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Women's World Cup offers hope amid FIFA crisis

VANCOUVER - A World Cup that kicked off amidst one of the biggest scandals in football history ended in joyous celebration on Sunday as the United States defeated Japan 5-2 in a free-wheeling clash that offered some hope of better days ahead for the so-called Beautiful Game.

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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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Wambach coy on international future after World Cup win

VANCOUVER - United States striker Abby Wambach was coy on her plans for the future on Sunday, saying just that she was proud of her team's win over Japan after finally hoisting the World Cup trophy for the first time in her 12-year career with the national squad.

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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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