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Goetze scores late to give Germany the World Cup

Sunday, July 13, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — 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 and tense World Cup final that came down to a few moments of individual skill. Goetze, who … 0

Buchholz’s 3-hitter leads Red Sox over Astros 11-0

Sunday, July 13, 2014

HOUSTON — A pair of Red Sox from Texas sure made things tough on the Houston Astros in their return to the Lone Star state. … 0

Weekend baseball/softball: Northampton advances to Sandy Koufax final

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Northampton Sandy Koufax baseball team remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Frontier in the semifinals of the New England Youth Sports Association Division … 0

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Dan Ehrenfeld, of Florence, shops while holding his daughter, Una, during Tuesday Market, behind Thornes Marketplace. He let Una pick out the sunflower at the Old Friends Farm tent.

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Brian Bak, left, of South Hadley, prepares to tag out Liam Brodigan, of Amherst, at third on a steal during a Mickey Mantle League game Thursday in South Hadley.

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Jacob Matakanski, of Northampton, pitches to Westfield during a Little League District 2  11-12-year-old semi-final Wednesday in Westfield.

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Bryant says he’d welcome Byron Scott and Carmelo Anthony

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Kobe Bryant feels great, would welcome Byron Scott as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, would love to play alongside free agent Carmelo Anthony and is pleased with the moves of the team’s front … 0

Donald Sterling says he won’t sell Clippers, calls wife ‘pig’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand Wednesday, saying he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. “Make no … 0

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

SAO PAULO — Goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties Wednesday to send Argentina into the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. A day after Germany … 0

Brazil trying to shift focus to 3rd-place match

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his players are trying to put the devastating semifinal loss to Germany behind them as quickly as possible, turning their focus to the farewell match at their home … 0

AP Source: Pat Riley, LeBron James meeting ends in Vegas

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Pat Riley made his pitch. And now, LeBron James wants time to think. The Miami Heat president met with the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, two people familiar with the situation … 0

Hall of Famer Jim Brown says 1964 title ring stolen

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says his 1964 NFL championship ring being auctioned online was stolen from him. Brown’s ring is up for bidding on www.lelands.com until July 25. As of Monday, the highest bid was for $33,275. Brown tells cleveland.com that a … 0

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyers, Patriots fight over records

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FALL RIVER — The New England Patriots will turn over hundreds of pages of personnel records to lawyers for former tight end Aaron Hernandez but object to producing scouting reports and a psychological assessment, a team lawyer said … 0

Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating at Dodger Stadium won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, but former owner Frank McCourt was absolved by the jury. The total means the Dodgers were ordered to pay … 0

NCAA president calls for ‘scholarships for life’

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — NCAA President Mark Emmert told a Senate committee Wednesday he supports “scholarships for life” and other reforms in how athletes are treated, then did such a good job of casting himself as a powerless figurehead that … 0

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, … 0