Talking Points: Congrats to U.S. women

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Congratulations to the U.S. women’s soccer team after its thrilling victory over Brazil on Sunday, and thanks for providing one of the most compelling acts of athletic drama that we’ve seen in a long time.

The American beat a favored opponent by overcoming questionable officiating, stalling tactics by the Brazilians and being forced to finish the game with a one-player disadvantage.

Yet despite all that, there was Abby Wambach scoring the tying goal on a header in the waning moments of the second overtime, forcing a penalty-kick shootout which produced a dramatic American victory.

The victory was so thrilling that it’s easy to forget that the Americans still have two matches left in this World Cup, starting with Wednesday’s semifinal against France.

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Now hear this. Now hear this. Tiger Woods is about to make an announcement.

The world’s greatest non-golfer — at least for the time being — will have a sit down with The Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman at 8 a.m. this morning. The Golf Channel is cable Channel 33.

Since Woods hasn’t played in a tournament since early May and has already announced that he won’t be playing in this week’s British Open, what could he possibly want to talk about?

Well, here are some possibilities, according to Yahoo Sports.

• Woods won’t play for the rest of 2011. “This one seems like the most likely because if Tiger is still hurting, and really wants to get 100 percent, he might need more time away from the game,” Yahoo Sports reports.

• Woods may need surgery on his knee and/or Achilles tendon.

• He might want to comment on his relationship with Anthony Galea, the Canadian doctor who was indicted on transporting illegal drugs.

Stay tuned.