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US women rout Japan for World Cup title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night — and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title.

Lloyd’s goals turns her into Captain America

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page listed her position as “President of the United States.”

MLB roundup: Brewers’ winning streak at eight after 6-1 win over Reds

CINCINNATI — Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Lee wins Greenbrier Classic in 4-man playoff

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A week ago at the Travelers Championship, Danny Lee became so disappointed with his driver that he gave it to a young fan in the middle of the final round and walked away.

Abby Wambach gets coveted World Cup trophy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach lifted American coach Jill Ellis after the final whistle. She ran to the stands for a hug from her wife. And then along with Christie Rampone, she became the first American to lift the Women’s World Cup championship trophy in 16 years.

Serena beats Venus in two sets

LONDON — Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, 6-3 on Centre Court in 1 hour, 8 minutes, extending her Grand Slam winning streak to 25 matches.

Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon’s crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon’s safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.

Women’s World Cup field puts haves, have-nots on display

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — One of the benefits of an expanded field of 24 teams at the Women’s World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.

Chargers TE Gates among trio suspended for PEDs

NEW YORK — Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.

Tiger Woods shoots 4-under 66 at Greenbrier Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — For a change, Tiger Woods got off to a good start.