Lloyd sparks US by Germany into final

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MONTREAL (AP) Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans.

Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net.

Lloyd's penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup on Tuesday night.

Davis, Pelicans agree on $140M extension

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million.

Davis tweeted: "NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started" shortly after free agency opened late Tuesday night, and the person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot yet be signed. (MORE)

Sale ties MLB 10K record as ChiSox win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings Tuesday night on a home run by Tyler Flowers.

Sale struck out 12 in eight innings. The lefty tied the mark set by Pedro Martinez in 1999 with Boston. (MORE)

Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers

LONDON (AP) A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars.

Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up at the French Open. (MORE)

FSU QB charged with punching woman

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment. (MORE)

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