U.S. women’s team routs Argentina in Brazil

Christen Press scored four goals and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick as the United States women’s soccer team routed Argentina 7-0 in the International Tournament of Brasilia on Thursday, keeping alive its hopes of reaching the final of the four-team competition.

The tourney serves as preparation for the 2015 World Cup in Canada. Brazil, China and the U.S. have qualified.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: American midfielder Brek Shea is likely to move from Stoke of England’s Premier League to the MLS expansion team in Orlando City.

The 24-year-old was acquired by Stoke from FC Dallas in January 2013 for a $4 million transfer fee.


LPGA: Brooke Henderson, the 17-year-old Canadian who topped the world amateur golf ranking, turned professional and signed with International Management Group and Ping equipment.

ASIAN TOUR: Australia’s Kalem Richardson shot a 6-under 66 to take the first-round lead in the Asian Tour’s season-ending Dubai Open.


INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were selected as the ITF’s world champions for 2014.

Djokovic won the annual award for a fourth time, while Williams claimed a fifth.

Bob and Mike Bryan won the men’s doubles award while Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy took the women’s prize.

CiCi Bellis of the United States and Russia’s Andrey Rublev were named junior world champions. Japan’s Yui Kamiji and Shingo Kunieda are the wheelchair champions.


U.S. SKI TEAM: Bode Miller remains on schedule for a January return after undergoing surgery on a disc in his back.

Coach Sasha Rearick says the six-time Olympic medalist started skiing in Utah this week, and could return for the downhill in Wengen, Switzerland, on Jan. 17.

 Lindsey Vonn’s days of competing in all five skiing disciplines may be behind her.

The four-time overall World Cup champion is considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a knee injury.


WORLD CUP: Italian snowboarder Roland Fischnaller won the season-opening parallel slalom in Montafon, Austria, for his 10th career victory, and Sabine Schoeffmann of Austria upset the favorites in the women’s competition.

LEGAL CASE: Oregon’s Supreme Court has ruled that Mount Bachelor’s liability waiver cannot prevent a paralyzed snowboarder from suing.

Myles Bagley was 18 when he was injured in 2006. He sued two years later seeking $21.5 million. The trial court threw out his claim, and the appeal wound up in the Supreme Court.

A ski resort lawyer says he’s confident the resort will win at trial.


FORMULA ONE: Bernie Ecclestone’s control was fully restored after overcoming court cases that threatened his grip on the series.

The 84-year-old Ecclestone stepped down as a board member of F1’s holding company this year while standing trial for bribery in Germany. The case was closed in August when Ecclestone made a $100 million settlement payment.

NASCAR: Darrell Wallace Jr. has signed with Roush Fenway Racing and will drive the No. 6 Ford in the Xfinity Series.

The 21-year-old Wallace had asked for his release from Joe Gibbs Racing.

– From news services