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Wildcat Quickies: World Cup Champions Edition

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

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Sunday was an amazing day for U.S. Soccer as the women dominated Japan in the World Cup Final to take home the title.

It was a blitzkrieg by the women as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead and cruised to a 5-2 victory for their third title in the 24-year history of the World Cup. U.S. captain Carli Lloyd was the star of the game with her hat trick as she alone outscored the Japanese.

Way to go ladies!

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Kentucky football Greater Louisville Kick-Off Luncheon set
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2016 WR Tino Ellis includes Kentucky in final six
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Alabama self-reports 13 secondary NCAA violations over past year
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Jayson Tatum gets the air stuffed out of his dunk attempt
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Abby Wambach's emotional video about her career is a must-watch
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