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U.S. women win third-straight Olympic gold

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Carli Lloyd celebrates after scoring the 1-0 lead against Japan during the women's gold medal match at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 9.

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Carli Lloyd scores against Japan's goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto.

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Christie Rampone, left, and Hope Solo celebrate their victory over Japan.

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U.S. players celebrate their victory over Japan.

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Alex Morgan jumps over the slide tackle of Japan's Saki Kumagai.

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Tobin Heath, right, vies for the ball with Japan's Homare Sawa.

WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Hope Solo found herself enveloped in a group hug at the final whistle. Abby Wambach ran to join the fun in a celebration that unleashed a year of bottled-up frustration.

The U.S. women's soccer team won its third straight Olympic gold medal Thursday, beating Japan 2-1 in a rematch of last year's World Cup final and avenging the most painful loss in its history. Full Story

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