By Allie Dosmann | July 08, 2019, 5:30 p.m. (ET)

Noah Lyles celebrates at the Lausanne Diamond League on July 5, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Last week, Team USA women dominated. The U.S. women's soccer team won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, USA Softball won the USA Softball International Cup and the U.S. women's indoor volleyball team won its second consecutive FIVB Volleyball Nations League title -- and all on the same day. Also, Noah Lyles is far from slowing down. Let's catch up on all that and more!

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1. Oksana Masters is now pursuing her dream of starting her own coffee shop and is in business school in order to make that dream a reality. In addition to business school, she is training in Para-cycling, with an ultimate goal of making the podium in Tokyo in 2020.

2. Surfing’s John John Florence is out for the remainder of the World Surf League Men’s Championship Tour after rupturing his ACL. Florence was the world’s top surfer prior to the injury, and now, his chances of making the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are in jeopardy. Florence will need a speedy recovery and a bit of luck to keep the upcoming Games in his sights.

Happy Fourth of July!

3. There was no shortage of American athletes wishing their country a happy birthday.



4. “Wheelchair basketball kind of brought back a sense of normalcy to the recovery instead of just going to a physical therapist or an occupational therapist and doing their exercises all day. It kind of brought me back to being like a kid again, which I guess is more about having fun."

U.S. Marine veteran Ray Hennagir talks about his transition to wheelchair rugby and the importance of it to his recovery process.

5. Last week was also Canada Day, so we had to have a bit of fun with our neighbors to the north.



Who run the world? Girls.

6. USA Softball bested rival Japan in the USA Softball International Cup on Sunday. The women’s squad won 2-1 in the championship game.

7. The U.S. women’s volleyball team won its second consecutive FIVB Volleyball Nations League title in a dramatic fashion – overcoming a two-set deficit against Brazil that required an impressive comeback. The women’s team was led by Annie Drews, who had 33 points.

8. Laurie Hernandez is still out here killin’ it.



World Cup Champions

9. Back-to-back champions, to be exact. The U.S. women’s soccer team won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup for the second time in a row and the fourth time overall. Team USA defeated the Netherlands 2-0 thanks to goals by Megan Rapinoe and Rose Lavelle.

10. Just four years ago, Crystal Dunn was winning MVP honors in the National Women’s Soccer League as the leading goal-scorer. Now, she’s leading the U.S. women’s soccer team on defense. Dunn’s versatility has been a staple throughout her career, as she’s had the opportunity to play every single position (except for goalie).

11. Historic run means historic celebration.



  • Personal record: check
  • Meet record: check
  • Fourth-fastest time in history: check

12. Noah Lyles isn’t slowing down, in fact, he’s only getting faster. Lyles burned up the track in the 200-meter at the Diamond League stop in Lausanne, Switzerland, this weekend.

Wimbledon Update

13. Serena Williams and Andy Murray as a mixed doubles pair? Yes, please.



14. Coco Gauff is only 15 years old, but age isn’t stopping her from making waves. Gauff made the round of 16 at Wimbledon after defeating stars like Venus Williams and Sophia Hercog. Americans remaining in Wimbledon are Serena Williams, Alison Riske and Sam Querrey.

15. No other copy needed.