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AP FILE - In this July 17, 2011, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach, right, controls the ball in front of Japan's Saki Kumagai, left, during the fin - Photo

FILE - In this July 17, 2011, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach, right, controls the ball in front of Japan's Saki Kumagai, left, during the fin

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FILE - In this July 17, 2011, file photo, United States' Abby Wambach, right, controls the ball in front of Japan's Saki Kumagai, left, during the final match at the Womenís Soccer World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. Wambach, whose thunderous header in the final seconds of the Women's World Cup quarterfinals led the U.S. to an improbable victory and sparked a nationwide frenzy rarely seen for women's sports, has been voted the 2011 Female Athlete of the Year. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)