LOS ANGELES (AP) Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.
”It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won’t ever get old,” Lloyd said.
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The home celebrations got underway for the World Cup winners on Tuesday. The Americans were welcomed to downtown Los Angeles by an estimated crowd of 10,000 cheering fans at a rally in the first stop on a victory tour.
The first stateside appearance was a raucous party in front of fans who began camping out before dawn on short notice. Abby Wambach joyously lifted the World Cup trophy while the players led the crowd in chants of ”I Believe That We Just Won!”
Lloyd’s hat trick in the final propelled the U.S. women to their record third World Cup title, routing Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Vancouver. The Americans hadn’t won soccer’s biggest prize since 1999, but Lloyd believes this team has done something comparably groundbreaking.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on Mexican immigrants.
Trump and the PGA of America met Monday. Both groups said they mutually agreed not to hold the Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles on Oct. 19-21.
Trump said because of the backlash over his comments he does not want the PGA of America to deal with any consequences.
”I have great respect for the PGA of America and everything they stand for,” Trump said in a statement.
The PGA Grand Slam is a 36-hole exhibition for the four major champions of the year. Jordan Spieth already has qualified by winning the Masters and U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer will be the alternate as the defending champion.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010.
Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship – and the respect of his teammates and loyal fans.
The Warriors agreed to trade the former All-Star forward to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade can’t become official until the moratorium on NBA business ends Thursday.
Lee injured his left hamstring in the final preseason game and his role diminished with the emergence of Draymond Green, the runner-up for defensive player of the year. The NBA champion Warriors have been looking to trade Lee this summer to limit the team’s luxury tax hit next season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Only two players in NBA history have made it to season No. 21 in their careers. Kevin Garnett is about to become the third.
Garnett agreed to terms on a two-year deal to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
Garnett spent his first 12 seasons in Minnesota before being traded to Boston in 2007. He won a championship and played in another NBA Finals with the Celtics before moving on to Brooklyn.
The Timberwolves acquired him in a February trade that sent Thaddeus Young to the Nets, and the franchise icon was given a thundering welcome by the adoring home crowd upon his return. But Garnett only played five games for the Wolves after the trade, sitting out with knee problems as Minnesota sank to the bottom of the league.
DENVER (AP) – Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols says he will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Pujols said he talked with Major League Baseball and confirmed he will be one of the hitters for the event Monday in Cincinnati. The All-Star Game is the next night.
Pujols said he wanted to be a part of the competition after being picked for the AL All-Star team this week.
This will be Pujols’ fourth time competing in the Home Run Derby. He reached the semifinal in 2003, 2007 and 2009 but has never won the event.
Pujols entered Tuesday leading the American League with 25 home runs.
MILWAUKEE (AP) – A fan who was hospitalized after being hit by a foul ball during a major league game in Milwaukee is in satisfactory condition.
Froedtert Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Sieja (SHAY’-ah) said Tuesday that the woman has asked for her privacy.
The woman was hit Monday night at Miller Park by a foul line drive off the bat of Atlanta’s Eury Perez. The Braves were playing the Milwaukee Brewers.
The woman was sitting several rows behind the Milwaukee dugout on the first base side when she was struck in the ninth inning. The game was delayed for about nine minutes as medical personnel attended to her.
She was helped to her feet before medics placed her on a stretcher and carried her up a flight of stairs to the stadium’s first-level concourse. Her face appeared to be covered with a towel.
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) – Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested again in Arizona on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Police in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert said Tuesday that McNabb was cited and released from a police facility after being arrested June 28 following a non-injury collision late that night.
No phone listing could be found for McNabb in the Phoenix area, and it couldn’t immediately be determined whether he has an attorney who could comment on the allegation.
McNabb served a day in jail last year after pleading guilty in another DUI case resulting from a 2013 arrest in the Phoenix area.
McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to four straight NFC championship games while playing 13 years in the NFL. He retired after the 2011 season.