Carli Lloyd scored an incredible 13-minute hat-trick as the United States thrashed Japan to win their third Women’s World Cup title.
In a repeat of the 2011 final, which Japan won on penalties, the Nadeshiko could not live with their stronger and quicker opponents, who went 4-0 up when Lloyd scored an astonishing third from the halfway line.
The 2011 winners retaliated thanks to a Yuki Ogimi strike and a Julie Johnston own goal, but Tobin Heath made it 5-2 before 60 minutes had elapsed and despite further pressure, English coach Jill Ellis’s USA side.
Lewis Hamilton fought back the tears on his way to winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.
The Mercedes driver had to fight for his fifth win of the year after a bad start left him third and later rain threatened his position at the front.
Former Manchester United and England defender Phil Neville has begun his role as Valencia assistant manager.
The La Liga club, who are in this season’s Champions League qualifying, announced the appointment of the 38-year-old a week ago and he took part in his first pre-season training session yesterday.
He replaces another Briton, Ian Cathro, who left to join Steve McClaren’s backroom staff at Newcastle.
Great Britain secured a third-place finish in the World League tournament in Belgium with an emphatic 5-1 win over Asian champions India.
Dina Asher-Smith set a British Championships record to claim the 100m title in Birmingham on Sunday.
The 19-year-old clocked 11.08 seconds at Alexander Stadium - just six hundredths of a second off the national record she set in May.