Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned as manager of Brazil, the president of the country's football confederation has said, after the hosts suffered two of their worst defeats in World Cup history.
High-scoring All-Star Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks, giving team president Phil Jackson the foundation piece he desired in his quest to bring a long-awaited title to Madison Square Garden.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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