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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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Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon

The world's tennis greats are facing off at Wimbledon. Howard Bryant of ESPN is there and tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what's been happening on the grass courts.
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Portland, Ore., Soccer Fans Gear Up For Women's World Cup Final

It's the U.S. and Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada — a rematch of the 2011 championship. Soccer-crazed fans in Portland, Ore., who watched Japan's fortuitous win over England this week, provide plenty of insight about what it will take for the U.S. team to avenge it's loss four years ago.
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Royals All Star Voting Echoes Last Time MLB Fans Stuffed The Ballot Box

Eight Royals could start in the All Star game July 14. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Chris Eckes, curator of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, about the last time this happened.

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