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Samantha Mewis’ two goals help U.S. clinch Olympic spot

[ad_1] CARSON, Calif. -- Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national soccer team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament.Rose Lavelle and Christen Press also scored for the United States, which extended its unbeaten streak to 27 games.The United States will face Canada in the tournament's title game on Sunday. Canada earned the
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Liverpool’s rout of Leicester makes it just a matter of time until they clinch first-ever Premier League title

[ad_1] Liverpool are 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League and still, their supporters still refuse to sing that their team are "gonna win the league" this season. There have been too many near misses at Anfield, since the club were last crowned champions of England in 1990, for the fans to tempt fate by going too early with that particular chant, but Jurgen Klopp's players made
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Packers run over Vikings to clinch first NFC North title since 2016

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- The Green Bay Packers aren't just going back to the playoffs. They're going back as NFC North champs. A week after they ensured they'd end their two-year playoff drought, they wrapped up their first division title since 2016.By doing so with their 23-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, they assured that they won't have to come back to U.S. Bank Stadium in the playoffs. Before
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Losing pays off for Bengals, who clinch No. 1 pick in NFL draft

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Cincinnati Bengals officially hit rock bottom at Hard Rock Stadium. And many fans couldn't be more thrilled.Cincinnati secured the worst record in the NFL this season and the top overall pick in the upcoming draft with a 35-27 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The defeat ensures the Bengals will have the top overall pick for the first time since 2003, regardless of
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Patriots clinch AFC East again behind Tom Brady-led comeback in 4th

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Unlike some of their recent AFC East titles, the New England Patriots earned this one the hard way.Quarterback Tom Brady and the offense came to life with a fourth-quarter comeback Saturday, and the defense stiffened on a final drive, to help the Patriots defeat the resilient Buffalo Bills 24-17 and clinch their 11th consecutive AFC East championship.The Patriots trailed 17-13 entering the fourth quarter, which marked
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Larrazábal birdies last to clinch victory at Alfred Dunhill

[ad_1] MALELANE, South Africa (AP) — Pablo Larrazábal won the European Tour’s season-opening Alfred Dunhill Championship on Sunday after losing a three-shot overnight lead and then making three birdies on his last four holes for a dramatic one-stroke victory. Larrazábal birdied the par-5 18th as the Spaniard finished 8 under overall and just ahead of Sweden’s Joel Sjoholm. Larrazábal said he struggled with blisters on his feet and closed with
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Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland A’s clinch wild-card spots; Cleveland Indians left out

[ad_1] The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics both clinched playoff berths as the American League wild cards on Friday, leaving the Cleveland Indians on the outside looking in.The A's locked up their spot first when the Indians lost 8-2 on the road to the Nationals, before the Rays joined Oakland with a 6-2 victory at Toronto.They will face each other in the AL wild-card game Wednesday, though the right
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Rays, A’s clinch wild-card spots; Indians left out

[ad_1] The Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics both clinched playoff berths as the American League wild cards on Friday, leaving the Cleveland Indians on the outside looking in.The A's locked up their spot first when the Indians lost 8-2 to the Nationals, before the Rays joined them with a 6-2 win in Toronto.They will face each other in the AL wild-card game Wednesday, though the right to host the
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Astros clinch AL West behind Springer’s 3 HRs

[ad_1] HOUSTON -- George Springer hit a career-high three homers, Justin Verlander posted his MLB-leading 20th win and the Houston Astros clinched their third straight AL West title in grand fashion, routing the Los Angeles Angels 13-5 on Sunday.A crowd at Minute Maid Park that was cheering from Verlander's first pitch got even louder as Springer homered three times in the first four innings. The Astros kept breaking away and
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Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012

[ad_1] The New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 on Thursday to clinch their first American League East division title since 2012.The win was also New York's 100th of the season, matching last season's total and giving the franchise consecutive 100-win seasons for the first time since a three-year stretch from 2002-04. Aaron Boone is the first manager in MLB history to win 100 games in each of