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Follow live: USA erupts early, counters Japan's response

Carli Lloyd scored three first-half goals, including one from midfield, and the USA remains in command against Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Set pieces lead to goals in final
Women's World Cup 

Four of the 7 goals between the United States and Japan have been scored on set pieces. Entering the match, the countries had scored a combined 4 goals on set pieces this tournament (2 each). Follow live

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Rapinoe coming off to thunderous applause. Well deserved. She kept this team in it early when really struggling to find their form. #USA

U.S. strikes right back in WWC final
Women's World Cup 

Moments after Japan made it a 2-goal game, Tobin Heath netted her 1st Women's World Cup goal to make the score 5-2 early in the 2nd half. It's the 5th time the U.S. has scored 5 goals in a WWC game. Follow live

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Women's World Cup 

Japan gets another goal, trails 4-2

A Japan free kick deflected ogf U.S. defender Julie Johnston’s head and past Hope Solo to pull Japan closer. It's the first own goal in a WWC final. Follow live

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Lloyd with 6 goals at Women's World Cup
Women's World Cup 

With her hat trick in the final, Carli Lloyd has scored 6 times in the tournament, trailing only Michelle Akers (10 goals in 1991) for the most by a U.S. player in a single WWC.

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Women's World Cup 

Watch: Giants at Nationals on ESPN
MLB 

RHP Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats are looking for a ninth straight home win, while Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants are looking to avoid their sixth straight loss. Nats OF Bryce Harper has homered in five of his last seven games vs. the Giants. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Cabrera voted to start All-Star Game
MLB 

Miguel Cabrera, who was just placed on the DL, was voted in as the AL starter at first base for this year's All-Star Game, but his calf injury will force him to miss the game in Cincinnati.

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United States not used to fast starts
Women's World Cup 

Entering the final, the U.S. had scored a combined 2 goals in the first half this tournament. The U.S. scored 2 goals in the first 6 minutes against Japan, and leads 4-1 at half.

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Women's World Cup 

Bittersweet milestone for Stanton
MLB 

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was voted in as an All-Star starter for the first time (he was selected by the manager to start as the NL's DH last year), but he'll miss the game due to a fractured bone in his hand.

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Donaldson leads All-Star vote-getters
MLB 

Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson racked up an MLB-high 14,090,188 votes for the All-Star Game, breaking the single-season record set by Josh Hamilton in 2012.

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Lloyd's fast start has U.S. in control
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the match -- including a goal from midfield -- and Lauren Holiday added another score to give the United States a 4-1 lead at the half. Japan's Yuki Ogimi snapped the U.S.'s shutout streak at 539 minutes. Follow live

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Women's World Cup 

AL All-Star outfield and DH starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the American League:

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AL All-Star infield starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the American League:

  • 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
  • SS Alcides Escobar, Royals
  • 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
  • C Salvador Perez, Royals
  • Watch All-Star selection show

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Lloyd scores first WWC final hat trick
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd's hat trick was the earliest ever in a WWC match (16') and the 3rd-fastest in the tournament (13-minute span). (via ESPN Stats & Info)

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Women's World Cup 

NL All-Star infield starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the National League:

  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt, D'backs
  • 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
  • SS Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • C Buster Posey, Giants
  • Watch All-Star selection show

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NL All-Star outfield starters
MLB 

The top votegetters for the National League:

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