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Japan into final after England injury time own goal

EDMONTON - An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States.

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Pyeongchang picks 'Nanta' producer for 2018 ceremonies

SEOUL - Organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics said on Thursday they have named Song Seung-whan, the producer of South Korean hit theatre show 'Nanta', as the executive creative director for the Pyeongchang Games' opening and closing ceremonies.

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Sampson draws strength from defeat, expects strong growth

EDMONTON - England coach Mark Sampson says his team's march to the last four of the Women's World Cup, which ended with a heartbreaking loss to Japan in Wednesday's semi-final, should be the catalyst for major improvements in the game back home.

Japan 6:29am BST

Australia paceman Harris a doubt for first Ashes test

LONDON - Australia's selectors may be spared the headache of choosing who to leave out of the team's pace bowling unit for the first Ashes test against England after Ryan Harris was withdrawn from a warmup match due to knee soreness.

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England players ‘heartbroken’ after ‘cruel’ loss to Japan

EDMONTON - England left Commonwealth Stadium in a state of shock on Wednesday after an injury time own goal condemned them to a 2-1 Women's World Cup semi-final loss to Japan.

Japan 4:51am BST

Rashid, Finn in England squad for first Ashes test

LONDON - Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and fast bowler Steven Finn were included in England's 13-man squad on Wednesday for next week's first Ashes test against Australia.

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