USA teammates Becky Sauerbrunn, left, and Meghan Klingenberg celebrate following their win over Japan at the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015.   (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

USA wins Women’s World Cup 5-2

The Americans overwhelmed defending champion Japan 5-2 Sunday for their record third championship and first since 1999.

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Getting warmer and more humid

If you were wondering where all the heat and humidity for this last weekend went it will all be packed into today.

Protesters hold a sign during a rally to take down the Confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. For years, South Carolina lawmakers refused to revisit the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds, saying the law that took it off the dome was a bipartisan compromise, and renewing the debate would unnecessarily expose divisive wounds. The shooting deaths of nine people at a black church in Charleston, S.C., have reignited calls for the Confederate flag flying on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia to come down. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate

While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan.

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TinCaps bounce back with 5-2 win

The TinCaps cruised past the Dayton Dragons on Sunday behind Michael Gettys’ three hits, winning 5-2. Gettys was one of five Fort Wayne (7-4, 39-40) hitters who had multi-hit games.

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Swanigan and Team USA Capture FIBA U-19 World Championship

The United States became the first country since 1983 to successfully defends its title, fighting off a valiant challenge from Croatia for a 79-71 victory in overtime to win the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship trophy. The Americans captured their sixth U19 Worlds crown as four players scored in double figures paced by MVP Jalen Brunson’s 14 points. Croatia claimed their first podium finish in taking second place as Nik Slavica scored 23 points in the loss.