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Lloyd's 3 power US to World Cup title

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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.

Junior wins, Dillon has scary late wreck

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. Monday with a horrific last-lap accident that sent Austin Dillon sailing into the fence.

The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But as the pack of cars chased him on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, contact in traffic sent Dillon's car sailing upside down into the fence. (MORE)

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)

Cole wins major-league leading 12th

PITTSBURGH (AP) Down 3-0 after the third inning on the heels of two uneven starts, Gerrit Cole didn't get angry or flustered.

Instead, the Pittsburgh ace became dominant. (MORE)

4 Royals named AL All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month.

And the hometown Reds can celebrate a starter, too, despite Cincinnati's sorry season. (MORE)

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 Lakers plan to sign Lou Williams, Bass

 Pujols' 25th HR powers Angels to sweep

 Nationals finish sweep of reeling Giants

 Brewers push win streak to 8, beat Reds

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