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USWNT Shock Japan With Four Goals In Sixteen Minutes, Win World Cup – Deadspin
The USWNT had more attacking talent on one 23-woman roster than exists on most continents, and for a glorious 16-minute stretch it was obviously for all the world to see. It was beautiful.

Bats fall short against Cardinals in finale – Padres.com
Behind the bats of their starting pitcher and most recent callup, the Cardinals salvaged a series split with a 3-1 victory over the Padres at Busch Stadium on Sunday. Offense was at a premium throughout the four-game series, as the two teams combined for just 18 runs.

Del Mar starts new dirt track era – San Diego Union-Tribune
Dirt is back at Del Mar on its main track for the first time since 2006. Del Mar took out the old troublesome Polytrack and replaced it with El Segundo sand, excavated from the grounds around Los Angeles Airport. For the first time since 2006 all three tracks racing in Southern California – Del Mar, Santa Anita and Los Alamitos – will have dirt main tracks.

Norris playing with shoulder sprain after collision – Padres.com
Padres catcher Derek Norris suffered an AC sprain of his left shoulder during Friday’s 2-1 win over the Cardinals, though he was back in the lineup on Saturday. “He was adamant about being in there,” said Padres interim manager Pat Murphy.

MLB All-Star Team: Starters Announced
Unfortunately, the Padres will have to wait for the announcement of the reserves, chosen by the NL manager, to see who has made the All-Star team this year.

Floyd Mayweather to be stripped of WBO welterweight title on Monday – Boxing Junkie
Mayweather, who won the title when he defeated Manny Pacquiao on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the so-called “Fight of the Century,” was required to pay a $200K sanctioning fee by a July 3rd deadline in order to keep the belt, which he failed to do.

Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident – USA Today
Jason Pierre-Paul, who is currently unsigned and fighting with the New York Giants for a long-term deal to make him one of the highest-paid pass rushers in the league, reportedly suffered severe injuries to his hands after buying a rental van full of fireworks and setting them off on Saturday.

Daytona Finish Features Massive, Horrifying Wreck – Deadspin
Last night’s rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona ended in a win for Dale Earnhardt Jr. but a terrifying finish for Austin Dillon, whose car ended upside down after tearing into the catch fence as the “big one” resulted in injuries to at least three spectators but, amazingly, no drivers.

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