Roundup: Holiday scores in World Cup finale

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UCLA

What a day for USWNT, huh? The United States hammered Japan 5-2 Sunday to win the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and while Carli Lloyd was the headliner, UCLA women’s soccer alum Lauren Holiday scored on an impressive volley to give USWNT a 3-0 lead early on.

California

Meanwhile, Grantland considers Alex Morgan a key figure in USWNT’s run to the World Cup championship. Stanford’s Kelley O’Hara gets some love here as well.

Utah

Utah cornerback Dominique Hatfield has been suspended indefinitely from the team, coach Kyle Whittingham announced Monday. Also, Ryan McDonald of the Deseret News points out that seven Utah athletics teams finished their seasons in the top 25.

Washington

Washington men’s rowing won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames Sunday, doing so for the first time in program history.

Washington State

Washington State women’s basketball player Lia Galdeira will forgo her final season of eligibility to pursue professional opportunities in Europe. She averaged 20 points per game last season, which was good for second in the Pac-12.

Arizona

So far, so good for the No. 8 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft – Stanley Johnson scored 24 points Sunday in Detroit’s win over the Clippers at Orlando Pro Summer League, doing so on 10-of-14 shooting.

Stanford

Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List Monday. The award goes to the most versatile player in college football. Check out our blog post to see wich other seven Pac-12 players made the watch list.

Oregon State

Gina Mizell lets us know how Oregon State women’s basketball center Ruth Hamblin is performing at the World University Games for Canada. The reigning Pac-12 POTY had a near double-double on Saturday.

USC

USC’s Andre De Grasse won the 100m at the 2015 Canadian Track & Field Championships, breaking his USC record with a time of 9.95.

Colorado

Kyle Ringo gives us this cool read on former Colorado football tight end Daniel Graham, who kept his promise to his mom by getting his degree from CU; it just happened to be 14 years after his last game in a Buff uniform. In between the last CU game and his degree, Graham played professionally for 11 seasons and won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots (2003 and 2004).

Oregon

Andrew Greif puts together this article on Oregon athletes mentoring special-needs kids through doing art. Great stuff here.

Arizona State

Doug Haller ranks the toughest opponents on the Arizona State football schedule, believing the October contest at Utah will be the most challenging.

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