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World Cup will be last for Hamm

Mia Hamm will have one more chance to add to her World Cup resume.

"This is definitely my last World Cup," she told the MetroWest Daily News on Wednesday after practice with the Washington Freedom of the WUSA. "I mean, I'm getting too old for all of this."

The 31-year-old Hamm and the rest of the women's national team will be defending their World Cup title this fall, when the United States hosts the tournament.

Hamm is the all-time international scoring leader with 133 goals.

The most celebrated member of the team, Hamm has won the World Cup twice, in 1991 and 1999. She also won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and a silver medal in 2000.

Although she is expected to compete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, Hamm would be 35 when the next World Cup comes around.

FOE TRIBUTE: FIFA president Sepp Blatter joined in prayer with hundreds of fans and many players to pay tribute to Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe in Lyon, France.

A mass was held at Saint-Jean Cathedral for the 28-year-old player, who collapsed and died a week ago during a Confederations Cup semifinal against Colombia. Fans gathered outside the church to hear the service on loudspeakers. Foe's wife attended along with players from the Cameroon squad.

WUSA: Defender Heather Aldama scored her first career goal in the 66th minute to lift host Boston to a 1-1 tie with Washington. The draw pushed Boston (6-4-4) into a first-place tie with Atlanta, while Washington (5-4-3) extended its winless streak to five games.

The Freedom took a 1-0 lead in the 63rd minute on a goal by Lindsay Stoecker.


Holyfield says "I do'

Four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was married in a ceremony in Fayetteville, Ga., at the Fayette County Courthouse, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The 40-year-old Holyfield and Candi Calvana Smith, 24, who listed her occupation as "student" on the marriage license application, were wed in the courtroom of judge Martha Stephenson on Tuesday.

Stephenson said Smith wore nurse's scrubs and Holyfield was dressed casually.

It was Holyfield's third marriage.


IOC buys German film

The IOC completed its collection of Olympic footage by purchasing the rights to Leni Riefenstahl's film on the 1936 Games in Berlin.

"This film will truly be the pearl of our collection," International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said from Prague, Czech Republic. "It is certainly the most famous film, that is the one recognized as the most eminent film in the history of the Olympic Games."

The two-part documentary Olympia won several international awards, including a first prize in Venice in 1938 and the IOC's Olympic award in 1939.

Riefenstahl was Adolf Hitler's filmmaker. Like much of her work, the Olympic film was dismissed as Nazi propaganda after the war.

The German government later released a shorter version of the film with some Nazi elements removed. That version was shown in cinemas in 1958.

Rogge gave no details on the financial terms of the deal. He said the IOC reached an agreement with the German government on the film's commercial rights.


TEAM USA: Stanford's Danny Putnam went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and run-scoring double for the team of college all-stars as it beat Japan 9-4 in the second game of a doubleheader in Durham, N.C.

The Americans won the first game, suspended from Wednesday, 3-0 as four pitchers combined on a four-hitter.

The teams will play two games in Myrtle Beach, S.C., before returning to Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Monday as they continue to prepare for the Pan Am Games, which begin Aug. 2.

_ Compiled from Times wires.