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Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps avoided jail time on Friday when a judge placed him on probation for pleading guilty to a drunken driving charge for the second time in 10 years. The punishment came with a warning.

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling netted twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday, while Tottenham eased through with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle.

For a second consecutive summer – and third since 2011 – Bank of America Stadium will be the site of a major soccer event when the Gold Cup returns for a group-stage doubleheader, featuring Mexico, on July 15.

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