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Germany survives Algeria 2-1 in extra time

When it comes to the knockout stages of the World Cup, wins are worth more than style. Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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France beats Nigeria 2-0 to reach World Cup QF

At the final whistle, France's relieved players danced in front of their fans as dreams of a repeat run to the final — just like in 2006 — moved a step closer. Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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NBA teams prepare to chase stars in free agency

The people of Cleveland burned LeBron James' jersey when he jilted the Cavaliers four years ago. They cursed his name and swore he was no son of theirs any longer. They cheered his defeats on South... Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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US says Jozy Altidore available to play vs Belgium

SALVADOR, Brazil — Jozy Altidore is available to play for the United States in Tuesday's World Cup second-round game against Belgium, but it does not appear the forward is ready to return to... Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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5 teams to watch when NBA free agency opens

All the anticipation. All the rumors. All the speculation. Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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AP source: Nets trade Jason Kidd to Bucks for two second-round draft picks

A person with knowledge of the details says the Bucks and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal allowing Jason Kidd to become Milwaukee's coach. The Nets will receive a second-round draft pick in... Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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Ukraine's Lviv withdraws bid for 2022 Winter Games

The Ukrainian city of Lviv withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Games on Monday, becoming the third contender to drop out of the race for an Olympics that no one seems to want. Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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Google Glass taking fans closer to the action

Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing... Read more »

Published June 30, 2014

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US World Cup players buoyed by large audience

The last time the U.S. played in a World Cup in Brazil, just one American reporter was on hand, using vacation time and paying his own way. Read more »

Published June 29, 2014

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Shorthanded Costa Rica advances past Greece on penalty kicks to continue surprise World Cup run

Costa Rica beat Greece in a penalty shootout Sunday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time after defending with 10 men for nearly an hour. Read more »

Published June 29, 2014

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Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Read more »

Published June 29, 2014

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4 years after mistake, Julio Cesar keeps Brazil alive

Four years after making the mistake that led to Brazil's elimination from the World Cup, Julio Cesar came up big. Read more »

Published June 28, 2014

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Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 2-0 win over Uruguay on Saturday. Read more »

Published June 28, 2014

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Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh tell Heat they will become free agents

The "Big 3" have all made the same big decision. And now, it's up to the Miami Heat to keep their star trio happy. Read more »

Published June 28, 2014

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Former Ute C.J. Cron has first MLB multi-HR game; Trout hits massive homer

C.J. Cron added two homers for the Angels, but they still needed more offense than that with the ball carrying so well all night. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Phillies play-by-play announcer catches home run during broadcast (+video)

Play-by-play man Tom McCarthy was the only Phillies announcer who brought his glove with him for a special broadcast from the center-field stands Friday night. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Jabari Parker feels 'at home' in Milwaukee

Throw away the Chicago Bulls gear, Jabari Parker. The new employer takes precedence over the hometown team now. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Soccer gets boost in U.S. from young, informed fans

Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the... Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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A short return for Tiger Woods at Congressional

Tiger Woods didn't last more than 36 holes in his return to competition. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Angels acquire Grilli in trade with Pirates

The Los Angeles Angels hope the Jason Grilli they're getting from the Pittsburgh Pirates is the dominant version of last year rather than the struggling one of this year. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Host Brazil takes center stage at World Cup

The second round of the World Cup gets underway on Saturday with host nation Brazil facing Chile and Colombia taking on Uruguay in an all-South American race to reach the quarterfinals. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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U.S. advanced despite being one of the least attacking teams in the World Cup

The U.S. had just 72 attacks during three group-stage games, according to FIFA. That ranked 31st among the 32 teams, ahead of only Costa Rica's 69. Read more »

Published June 27, 2014

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Bucks take Jabari Parker with 2nd pick in NBA draft

The Milwaukee Bucks selected Duke forward Jabari Parker with the second overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, a pivotal selection for a team in transition. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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NBA draft overview: Andrew Wiggins is No. 1, Shabazz Napier to Miami

Andrew Wiggins went No. 1, so he got to make the first pitch. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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Belgium beats South Korea 1-0, wins Group H

Reduced to 10 men for over half the match, Belgium still beat South Korea 1-0 on Thursday to finish atop of Group H and eliminate the last Asian team from the World Cup. Read more »

Published June 26, 2014

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