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The Two-Way
10:39 am
Mon July 6, 2015

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

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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Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 11:39 am

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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Sports
4:14 am
Mon July 6, 2015

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

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:00 am

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Sports
4:01 am
Mon July 6, 2015

U.S. Soccer Fans Ecstatic Over World Cup Victory

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 7:00 am

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The Two-Way
7:30 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

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

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.
Kevin C. Cox Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 10:37 am

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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Space
4:22 pm
Sun July 5, 2015

From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 9:11 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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Sports
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 7:34 am

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Sports
6:57 am
Sun July 5, 2015

Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 7:34 am

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The Two-Way
6:03 am
Sun July 5, 2015

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

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.
Melissa Block NPR

Originally published on Sun July 5, 2015 4:22 pm

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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Sports
4:06 pm
Sat July 4, 2015

Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 5:42 pm

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Sports
6:54 am
Sat July 4, 2015

Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

Originally published on Sat July 4, 2015 10:04 am

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