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10:26 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Mayweather Is Stripped Of WBO Belt He Won From Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather Jr. missed a deadline to decide which title belt he wants to keep, says the World Boxing Organization.
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Saying that Floyd Mayweather missed a deadline to pay a fee related to his May 2 win over Manny Pacquiao, the World Boxing Organization has stripped Floyd of the welterweight title he won in that fight.

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5:11 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Day 8 At Wimbledon Features Women's Quarterfinals

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 7:44 am

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4:57 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Soccer Fan Displays Loretta Lynch Cutout At U.S. Women's World Cup Final

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 9:02 pm

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Most people watching the World Cup last night would say Carli Lloyd was the most valuable player. The Olympic gold medalist scored three goals in the first 16 minutes of the match.

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The Two-Way
11:58 am
Mon July 6, 2015

U.S. Women Shatter TV Ratings Record For Soccer With World Cup Win

Sunday's FIFA Women's World Cup final drew record U.S. TV ratings that are similar to the decisive Game 6 of last month's NBA Finals. Here, Carli Lloyd, No. 10, celebrates the second U.S. goal with teammates.
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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:25 pm

The U.S. women's national team is basking in the glow of the new FIFA World Cup trophy they claimed with an emphatic 5-2 win over Japan on Sunday. Led by Carli Lloyd's three first-half goals, the win touched off celebrations and drew a huge TV audience, according to Fox.

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The Two-Way
8:13 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

To the delight of American fans, Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan on Sunday.
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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 11:37 am

The U.S. team won the Women's World Cup soccer final 5-2 in a game that brought U.S. fans to their feet, reduced polished sportswriters to all-caps expressions of awe and rewrote FIFA records — and that was just in the first half.

The game began in spectacular fashion: In the first five minutes, captain Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals — the fastest two goals in FIFA history, according to the FIFA Women's World Cup Twitter account.

Just a few minutes later, Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3-0.

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Space
5:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 10:11 pm

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury in practice, it opened the door to an unusual backup career: NASA astronaut. (This piece originally aired Feb. 7, 2015 on Weekend All Things Considered.)

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7:54 am
Sun July 5, 2015

The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:34 am

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It's time now for sports.

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7:54 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 8:34 am

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7:03 am
Sun July 5, 2015

U.S. Women Head Into World Cup Final With Dominant Defense

Japan fans are wildly outnumbered by red, white and blue ahead of the game on Sunday, but these three are decked out and ready to go. From left, Asuka Tsujimoto Keiko Tsujii and Yuri Nakayama came to Vancouver to cheer their country on.
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Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 5:22 pm

It's here. It's today. It's the game the United States Women's National Soccer Team has dreamed about for four years. A return to the final of the World Cup.

And, oh by the way, the team that beat the U.S. in the last World Cup is the same one they'll face today: Japan.

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5:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 6:42 pm

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