Good morning New York sports fans! Sunday was full of heartbreak for American sports fans as the USA's women's soccer team lost in a shootout to Japan in the World Cup finale. Japan stunned the United States by coming from behind twice to tie the game: once in the second half and again in extra time to force the shootout.
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke held off a hard-charging Phil Mickelson Sunday to win his first ever major championship at The Open Champion, held at Royal St. George's. The victory is bitter-sweet for Americans, who would have loved to watch Mickelson pull off the miracle come back -- Mickelson was six-under through eight holes and took a share of the lead at five-under par, but had a back-nine collapse -- but loves Clarke, who's has been a fan favorite for a long time.
Take a look at your local sports scene after the jump...
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2: Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner each had multiple hits Sunday to help the New York Yankees collected a victory at the Toronto Blue Jays and salvage a split in the four-game series. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes tossed six inning, allowed just four hits and two runs to out earn his first win of the year. On Monday, The Yankees begin a four-game stint in Tampa Bay.
Phillies 8, Mets 5: The New York Mets, who trailed 8-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, used a late rally, but fell short in a home loss. Michael Martinez hit a three-run homer and Kyle Kendrick turned in seven strong innings to help the Phillies win the rubber match.