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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:33 pm


The Germans prevail

RIO DE JANIERO, Brazil (AP) — Germany has won the World Cup. Mario Goetze (gohtz) volleyed in the winning goal in extra time to give Germany its fourth World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Argentina. Goetze controlled the ball with his chest and then shot past Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.

Argentina had created more chances, but failed to really test German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer throughout the 120 minutes of regulation and extra time.

The win is Germany's first as a united country. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990.


Anthony returns to New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is remaining with the Knicks. He posted the news on his website by saying, "in the end, I am a New York Knick at heart."

It's believed the Knicks can pay the All-Star forward they acquired in February 2011 nearly $130 million over five years.

Anthony has said he would be open to taking less than the maximum salary if it would help build a winning team.

Anthony met with Chicago, Houston, Dallas and the Lakers after terminating the final year of his contract and becoming a free agent July 1.


Deng joins Heat

UNDATED (AP) — One of the agents for free agent forward Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) says his client has agreed to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat.

Herb Rudoy, one of Deng's agents, says the deal includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, Rudoy said.

Deng is entering his 11th NBA season, having spent almost his entire career with the Chicago Bulls. He appeared in 40 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers after a trade last season.

Deng has averaged 16.0 points per game in his career, after being chosen No. 7 overall from Duke in the 2004 draft.


Lin heads to L.A.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jeremy Lin has joined the Lakers 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 only $8 million against the salary cap. The Lakers have the cap room to absorb Lin's contract.

Lin averaged 12.5 points and 4.1 assists last season for the Rockets, but lost his starting job because coach Kevin McHale preferred Patrick Beverley's defensive play.


Afternoon results

UNDATED (AP) — In action on the final day of the first half of the season Jayson Werth tormented his former team with four runs batted in as the Nationals beat the Phillies 10-3. Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond also drove in two runs apiece.

— Chris Johnson had three hits, including his third homer in two days, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 10-7. The Braves enter the All-Star break a percentage point back of Washington in the National League East.

— Kris Negron hit his first career home run, a three-run shot, and All-Star Todd Frazier added a two-run homer as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pirates 6-3. The Reds went 8-3 on their 11-game home stand against Central Division opponents Milwaukee, the Cubs and Pittsburgh. The Pirates completed a seven game road trip 2-5.

— Elian Herrera got five hits while filling in for mourning shortstop Jean Segura and the Milwaukee Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak by routing the St. Louis Cardinals 11-2. The Brewers tied a season high with 19 hits and took a one-game lead over St. Louis in the NL Central at the All-Star break. Segura is away from the team after the death of his infant child.

— Eric Hosmer's RBI double capped a five-run seventh inning and Kansas City avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Four of the runs were charged to Justin Verlander, who fell to 8-8. The come-from-behind win leaves the second-place Royals 6½ games behind the Tigers in the AL Central. Since June 18 when K.C. beat the Tigers for their 10th straight win and went a season-best seven games over .500, the Royals have gone 9-14 while the Tigers went 17-6.

— Clay Buchholz allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 in his fifth career shutout as the Red Sox blanked the Astros 11-0. 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.

—The Indians beat the White Sox 3-2 as Yan Gomes hit a two-run home run in the home-half of the eighth inning. Gomes drove in all three Cleveland runs. The Indians enter the break with a .500 record while the Sox are six games under the .500 mark.

— The Mets wrapped up the first half on a run with three wins in a row. They stopped the Marlins 9-1 to reach the All-Star break with a record of 45-50. The Marlins have lost four straight and are 44-50. David Wright drove in two runs for the victorious Mets.

— Tampa Bay got a win in its last game before the break, beating the Blue Jays 3-0. All-Star David Price scattered five hits in eight-plus innings to win his fourth consecutive start. Because Price pitched on Sunday, he is ineligible to play in the All-Star game Tuesday night in Minnesota. His roster spot was taken by his former teammate, Seattle closer Fernando Rodney. The Jays are 49-46 while the Rays are 44-53.


Uggla suspended

CHICAGO (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game. No details of the suspension were announced. The team announced the suspension on its Twitter feed.

Uggla has played sparingly since rookie Tommy La Stella was promoted from Triple-A on May 28. The 34-year-old Uggla is batting .162 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 48 games.


Cowgill heads to DL

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels have placed outfielder Collin Cowgill on the 15-day disabled list with a broken nose. He was injured Saturday night when he missed a bunt, and a pitch from Texas Rangers right-hander Matt West hit him in the nose. Cowgill left the game, received stitches and went to a hospital.

Cowgill has a .277 average with five homers and 16 RBIs in 69 games for Los Angeles.


National League roster changes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco's Tim Hudson, Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, San Diego's Huston Street and Washington's Tyler Clippard have been added to the National League roster for Tuesday's All-Star game. They replace a quartet of pitchers who started Sunday: the Giants' Madison Bumgarner, the Reds' Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh), the Padres' Tyson Ross and the Atlanta Braves' Julio Teheran.


Another win for Keselowski

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished in front of pole sitter Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson under a green-white checkered finish. This is Keselowski's third win of the season, tying him with Jimmie Johnson.

The past 13 races at New Hampshire have produced a different champion every time.

NASCAR takes next week.


A German wins the ninth s tage

MULHOUSE, France (AP) — German rider Tony Martin broke ahead early and comfortably held on to win the ninth stage of the Tour de France, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from overnight leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. The 29-year-old German is a three-time world time trial champion.

Gallopin finished several minutes after his German compatriot but did well enough to erase his deficit of more than three minutes to Nibali.


Martin takes first

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Mo Martin of the U.S. has won the Women's British Open. The 31-year-old shot a final-round even-par 72 to finish 1-under, one shot in front of Shanshan Feng (fung) and Suzann Pettersen. Inbee Park, the leader after three rounds, skied to a 5-over 77 to finish two shots back of Martin, who played golf at UCLA.

The 5-foot-2 Martin started play on the LPGA Tour as a pro two years ago and clinched the Open championship with an eagle on the 18th hole.


Extra golf for the Seniors

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Gene Sauers and Colin (KAH'-lihn) Montgomerie completed regulation tied at 5-under par in the Senior U.S. Open in Edmond, Oklahoma. They are in the midst of a three-hole playoff. Montgomerie earned his shot at the playoff with a 2-under-69 while Sauers shot a final round 2-over-73.


Harman wins John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Brian Harman finished 22-under-par to finish 1 shot in front of Zach Johnson to win the PGA's John Deere Classic. Harman had a final round 5-under-66 while Johnson closed out with a 7-under-64.


Rose wins in Scotland

ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose finished in front of the field to win the Scottish Open. Rose shot a final round 6-under-65 to finish 16-under par, two shots in front of Kristoffer Broberg.

Phil Mickelson had a good round of golf, shooting a 6-under 65 to finish play at 8-under.

This was the final tune-up tournament before this week's upcoming British Open. Mickelson won both the Scottish and British Opens last year.

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