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Costa Rica tops Italy at World Cup...Cavs pick Blatt...Woods to return next week

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 21, 2014 at 12:10 a.m.



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UNDATED (AP) — Costa Rica stunned four-time champion Italy 1-0 at the World Cup to secure a spot in the next round. France made sure it avoided the same fate that struck Italy with a 5-2 win over Switzerland. Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1 to stay in contention for a berth in the knockout round.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement to make David Blatt their new coach. The sides reached contract terms early Friday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its search. This will be the first NBA job for the 55-year old Blatt, who spent the past 20 years developing into one of Europe's top coaches.

UNDATED (AP) — Tiger Woods says he'll play his first competitive round of golf in 3 ½ months next Thursday near Washington, D.C. The 14-time major winner has announced on his Facebook page that he's returning to play in the Quicken Loans National, the tournament he hosts at Congressional Country Club. Woods underwent back surgery on March 31 and last played competitively March 9 at Doral.

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Michelle Wie (wee) birdied the last two holes for a 2-under 68 to take the second round lead at the U.S. Women's Open. Wie has put together a two-round total of 4-under 136. Lexi Thompson is one shot back after matching Wie's 2-under 68.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Scott Langley fired a 5-under 65 to take the lead after two rounds of the Travelers Championship. Michael Putnam shot 63 and is joined by K.J. Choi and Harris English in a tie for second, one shot off the pace. First-round leader Brendan Steele shot 69 and is in a group two shots behind.

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