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As the United States faces Japan on Sunday in Vancouver, B.C., in the Women’s World Cup final, the boom in U.S. women’s soccer can be traced back 16 years. But will the game’s slow, steady growth be enough to ensure the survival of women’s pro soccer in America?
Varsity eight crew from Washington beats Melbourne University Boat Club to reach final at Henley-on-Thames
Sue Bird had 10 points, all in the first half, and six assists, and Crystal Langhorne 10 points and eight rebounds for the Storm (3-8), who trailed by one point at halftime.
Tied going into the final round are Jason Bohn, Sean O’Hair, Sung Joon Park and Bryce Molder
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