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Sports briefs: U.S. women’s soccer team trounces Russia, 7-0
First Published Feb 08 2014 05:22 pm • Last Updated Feb 25 2014 04:39 pm

soccer • Carli Lloyd and Christen Press each scored twice to help the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Russia 7-0 on Saturday in Boca Raton, Fla., in an exhibition game.

Abby Wambach entered 14 minutes into the second half and scored the seventh goal in the 67th minute. She has a record 164 international goals.

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Heather O’Reilly and Sydney Leroux also scored.

The U.S. had a 32-3 shots advantage and Russia only had one shot on goal.

"It wasn’t just so much about getting the result," U.S. coach Tom Sermanni said. "I thought the performance, I thought some of the habits and the things we’ve been training really came into the game today."

The teams will play again Wednesday night at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Players, teams split arbitration victories

baseball • San Diego’s Andrew Cashner won and Cleveland’s Vinnie Pestano lost as pitchers split decisions Saturday in baseball’s first salary arbitration cases in two years.

Cashner will make $2.4 million rather than the club’s offer of $2,275,000. Pestano, among four Indians left in arbitration, will make $975,000 instead of his request for $1.45 million.


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Cleveland outfielder Michael Brantley and right-handers Justin Masterson and Josh Tomlin are among the 13 players left in arbitration from among the 146 who filed last month, and hearings are scheduled through Feb. 20.

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija and the Chicago Cubs agreed Saturday to a one-year deal worth $5,345,000. He had asked for $6.2 million and had been offered $2,765,000 by the Cubs after going 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA last year, when he made $2,765,000.

Italy takes 2-0 lead over U.S. in Fed Cup

Tennis • Karin Knapp and Camila Giorgi won the opening singles matches to give Italy a 2-0 lead over the United States in their Fed Cup quarterfinal. Knapp beat Christina McHale 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first match at Cleveland Public Auditorium, and Giorgi routed Madison Keys 6-2, 6-1 in the second. The quarterfinal winner will face the Spain-Czech Republic winner in the semifinals in April.



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