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Sports Roundup: World Cup, Barry Bonds, Dodgers and more

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Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants watches batting practice before the spring training game against the Oakland Athletics at Scottsdale Stadium on March 15, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Will the United States slip into a 4-year soccer slumber? Barry Bonds gets one more swing at the Justice Department and will the sun set on Chicago's Wrigley Field? For the answers to these burning sports questions we turn to ESPN writers Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.

The U.S. and Belgium played a thriller yesterday but the Americans fell 2-1 to end their World Cup run. Goalie Tim Howard was the big star with 16 saves. Did Americans have a fun summer fling with soccer or is this the start of a lasting and meaningful relationship?

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann did warn everyone that they would not win the World Cup. But was their stay in Brazil a success? 

Remember Barry Bonds? Baseball's single season and all-time homerun leader? He's back with plans to take another swing...just not on the field.

The Justice Dept. spent $120 million chasing after Bonds and only got an obstruction of justice conviction. They also went after Roger Clemens and got nothing on him as he was found not guilty on six counts of lying to Congress about using steroids. Looking back, was it worth it?

After a sleepy April and May, the Dodgers woke up in June and are jockeying with the Giants for first place in the National League West. How have the Dodgers done it?

The Chicago Cubs have long been America's lovable losers. They haven't won a World Series in over a century and Brian, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz thinks he knows why?

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