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United States' Megan Rapinoe holds the trophy celebrating at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The US defeated the Netherlands 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
LYON, France (AP) — A Women's World Cup stirred by heated debates on politics, pay and technology saw the narratives fused in Sunday's final by the undisputed and outspoken star of the tournament: Megan Rapinoe. By opening the scoring with a penalty awarded after a video review, Rapinoe claimed a...
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United States' Rose Lavelle, top, celebrates with Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, right, after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2019 - 4:14 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup final (all times local): 7:55 p.m. New York City is ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team for its victory in the Women's World Cup. Shortly after the team's win Sunday in Lyon, France, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe, center, celebrates team's victory with teammates after the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. US won 2:0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
July 07, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women's World Cup on its own terms. No excuses. Certainly no apologies. Just dominant soccer from a team that embraced the moment both on the pitch...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 11:41 pm
LYON, France (AP) — The United States is about to conclude its summer in France with an opportunity to further cement its place as the best team on the international stage. The U.S. faces the Netherlands on Sunday for the Women's World Cup championship. A victory would give the Americans a second...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
LYON, France (AP) — Megan Rapinoe called out FIFA on the eve of the Women's World Cup title match. Her criticism Saturday ranged from the gap in prize money between the men and women, to scheduling that put the World Cup final on the same day as the Gold Cup final in the United States and the Copa...
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United States coach Jill Ellis attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France, Saturday, July 6, 2019. US will face Netherlands in a Women's World Cup final match Sunday in Lyon. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 11:20 am
LYON, France (AP) — Just like four years ago, a female coach will lift the Women's World Cup. This time, though, it is guaranteed. When Jill Ellis bids to complete the American's title defense against Dutch counterpart Sarina Wiegman on Sunday it will be only the second Women's World Cup final...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2019, file photo, fans arrive before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, in London. Major League Baseball is trying to muscle in on a crowded marketplace in Britain dominated by soccer but also filled with cricket, rugby _ and this month Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)
July 06, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Making the long walk from the Stratford train station through a mall and to Olympic Stadium, fans headed to the first Major League Baseball games in Europe passed retailers filled with gear from Premier League clubs. Next on the route was a tented pop-up outlet brimming with...
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United States' Alex Morgan, left, celebrates her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between England and the United States, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 06, 2019 - 2:56 am
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan said her tea-sipping celebration at the Women's World Cup was a nod to actress Sophie Turner's amusing Instagram posts. No, it wasn't a dig at England or a random reference to the Boston Tea Party, or any number of other theories out there. "My celebration was...
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U.S. forward Tyler Boyd plays the ball against Trinidad and Tobago defender Aubrey David during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)
July 05, 2019 - 5:05 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Tyler Boyd was conceived in the U.S. and now he's playing there, too. His father, Ric, wanted his son to be born in his native New Zealand, so Ric and Sherry Boyd traveled there for their son's birth in December 1994. "We flew straight back to America when I was old enough to travel...
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Netherlands players celebrates at the end of the Women's World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Sweden, at the Stade de Lyon outside Lyon, France, Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Netherlands won 1-0. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
July 05, 2019 - 11:10 am
LYON, France (AP) — FIFA will seek to expand the Women's World Cup from 24 to 32 teams and double the prize money while maintaining a significant financial gulf with funding for the men's tournament. FIFA President Gianni Infantino will need quick approval from ruling bodies to enlarge the Women's...
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