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BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Tuesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT:

- MONTREAL - The U.S. plays Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinals. The Americans have not yielded a goal in 423 minutes. The Germans have scored 20 goals in five games. Game starts 7 p.m.

- LONDON - Defending champion Petra Kvitova and seven-time champion Roger Federer easily win their opening matches at Wimbledon on Day 2. Rafael Nadal, who has been struggling this year, also advances.

- EDMONTON, Alberta - Defending Women's World Cup champion Japan has won eight straight tournament games since losing to England in 2011. The nations meet again in the semifinals Wednesday.

- MANCHESTER, England - David Beckham speaks of his pride, and Prince William speaks of a ''great moment for English football.'' England's advance is ramping up interest at home in the women's game.

- BALTIMORE - Josh Hamilton is set to return from the disabled list when the Texas Rangers face the Baltimore Orioles. The slugger strained his left hamstring in early June. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

- DETROIT - Justin Verlander is on the mound against Pittsburgh after a back issue caused him to miss a start for the Tigers. Gerrit Cole, leading the majors with 11 wins, starts for the Pirates. Game starts 7 p.m.

- REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - The U.S. Olympic Committee discusses Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics. The city's new plan and polling numbers will determine whether the governing body sticks with Boston.

- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A star recruit for the women's swim team at Harvard is joining the men's team instead. Schuyler Bailar is believed to be the first openly transgender swimmer in the NCAA.

- PRAGUE - European soccer's ruling body tells the Spanish league to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.

- NEW YORK - A pre-Civil War baseball card that's been in the same family for more than 150 years is going on the auction block in Chicago and could fetch as much as $50,000.

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