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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2016, file photo, United States' Carli Lloyd takes a shot at the Costa Rica goal during a CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament soccer match in Frisco, Texas. After being cut from the Under-21 U.S. national team, Lloyd was having a career crisis in 2003. She decided to play out her senior year at Rutgers and "hang up her boots". She then met James Galanis, who became her coach and mentor, and helped her become the best women's soccer player in the world. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Carli Lloyd’s career guided by coach James Galanis

- Associated Press

Lloyd’s path to Galanis started with a humble plea from her dad: “My daughter needs you.” It was 2003 and Lloyd was having what could best be described as a career crisis.

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he leaves the pitch during the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, Sunday, July 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Happy Christiano Ronaldo leaves European final in tears for 2nd time

- Associated Press

Ronaldo had a tearful night as first he was injured by a strong tackle by France’s Dimitri Payet, forcing him to leave the pitch in the 25th minute of the game when he was unable to continue. He returned to the field to rally his teammates for 30 minutes of extra time when it was 0-0 after 90 minutes at the Stade de France.

Jon Rahm, who won the Ben Hogan Award twice as the best player in college golf, makes his professional debut at Quicken Loans National on Thursday in Bethesda. (Associated Press)

Jon Rahm excited for professional golf debut at Quicken Loans National

- The Washington Times

Rahm made history this May when he became the first two-time winner of the Ben Hogan Award, handed out each year to the best player in college golf. Just one month later, the 21-year-old Arizona State product is set for his professional debut at Quicken Loans National, which kicks off Thursday in Bethesda.

Argentina's Lionel Messi takes a shot on goal past the U.S.' Fabian Johnson (23) and Matt Besler during a Copa America Centenario semifinal in Houston on Tuesday. The 4-0 score is a reminder of the divide between the U.S. and soccer'se elite. (Associated Press)

U.S. plans to learn from Copa America semifinal run

U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said the ability to learn from its losses at the Copa America Centenario is a part of the process for the squad and its core group moving forward.

Argentina midfielder Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against the United States during a Copa America Centenario semifinal soccer match Tuesday in Houston. (Associated Press)

Lionel Messi leads Argentina over U.S., into Copa America final

- Associated Press

Lionel Messi set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s opening goal in the third minute, then scored on a free kick to break Argentina’s career scoring record and assisted on the final goal in a 4-0 rout of the U.S. on Tuesday night that put the La Albiceleste into the Copa America final.

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Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

- Associated Press

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday July 15, to Thursday, July 21, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

Seattle Sounders part ways with coach Sigi Schmid

- Associated Press

Sigi Schmid won an MLS Supporters Shield, four U.S. Open Cups, and never missed the playoffs as head coach of the Seattle Sounders. But the team and Schmid are parting ways.

PSG signs Argentine midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Rosario

Associated Press

French champion Paris Saint-Germain has signed attacking midfielder Giovani Lo Celso from Argentine club Rosario Central on a five-year deal, making him new coach Unai Emery's fourth signing since replacing Laurent Blanc last month.

FIFA bans council member Niersbach in World Cup bids probe

- Associated Press

FIFA council member Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's ruling council, was banned from soccer for one year on Monday in the first sanction from the investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.

Manchester derby in Beijing called off after bad weather

Associated Press

The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing's National Stadium unfit for play.

Brandi Chastain: On headers, concussions, soccer wages

- Associated Press

Brandi Chastain is confident the U.S. women's soccer team can win the gold medal again in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and dealing with her son's diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

Inter Milan forward Rodrigo Palacio (8), left, winds up to cross the ball under defensive pressure by Paris Saint-Germain defender Presnel Kimpembe (3), right, during an  International Champions Cup match in Eugene, Ore., Sunday, July 24, 2016. (Adam Eberhardt/The Register-Guard via AP)

Paris Saint-Germain defeats Inter Milan

- Associated Press

Serge Aurier scored twice and Paris Saint-Germain beat Inter Milan 3-1 on Sunday at the University of Oregon's Autzen Stadium.

MLS Capsules

- Associated Press

Dom Dwyer scored twice and Sporting Kansas City held the Seattle Sounders without a shot until the 88th minute in a 3-0 victory Sunday.