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Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball in the first half against Mexico during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States’ path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.

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Costa Rica downs Trinidad & Tobago on PKs

Trinidad and Tobago defender Lauren Hutchinson (20) reacts after her tying goal against Costa Rica in the second half during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Costa Rica earned the team’s first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.

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Trinidad and Tobago a win away from World Cup

Mexico's Lydia Nayeli Rangel (7) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the second half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. Mexico won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Trinidad and Tobago women’s team arrived in the United States two weeks ago without enough money for lunch. Now they’re a win away from going to the Women’s World Cup.

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Jazz build around young core and new coach

Utah Jazz's Gordon Hayward, left, drives against Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Jazz won 119-86. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

The Utah Jazz made sweeping changes to the team in the offseason and they started at the top.

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