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#Germany crowned world champions

With two quick 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 one piece of individual skill.

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#Netherlands bag third-place consolation

Another ragged defensive display by Brazil allowed the Netherlands to stroll to a 3-0 victory in the World Cup third-place playoff match as the hosts ended the tournament in depressing fashion.

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Rose sniffs a shot at Scottish Open

Justin Rose set up a chance to capture back-to-back titles by shooting a five-under 66 at the Scottish Open to move into a share of the lead with Marc Warren after three rounds.

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Third-place preview: #Brazil V #Netherlands

After Brazil's utter humiliation against Germany, anything less than a win in the third-place match against an indifferent Netherlands team would deepen the gloom hanging over the World Cup hosts.

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Kadri takes Tour de France stage 8

Blel Kadri of France won the eighth stage of the Tour de France in a breakaway as the race entered the Vosges mountains, while Vincenzo Nibali of Italy retained the yellow jersey.

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Suarez becomes Nou recruit at Barca

Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez, giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over.

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Trentin storms to seventh stage win

Matteo Trentin of Italy won the seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after a group crash and a hilly final section split the pack.

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#Argentina to play #Germany in World Cup final

Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties to reach the World Cup final after a dire two hours of defence-dominated football failed to provide a semi-final goal for the first time in the tournament's history.

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FIFA reject Suarez's bite appeal

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, banned from all football activity for four months and nine competitive internationals for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during a World Cup match, has lost his appeal, FIFA said.

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#FIFA suspends Nigerian football

Nigeria was suspended from international football on Wednesday because of government interference, FIFA said in a statement.

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