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  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina-12 [Duplicate] Referee: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head ROME (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in the World Cup final, according to the match's referee. "Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking 'Ref, is this the fin

    July 17, 2014 8 Photos

  • British Open Golf-12 [Duplicate] Woods shaky, Italian flair to British Open HOYLAKE, England (AP) — On a day when Tiger Woods returned to the majors, there was an Italian flair to the British Open leaderboard. Matteo Manassero took advantage of prime scoring conditions to shoot a 5-under 67 at Royal Liverpool, while brothers

    July 17, 2014 11 Photos

  • Germany top of FIFA rankings after World Cup win ZURICH (AP) — Germany climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings on Thursday after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years, while several European rivals paid the price for their dismal performances in Brazil. Germany, which beat Argentina

    July 17, 2014

  • British Open Golf-6 [Duplicate] Irons takes on added importance at British Open HOYLAKE, England (AP) — When Tom Watson remembers his favorite shots from the British Open — and, given he's a five-time champion, there are plenty — one stands above all the others. That 2-iron on the 72nd hole at Birkdale, locking up the last of hi

    July 16, 2014 8 Photos

  • APTOPIX All Star Game Baseball-3 [Duplicate] Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — On a sparkling summer night in the Upper Midwest, baseball generations joined up and prepared to pass. Derek Jeter, the 40-year-old face of baseball, bid farewell to the All-Star game at the same time 22-year-old Mike Trout became

    July 16, 2014 17 Photos

  • Football game to bring $300 million to Dallas DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area is expected to see more than 60,000 out-of-state fans and $300 million in spending when it hosts the new college football championship game. The Texas Comptroller's Office projected the economic impact when it approved a

    July 16, 2014

  • Nickelodeon goes after kids in sports awards show There will be slime. There will also be a different twist on your typical sports awards show. Nickelodeon debuts its Kids' Choice Sports awards Thursday night, the night after the ESPY awards on ESPN. These winners are being voted on by the teen-and

    July 16, 2014

  • Home Run Derby Baseball-12 [Duplicate] Cespedes wins again, beating Frazier in HR derby MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes knew how to pace himself in this rain-delayed home run derby, drawn out further by a new format. The Oakland Athletics outfielder simply trusted his own strength. Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-S

    July 15, 2014 5 Photos

  • Some Minneapolis residents upset by late fireworks MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "Sleepless in Minneapolis." That's just one of the tweets from city residents upset by post-midnight fireworks shot off after the All-Star Gala in downtown Minneapolis. The invitation-only event was scheduled to start after the Hom

    July 15, 2014

  • Lowering the Mound Baseball-3 [Duplicate] With hitting down, should MLB lower the mound? MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Baseball has a problem: Clayton Kershaw, Aroldis Chapman, Felix Hernandez and all the other kings of the hill are just too good. Ruling with an assortment of big-bending curveballs, sharp sliders and 100 mph heat, a new generation

    July 15, 2014 3 Photos

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