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5:20pm

Mon July 6, 2015
Sports

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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11:58am

Mon July 6, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:25 pm

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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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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5:01am

Mon July 6, 2015
Sports

U.S. Soccer Fans Ecstatic Over World Cup Victory

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 8:00 am

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5:01am

Mon July 6, 2015
Sports

U.S. Wins Women's World Cup Final Over Japan 5-2

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 8:00 am

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For the U.S. women's soccer team, three is the magic number. In Vancouver last night, the team won their third soccer World Cup, thanks to three spectacular goals by the U.S. captain. NPR's Shereen Marisol Meraji has the story.

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8:26pm

Sun July 5, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 11:37 am

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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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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5:22pm

Sun July 5, 2015
Space

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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7:57am

Sun July 5, 2015
Sports

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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7:57am

Sun July 5, 2015
Sports

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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7:03am

Sun July 5, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 5:22 pm

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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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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5:06pm

Sat July 4, 2015
Sports

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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