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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

AP News - 37 minutes ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Riot police are firing tear gas and using water cannons to restrain a group of youth who are hurling rocks and vandalizing stores at a rally in Buenos Aires to celebrate Argentina's gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germ ...more

AP News - 54 minutes ago

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of millions of football fans watched Sunday's World Cup final by simply getting comfortable in front of their TV sets. In the Gaza Strip, under Israeli bombardment for six days, fans needed ingenuity and courage to ...more

AP News - 1 hour ago

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

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lionel Messi's final act in the 2014 World Cup was lifting a free kick high over the bar, wasting Argentina's last chance to equalize in the final against Germany.It was far from a fitting finish for the four-time world pla ...more

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn't muster.With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany's 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina ...more

AP News - 2 hours ago

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

AP News - 3 hours ago

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

AP News - 4 hours ago

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

AP News - 4 hours ago

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