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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.

The NFL logo is seen on a trailer parked near the New Meadowlands Stadium March 14, 2011 file photo.

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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Glen Matlock denies new Sex Pistols reunion

John Lydon, right, and Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols perform at the Roxy in West Hollywood, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007.

Sex Pistols star Glen Matlock dashes fans' hopes of another reunion by insisting he hasn't had any contact with John Lydon in five years.

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Aretha Franklin storms out of fast food joint

FILE - In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Franklin won’t say what has caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon.In a phone interview on Tuesday, Aug. 20, Franklin said that she recently had a cat scan and that it showed she was 85 percent improved. The 71-year-old has canceled several concerts and public appearances and blamed it on unspecified treatment.

Aretha Franklin stormed out a Johnny Rockets in Ontario, Canada last week after a nasty encounter with a rude employee.

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The Beatles wanted to film ‘Lord of the Rings’

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

Peter Jackson reveals John Lennon could have played Gollum in a Stanley Kubrick directed LOTR adaptation.