Simone Biles

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team Takes Third Straight World Title

GLASGOW, Scotland — The U.S. women's gymnastics team won its third straight world title on Tuesday night, going nearly mistake free to easily grab the gold and state a case as the heavy favorite to repeat next summer at the 2016 Olympics.

The Americans put together a total of 181.338, well clear of China and far ahead of surprising Great Britain during two hours that felt like little more than a two-hour exhibition of U.S. dominance.

Anchored by two-time world champion Simone Biles on vault, the Americans took an early lead then watched everyone else fall to the wayside.

The title is the fifth world crown for the U.S., all of them coming after Martha Karolyi took...