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  • U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup
  • 01:24 AM EDT  VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory. The Americans last triumphed in 1999 but women's soccer is a vastly different sport than it was a decade-and-a-half ago with new nations forging their way into the elite amid an unprecedented level of global interest.

  • Singapore-bound Serena becomes earliest Finals qualifier
  • 04:19 AM EDT  (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams added yet another record to her glittering tennis resume by becoming the earliest qualifier for the end-of-season WTA Finals.

  • Lloyd hat-trick inspires U.S. World Cup victory
  • 01:24 AM EDT  VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Carli Lloyd led from the front as the United States won the Women's World Cup for a third time with a crushing 5-2 victory over Japan on Sunday, the striker scoring the tournament's fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular long-range goal.

  • Tears in Tokyo as Japan thumped in World Cup final
  • 01:11 AM EDT  TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese soccer fans were left wiping away Monday morning tears in Tokyo sports bars as their beloved 'Nadeshiko' were smashed 5-2 by the United States in the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver.

  • Women's World Cup offers hope amid FIFA crisis
  • 02:06 AM EDT  VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A World Cup that kicked off amidst one of the biggest scandals in soccer history ended in joyous celebration on Sunday as the United States defeated Japan 5-2 in a free-wheeling clash that offered some hope of better days ahead for the so-called Beautiful Game.

  • Optimism returns for Woods after rare bogey-free round
  • Sun, Jul 5  (Reuters) - Tiger Woods declared his tie for 32nd at the Greenbrier Classic a "very positive week" and sounded genuinely excited about his prospects ahead of this month's British Open at St Andrews starting on July 16.

  • Donaldson tops All-Star voting as Blue Jay fans step up
  • Sun, Jul 5  (Reuters) - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson set a voting record in earning selection as a starter for the Major League Baseball All-Star game.

  • Happy Hamilton a home winner again
  • Sun, Jul 5  SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton soaked up the energy of a roaring home crowd to win the British Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday and forge 17 points clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.

  • Danny Lee wins Greenbrier Classic for first PGA Tour win
  • Sun, Jul 5  (Reuters) - Former teenage prodigy Danny Lee parred the second extra hole to win a four-way playoff at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Sunday.

  • Upsets unlikely as big guns set for Wimbledon last 16
  • Sun, Jul 5  LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal may have left the stage but the smooth progress into Wimbledon's second week of the remaining members of tennis's established powerbase suggests further upsets are unlikely in the men's last 16 on Monday.

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