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All-Williams matchup headlines Monday’s action

LONDON - 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 … Full story    
Updated 8 hours ago

Lloyd hat trick leads US past Japan 5-2 for title

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title. Lloyd … Full story    
Updated 8 hours ago

FIFA deflects criticism about Blatter’s absence

VANCOUVER - FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association de­flected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

NBC returns to NASCAR coverage with Sunday’s race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For 29 years, the summer race at Daytona Interna­tional Speedway was a part of the nation's birthday. The event was always … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Jankovic tops two-time women’s champ Kvitova

LONDON - About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback from a set and a … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Newest generation of World Cup viewers is older

A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today's adults … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Wambach wants to go out a winner

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. (AP) - With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words. "All I care about is winning this World Cup," she … Full story    
Updated yesterday

US to meet Japan again

Nice job, Laura Bas­sett. You had to go and score a goal with mere seconds left in stoppage time. A goal that spoiled the perfect … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2015

Djokovic rallies past Nieminen

LONDON - Down a break at 3-1 in the first set, defending champion No­vak Djokovic kept his cool on the hot­test day in Wimbledon history. … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

US barrels into Cup final

MONTREAL - Carli Lloyd buried a pen­alty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Ger­many 2-0 on Tuesday night to … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

Serena Williams starts slow; Venus wins first match easily

LONDON – As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

US, Germany for spot in final

MONTREAL – The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

Novak Djokovic back to tennis, and focused on Wimbledon

LONDON – After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn’t

MONTREAL – Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on

SONOMA, Calif. – After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Allmendinger looks to pounce on NASCAR’s 1st road course

SONOMA, Calif. – AJ Allmendinger knows the stakes on Sunday: Win on the road course at Sonoma Raceway and he earns a spot in NASCAR’s … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

Wambach says US win caps historic gay marriage day

OTTAWA, Ontario – That the United States capped Friday with a victory over China to advance to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup had … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

Serena Williams halfway to Grand Slam as Wimbledon begins

Serena Williams heads to Wimbledon halfway to a Grand Slam. If it were up to her, no one would notice. Williams prefers to downplay her … Full story    
Published:  June 28, 2015

US rolls into Women’s World Cup semis

OTTAWA, Ontario – Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2015

Rapinoe, Holiday out for US in World Cup soccer quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta – The United States has made it through to the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup but not unscathed. The Americans will have … Full story    
Published:  June 24, 2015