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Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Jul 13, 2014

By MATTIAS KAREN, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With two quick touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.

Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight and tense World Cup final that came ...

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Harman edges Johnson to win John Deere Classic

Jul 13, 2014

By TIM CRONIN, Associated Press

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Brian Harman won his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, using three straight birdie putts in the final five holes to pull away from veteran Zach Johnson to win the John Deere Classic.

Harman had a 5-under 66 in the final round for a 22-under-262 ...

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Kramer head injury revives concussion concern

Jul 13, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way football deals with concussions.

It was the latest in a series of head injuries at the World Cup that appeared to have not ...

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Keselowski dominates in New Hampshire victory

Jul 13, 2014

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.

Keselowski followed up Saturday's Nationwide Series victory with his first Sprint Cup win at New Hampshire,

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AP Interview: Bosh 'excited for the challenge'

Jul 13, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

Chris Bosh is staying in Miami because of his family, and because he believes the Heat will still be competitive even without LeBron James.

Bosh made his comments Sunday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press from Ghana, where he's been doing some ...

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Jeremy Lin joins Lakers in trade with Houston

Jul 13, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin joined the Lakers on Sunday in a trade with the Houston Rockets, who also gave up first- and second-round draft picks in 2015 for the rights to European center Sergei Lishchuk.

Lin will make about $15 million this season in the last year of a deal that counts ...

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Terrific World Cup ends with marquee final

Jul 13, 2014

By JOHN LEICESTER, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The World Cup is ending with a marquee match-up of Argentina against Germany, and host Brazil rushing to be ready for an even bigger logistical challenge: the 2016 Olympics.

The winning captain, either Argentina forward Lionel Messi or Germany ...

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The day is here! Brazil celebrates World Cup final

Jul 13, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writers

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's here!

Tens of thousands of fans were flocking to the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina on Sunday as millions of Brazilians and people across South America celebrated the last game in their monthlong football festival.

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Alvarez wins split decision over Lara

Jul 13, 2014

By TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Canelo Alvarez chased Erislandy Lara far too long Saturday night to pay much attention afterward to Lara's complaint that he won their fight.

"You don't win by running, you win by hitting," Alvarez said. "You don't win a fight like that."

Lara thought ...

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McCutchen's HRs rally Pirates over Reds 6-5 in 11

Jul 13, 2014

By JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Pirates' MVP saved them. Twice.

Andrew McCutchen tied the game with a solo homer in the ninth inning Saturday night, then connected again in the 11th inning, rallying the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

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Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar race in Iowa

Jul 12, 2014

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay blew past the field with two laps to go and won the IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday for his first victory since the Indianapolis 500.

It was the fifth straight win in Iowa for Andretti Autosport, and the second in ...

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Phelps edges Lochte in 100 backstroke

Jul 12, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — For the second consecutive night, Michael Phelps saw a number he liked.

Phelps won the 100-meter backstroke on Saturday at the Bulldog Grand Slam, edging Ryan Lochte in another encouraging performance in his comeback.

Phelps, who retired after the last Olympics and stayed away ...

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AP Source: LeBron James signs 2-year contract

Jul 12, 2014

By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James' word. Then they got his signature.

James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city's 50-year ...

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AP Source: Anthony staying with Knicks

Jul 12, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is staying with the New York Knicks.

Anthony has decided to remain in New York, choosing the Knicks over a number of teams which could have given him a better chance for the championship he craves.

The All-Star forward met with ...

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Segura out after son's death, Brewers fall to StL

Jul 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A most difficult day for the Milwaukee Brewers only got harder when they had to face Adam Wainwright.

After shortstop Jean Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic to mourn the death of his 9-month-old son, the Brewers lost their seventh straight game ...

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Cards win, Brewers SS Segura out after son's death

Jul 12, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings and the St. Louis Cardinals sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss, 10-2 on Saturday as the Brewers mourned the death of shortstop Jean Segura's young son.

Segura left the team and traveled home to the Dominican Republic, a day ...

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LeBron: World Cup final 'bigger' than NBA finals

Jul 12, 2014

By STEPHEN WADE, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just a few hours after arriving in Brazil, LeBron James says the World Cup final is bigger than the NBA finals "in the sense that it's the world and you have so many countries here."

James landed in Rio on Saturday, a day after announcing he ...

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Netherlands beats host Brazil 3-0 to finish 3rd

Jul 12, 2014

By TALES AZZONI, AP Sports Writer

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.

Van Persie converted a penalty kick three minutes into the match after Arjen ...

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Pele remembers despair of last Maracana final

Jul 12, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports Writer

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It's the day of the last World Cup finale in Brazil. Pele is nine years old. Back then, he's just Edson Arantes do Nascimento.

Edson has been playing outside. He rushes into his house and notices his father is crying. Brazil has just lost to ...

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Tennis hall opens doors for Lindsay Davenport

Jul 12, 2014

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Lindsay Davenport remembers picking up a tennis racket as a child and the feeling that came with the ease of a powerful return. After giving up on two other sports, she found something she liked.

On Saturday, she reached her sport's highest ...

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