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Soccer union wants to increase support for female players

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The union for soccer players around the world wants to increase support for female players.

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Oilers sign Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level contract

Edmonton Oilers first round pick Connor McDavid takes part in the Edmonton Oilers orientation camp in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do.

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Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

Japan's Azusa Iwashimizu and Saori Ariyoshi (19) celebrate the team's 2-1 win as England's Steph Houghton lies on the ground after a semifinal in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Four years ago when Japan’s players hoisted the Women’s World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.

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Vice President Joe Biden to attend the World Cup final

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will cheer on the United States in the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday.

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Red Sox use 8-run first to beat Jays 12-6

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz celebrates his three run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 2, 2015, 2015 in Toronto.  (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

TORONTO (AP) — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night.

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