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

The U.S. women's national team won an unprecedented third FIFA Women's World Cup trophy Sunday night — and a record number of Americans tuned in to watch.
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U.S. Wins Women's World Cup Final Over Japan 5-2

The game played in Vancouver, Canada, was a rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which Japan won in a dramatic penalty kick shoot-out. The U.S. women have won a total of three World Cup trophies.
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U.S. Soccer Fans Ecstatic Over World Cup Victory

Throngs of American soccer fans brought traffic to a crawl in Vancouver, Canada, on Sunday. They were celebrating the Women's World Cup championship. The U.S. beat Japan 5-2.
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U.S. Women Win World Cup Final 5-2, After Spectacular Start

In the first five minutes, Carli Lloyd scored two swift goals. Lauren Holiday brought the score up to 3, and then Lloyd scored from midfield for a hat trick. The team led 4-0 after just 15 minutes.
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From The Gridiron To The Galaxy At Large: An Astronaut's Unexpected Journey

When NFL hopeful Leland Melvin suffered a hamstring injury, 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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The Washington... Rebels? Students Consider New Name For Football Team

With controversy swirling around the name of Washington's football team, a group of students set off to find good alternatives that represent the team's brand while not offending minority groups.
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Sunday's World Cup Is U.S. Women's Chance For Payback

The Women's World Cup final is tonight in Vancouver, Canada. It's a rematch of the United States and Japan — the finalists from the last tournament in 2011. Japan won that game on a penalty kick.
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The Week In Sports: The World Cup Conclusion

England took bronze Saturday in the Women's World Cup. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to Mike Pesca of Slate's The Gist podcast about Sunday's final game to decide who will win gold.
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U.S. Women Head Into World Cup Final With Dominant Defense

The U.S. hasn't given up a goal since its opener against Australia — a stunning scoreless streak of 513 minutes. Now the team meets Japan for a hotly anticipated rematch of the last World Cup final.
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Metamorphosis On The Pitch: Americans Make Changes To Inch Closer To World Cup

The U.S. women's national soccer team hasn't won the World Cup since 1999, but now they've won six games back to back. New York Times reporter Jere Longman explains the ways the team has changed.

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