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The surprising emergence of Julie Johnston and Becky Sauerbrunn has USA in position to win the World Cup. More | Johnston hails resilience | Crucial turnaround | Midway meeting | Familiar match | Wambach haunted
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The Wood Brothers have qualified for every race it has entered since 2009, but that streak is over.
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Once known as a daredevil, Brad Keselowski is now learning to downshift without slowing down.
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Jimmie Johnson is kind and friendly, but get him in a race car, and his fiery side comes out.
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Tobias Harris reportedly turned down a max deal from the Kings to stay with the Magic for less money.
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