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US beats Japan to win Women's World Cup

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night - and gave the United States its record third Women's World Cup title.

Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team's first World Cup championship since 1999.

A sellout crowd of 53,341 that included U.S. Vice President Joe Biden roared in approval for Lloyd's hat trick, the first in a Women's World Cup final.

Serena vs. Venus in Monday showdown

LONDON (AP) One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination.

That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. (MORE)

Froome, Contador in 4-way Tour battle

NEELTJE JANS, Netherlands (AP) In ferocious winds and thunderous rain, Chris Froome and Alberto Contador managed to use the conditions to their advantage on the second stage of the Tour de France.

That gave them the early leg up on main rivals Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana. (MORE)

Wiesberger rallies to win French Open

PARIS (AP) Bernd Wiesberger of Austria came from three shots back to win the French Open on Sunday, making five birdies on the front nine to take command as overnight leader Jaco Van Zyl faltered.

Wiesberger finished with a 6-under 65 to win by three shots ahead of James Morrison of England, who shot a 67. Van Zyl only managed a 73 to finish five shots behind Wiesberger's total of 13-under 271. (MORE)

F1 leader Hamilton wins British GP

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Rain soaked Silverstone and water then filled Lewis Hamilton's eyes.

The world champion won on home soil for the third time on Sunday as the inclement weather provided the conditions for a thrilling British Grand Prix - a riposte to some of the complaints about Formula One being boring this season. (MORE)

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