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  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany Argentina-3 [Duplicate] United Germany stands at the top of the world RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — United they stand, right at the top of the football world. And right on South American soil. Germany won its fourth World Cup title on Sunday, but its first since a country torn apart by political divisions at the end of World W

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  • Brazil Soccer WCup Brazil Netherlands [Duplicate] Man United clinches $1.3bn Adidas kit deal Manchester United has secured the most lucrative kit deal in football, announcing that Adidas has agreed to pay $1.3 billion over 10 years to take over the sponsorship from Nike. The deal, worth 75 million pounds ($128 million) a year from 2015, was

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Brazil Soccer WCup Germany-3 [Duplicate] Germany basks in 4th World Cup after 24-year wait BERLIN (AP) — It's been a long wait, and now Germany is basking in its fourth World Cup title. The Die Welt newspaper celebrated Monday with a three-word headline in the national colors of black, red and gold that read simply: "It is true," while Der

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  • LeBron James says he's returning to Cavaliers CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James' latest decision is in: He's returning to Cleveland. Ending a saga that had the NBA virtually at a standstill while he made up his mind, James told Sports Illustrated for a story published Friday that he's decided to go

    July 11, 2014

  • Pirates Cardinals Molina Injury Baseball [Duplicate] Cardinals lose first game without Molina, 9-1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Life without All-Star catcher Yadier Molina did not start out well for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pittsburgh Pirates, behind a six-hit complete-game performance from Edinson Volquez, beat the Cardinals 9-1 to avoid being swept in t

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • Cubs Wrigley Field-9 [Duplicate] Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved a major expansion of planned renovations including several more electronic signs and ere

    July 11, 2014 6 Photos

  • Cubs Reds Baseball-3 [Duplicate] Cubs snap streak with 6-4, 12-inning win over Reds CINCINNATI (AP) — Arismendy Alcantara needed just one day to get the feel of the big leagues. After going 0-for-4 in his major league debut on Wednesday, the highly regarded Cubs prospect had four hits and scored the tying and winning runs as Chicago

    July 11, 2014 5 Photos

  • Baseball Capsules LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw's scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Thursday nig

    July 11, 2014

  • Slovenia Ski Rigged Results-3 [Duplicate] Four suspended for rigging skiing results LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Four Slovenian ski officials were suspended Friday for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Competing in Sochi for Thailand as Vanessa Vanakorn, us

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  • Doping probe launched into Russian walkers MOSCOW (AP) —The Russian Anti-Doping Agency says it has begun an investigation into the country's dominant race-walking team after several athletes were banned. RUSADA says on Friday it opened "a preliminary investigation into possible breaches of an

    July 11, 2014

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