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Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

Loew needs a title to prove he is a winner

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joachim Loew has shaped a talented German generation into an entertaining and successful team with a history of near mis…

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Germany wants history and title in South America

Germany wants history and title in South America

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No European team has ever won a World Cup played in the Americas. Just one more source of motivation for Germany ahead o…

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Brazil police arrest protesters before WCup final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil police tell local news media they have arrested 19 people suspected of vandalism during recent anti-World Cup pro…

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5 high- and lowlights of most memorable World Cup

5 high- and lowlights of most memorable World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marcelo looked wide-eyed, stunned when he scored the first goal of the World Cup ... against his own team. Hardly the mo…

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5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world

5 reasons why Messi stands out in football world

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A four-time world player of the year, Argentina's Lionel Messi is gifted with talents that most footballers can only dre…

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Merkel thinks Germany will win World Cup

Merkel thinks Germany will win World Cup

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimist about Germany's chances of winning the World Cup final against Argentina, but is cautioning…

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The World Cup's big winner? Merchandise

The World Cup's big winner? Merchandise

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo?

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FC Tucson: Harbison 'a lunchbox kind of guy'

FC Tucson: Harbison 'a lunchbox kind of guy'

If FC Tucson defender Tim Harbison were a character from “The Lego Movie,” he would be Emmet.

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Dave Ord's World Cup: Championship preview

Dave Ord's World Cup: Championship preview

Ryan and Dave break down Sunday's World Cup final, and explain what Argentina's Lionel Messi has to do to take down the surging Germans.

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Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong

Rousseff: Brazil's World Cup proved doubters wrong

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil has proved its doubters wrong by putting on a highly successful World Cup, President Dilma Rousseff said on the…

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Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup's final match this weekend, her country has prov…

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Interactive: World Cup scoring

Interactive: World Cup scoring

Interactive illustrating where every shot made and missed was taken during the World Cup.

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Dave Ord's World Cup: Brazilian bummer!

Dave Ord's World Cup: Brazilian bummer!

Ryan and Dave talk about the World Cup, and why Germany's 7-1 waxing of Brazil will go down in history.

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ON THIS DAY: Zidane gives France 1st World Cup win

ON THIS DAY: Zidane gives France 1st World Cup win

On July 12 in World Cup history: Zinedine Zidane's headers help France beat subdued Brazil in 1998 home final.

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A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

A look at some of the best goals at the World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez bl…

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Whereabouts of 'fugitive' Cup executive a mystery

Whereabouts of 'fugitive' Cup executive a mystery

SAO PAULO (AP) — The whereabouts of a "fugitive" hospitality executive accused of being a top figure in an illegal World Cup ticket-scalping s…

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Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

Netherlands looking to finish World Cup unbeaten

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal is trying to motivate his players for the third-place match against Brazil by giving them t…

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Italian official Rizzoli to ref World Cup final

Italian official Rizzoli to ref World Cup final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nicola Rizzoli of Italy will referee the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina.

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Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

Argentina, Germany have rich World Cup history

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — Diego Maradona was reportedly so struck by stage fright that he called for his mother's help as Argentina players …

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Argentina coach could step down after final

Argentina coach could step down after final

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella might step down after Sunday's World Cup final against Germany.

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World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

NEW YORK (AP) — As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifi…

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Biggest security detail in Brazil history at final

Biggest security detail in Brazil history at final

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — More than 25,000 soldiers and police, the biggest security detail in Brazil's history, will be deployed around Rio de Ja…

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Messi, Neymar on 10-man best player award list

Messi, Neymar on 10-man best player award list

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi and Neymar are among the 10 players nominated for the award given to the World Cup's best player.

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O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup

O-le Canada! Hockey homeland is mad for World Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has not sent a team to the World Cup in a generation. But that hasn't stopped Canadians from going a little Cup crazy.

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How World Cup cash is paid to teams, players

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The most valuable and expensive World Cup ever will earn billions of dollars for FIFA, millions for the competing countr…

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