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Baltimore seventh among markets in Women's World Cup viewership of U.S. games

Mike D'Amico, better known as Teddy Goalsevelt, greets fans in Lincoln Park before watching the U.S. Women's National Team play Japan in the World Cup Final.
Mike D'Amico, better known as Teddy Goalsevelt, greets fans in Lincoln Park before watching the U.S. Women's National Team play Japan in the World Cup Final. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Baltimore finished tied with Denver for seventh among major U.S. markets in its viewership of the U.S. women's national team's games at the Women's World Cup. Only St. Louis; Kansas City, Mo.; Washington; Austin, Texas; San Diego; and Richmond, Va., had better ratings. Baltimore, which also finished sixth in its viewership of all 52 matches, was not among the top markets for the final between the United States and Japan, which averaged 25.4 million total viewers, the most watched soccer match in U.S. history.

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Harper won't participate in Monday's Home Run Derby

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper will not participate in Monday's Home Run Derby. He does not want to disrupt his routine, and he wants his father, Ron, to pitch to him when he wins the event. Ron had rotator cuff surgery recently and would not be available to throw to his son next week. So the National League's leading vote-getter, tied for second in the majors with 25 home runs, will sit the event out. "It's a great event and a lot of people were looking forward to me being in it … but definitely gonna pass on it this year," Harper said. "I'll just enjoy it, and see if those guys can hit it out of the ballpark that night."

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Terps CB Likely on watch list for Hornung Award

Maryland rising junior Will Likely was one of 44 players named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football. A first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection last season, Likely stood out as a cornerback and returner for tte Terps.

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Women's college basketball: Maryland rising junior Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) scored five points and had three rebounds, a block and an assist in the United States' 90-75 win over China in the World University Games. She had seven points, two rebounds and two steals in an 80-68 win over Italy on Sunday. The tournament is held in South Korea.

NHL: The Washington Capitals locked down a two-year, $6 million deal with emerging forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, extending their young second-line center a bridge contract that will keep him around through the 2016-17 season. During his official rookie NHL season, Kuznetsov had 37 points and seven more during the playoffs.

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Junior golf: Sydney Mills of Severna Park and Anina Ku of Basking Ridge, N.J., claimed medalist honors after shooting a 3-over-par 75 at the American Junior Golf Association qualifier for the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior at Old South Country Club in Lothian. In the boys division, Singapore's Ankur Malik shot a 3-under-par 69 to medal. Also qualifying for the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior were John Kalavritinos of Potomac, Will Koras of Lutherville and Matthew Nicoletti of Bethesda.

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