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Originally published Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 7:59 PM

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Abby Wambach scores twice in U.S. women's 4-1 win over China

Wambach has 152 goals for the national team, six short of Mia Hamm's U.S. record.

The Associated Press

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Abby Wambach scored twice to help the United States close out the season with a 4-1 exhibition victory over China on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old Wambach has 152 international goals, six behind Mia Hamm for the U.S record.

Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux also scored for the Olympic-champion Americans in their third consecutive match against China in the finale of a 10-game Fan Tribute Tour. The U.S. ran its unbeaten streak to 23.

Wambach headed in her first goal in the 18th minute off an Alex Morgan cross, then added her second in the 64th minute.

Notes

Manchester United maintained a six-point lead over Manchester City in the English Premier League by beating Sunderland 3-1. Robin van Persie, Tom Cleverley and Wayne Rooney scored for United.

• Coming off a 3-2 loss to United last week, City won 3-1 at Newcastle with goals from Sergio Aguero, Javi Garcia and Yaya Toure.

• Liverpool's resurgence was ended with a 3-1 home loss to Aston Villa.

• A FIFA report into match-fixing in the weeks before the 2010 World Cup has found "compelling evidence" that one or more exhibition games involving host South Africa were fixed.

Referees appointed by now-convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal's bogus company Football4U were thought to have manipulated one or more of South Africa's exhibitions for betting markets.

• The new women's soccer league with franchises in Portland, Seattle and six other cities will be called the National Women's Soccer League, it was announced Saturday.

The new league starts play in 2013. The Portland team will be called the Thorns. The Seattle club has yet to announce its name.

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