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U.S. files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

U.S. officials are looking into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body.

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NBA: Love, Butler among free agents agreeing to stay put

Two of the biggest names in the free agent market, cut the suspense and agreed to deals to remain with their teams.

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Japan to face U.S. in World Cup Final

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

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Team USA discusses the road to the World Cup Finals

Team USA's Carli Lloyd, Kelley O'Hara, and Abby Wambach on their preparations for Sunday's soccer showdown.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, July 2.

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

The King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title.

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Chicago ships Saad to Columbus

The Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad as part of a seven-player deal.

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Blatter won’t attend Women’s World Cup final

Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 1.

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WATCH: USA v. Germany World Cup highlights

Team U.S.A. triumphed in a battle of giants that went down to the wire.

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Americans reach World Cup final, earn another chance of glory

The veteran U.S. women's soccer team reached the final for the second time in a row.

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Football star tackles stage invader at Zac Brown gig

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt turned security guard.

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NBA: Wade to test free agent market

Dwyane Wade's 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending.

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Swede Lidstrom headlines Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015

Nicklas Lidstrom, one of the NHL's most decorated defensemen and a trailblazing leader, was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame as part of the shrine's seven-member Class of 2015.

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Germany, U.S. set for ‘very heated’ World Cup semi-final

The German juggernaut will run into the U.S. wall as the top-ranked nations clash, with a spot in the Women's World Cup final on the line.

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Serena and Djokovic up and running at Wimbledon

The American 20-time grand slam champion has proved impressive.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories for Tuesday, June 30.

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Wimbledon gates swing open in bright sunshine

The All England Club gates swung open a week later than usual for the start of the 129th Wimbledon Championships.

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Not Guilty Plea in Strangulation Death Case

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A trial could be held as soon as August third in the murder case involving Mondavier Knight.

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Durbin: Slow Going on Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo

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Embassy move is a good first step

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Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails

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The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

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Illini Women’s Basketball Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

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The university, the plaintiffs, and their attorneys declined to comment.

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Body Found at Springfield Hotel

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Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.