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Argentina into World Cup finals on penalties

Argentina will play Germany in a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 finals - the first time the same two teams will have faced each other three times in the decider.

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Cavs make salary room, Heat to make pitch to LeBron

Miami is poised to make a pitch to retain the free agent, while the Cavaliers freed up salary cap room in a bid to lure James back to Cleveland.

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Messi’s Argentina face Netherlands in last four

Lionel Messi's Argentina will seek to join the Germans in the final when they take on 2010 runners-up the Netherlands in Sao Paulo.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Wednesday, July 9.

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Combative Sterling says Clippers worth more than $2B

Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling sparred with his estranged wife's attorney, interrupting and shouting during testimony, saying he wants to keep the team.

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Idina Menzel to perform National Anthem at All-Star game

The "Let It Go" hitmaker will do the honors before baseball's All-Star game next week.

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Sublime Germany stun the world with rout of Brazil

Germany inflicted the most shocking result in World Cup history, crushing hosts Brazil 7-1 in the semi-final match.

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PHOTOS: Soccer’s saddest fans

Fans across Brazil are shocked and saddened by their team's disappointing 7-1 loss to Germany.

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LeBron’s decision has basketball world holding its breath

On the four-year anniversary of a nationally televised special called "The Decision" LeBron James is again making the sports world wait.

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Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

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Sleeping Yankees fan suing ESPN for $10M

WATCH: A Yankees fan who fell asleep sometime before the fourth inning says he was mocked on national TV.

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Cavs believe LeBron is listening to their pitch

Sources say the four-time MVP is considering the Cavs as an option, although there has yet to be a firm indication that James is ready to leave Miami.

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NHL teams make player moves

It was a busy day for hockey, as more than five teams signed players and made staff announcements.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, July 8.

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Trial over $2B Clipper sale starts with Sterling no-show

The trial over the $2 billion sale of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers got off to a rocky start on Monday.

Former NFL New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, accused of killing 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, is brought to court for a motion hearing in Attleborough, Massachusetts, August 30, 2013.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez moving to Boston jail

A Massachusetts judge agreed to transfer Hernandez closer to his lawyers as he prepares for two trials where he will face charges of murdering three men.

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Tampa Bay Rays use ‘Jenny’ to pick starting lineup

Joe Maddon went with what he calls his "Tommy Tutone lineup" — named after the group's 1980s hit: "867-5309/Jenny."

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Australian TV airs Pistorius shooting ‘re-enactment’

With Pistorius' murder trial still underway, lawyers said the "visual mapping" re-enactment was for trial preparation and alleged it had been "obtained illegally."

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, July 7.

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Orioles’ Cruz, Yankees’ Jeter make All-Star rosters

Nelson Cruz was named to the All-Star Game, one season after serving a 50-game suspension in conjunction with baseball's performance-enhancing drugs scandal.

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