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Seattle Reign forward Megan Rapinoe, right, stands next to Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan before an NWSL soccer match in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Seattle won 1-0. Morgan, who is recovering from surgery on her right knee, did not play. (Don Ryan/AP)

Women’s soccer enjoying World Cup bump

PORTLAND, Ore. — Nowhere could the World Cup bump in women’s soccer…

 

The United States' Carli Lloyd celebrates her third goal against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship last week.

Hat tricks: Why they happen

Hat tricks — three goals in a row, like Carli Lloyd’s feat…

 

Giants manager Bruce Bochy, left, will be joined at the All-Star Game by pitcher Madison Bumgarner, center, and catcher Buster Posey, right, along with Joe Panik and Brandon Crawford.

Fan vote puts fun in ol’ ballgame

Some people believe baseball fans should have no say in the All-Star…

 

United States' Carli Lloyd has been a bright spot on a women's national team that hopes to follow in the footsteps of its 1999 counterpart. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

Time to party like it’s 1999

We’ll watch the game in earnest, maybe a record 18 million of…

United States' Carli Lloyd has been a bright spot on a women's national team that hopes to follow in the footsteps of its 1999 counterpart. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lloyd pushes U.S. past favored Germany for berth in Cup final

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and…

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
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Shhhh … Why no more outcry over Solo?

So now the conversation about Hope Solo involves soccer, only soccer, and…

(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. to meet Germany in collision of world’s best women’s teams

MONTREAL — On paper, tonight’s World Cup showdown between Germany and the…

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

US women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

OTTAWA, Ontario — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to…

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
United States' Lauren Holiday (12) and Colombia's Orianica Velasquez (9) chase the ball during first half FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer action in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Monday, June 22, 2015.  The Canadian Press via AP/Jason Franson

Rapinoe, Holiday out for US in World Cup quarterfinals

EDMONTON, Alberta — The United States has made it through to the…

United States' Lauren Holiday (12) and Colombia's Orianica Velasquez (9) chase the ball during first half FIFA Women's World Cup round of 16 soccer action in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Monday, June 22, 2015.  The Canadian Press via AP/Jason Franson