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Williams penalty gives England third place

EDMONTON - Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women's World Cup on Saturday.

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Japan finds new motivation for World Cup final

VANCOUVER - Four years ago the Japan women's soccer team, inspired by a nation recovering from a devastating earthquake and tsunami, lifted their reeling country's spirits by winning the World Cup.

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England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

LONDON - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.

Australia 04 Jul 2015

Hamilton the home hero with British GP pole

SILVERSTONE, England - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gave the British Grand Prix crowd what they wanted by powering to pole position in a one-two with Mercedes team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg on Saturday.

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Powell wins in Paris with his fastest 100 in four years

- Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran his fastest 100 metres in four years to win the sprint at the Paris Diamond League meeting in 9.81 seconds on Saturday.

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Button has little to smile about at Silverstone

SILVERSTONE, England - Jenson Button joked he would like to see reverse starting grids introduced into Formula One with immediate effect but the McLaren driver had little to smile about otherwise at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Formula One 04 Jul 2015

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