Carli Lloyd, facing, celebrates with teammates after completing the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, men or women.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Carli Lloyd lives for the big moment. She had her biggest on Sunday night, and it and gave the United States its record third Women’s World Cup title. Lloyd scored three times as the U.S. jumped to a four-goal lead in the first 16 minutes, and the Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 for the team’s first World Cup championship since 1999.
Jake Moretti decided over the Fourth of July weekend to make a declaration of allegiance to the Ohio State 2017 football recruiting class. The offensive lineman from Arvada (Pomona), Colo., ranked 10th among tackle prospects nationally by 247sports.com, became the seventh commitment to that class for the Buckeyes.
CINCINNATI — Mike Leake improved from his last start. Against the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend, that wasn’t enough. Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH — The Cleveland Indians had an early three-run lead and were hopeful that Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole might soon be removed from the game. “You could see over (in Pittsburgh’s dugout) that they were moving around and thinking about getting somebody up (in the bullpen),” Indians manager Terry Francona said.
The game had reached the blowout point when Lonnie Chisenhall settled into his final at-bat with two outs in the eighth inning on Sunday night at Huntington Park. The Clippers led the Toledo Mud Hens 12-5, and Chisenhall already had three hits, including a home run. He took a strike from Melvin Mercedes and then fouled off four straight pitches.