Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A crestfallen Lionel Messi kept a low profile as thousands welcomed the Argentina squad home Monday after a World Cup Final defeat to Germany.
NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant and three other members of the 2012 Olympic championship team were named Monday in the 19-man U.S. training camp for the Basketball World Cup.
There may not have been a French winner of the Tour de France since Barnard Hinault in 1985 but in Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot the future looks bright.
Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Germany basked in the glory of their fourth World Cup on Monday after a nail-biting 1-0 victory against Argentina crowned them the first European team to win soccer's top tournament in South America.
United they stand, right at the top of the soccer world. And right on South American soil.
Mario Goetze lived up to the billing of being Germany's wunderkind by scoring the goal that ensured Germany became the first European team to win the World Cup title in South America.
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.
Germany erupted in ecstasy Sunday, with fans dancing the night away, after the World Cup final win against Argentina that handed the country its historic fourth title.
Brazil's soccer confederation will not renew the contract of national coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, local media reported on Monday, after the five-time World Cup winners were mauled by Germany in a humiliating 7-1 defeat on home soil.