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Japan storms back to win Little League World Series

Tokyo won the Little League World Series on Sunday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11.

The Kitasuna Little League team, also the winner in 2001 and 2012, gave Japan its 10th title.

Lewisberry scored 10 times and sent 14 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first after falling behind 2-0.

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Maria Sharapova withdraws from U.S. Open because of leg injury

Maria Sharapova is pulling out of the U.S. Open on the eve of the tournament because of a leg injury, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Sunday.

It's the second time in three years that the 2006 champion has withdrawn from the year's last Grand Slam event.

Sharapova has not played a match since losing to Serena Williams in the Wimbledon semifinals in July.

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Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez, Gyasi Zardes called up to U.S. national team

The Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez and Gyasi Zardes were among 23 players called up by U.S. national team Coach Juergen Klinsmann on Sunday for upcoming friendlies with Peru and Brazil.

The Americans meet Peru, a surprising third-place finisher in this summer's Copa America, on Friday in Washington, D.C., before taking on Brazil four days later in Foxborough, Mass. The two games are part of the U.S.

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Here comes the sun ... and there go the Angels in 9-2 loss to Indians

If the Angels haven’t hit rock bottom yet, they’re getting very close. They found another way to lose on Sunday, their two best outfielders — Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun — losing fly balls in the sun, both key plays in a 9-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field.

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Leo Santa Cruz has more options than a rematch with Abner Mares

If the television ratings reflect the enthusiasm contained in Staples Center for Leo Santa Cruz’s majority-decision victory Saturday night over Abner Mares, there may be no better option than for the two Southland boxers to fight again, sooner rather than later.

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John Daly collapses at golf event, taken to hospital

John Daly collapsed near the end of a round of golf Saturday and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

The 49-year-old Daly was playing in a small event at Deerfield Golf Club in Jackson's northern suburbs.

Daly's friend, Billy Allen, who was with Daly at the hospital, said the two-time major champion's vital signs were good but doctors were checking on possible injuries to his ribs and fingers.

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