For the second edition in a row and the fourth time, the United States Women’s team are FIFA World Cup champions. The Final saw them face the Netherlands, the defending European champs who were deeper in the tournament than they had ever come close to being, and it certainly showed. The Americans bossed the game, playing much stronger than they did in the last three rounds, going on to win 2-0 in the end. It could have been more, such was their dominance, but it was plenty for them. Megan Rapinoe grabbed the first goal, scoring for the third in the tournament from a penalty kick in the 61st minute. They did have to wait, yes, but it was more than worth it when their second went in from Rose Lavalle, one of their standout players, just eight minutes later. Those two goals sealed it up, and it gave them four titles, two more than the next closest in Germany. Rapinoe would ended up being named as the winner of the Golden Ball for best player in the tournament. She, Alex Morgan, and English star Ellen White tied for the Golden Boot, but Rapinoe won the tiebreaker to technically take that individual honor home, too.
There is a bit of bad news for baseball fans as it was announced on Sunday that Milwaukee Brewers slugger Christian Yelich will be missing the Home Run Derby on Monday night after it was revealed that he has a back problem currently. Yelich did not play in their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, showing the severity and need for rest that it requires. Oakland A’s third baseman Matt Chapman will replace him against Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
It’s not everyday that you see a golfer making an eagle on their final hole. It’s not everyday that you see them go on to win the tournament, either. But that’s exactly what 20-year old Matthew Wolff did on Sunday at the 3M Open, one of the wildest weekends the PGA Tour has seen in a long time. With a seemingly endless list of potential contenders for the win, it was Wolff, in this third tournament since turning pro, that held his nerve and knocked down a 26-footer on the 18th hole to get to -21. That proved to be enough to win by one over Bryson DeChambeau and Colin Morikawa. His win at the TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, gave him a check for over a million dollars and a two-year tour exemption. Not bad for someone playing on a sponsor’s exemption!