Rested world champs Jerome Boateng and Mesut Oezil among the first to congratulate their potential heirs after 3-2 victory.
Video reviews led to uncertainty and confusion but ultimately correct decisions as football came to grips with the technology being tested for the first time at a major international tournament.
American golfer Brooks Koepka won his first career major on Sunday at the U.S. Open with a record-tying 16-under at Erin Hills.
The Confederations Cup is set to begin in St Petersburg on Saturday, giving soccer fans around the world a first taste of what to expect when the World Cup takes place in Russia next year.
World number-nine Rickie Fowler, looking to follow Masters champion Sergio Garcia's example by winning his first major, leapt into an early lead Thursday at the U.S. Open with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on the first day.
Portugal and Chile go into the Confederations Cup with full-strength squads and ambitions to win another major title after continental glory.
Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr announced Wednesday that he would come out of a two-year retirement to face Irish prizefighter Conor McGregor, a two-division champion in mixed martial arts (MMA).
A day after being thrashed by Brazil 4-0, Australia's national team football coach Ange Postecoglou has taken responsibility for the crushing home defeat in Melbourne.
A parade and rally are planned for Golden State Warriors players in Oakland, California, after the team won its second NBA title in three years earlier this week.
They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with "Strength in Numbers."