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Lloyd hat-trick inspires U.S. World Cup victory

VANCOUVER - 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.

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Optimism returns for Woods after rare bogey-free round

- 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.

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Hat-trick hero Lloyd dreams big and wins World Cup

VANCOUVER - Scoring three times in a Women's World Cup final would be a dream come true for most soccer players but not Carli Lloyd.

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U.S. triumph caps truly global Women's World Cup

VANCOUVER - 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.

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Upsets unlikely as big guns set for Wimbledon last 16

LONDON - 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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I am teetotal to ward off depression, Flintoff says

LONDON - Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, whose image as a heavy, fun-loving drinker was sealed by his animated victory celebrations, has opened up about now being teetotal as part of his battle with depression.

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