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IOC praises Tokyo 2020 plans amid main stadium concerns

Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori, left, speaks beside International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates right, during a plenary session of the IOC Coordination Commission to Tokyo 2020 in Tokyo, Wednesday, July 1, 2015.  IOC Vice President Coates praised preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday while trying to calm concerns over the rising cost of the new National Stadium. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO (AP) — IOC Vice President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo’s new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday.

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Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

United States' Ali Krieger (11) and China's Liu Shanshan (2) battle for the ball during the first half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

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IOC wants Tokyo organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled.

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A look at the teams that made the semifinals

Germany's Leonie Maier (4), Simone Laudehr (6) and Melanie Behringer (7) react after defeating France on penalty kicks in 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) — A look that the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup.

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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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