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Adelaide Crows’ AFL coach murdered in home, son arrested

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Players and team officials in the Australian Football League were in shock Friday after Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh was stabbed to death in a domestic dispute at his home. His 26-year-old son was arrested and later charged with murder.

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US-Germany semifinal features world’s top goalkeepers

Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, left, catches a shot as France's Gaetane Thiney moves in during the second-half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.

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Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia

Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) and Rumi Utsugi (13) celebrate the win over Australia in FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final action in Edmonton,Alberta, Canada, Saturday June 27, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn’t resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi’s expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.

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Wambach says US win caps historic gay marriage day

The United States team celebrates a 1-0 win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — That the United States capped Friday with a victory over China to advance to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup had special meaning for forward Abby Wambach.

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Australians have no fear in facing defending champion Japan

Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) heads the ball away from her own goal while defending against a Netherlands corner kick during the second half of a round of 16 soccer match at the FIFA Women's World Cup, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Lack of self-confidence clearly isn’t an issue for coach Alen Stajcic despite Australia’s previous lack of Women’s World Cup success.

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