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Obama leads praise for US Women's World Cup winners LOS ANGELES: US President Barack Obama hailed America's triumphant Women's World Cup team on Sunday, inviting them to the White House minutes after their crushing 5-2 triumph over Japan in the championship match."What a win for Team USA! Great game Carli Lloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you," Obama tweeted from his @POTUS handle, hailing Lloyd's three-goal performance."Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon," he added."#Magisterial" and "#Rout" were just two of the comments tweeted by NBA superstar Kobe Bryant as the Americans took control with an early burst of goals in the Vancouver match.Lloyd scored in the third and fifth minutes before Lauren Holiday made it 3-0 in the 14th and Lloyd then completed her hattrick in the 16th to make it 4-0."Love watching history being made," tweeted 14-time major golf champion Tiger Woods. "There is nothing like it. Go USA!"R&B queen Beyonce ...

Fallen 'Nadeshiko' stunned by USA whipping VANCOUVER: Fallen champions Japan were left stunned and humiliated after being stripped of their World Cup crown by the United States in a tearful 5-2 defeat in Vancouver.The 'Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and beauty - were trailing four goals down after just 16 minutes at BC Place Stadium on front of a passionate 53,341 crowd of largely US supporters.Chants of 'USA, USA, USA' resounding around the stadium were so loud that coach ...
Messi-Maradona debate rumbles on after Copa woe SANTIAGO: Another tournament, another shattering defeat, and another round of unfavourable comparisons to Diego Maradona.Lionel Messi was left reflecting on another bitterly familiar failure here Saturday after Argentina suffered an agonizing penalty shoot-out defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.It was the second time in 12 months Messi had finished on the losing side in a major final following Argentina's extra-time loss to Germany at the World Cup last year."This generation is desperate to ...
Messi downfall plotted by Argentine Sampaoli SANTIAGO: It took an Argentine, Jorge Sampaoli, to plot Chile's triumph in the Copa America final against his own country.Lionel Messi and Argentina's other "Fantasticos" lost their nerve in Santiago's Estadio Nacional as they sought their first major international title for 22 years.Chile's coach Sampaoli stayed true to his live wire reputation, jumping up and down on the touchline urging stars Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal to attack so they could win their first South ...
Mascherano baffled as Copa curse goes on SANTIAGO: Argentina enforcer Javier Mascherano was at a loss to explain his team's latest tournament defeat after Saturday's loss to Chile at the Copa America. Mascherano has now finished on the losing side in three Copa America finals -- 2004, 2007 and 2015 -- as well as last year's World Cup final.The veteran Barcelona midfielder admitted he was struggling to make sense of seeing Argentina crash to a 4-1 penalty shoot-out loss. "Three Copa America ...
'Ghetto Cinderellas' relish Wimbledon spotlight LONDON: Serena and Venus Williams will clash at Wimbledon for the first time in six years on Monday, but the sisters' ferocious appetite for success suggests it might be premature to bill it as an emotional final fling.The sisters, who meet in the most anticipated fourth round tie of the tournament, have reigned supreme for much of the last two decades at Wimbledon, lifting the aptly named Venus Rosewater Dish five times each.With 27 Grand ...
Williams sisters clash, Sharapova, Wozniacki sitting pretty LONDON: Tennis titans Serena and Venus Williams clash in the Wimbledon last 16 on Monday, while Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki will fancy their title chances as two of the four top 10 players still standing.The 26th clash between the Williams sisters, who have won the Wimbledon title five times each over the last 15 years, will be the first at the All England Club since the 2009 final.And with either world number one Serena ...

 



 
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