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Blatter decides not to attend women's World Cup final in Canada

NEW YORK - Sepp Blatter, president of the world football governing body FIFA that is embroiled in corruption investigations, will not travel to Canada for Sunday's final of the women's World Cup for personal reasons, his U.S.-based lawyer said on Tuesday.

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Martino demands more despite six-goal semi-final haul

CONCEPCION, Chile - Coach Gerardo Martino believes Argentina can improve on Tuesday's 6-1 Copa America semi-final demolition of Paraguay, adding that aspects of the goalless draw against Colombia in the previous round had pleased him more.

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Goosen wins playoff and ticket to St. Andrews

- Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen birdied the first playoff hole of a qualifying tournament at Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday to secure a spot at next month's British Open.

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Tour set for Battle Royale on treacherous course

PARIS - Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four's battle royale at the Tour de France -- the most highly anticipated race in decades.

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Robinho leaves Santos, expected to join Guangzhou

- Brazil forward Robinho ended his third spell at Santos on Tuesday with local media reporting he was set to join up with former Selecao coach Luiz Felipe Scolari at Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

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Americans reach World Cup final, earn another chance of glory

MONTREAL - The veteran U.S. women's football side earned another chance at World Cup glory on Tuesday, reaching the final for the second time in a row by beating top-ranked Germany 2-0 with the aid of some poor refereeing.

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