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At Wembley

LONDON -- Well, I'm at another historic venue: Wembley Stadium, one of the great soccer pitches on the planet. The place is pretty full for the gold-medal match between the U.S. and Japan women. It was supposed to be a sellout, around 83,000, but there are several blocks of empty seats in the stadium. Maybe some of the corporate seats that never found their way to fans.

This is, of course, a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which was won by the Japanese in a shootout. The U.S. women are looking to win a third straight Olympic gold medal and fourth in five years. I'm expecting Rochester's Abby Wambach and former Flash star Alex Morgan to find a way. Maybe Hope Solo will play a big role and shoot her mouth off afterwards.

Now, a personal moment of silence for the great Marvin Hamlisch, who died yesterday. Heard him a couple of times in Buffalo and always thought of him as sort of a Buffalo guy.



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