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Rockets trade Jeremy Lin to Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have made a trade with the Houston Rockets, acquiring guard Jeremy Lin as well as a future first round draft pick and a second …

Basketball

A dramatic World Cup, but not a distinguished one

A World Cup more dramatic than distinguished, though certain realities have been made plain.<p>Not least the demise of Spanish football. That lacerating 5-1 defeat by Holland in the opening group match laid to rest any idea that tippy-tappy football in the Barcelona style had any claim to …

Brazil reacts to World Cup humiliation

Brazil truly is a nation in shock today, and judging by the covers of the country’s newspapers, a lengthy period of reflection and indeed self loathing looks to be on the cards.<p>It was, declared <i>globoesporte</i>, the Disgrace of Disgraces.<p>Brazilian newspapers and websites agreed that the 7-1 hammering by …

Humiliation by Germany could be Brazil's long-term salvation

Over the last 48 hours the popular observation has been that Brazil is a country in mourning. The humiliating semi-final defeat to Germany has shattered the nation, leading to an outpouring of grief over the state of the <i>selecao</i>. The tears shed by David Luiz and the other Brazil players have been …

New York RB v Columbus Crew Live Commentary & Result, 7/12/14, MLS

Thierry Henry Doesn't Give A Shit That He Just Scored A Goal

Thierry Henry popped in a goal in the 45th minute Saturday to put the New York Red Bulls up 2-1 over the Columbus Crew, but he wasn't in the mood to …

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GOAL: Thierry Henry with a smooth finish past Clark

GOAL: Lloyd Sam finishes off a Thierry Henry pass

Soccer

Lionel Messi is the best, but he needs to prove it against Germany

Lionel Messi is 90 minutes away from being crowned as the greatest footballer of all time.<p>The Argentine already has won the Ballon d'Or four times. He's led the Champions League in scoring as many times, while becoming Barcelona's all-time leading scorer by the age of 24. His trophy case also has …

Lionel Messi: World Cup final is 'most important match of our lives'

The Argentina star has issued a rallying cry to his teammates, urging them to realize their dream of becoming world champions when they face Germany in Rio de Janeiro.<p>Lionel Messi has called on his Argentina teammates to do all they can to overcome Germany, describing the World Cup final as "the …

Germany vs. Argentina, World Cup 2014 Final: Kickoff time and TV schedule

The World Cup comes to a close on Sunday as Germany faces Argentina at the Maracanã. Here's how you can watch the match.<p>After a month of competition across Brazil, the final match of the 2014 World Cup will be played at the Estadio Maracanã in Rio De Janeiro between Germany and Argentina.<p>The …

World Cup fiasco leaves Scolari's reputation in doubt

Luiz Felipe Scolari may have been the coach when Brazil won the World Cup in 2002, but his name will now forever be associated with failure and the worst result in the country's footballing history.<p>The 65-year-old knew he was putting his legendary status on the line when he agreed to replace the …

Maradona: Argentina hungrier than Germany for World Cup glory

Die Mannschaft enter the final on the back of a stunning 7-1 win over Brazil, but the Albiceleste legend says that "the favorite never wins."<p>Diego Maradona believes that Argentina will upset Germany in Sunday's World Cup final because Alejandro Sabella's men want the victory more.<p>Die Mannschaft are …

Neymar cheered; Scolari jeered

Neymar received a standing ovation before the Brazil-Netherlands clash, while coach Luiz Felipe Scolari received resounding boos when he set foot in the Mané Garrincha stadium in Brasilia.<p>Neymar cheered; Scolari jeered<p>07/13/2014<p>Neymar received a standing ovation before the Brazil-Netherlands clash, …

Pope behind Argentina but Christ the Redeemer shows support for Germany

After a worldwide vote on Twitter, the iconic religious statue was lit up in black, yellow and red on the eve of the World Cup final at the Maracana.<p>The Pope may be an avid Argentina supporter, but Christ the Redeemer donned Germany's colors ahead of Sunday's World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro.<p>The …

Maradona tells Messi: "You'll score two"

Diego Armando Maradona sent out a very special message to Lionel Messi via the television programme 'Mundo Leo' ahead of the World Cup final.<p>Maradona tells Messi: "You'll score two"<p>07/13/2014<p>Diego Armando Maradona sent out a very special message to Lionel Messi via the television program 'Mundo …

World Cup awards 2014: Lionel Messi and a lot of Germans

We're expecting to see Argentina and Germany dominate the awards after getting to the final. The Netherlands are probably going to get seriously snubbed.<p>A number of awards are going to be handed out after the World Cup final, and finalists have already been named for the individual ones. Here's …

Russia reveals official posters for the 2018 World Cup host cities

Russia is getting ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. President Vladimir Putin explains that the country will spend around $20 billion to host the event. The countdown begins and with four years away, the official host city posters for the 2018 World Cup are out.<p>Russia reveals official posters for …

Simeone: "Argentina will win on penalties"

Atlético's Argentine coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, predicted World Cup glory for his country during an interview with 'Olé': "The final is 50-50, but as a supporter, I have no doubt that Argentina will win on penalties".<p>Simeone: "Argentina will win on penalties"<p>07/13/2014<p>Atlético's Argentine coach, …

LeBron James shows up for World Cup Final in Rio

The World Cup final is so important that even NBA star Lebron James made the trip to Rio de Janeiro after announcing his Cleveland comeback on July 11th.<p>LeBron James shows up for World Cup Final in Rio<p>07/13/2014<p>The World Cup final is so important that even NBA star LeBron James made the trip to Rio …

World Cup 2014 streaming: How to watch Germany vs. Argentina online

The World Cup final is on Sunday, here's how you can watch online.<p>The 2014 World Cup comes to a close on Sunday when Germany meets Argentina at the Estadio Maracanã (3 p.m. ET, ABC). These two teams have combined to win six World Cup titles, and make 12 appearances in the final. It's also the third …

Germany v Argentina 1990 World Cup final: Germans’ triumph is sullied as Argentina are disgraced

From the archives: The Telegraph reports the 1990 World Cup final between Argentina and West Germany in Rome<p><b>· Germany vs Argentina, World Cup final live: kick-off 8pm</b><p><b>July 9 1990: Argentina 0 W Germany 1</b><p><b>Argentina</b> were shamed as West <b>Germany</b> last night became the world champions for the third time in …

FIFA prevent Barcelona from unveiling Luis Suárez

The newest member of the Blaugrana will not be unveiled at the Camp Nou, or anywhere, due to his four-month ban from all football related activities.<p>Luis Suárez may be Barcelona's newest player, but he will not be getting the standard welcoming ceremony at the Camp Nou like most of the club's big …

LeBron James' contract with Cavaliers is for just 2 seasons, according to report

LeBron James' deal with Cleveland will not be for the maximum amount of time. Instead, it gives James the ability to become a free agent again when the new TV deal kicks in.<p>LeBron James is committed to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but not for long ... for now. James is signing a two-year, $41 million …

Wade on LeBron: He made right call

Dwyane Wade wished LeBron James stayed in Miami.<p>And now he's wishing him well regardless.<p>Wade released a statement Saturday calling James -- who …