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 (Associated Press)

It was a win built on years of effort

A GRIP ON SPORTS • Boom. Boom. Boom. And boom! Four goals in 16 minutes. In a sport in which one goal often is enough, the U.S. Women’s National Team put away the World Cup final with Japan before most of us were settled in our seats. Fine. Read on.

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SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015

Gyasi Zardes, left, hugs Chris Wondolowski, center, after latter’s goal in second half. At right is Clint Dempsey. (Associated Press)

Time to celebrate in American fashion 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s the Fourth of July weekend, so, in typical American fashion, the sport with the most news right now is ... soccer? Yep, that’s American all right. We include anyone – and any sport – here. And we have ever since the fateful day 239 years ago. Read on.

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United States' Carli Lloyd, right, celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger, center, and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the second half. (Associated Press)

Too bad the final couldn't be Saturday

A GRIP ON SPORTS • What is it about a shirt with U-S-A written across the front, even if it's not really there? Why does it cause a seemingly rational adult male to root loudly for a women’s team in a sport, at times, he can barely tolerate? Is it jingoism, nationalism, idiocy? Read on.

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