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Lloyd hits stunning hat-trick as U.S. tops Japan for third Women’s World Cup title

The Americans avenged their loss to Japan in the 2011 final and earned a record third title and their first since 1999.

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U.S. capture Women’s World Cup title

Carli Lloyd records a hat trick and the USA claims the Women's World Cup!

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World Cup: U.S. goes for the big prize

The Women's World Cup final today in Vancouver features a rematch of the final four years ago, the U.S. against Japan

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Women’s World Cup: England beats Germany to finish 3rd

England's victory over the top-ranked Germans came after a gut-wrenching 2-1 semifinal loss to Japan that was decided on an own goal on Wednesday.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic makes a return to Kurumi Nara of Japan during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Wimbledon: Defending champ Kvitova upset, Federer advances

Madison Keys and Caroline Wozniacki also posted victories on the women's side.

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Dempsey, Chandler score as US beats Guatemala 4-0

Clint Dempsey converted a penalty kick in his return from a suspension for a confrontation with a referee, Timmy Chandler scored his first international goal and the United States routed Guatemala

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Oilers sign Connor McDavid to 3-year, entry-level contract

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with center Connor McDavid on a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Day five at Wimbledon

Serena Williams had a tough time but advanced while Novak Djokovic cruised to an easy win.

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AP sources: Mavericks, DeAndre Jordan agree to 4-year deal

DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

Here is a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez walks off the field after striking out during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Baltimore.

A-Rod, Yanks settle dispute; team to give $3.5M to charities

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a marketing payment the team declined to give him, agreeing the club will make $3.5 million in charitable contributions.

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It’s not the Super Bowl, but World Cup will have its parties

Soccer fans, wild with excitement, will be at World Cup viewing parties in bars, museums and homes across America.

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Steph Curry defeats LeBron James again

Curry's jersey is the top seller for the first time.

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Ex-NFL player tackles overgrown field for kids

Reggie McKenzie has been hosting a youth football camp for more than 40 years but when his namesake field near Detroit became neglected, McKenzie did what he's always done: he tackled it.

Dallas Mavericks point guard Monta Ellis warms up in front of an advertisement paid for by The Indiana Economic Development Corp. before an NBA preseason basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. The IEDC has signed a deal with the Pacers for sponsoring the basketball court inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

AP Source: Pacers sign Monta Ellis; Duncan will return & other NBA free agency news

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million and other NBA free agency news.

In this March 4, 2015, file photo, New York Rangers right wing Martin St. Louis (26) shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement Thursday, July 2, 2015, roughly a month after helping the Rangers reach the Eastern Conference finals, where they lost to the Lightning in seven games. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

The 40-year-old St. Louis was uncertain whether he would return for another season after the Rangers were eliminated, but it was clear that New York was not going to bring him back.

Dustin Brown of Germany, gestures after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain, during their singles match, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Wimbledon: Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round

Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch and a throwback serve-and-volley game, beat Nadal 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court on Thursday.

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U.S. files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

U.S. officials are looking into alleged bribery worth more than $100 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer's world governing body.

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NBA: Love, Butler among free agents agreeing to stay put

Two of the biggest names in the free agent market, cut the suspense and agreed to deals to remain with their teams.

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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, as Seattle native and former University of Washington Star, won the Golden Gloves award as the top goalkeeper in the Women's World Cup.