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Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch
Lacrosse World Championships begin Thursday with U.S.-Canada rematch

For proof of the expanding reach of lacrosse around the globe, look no further than the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, which begin Thursday night in the Denver suburbs. A record 38 teams, representing nations from six continents, will take part in the quadrennial event over the next 10 days at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City. That's an impressive number for an event that began with only four countries in 1967 and had just six as recently as 1994. The 38 teams are grouped into nine divisions; the elite Blue Division features the top six teams in the world rankings: the United States, Canada, Australia, Iroquois, England and Japan. Four of...

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