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Hamm to join VP Joe Biden at World Cup final

Hamm to join VP Joe Biden at World Cup final

The Equalizer Staff July 2, 2015 0

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Vice President Joe Biden is headed to the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday. Yes, that’s the day after Independence Day and yes, the United States is playing Japan in

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Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

Johnston, Lloyd, Rapinoe up for Golden Ball award

The Equalizer Staff July 2, 2015 74

Three United States players are among the eight finalists for the Golden Ball at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, an award given to the tournament. Midfielders Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe are on

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Sampson says no failure, but okay for England to cry

Sampson says no failure, but okay for England to cry

Dan Lauletta July 2, 2015 1

Your browser does not support iframes. EDMONTON, Alberta — England’s dreams for a World Cup title ended in sudden, crushing fashion on Wednesday night, but the side’s brash, young head coach was not about

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Sasaki says pressure off Japan for World Cup final

Sasaki says pressure off Japan for World Cup final

Tim Grainey July 2, 2015 2

EDMONTON, Alberta – England fell short of making the Women’s World Cup Final on Wednesday despite holding the balance of the attacking play and throwing reigning champion Japan off of its typical possession game.

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Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Sampson consoles, praises Bassett after crushing loss

Dan Lauletta July 1, 2015 57

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 170

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 102

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 42

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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Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Ellis gets tactics right in US win over Germany

Jeff Kassouf July 1, 2015 162

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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