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July 13, 2014 - 6:26pm
7 min 2 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi has received the award for best player of the World Cup, minutes after his Argentina team lost the final 1-0 to Germany.

Messi was selected ahead of Thomas Mueller of Germany and Netherlands forward Arjen Robben by FIFA's technical study group of coaching analysts.

Germany's Manuel Neuer collected the best goalkeeper prize.

James Rodriguez of Colombia got the golden boot award as top scorer with...

July 13, 2014 - 6:20pm
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LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Morgan Shepherd's senior status has become an age-old problem in NASCAR.

Just much longer can the 72-year-old driver race?

Much older and slower than any driver on the track, the 72-year-old Shepherd took out contender Joey Logano in the second half of Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Shepherd's No. 33 Chevrolet was about 15 laps off the pace when he connected with Logano. Logano was running...

July 13, 2014 - 6:18pm
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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 total and a one-stroke victory over Johnson to win $846,000, along with the last exemption for next week's British Open.

Harman, a 27-year-old Georgian in his third full season on the PGA...

July 13, 2014 - 6:16pm
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July 13, 2014 - 6:04pm
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze displayed all his considerable talent in scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.

Goetze came off the bench and netted the winner in the 113th minute of the final against Argentina with a perfectly taken volley.

Andre Schuerrle, another substitute, broke away down the left flank and sent a cross into the penalty area. Goetze controlled the ball...

July 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
17 min 2 sec ago

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Ju Ju Eyeballs took the lead in the stretch and drew off to win the $60,000 Klassy Briefcase Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday, beating Indian Splendor by 1¾ lengths.

Trained by Jason Servis and ridden by Paco Lopez, the 4-year-old filly covered the 5½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:01 1/5 and returned $6.40, $4.60 and $3.40. It was her seventh win in 14 career starts.

Indian Splendor paid $14.40 and $7.80, while Aquinnah...

July 13, 2014 - 5:58pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout in the Boston Red Sox's 11-0 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Brock Holt had a career-best five hits, including a leadoff homer, to help the Red Sox to their fourth victory in five games heading into the All-Star break.

All of the hits Buchholz (4-5) allowed were singles, and he didn't walk a batter in his first shutout since June 2, 2013...

July 13, 2014 - 5:57pm
7 min 3 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends.

The now four-time world champions, the first European team to win it on South American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports after a 1-0 victory in a final as terrific as the tournament itself.

For a 32-day showcase of football at its best, the winning goal was beautifully appropriate. Mario Goetze controlled the ball with his...

July 13, 2014 - 5:56pm
37 min 2 sec ago

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Australian Lleyton Hewitt won in his third time in the final match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, beating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (3) on Sunday.

The 33-year old Hewitt captured his 30th career ATP title in a match that lasted 2 hours, 30 minutes.

Like last year, when he had a chance to serve out the match for the title, Hewitt was broken in the second set and then lost to Nicolas Mahut...

July 13, 2014 - 5:53pm
7 min 3 sec ago

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze's winning goal for Germany in the World Cup final was the 171st scored in Brazil, equaling the tournament record.

Substitute Goetze scored in the 113th minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina at Maracana Stadium on Sunday.

The overall goals mark was set at the 1998 World Cup in France, which was the first played with 32 teams over 64 matches.

That averages at 2.67 goals per game....

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