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Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 85

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — More than a year ago, Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes recounted an anecdote about the moment she knew Laura Bassett was going to be a

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Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Stoppage-time own goal sinks England; Japan to final

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 173

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — An own goal off the foot of Laura Bassett authored the cruelest of endings to England’s World Cup as the goal handed Japan a stoppage-time winner

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US, Japan meet in third successive major final

US, Japan meet in third successive major final

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 227

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Japan and the United States will meet for the third straight time in a major women’s soccer championship final on Sunday to decide the winner of the 2015 FIFA Women’s

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Bassett’s journey brings inconsolable twist in loss

Bassett’s journey brings inconsolable twist in loss

Ray Curren July 1, 2015 8

Your browser does not support iframes. Laura Bassett started playing soccer in Bedworth, right smack dab in the center of England, at about the same time FIFA got around to sponsoring a women’s World

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PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

PK miss, teammates boosted Johnston after mistake

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 43

MONTREAL – Penalty kicks ultimately decided the course of the United States’ Women’s World Cup semifinal victory over Germany on Tuesday. No, not a shootout, but two penalty kicks separated by a mere nine

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World Cup semifinal preview: Japan vs England

World Cup semifinal preview: Japan vs England

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 26

JAPAN vs ENGLAND When: Wednesday, 7 p.m., EDT Where: Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton TV: NBCDeportes.com Team records: Japan 5-0-0 (def. Australia 1-0 in quarterfinals); England 4-1-0 (def. Canada 2-1) Best performance at World Cup: Japan 2011 (champion); England 2015 (semifinalist) Key

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Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 165

MONTREAL – If you subscribe to the theory that fortune favors the bold, then inductive reasoning would prove that on Tuesday. United States coach Jill Ellis switched up her team’s system against world No.

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