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U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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The U.S. Women's National Team will play in the 2015 World Cup final after defeating Germany Tuesday night in a 2-0 shutout.

It was a huge win for the U.S. against the top-rated team in women's football in addition to being the favorites of this World Cup. The Americans will now face the winner of Japan - England on Sunday in the final.

Defense has been the story of the U.S.'s run through the World Cup as they have yet to be scored upon, and they'll make history if they continue that on Sunday.

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Kentucky athletics finishes in top 25 of Directors' Cup standings | The Cats Pause
Mitch Barnhart's goal of making UK one of the top athletics programs in the nation continues to be realized. UK’s No. 22 finish this year is the second highest in school history, trailing only the No. 11 finish a year ago. F
ive Wildcat teams finished in the nation’s Top 10 in their respective sports

Pair of Cats make SI'sTop 30 prospects for 2016 NBA draft | SI
The guys at sports Illustrated are already looking at the top prospects for next year's NBA draft, and a pair of Cats made their top 12. Skal Labissiere came in at No. 1, while Jamal Murray was No. 12. As much talent as Kentucky has, I have a hard time not seeing another Cat crack the top 30 of next year's draft.

Why UK football will or won’t make a bowl game | ESPN
Kentucky football is in the rise, but getting six wins is no guarantee. A strong group of offensive playmakers and two talented quarterbacks highlight the Cats' strengths. The losses of Bud Dupree and Za'Darius Smith will leave an already-thin defense in search of more playmakers though.

5 Kentucky football freshman to watch for in 2015 | The Cats Pause
In each of Mark Stoops' first two seasons in Lexington, the Wildcats have played a large number of true freshman. Even with a deeper roster and more quality upperclassman now, expect UK to once again play a lot of first-year players this year, the most like of which being tight end C.J. Conrad and offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei.

Facebook founder says we'll be able to send emotions to each other soon | The Verge
Because the 'like' button isn't enough, Mark Zuckerberg believes one day we'll be able to directly share emotions, thoughts, and sensory feedback with each other on Facebook.