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U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title

The Americans return to the top of the sport with a 5-2 victory over Japan that was punctuated by four goals in the first 16 minutes — including three by Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd.

A display of dominance at Women’s World Cup

COLUMN | The 5-2 victory over Japan shows the U.S. maintains its international supremacy in women’s soccer.

Nats finish sweep of Giants

Jordan Zimmermann pitches seven strong innings and Wilson Ramos drives in a pair of runs as Washington moves 10 games over .500.

Harper an all-star starter

Bryce Harper sets a new National League record with 13.86 million votes to earn his third all-star nod. The full rosters will be unveiled Monday.

WASHINGTON DC, JULY 4:  Washington starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (37), center, is approached on the mound by Washington shortstop Ian Desmond (20), left, and Washington catcher Wilson Ramos (40) in the 4th inning.  He left the game injured during the Washington Nationals defeat of the San Francisco Giants 9 - 3 at Nationals Park in Washington DC July 4, 2015 (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

Strasburg is injured. Life goes on.

ON BASEBALL | Even if the Nationals’ former ace is out for a while, the team can still thrive thanks to its remarkable depth.

Soccer Outsider: Women’s World Cup review and player ratings

Soccer Outsider: Women’s World Cup review and player ratings

Carli Lloyd, Carli Lloyd and more Carli Lloyd.

TV and radio listings: July 6

TV and radio listings: July 6

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

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A display of dominance at Women’s World Cup

A display of dominance at Women’s World Cup

COLUMN | The 5-2 victory over Japan shows the U.S. maintains its international supremacy in women’s soccer.

Nats finish sweep of Giants

Nats finish sweep of Giants

Jordan Zimmermann pitches seven strong innings and Wilson Ramos drives in a pair of runs as Washington moves 10 games over .500.

T.J. Oshie surprises 5-year-old girl who was distraught that he wasn’t on the Blues anymore

The newest member of the Capitals suggested that she make Washington her favorite Eastern Conference team.

Strasburg is injured. Life goes on.

Strasburg is injured. Life goes on.

ON BASEBALL | Even if the Nationals’ former ace is out for a while, the team can still thrive thanks to its remarkable depth.

Caps’ Holtby files for player-elected arbitration

Caps’ Holtby files for player-elected arbitration

Braden Holtby and the Capitals are mutual in their desire for a long-term deal, but have not yet come to agreement on the money.

Jonathan Schoop homers in return to help Orioles rout White Sox, 9-1

Jonathan Schoop homers in return to help Orioles rout White Sox, 9-1

Second baseman, activated from the 60-day DL before the game, homers in first at-bat as O’s avoid a sweep.

Harper an all-star starter

Harper an all-star starter

Bryce Harper sets a new National League record with 13.86 million votes to earn his third all-star nod. The full rosters will be unveiled Monday.

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup

LIVE BLOG | After a remarkable opening flurry that included a hat trick by Carli Lloyd, the United States beats Japan, 5-2, to win its first World Cup since 1999.

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title

U.S. wins Women’s World Cup title

The Americans return to the top of the sport with a 5-2 victory over Japan that was punctuated by four goals in the first 16 minutes — including three by Golden Ball winner Carli Lloyd.

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Women’s World Cup final: U.S. beats Japan, 5-2

Women’s World Cup final: U.S. beats Japan, 5-2

The U.S. wins its record-setting third world title, and first since 1999, thanks to four goals in the game’s first 16 minutes. Carli Lloyd scored three times and was named tournament MVP.

Jayson Werth is swinging again in recovery from wrist injury

Jayson Werth is swinging again in recovery from wrist injury

Werth is able to swing a fungo bat as he works his way back from a wrist injury and remains on target for a potential return in August. Plus updates on Aaron Barrett, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman.

Discuss: Nationals-Giants

Discuss: Nationals-Giants

Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for the series finale against San Francisco. Chat about it here.

Tonight’s Nationals-Giants lineups

Tonight’s Nationals-Giants lineups

Lineups for tonight’s series finale with the Giants.

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly damages hand in fireworks accident (updated)

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul reportedly damages hand in fireworks accident (updated)

The defensive end had yet to sign a one-year offer from the team.

Durant says he’s ‘gotta lose some weight’ but is ‘in a great space right now’

Durant says he’s ‘gotta lose some weight’ but is ‘in a great space right now’

The Thunder forward, rehabbing from foot surgery, has only recently been able to work up a proper sweat.

Forward Marcus Johansson files for player-elected arbitration

Forward Marcus Johansson files for player-elected arbitration

Johansson filed on Friday, two days before the deadline, his agent said.

Steven Gerrard bought beer for L.A. Galaxy fans

Steven Gerrard bought beer for L.A. Galaxy fans

The former Liverpool star, who will make his MLS debut later this month, knows how to make a great impression.

Kit Harington’s appearance at Wimbledon made ‘Game of Thrones’ fans say, ‘Hmmm…’

Kit Harington’s appearance at Wimbledon made ‘Game of Thrones’ fans say, ‘Hmmm…’

Warning: one big spoiler, if you have’t watched the show yet.

Capitals, Kuznetsov discuss new 2-3 year deal

Capitals, Kuznetsov discuss new 2-3 year deal

The discussed contract would ensure Kuznetsov remains restricted the next time he enters free agency.

Strasburg goes back on DL

Strasburg goes back on DL

The Nationals right-hander hits another speed bump, shut down for at least two weeks by a strained left oblique.

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Rise of the machines

Rise of the machines

COUCH SLOUCH | Automation technology takes sports journalism out of the hands of ink-stained wretches.

FANCY STATS | Aldridge a great fit for Spurs

FANCY STATS | Aldridge a great fit for Spurs

FANCY STATS | LaMarcus Aldridge, the fourth best post-up player in the NBA, should keep San Antonio among the favorites.

TV and radio listings: July 6

Your daily guide to the world of sports on television and radio.

White Sox deny Davis a homer and Orioles a chance

White Sox deny Davis a homer and Orioles a chance

Chicago’s Avisail Garcia takes away Chris Davis’s potential game-tying homer in the ninth and the White Sox hang on for a 3-2 win over Baltimore.

Nats, Giants jockey for position

Nats, Giants jockey for position

COLUMN | Washington and San Francisco are doing their best to beat each other now, but their real attention is on October.

Women’s World Cup news and notes from Vancouver

Women’s World Cup news and notes from Vancouver

Looking ahead to the United States-Japan soccer final at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday.

San Antonio Spurs land LaMarcus Aldridge

San Antonio Spurs land LaMarcus Aldridge

San Antonio lures LaMarcus Aldridge away from Portland with a four-year deal that gives the always-evolving Spurs a successor to Tim Duncan.

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2015 Wimbledon Championships

2015 Wimbledon Championships

Photos of action from the grasscourt Grand Slam tennis tournament in London.

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U.S. women’s team wants to keep hard-fought soccer tradition alive

U.S. women’s team wants to keep hard-fought soccer tradition alive

COLUMN | Players hope to give retiring star Abby Wambach the one prize that has eluded her.

Roger Federer’s explanation of his all-emoji tweet is extremely entertaining

Roger Federer’s explanation of his all-emoji tweet is extremely entertaining

Federer’s all-emoji tweets are fascinating. But his explanations are even better.

Bryce Harper’s bat featured the D.C. skyline in red, white and blue

Bryce Harper’s bat featured the D.C. skyline in red, white and blue

The Nationals right-fielder said he doesn’t know if he’ll get in trouble for using the bat, but it worked pretty well for him.

Floyd Mayweather could be stripped of title belt he won in Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather could be stripped of title belt he won in Manny Pacquiao fight

Mayweather reportedly failed to comply with WBO’s orders that he vacate his 154-pound belts to keep the 147-pound belt he won on May 2.

Defending women’s champ Kvitova is ousted at Wimbledon

Defending women’s champ Kvitova is ousted at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON | Jelena Jankovic defeats 2014 winner Petra Kvitova; Marin Cilic beats American John Isner.

Nats lose Strasburg, win anyway

Nats lose Strasburg, win anyway

Starter Stephen Strasburg leaves with ‘tightness in his left side,’ but Washington batters the Giants in a 9-3 victory.

On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrate team and country

On Independence Day, Nationals fans show up dressed to celebrate team and country

Some went harder than others, but it was all red, white and blue.

Matt Stonie upsets Joey Chestnut at Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest

Matt Stonie upsets Joey Chestnut at Nathan’s hot-dog eating contest

Meanwhile, Miki Sudo defended the women’s title by eating 38 hot dogs and buns.

LaMarcus Aldridge confirms he’s going to the San Antonio Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge confirms he’s going to the San Antonio Spurs

Gregg Popovich is probably shimmying from excitement.

The one that got away

The one that got away

Soccer legend Abby Wambach hopes to avenge Women’s World Cup loss to Japan four years ago.

Strasburg exits early, but Nats win

Strasburg exits early, but Nats win

Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was throwing a one-hitter when he showed signs of discomfort in his side. But Washington got to Madison Bumgarner in a 9-3 win.

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera to miss six weeks with calf injury

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera to miss six weeks with calf injury

This marks the first time the 32-year-old has gone on the disabled list.

Capitals sign free agent Ellis as No. 3 option at goaltender

Capitals sign free agent Ellis as No. 3 option at goaltender

He’ll likely spend the season in Hershey.

Rajon Rondo to join Sacramento Kings on one-year, $9.5 million deal

Rajon Rondo to join Sacramento Kings on one-year, $9.5 million deal

The Kings are making an expensive gamble on the player who had major problems last season.

Giants reliever Javier Lopez, a D.C. area native, has the most rings among active players

Giants reliever Javier Lopez, a D.C. area native, has the most rings among active players

After Derek Jeter retired, Lopez became the active leader with four World Series rings.

NASCAR changes awards banquet venue due to Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans

NASCAR sponsors led the charge after protesting comments made by the Republican presidential candidate in June.

Nationals-Giants discussion thread: Game 81

Nationals-Giants discussion thread: Game 81

Discuss the Nationals’ Fourth of July showdown with the GIants here.

Today’s Nationals-Giants lineups

Today’s Nationals-Giants lineups

Lineups for today’s morning matchup of Stephen Strasburg and Madison Bumgarner.

D.C. United falls to Seattle Sounders, 1-0

D.C. United falls to Seattle Sounders, 1-0

Luis Silva left in the fifth minute with a groin injury and Fabian Espindola received a red card in the 27th.

Abreu’s homer sinks Orioles

Abreu’s homer sinks Orioles

Jose Abreu’s home run in the third inning lifts the White Sox to a 1-0 victory over Baltimore and hard-luck loser Ubaldo Jimenez.