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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2013, file photo, fans cheer during the first half of an international friendly soccer match between the U.S. and Brazil women's national teams in Orlando, Fla. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a national team will arrive. Not just in group-stage matches, but very possibly for a championship. The Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccerWomen's World Cup next summer another chance for US soccer fanaticism to take hold
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FILE - At left in an Aug. 23, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas. At right, in a Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game in San Diego. Guthrie and Hudson will be the starters for Game 3 of the World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Don Boomer, File)
Giants' Hudson to face Royals' Guthrie in Game 3Tim Hudson's 16-year World Series wait ends with Game 3 start vs Jeremy Guthrie and Royals
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Kansas City Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu pitches to batters during the team's warm up before Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco GiantsWednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artfulHandwriting on the wall for Royals: Bench coach Don Wakamatsu's lineup cards are works of art
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Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson catches a ball during NFL football practice at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, England, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The Lions and the Atlanta Falcons are to play in the second of three regular-season games this year at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. (AP Photo/NFL, Sean Ryan)
Johnson still a doubt for Lions game in LondonLions receiver Calvin Johnson still a doubt for Sunday's game against the Falcons in London
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Freiburg's Maximilian Philipp, left, and Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg in Freiburg, southern Germany, Saturday Oct. 18, 2014.  \dpa\Patrick Seeger)
How a small club like Freiburg makes ends meetHow a small football club like Freiburg makes ends meet against bigger rivals
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Freiburg's Maximilian Philipp, left, and Wolfsburg's Luiz Gustavo challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between SC Freiburg and VfL Wolfsburg in Freiburg, southern Germany, Saturday Oct. 18, 2014.  \dpa\Patrick Seeger)
Would football be richer without small clubs?In Germany's Black Forest, a frugal club makes compelling argument for football's small teams
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FILE - This is a Thursday, May 24, 2011 file photo of Majlinda Kelmendi, left,  as she reacts after she read the news that the ethnic Albanian Judo star has not been allowed to compete for her native Kosovo, but only for Albania in a sports hall in the Kosovo city of Pec . Kosovo could join the Olympic fold this week, while Gambia could face suspension. The status of the two countries will be discussed Friday during an International Olympic Committee executive board meeting in Montreux, Switzerland, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Wednesday Oct 22, 2014. Kosovo, which has a majority of ethnic Albanian inhabitants, declared independence in 2008. Serbia, which considers Kosovo the cradle of its statehood and religion, has refused to accept the split.  (AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu, File)
Serbia protests IOC Kosovo provisional recognitionSerbia launches formal protest against IOC's provisional recognition of Kosovo
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University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt listens during a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The board gathered to discuss the results of an independent investigation of past academic irregularities. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletesMassive cheating scandal at UNC scandal included athletes, fake classes and automatic grades
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In this Aug. 7, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appealAP source: Arbiter rules NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal
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