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World Cup final 2014: Mario Gotze scores only goal as Germany beat Argentina at the Maracana

Germany vs Argentina World Cup final 2014 match report: Score 1-0 after extra-time - Joachim Löw's side are World Cup winners as Lionel Messi rues second-half miss<p><b>Germany</b> deservedly lifted the <b>World Cup</b> because of a moment of brilliance from Mario Götze – Mario de Janeiro – because of the team’s …

Uruguay defends Suarez as FIFA scrambles

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the world was judging Uruguay's Luis Suarez for biting a player in the World Cup, his teammates, coaches and fans in his …

Sharapova vs. Halep French Open 2014 Women's Final: Live Score and Highlights

An epic duel unfolded at the women's final of the 2014 French Open on Saturday.<p>2012 champion Maria Sharapova became the first Russian ever to win the same Grand Slam twice as she battled for more than three hours to defeat first-time Grand Slam finalist Simona Halep of Romania, 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4. …

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'Game of Thrones' intro gets the 8-bit treatment

A YouTube user by the name of NicksplosionFX just released a mashup in which he renders the entire "Game of Thrones" intro video in the world of Super Mario. Looking at the Mario version and the original intro side by side, you get a real appreciation for how closely the Mario version matches that …

Maria Sharapova fights back to beat Simona Halep in Madrid final

Russia's Maria Sharapova recovered from a nervous start to beat Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep and win her first Madrid Open title.

Zack Snyder to Direct 'Justice League' Movie

Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck are expected to star as Superman and Batman, respectively.<p><b>Zack Snyder</b> has signed on to direct a movie about the Justice …

Watch Emma Stone Call Out Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man 2 Sexism in Front of a Full Audience

Emma Stone, Hollywood sweetheart, last-remaining Spice Girls fan, and voluntary star of the next <i>True Detective</i> series—don’t you dare tell us otherwise, HBO—has spun another <i>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</i> press moment into Internet gold.<p>The moment was teed up by a small British boy, who, during an overseas …

Luis Suarez Wins PFA Player of the Year 2014 Award

Liverpool superstar Luis Suarez is the latest recipient of the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award after an outstanding display of form throughout the 2013-14 campaign.<p>BBC Sport noted the honor for the 27-year-old forward:<p>Suarez beat out fellow shortlisted stars Eden …

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Bill Gates: 'The Idea That Innovation Is Slowing Down Is ... Stupid'

New ideas are coming at "a scarily fast pace," he says.<p>Bill Gates is aware that there's a lot of gridlock in Washington. He's just not sure it matters all that much for innovation.<p>"There's a lot of innovation that isn't dependent on Washington doing anything," the billionaire philanthropist and …

Scarlett Johansson calls for Black Widow spin-off movie

Scarlett Johansson has called for the Black Widow to get her own spin-off Marvel movie.<p>Speaking last night at the London Leicester Square premiere of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, in which she once again portrays the Russian S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, Johansson said she was ready to headline her …