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Sports Defense helps US team to the Women's World Cup final Defense helps US 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 Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
Sports Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women Pioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for women
Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball's international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail blazed by the 16-year-old shortstop from France.
Sports AP Source: Paul Pierce going to Clippers on 3-year deal AP Source: Paul Pierce going to Clippers on 3-year deal
A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9 per NBA rules.
Sports Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage
California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill sent to the governor this week would require cheerleaders to be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California.
Sports NHL teams more cautious going into free agency
Options are out there, such as center Antoine Vermette, wingers Matt Beleskey and Justin Williams, defensemen Mike Green and Christian Ehrhoff and goaltender Karri Ramo. But this isn't a star-studded class.
Sports US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany
Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
Sports Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany
The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.