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Japan blanks United States 2-0 to win gold in softball at Tokyo Olympics

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- There hasn't been a lot of storybook endings for American teams thus far at these Tokyo Olympics. And what had all kinds of potential to be an emotional victory for USA Softball ended bitterly Tuesday night. Japan beat the Americans 2-0 to take the gold medal in...
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Team USA softball just lost the gold medal on the craziest double play you’ll ever see

On Tuesday morning, Team USA’s run of so-close-yet-so-far results at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics continued. Following Katie Ledecky’s surprise silver in the Women's 400 Freestyle, and a Simone Biles-less runner-up finish to the ROC in the Women’s Team Gymnastics Final, the United States’ fortunes then turned to softball, where Team USA took the mound in the gold-medal game against Japan. Looking to avenge their gold-medal game loss to Japan back at the 2008 Olympics—the last time the sport appeared at the Olympics—the offensively challenged lineup hung around. In the bottom of the sixth inning, trailing 2-0 with runners on first and second and one out, Amanda Chidester stepped to the plate and fired a well-hit line-drive ... straight into one of the wildest double plays you will ever see.
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USA Softball vs. Japan live stream: 2020 Tokyo Olympics, watch gold medal game online, time, TV channel, odds

The United States softball team faces host nation Japan on Tuesday with the gold medal on the line at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The United States went a perfect 5-0 in group play and capped off the group stage with a win over Japan on Sunday night. The two teams are facing off in a rematch of the gold medal game from the last time softball was featured at the Olympics: 2008 in Beijing.
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The Guardian

Tokyo 2020 Olympic softball final: Japan beat USA to gold – as it happened

Hard to tell if Yukiko Ueno was crying or sweating at the end when she was mobbed by her teammates after giving up just two hits in six innings, with five strikeouts. Well-deserved win for a clearly hugely motivated host nation, who’ll be receiving their gold medals shortly, with the podium being set up just behind second base at the moment.
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Sports Illustrated

USA Softball Goes Perfect in Olympic Group Stage After Walk-Off Win vs. Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Kelsey Stewart has a knack for walk-off hits in Japan. Stewart hit a game-ending home run leading off the seventh inning, and the United States rallied late to beat Japan 2-1 Monday and win the Olympic softball group stage — and with it the right to bat last in the gold medal game.
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Win Over Australia Sends U.S. Softball Back To Gold-Medal Game

Haylie McCleney celebrates after scoring the first of the two runs in the eighth inning to win against Team Australia 2-1 dduring the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on July 25, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. For the fifth time in as many Olympics the sport has been played, the U.S....
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USA Softball vs. Canada: Watch 2021 Tokyo Olympics; live stream, TV channel, time, odds

The USA Softball Women's National Team is back on the world stage at the Tokyo Olympics. The 2020 games are Team USA's fifth Olympic appearance and first since 2008, after the sport was left out of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Games are set for Friday, but Team USA began their campaign for softball gold on Tuesday when they defeated Italy, 2-0. They face Canada on Wednesday night.
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USA softball blanks Italy to begin Olympics

Softball is back in the Olympic spotlight after a 13-year hiatus, with Team USA beginning their quest for their fourth gold medal with a 2-0 win over Italy on Tuesday at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium. Cat Osterman, who tossed six shutout innings, was the story of the game for Team...
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