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'The glue of this team': Newcomer Alyssa Thomas leads USA into gold-medal match

Nine months ago, Thomas wasn't in the national team pool. Saturday, she'll be key in the World Cup final.

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Chelsea's persistence pays off as WSL champions get first win of season

Chelsea rebounded in style from their opening weekend defeat to Liverpool, scoring twice and weathering Man City's attacks in a comfortable 2-0 win.

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How Arsenal beat Tottenham in front of a record WSL crowd

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MERCURY SET FOR NEW OWNER

Mercury need strong leadership more than ever as Sarver prepares to sell Phoenix NBA, WNBA teams

We don't yet know whether the Suns or Mercury will be sold together, but after a tumultuous season, the Mercury face an uncertain future as tough personnel decisions loom.

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Missouri's Hollenbach says staying calm in goal is key

After her nifty play in the net secures a 0-0 draw for the Tigers vs. No. 21 Mississippi State, goalie Bella Hollenbach says she tries to set the tone for her team.

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