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SYDNEY (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe for the first time publicly confirmed that he is gay during a television interview on Sunday, ending years of speculation about his sexuality.Thorpe, who had long denied that he w ...more

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BERLIN (AP) — A quarter of a million German football fans reacted with unbridled joy, mixed with shock, on Sunday when Mario Goetze struck late in extra-time for Germany to win the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Argentina.The supporters, pack ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of Argentine football fans gathered on the golden sands of Copacabana beach gasped and then fell into silence when Germany scored a stunning extra-time goal to claim the World Cup title on Sunday.More than 70,000 ...more

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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 ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With two quick and sublimely deft touches, Mario Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title.Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday in a tight ...more

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SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's northern coast. There were no immediate reports of damage and authorities discounted the possibility of a tsunami.The USGS said the quake's ...more

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pain-stricken Argentines held their heads high after watching their national team give it all against a powerful Germany but come up short in extra time, losing 1-0 in the country's first World Cup finals appearance in 24 ...more

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El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Officials in Egypt say militants fired mortar rounds at a military post in the northern Sinai capital of el-Arish, killing three civilians in a nearby residential complex.A senior security official said the attack late Sun ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way football deals with concussions.It was the latest in a series of head injuries at the World Cup that appea ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities are working with Mexican officials to determine whether a body found near a Pacific Coast beach town is that of a New York man who vanished while riding his motorcycle to Brazil for the World Cup.U.S. Embassy ...more