U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

 

Lower Manhattan will be swirling with confetti during a parade for the U.S. women's soccer team, winner of the Women's World Cup.

    

MLB:

In baseball, in the American League, Oakland beat the Yankees 4-3 in 10 innings, Cleveland bested Houston 2-0, Minnesota topped Baltimore 8-3, Toronto edged the White Sox 2-1, Seattle slid past Detroit 7-6 in 11 innings. In a double header Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 9-5 in the first game, then again 7-1 in the second.

In the National League, San Francisco blanked the Mets 3-0, Philadelphia bested the Dodgers 7-2, Pittsburgh won against San Diego 3-2, Cincinnati shut out Washington 5-0, Atlanta edged Milwaukee 4-3. In a double header the Cubs topped St. Louis 7-4 in the first game, and then again 5-3 in the second.

In interleague play, Boston edged Miami 4-3, Arizona doubled up Texas 4-2, and it was the Angels over Colorado 10-2.

World Cup:

Team USA stunned Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup in an offensive explosion rarely seen in soccer. The Americans scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes -- three by Carli Lloyd -- to avenge their loss to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final. It's the Americans' third World Cup crown, but first since 1999.

World Cup:

Team USA's opponent in Sunday's Women's World Cup Championship will be Japan. The defending tournament champions beat England 2-1 on an own goal by England's Laura Bassett Wednesday night and now head to Vancouver for a return match of the title match four years ago won by Japan on penalty kicks.

World Cup:

Carli Lloyd converted a penalty kick in the 69th minute and assisted on Kelley O'Hara's first international goal as Hope Solo recorded her fifth straight shutout in Team USA's 2-0 victory over Germany in the semifinal in Montreal. That sends the Americans to Sunday's Women's World Cup championship against the winner of Wednesday's Japan-England semifinal.

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In the NFL, Terrell Thomas returned an interception 65 yards to set up a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run by Andre Brown as the Giants topped the Raiders 24-20. Brown rushed for 115 yards in his first game of the season to help New York win its third straight.