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Kauto Star, one of Britain’s greatest racehorses, dies

In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 file photo, racehorse trainer Paul Nicholls stands next to Cheltenham Gold Cup hope, Kauto Star at Manor Farm Stables in Ditcheat, western England. Kauto Star, one of Britain’s greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. Laura Collett, who rode Kauto Star in dressage following his retirement from jump racing in 2012, said in a Twitter post that “a decision was made to put him to sleep” after he sustained an injury in the field. (AP Photo/Alan Crowhurst, File)

LONDON (AP) — Kauto Star, one of Britain’s greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock.

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Britain’s anti-doping agency probes claims against Salazar

Alberto Salazar waits for the start of the men's 10,000 meters at the U.S. track and field championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s anti-doping agency says it is investigating claims that American long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar encouraged athletes at the Nike Oregon Project to skirt anti-doping rules.

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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

Former champion Roger Federer  serves during practice at the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, in  Wimbledon London Sunday June 28, 2015.  The Wimbledon tennis championships begin on Monday. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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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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Wimbledon Lookahead: Smallest group of US men since 1947

In this June 26, 2014, file photo, Jack Sock, of the United States, returns a shot to Milos Raonic, of Canada, during their men's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, London, England. Which of the younger set in men's tennis might make a statement this year? There's a trio of talented Australians, all 22 or under, Nick Kyrgios (who beat Rafael Nadal at the All England Club in 2014); Bernard Tomic (a quarterfinalist in 2011); Thanasi Kokkinakis, and others such as Jack Sock of the U.S., Dominic Thiem of Austria, and Borna Coric of Croatia.  (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

LONDON (AP) — The seven U.S. men in the Wimbledon main draw represent the country’s smallest contingent since 1947, when only five played at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament.

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