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Japanese PM Abe appoints Endo as Olympics minister

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appointed veteran lawmaker Toshiaki Endo on Thursday as minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Sprinters Gay, Jeter attempt to find top form at nationals

In this May 30, 2015, file photo, sprinter Tyson Gay celebrates after winning the men's 100-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet in Eugene, Ore. Carmelita Jeter's torn quadriceps? Much better. Tyson Gay's reputation? Still under repair. Two of the top American sprinters have some mending to do at nationals this weekend in Eugene. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Carmelita Jeter’s torn quadriceps? Much better. Tyson Gay’s blemished reputation? Still under repair.

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Wrestling federation signs up to IOC monitoring system

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Wrestling’s governing body has become the latest federation to sign up to the IOC’s monitoring system in the fight against illegal betting and match-fixing.

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Canada GK McLeod reliable for host nation on and off field

Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod waves to fans after defeating Switzerland 1-0 in the FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer action in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — In the morning and again each night, Erin McLeod recites Buddhist quotes with Canadian teammate Robyn Gayle and then takes a moment to meditate.

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A look at the teams in the quarters at the World Cup

The United States celebrates a goal as Colombia's Natalia Gaitan (3) walks past during the second half of a second round soccer game in the FIFA Women's World Cup round in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Monday June 22, 2015. The U.S. won 2-0. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup are set. Here’s a look at the upcoming matches, and how the teams have fared so far in Canada:

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