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Christie’s New Hampshire marathon begins

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Devastating Argentina reach Copa final

Argentina produced their best performance of the Copa America so far to crush Paraguay 6-1 on Tuesday and set up a classic final against hosts Chile. Angel di Maria scored twice and Marcos Rojo, Javier Pastore, Sergio Aguero and Gonzalo Higuain also found the net in a brilliant display orchestrated by an inspired Lionel Messi. Argentina had scored only four goals in their four previous matches but Messi said it was not because the team had not been playing well. Continue reading

Goosen wins playoff and ticket to St. Andrews

Retief Goosen tees off on the second hole during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Two-time U.S Continue reading

Tour set for Battle Royale on treacherous course

Alberto Contador will cement his status as the best grand tour rider of the modern era if he emerges as the winner of the Big Four’s battle royale at the Tour de France — the most highly anticipated race in decades. The Spaniard is looking to achieve the Giro d’Italia/Tour double for the first time since the late Marco Pantani in 1998 but the competition has never been fiercer for the seven-time grand tour champion who will retire at the end of next year. Chris Froome, the 2013 champion, and Nairo Quintana, who hopes to become the first Colombian to win the Tour, look fresher while defending champion Vincenzo Nibali will also be in the mix on a treacherous course Continue reading

Lead lawmaker’s bill would address Chicago school pension shortfall

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton on Tuesday proposed legislation aimed at providing pension funding relief for the Chicago Public Schools, while meeting Governor Bruce Rauner’s call for a local property tax freeze. The bill, set to be heard by the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday, would require the state to pay a much bigger share of Chicago teachers’ pensions and reduce the nation’s third-largest public school district’s contributions going forward. Continue reading

Americans reach World Cup final, earn another chance of glory

The veteran U.S. women’s soccer side earned another chance at World Cup glory on Tuesday, reaching the final for the second time in a row by beating top-ranked Germany 2-0 with the aid of some poor refereeing Continue reading

Terror expert throws ‘cold water’ on concerns of a July 4 attack

By Caitlin Dickson As the Fourth of July draws near, local law enforcement agencies around the country are bracing for potential terrorist activity in response to a somewhat ominous federal intelligence bulletin. But while some government officials have expressed serious concerns about the threat of attack this holiday weekend, terror expert Michael O’Hanlon told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga he’s “dubious” about whether there’s actually any reason to worry.  “I would just remind people of the tendency of officials that, if there is any doubt or reason for concern, they tend to prefer to sound a little more worried,” O’Hanlon, a senior fellow at D.C.’s Brooking’s Institute said , referring to statements like the one made by former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell on Monday that he “wouldn’t be surprised if we’re sitting here a week from today talking about a an attack over the weekend in the United States.” “It just makes you seem more prudent, it makes you seem smarter, you don’t have to worry that you forgot to tell people to keep up their guard,” O’Hanlon continued. “But it has the effect of sometimes overstating the threat.” The intelligence bulletin in question, issued by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security on Friday, did not refer to any specific threats or causes for concern. Continue reading

Argentina hit Paraguay for six to make Copa final

Angel di Maria scored twice as Argentina crushed Paraguay 6-1 on Tuesday to book their place in the final of the Copa America against hosts Chile. Defender Marcos Rojo and midfielder Javier Pastore gave them a 2-0 lead within the first half hour, both goals set up by an inspirational Lionel Messi Continue reading

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

By ANNE M. PETERSON MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd’s penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less than 10 minutes after Celia Sasic shot wide on a penalty kick for Germany Continue reading

Quintana takes the high road en route to Tour

Movistar cyclist Nairo Quintana of Colombia reacts during the presentation of Movistar’s cycling team in Madrid January 31, 2014. NEWS.GNOM.ES/Juan Medina Nairo Quintana has flown under the radar in the build-up to the Tour de France and although his team manager has cautioned against his inexperience, the Movistar rider could become the first Colombian to win the Grande Boucle. The 25-year-old spent about six weeks in his home country training at altitude while other big guns were checking out Tour stages and racing in the Tour de Suisse or the Criterium du Dauphine week long races. Continue reading