United States World Cup-winning captain Carli Lloyd won the FIFA women's world player of the year award for 2015.
Lloyd dominated a worldwide vote and collected the award at FIFA's annual awards ceremony in Zurich.
In an emotional acceptance speech, Lloyd says: "I honestly wouldn't be sitting up here, standing up here, without my incredible teammates."
She stood out by scoring six World Cup goals, including a stunning hat trick in the opening 16 minutes of a 5-2 rout of Japan in the final.
Lloyd, of New Jersey, got more than 35 percent of votes made by national team captains and coaches, plus invited journalists, on a 10-player ballot.
Celia Sasic of Germany got 12.6 percent of the votes and third-place Aya Miyama of Japan got almost 10 percent.
Messi wins men's award over Ronaldo
Lionel Messi won the FIFA world player of the year award for a record fifth time.
Messi ended Cristiano Ronaldo's two-year hold on the Ballon d'Or trophy.
The Barcelona forward regained the prize after his club won five major titles last year, leaving Ronaldo's Real Madrid with nothing.
"It's incredible that it's my fifth. It's much more than anything I dreamed of as a kid," Messi, who won four straight FIFA awards from 2009-12, said in his acceptance speech.
Messi got 41.33 percent of total voting points in a 23-candidate ballot. Ronaldo received 27.76 percent and third-place Neymar got 7.86 percent.
Odom won't be charged
Lamar Odom won't be charged with any drug counts after the former NBA star was found unconscious last year at a Nevada brothel with cocaine in his system, prosecutors said Monday.
Evidence in the case did not prove that Odom used the drug during his three days in Nye County, so he could not be charged with unlawful use of cocaine or being under the influence of a controlled substance — the felony count recommended by the sheriff's office, District Attorney Angela Bello said.
Odom wasn't in possession of any cocaine and the cocaine discovered in his system had already metabolized — making it difficult to determine the time he had used it — when he was hospitalized on Oct. 13 in extremely critical condition in Las Vegas, Bello said.
Indiana coach gets extension
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson signed a new six-year contract worth $15.3 million. Wilson had two years left on the deal he originally signed following the 2010 season. Last season, the Hoosiers earned their first bowl bid in eight years and their second in 22. Indiana lost to Duke in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl.
•Wide receiver Geno Lewis will continue his playing career at Oklahoma, the Penn State receiver announced on his Twitter account.
•Notre Dame linebacker junior linebacker Jaylon Smith, Nebraska junior defensive tackle Vincent Valentine will enter the NFL draft.
•Clancy Pendergast is returning to Southern California as the defensive coordinator, the same job he held in 2013.
around the horn
Track: Oscar Pistorius appealed his murder conviction for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to South Africa's Constitutional Court.Pistorius' lawyers have not said on what basis they would appeal the murder conviction at the Constitutional Court.
Baseball: The Cardinals signed Korean pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh, who was an effective closer for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan last season, to a one-year contract with a club option for a second year. The 33-year-old Oh had 41 saves last year and has 357 career saves. He's expected to be a setup man for closer Trevor Rosenthal, who set a franchise record with 48 saves last season.