoying a Fresh Start With Raiders

Crabtree Enjoying a Fresh Start With Raiders

Crabtree and Carr have connected already, on the field and off Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Vice President Biden to Attend the Women's World Cup Final

Vice President Biden to Attend the Women's World Cup Final

Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final on... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Contador Eyes 3rd Tour de France Title

Contador Eyes 3rd Tour de France Title

Tour de France contender Alberto Contador's serious-looking face cracked into a beaming smile during a lighthearted... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Cain Gives Up 5 in Return to Rotation

Cain Gives Up 5 in Return to Rotation

The Giants anticipate better days ahead for Matt Cain and hope his first start this season was about knocking the... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Nadal Stunned by 102nd-Ranked Brown

Nadal Stunned by 102nd-Ranked Brown

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to... Read »

Jul 2, 2015
NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans to Not Fly Confederate Flag

NASCAR Tracks Ask Fans to Not Fly Confederate Flag

NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the... Read »

Jul 3, 2015
Raiders' Offensive Line May be Team's Undervalued Strength

Raiders' Offensive Line May be Team's Undervalued Strength

Tice singles out guard Gabe Jackson as a rising star Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Dawson: Age, New Holder Won't Be a Problem

Dawson: Age, New Holder Won't Be a Problem

New punter Bradley Pinion will hold for Dawson in 2015, plus challenge him for kickoff duties Read »

Jul 2, 2015
Defense Helps U.S. Team to The Women's World Cup Final

Defense Helps U.S. Team to The Women's World Cup Final

It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Read »

Jul 1, 2015
U.S. Soccer Team Reacts to Facing Japan in Final

U.S. Soccer Team Reacts to Facing Japan in Final

Bring it on. That's how the U.S. women's soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the... Read »

Jul 1, 2015
Japan Advances to Final on England's Own Goal, 2-1

Japan Advances to Final on England's Own Goal, 2-1

Laura Bassett scored the deciding goal in England's World Cup semifinal match against Japan — it was just against... Read »

Jul 1, 2015

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