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The United States women are atop the soccer world today following their 5-2 rout of Japan in the Women's World Cup championship, their third World Cup crown but first since 1999. The Americans scored early and often with four goals in the opening 16 minutes with three by Carli Lloyd in the fastest hat trick in Women's World Cup history. The Americans avenged a loss to Japan in the 2011 title game.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 1:41 a.m. with a horrific last-lap accident. The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But as the pack of cars chased him on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, contact in traffic sent Austin Dillon's car flying upside down into the fence. The car tore down a section of fencing and Dillon sailed back onto the track. His mangled car landed on its roof and Casey Mears' crew members raced to Dillon to pull him from the wreckage. The crew members quickly waived to alert that Dillon was fine, and the driver ultimately climbed from the car and raised his arms in the air.
The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14th. The Defending American League champion Royals will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and former Husker Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar. Four players ties the American League record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously. Kansas City had not had any starters since outfielder Jermaine Dye in 2000. Eight Royals were on track to start in vote totals announced June 15, but first baseman Eric Hosmer, third baseman Mike Moustakas and designated hitter Kendrys Morales also were overtaken. Manager Ned Yost is in charge of the American League All-Star teams.
The Norfolk Golden Girls 18’s softball team recorded a 2-3 record at last weekend’s Class ‘B’ State Tournament at Lexington. They placed sixth in the event and are now 33-13 on the season.
Local Schedule: Omaha Storm Chasers at Oklahoma City (Bsbl-7:05).
Local Scores: Omaha Storm Chasers 8 Oklahoma City 2 (Bsbl).
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The Norfolk City Council will hold a town hall meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the city auditorium to discuss the future of the building. Immediately after the town hall meeting, the council will meet in special session to consider transferring ownership of the building to the Norfolk Family YMCA. The Y has expressed interest in using the building for its growing gymnastics program.
The Nebraska State Patrol says two people are dead and a young girl injured following the head-on crash of a car and a pickup on state Highway 39 in Platte County. The crash happened around 1 a.m. Saturday just southeast of St. Edward. The crash killed 40-year-old Maggie Turpitt, of Genoa, and 24-year-old Daniel Sanchez, of Cedar Rapids. The patrol says Sanchez was driving the car that crossed the center line and collided head-on with the pickup driven by Turpitt. The patrol says a young girl in Turpitt's vehicle was taken to a hospital. Sanchez and Turpitt were pronounced dead at the scene.
A year after a float comparing President Barack Obama's future presidential library to an outhouse drew sharp criticism, Norfolk's Fourth of July parade didn't generate controversy. The man who created the float that was criticized last year, Dale Remmich, was back with another display this year, but this year's version was better received. Remmich says he thinks the float he created last year was misunderstood. This year, Remmich used the same outhouse but adorned it with signs saying "Dr. Ben Carson for President" and "Prohibited: racism, bigotry, hatred." The parade drew about 80 entries.
One of the best deals at Nebraska grocery stores right now is in the meat case. U-S Department of Agriculture Economist Annemarie Kuhns says shoppers can expect great deals on pork. Kuhns says pork prices are expected to drop between three and four-percent in 2015 compared to their earlier prediction of a drop between zero and one percent. USDA's latest prediction for all groceries is also lower. The prediction now calls for between a 1.75 and 2.75-percent inflation rate instead of the previous prediction of two to three percent.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will become home to the new Drought Risk Management Research Center, as part of the National Drought Mitigation Center. Program area leader Mark Svoboda says the upgrade will help the facility to better coordinate resources between state and federal agencies to improve drought response. The center should be operational later this summer.
Nebraska meat processors have until July 20 to apply for the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which provides ground venison to needy residents. The state program contracts with local meat processors to prepare donated venison, which processors grind and distribute in 2-pound bags. The meat ends up in local food pantries. Application forms and program guidelines are available at OutdoorNebraska.com.
Sports like soccer, baseball and all-star football, basketball and volleyball brought an estimated 12,000 visitors to Norfolk last month. Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau Executive Director Kim Kwapnioski says the work of the Norfolk Area Sports Council is paying off both by providing opportunities for area youth and by drawing thousands of visitors to the area each month.
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