The United States won the Women’s World Cup for the third time, crushing Japan 5-2 on Sunday with striker Carli Lloyd scoring the tournament’s fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular goal from the half-way line.
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Jim Weaver, who served as UNLV’s athletic director from 1992 to 1994 and later worked as the AD at Western Michigan and Virginia Tech died Wednesday in Blacksburg, Va., after a decade-long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old.
Dwyane Wade will remain in Miami after accepting a one-year, $20 million contract offer from the Heat, according to reports.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov remains suspended from the NHL after a judge accepted a plea deal on Thursday.
At the World Series of Poker, Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, is a celebrity. In the last five sessions of Congress, Barton has either been the primary sponsor or signed on to a bill that would legalize Internet poker in the U.S. His most reason version of the measure was introduced on June 25.
Tim Duncan will return for a 19th season with the San Antonio Spurs, and he might get some help in free-agent center LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Confederate flag has become a divisive symbol as well as a remnant of a South that fought to protect the institution of slavery. Among those people the flag offends is Brian France, chairman of NASCAR, who has aggressively sought a leadership role in response to the events in Charleston, S.C.
The Butler did it twice on Wednesday night as Joey Butler spoiled Carlos Carrasco’s perfect game with a walk in the seventh inning and broke up the Indians pitcher’s no-hitter with a two-out, two-strike single in the ninth.
Wide receiver C.J. Harris of East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif., committed to UNLV, choosing the Rebels over UNR. He is the fifth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class.
American Pharoah looks to have horse of the year locked up. But stakes races — including the Dwyer, Belmont Derby and Belmont Oaks back east and Los Alamitos Derby out west — could provide fireworks on Saturday.
If anyone can use some tea and crumpets or biscuits or whatever else the English eat at tea time, it’s Laura Bassett.
A bid for a new NFL stadium in Washington could be blocked unless the franchise is willing to change the team name from Redskins.
Former hockey player Scott Reid and his wife, Meaghan Mikkelson — an Olympic gold medalist in women’s hockey for Canada — will hold a playoff tournament on Twitter to help choose the name of their baby boy.
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It’s always Christmas in July for Bobby Bonilla. The former big leaguer collected $1.19 million from the New York Mets on July 1 for the fifth straight year Wednesday and the 52-year-old will continue to get paid $1.19 million by his former team every July 1 through 2035.
Infielder Matt Reynolds and outfielder Travis Taijeron will represent the 51s in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 15 at Werner Park in Omaha, Neb. Thirty players were chosen for the annual game.
Jim Harbaugh has a big advantage over other college football coaches trying to recruit four-star defensive end Connor Murphy.
Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon showcased his speed Tuesday when he hit an inside-the-park home run in a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.
An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States.
Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has unloaded on his former team, accusing the Philadelphia Eagles of launching a “smear campaign” against him.
The suit claims Haymon and his partners in Premier Boxing Champions are trying to monopolize boxing. Top Rank attorney Daniel Petrocelli says, “They are violating federal law, defying state regulators and absorbing significant short-term losses to drive legitimate operators out of business.”
The California race almost ended in tragedy when Ryan Briscoe’s car — racing in a pack — flipped on the final lap. “This is the Las Vegas situation all over again, but 500 miles,” said driver Will Power, recalling the crash that killed Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway four years ago.
When he’s not making spectacular one-handed catches for the New York Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. can bend a soccer ball like David Beckham, kick field goals, dunk basketballs and crush baseballs over the fence from both sides of the plate.