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Carli Lloyd has a first-half hat trick and the USA is dismantling Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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Lloyd scores from midfield, U.S. up 4-0

Moments after Lauren Holiday made it 3-0, Carli Lloyd scored from midfield to finish her hat trick in 15 minutes -- the first hat trick in a WWC final. Follow live



Another one for Carli Lloyd! This time from midfield! A hat trick in less than 20 minutes! #USA 4-0 #JPN

Two goals in five minutes for Carli Lloyd
Women's World Cup 

Lloyd became the second player to score twice in a Women's World Cup final as she finished off another set piece in the fifth minute to put the United States up 2-0. Follow live

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Lloyd strikes again for United States
Women's World Cup 

Carli Lloyd scored the fastest goal ever in a Women's World Cup final by knocking home a corner kick in the 3rd minute. Lloyd is the first American to score in four straight Women's World Cup games. Follow live

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What a goal. What a start. The 1 thing #USA players all remember from 2011 is not finishing early chances. 4th goal in 4 games for Lloyd.

Women's World Cup final: U.S. vs. Japan
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The two countries meet for the third straight major final. The United States aims to avenge the 2011 finals loss, while becoming the first country to win 3 WWC titles. Defending champion Japan can be the 2nd repeat winner. Follow live

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Mariners hold on to split series

Seattle RF Seth Smith's 2-RBI single was enough to secure the 2-1 win over the A's to split the 4-game series in Oakland. M's LHP Mike Montgomery gave up 1 run through 5 2/3 IP and Fernando Rodney earned the save. Box score