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Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a stadium parking lot beating won his negligence suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, with a jury awarding about $18 million but dividing responsibility among the club and the two men who beat him.

Adams' homer gives Cardinals 2-0 win over Pirates

Matt Carpenter drew his third walk leading off the ninth and Matt Holliday flied out before Adams hit his 10th homer on an 0-1 hanging breaking ball from Justin Wilson.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

The Germans tore apart Brazil's porous defense time and time again Tuesday, routing the hosts 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, the largest margin of defeat at this stage in the history of the tournament.

Klose scores vs. Brazil to set World Cup record

On a night when Germany routed the host nation 7-1 in the World Cup semifinals, Klose also became the tournament's all-time record scorer — eclipsing Brazil great Ronaldo.

Wong's walkoff homerun gives Cards 5-4 win over Pirates

The rookie downplayed his power after giving the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning, ninth-inning home run on a two-out, full-count drive that soared well beyond the right field wall.

Longoria has 2 RBIs, Rays top Royals 4-3

Evan Longoria drove in two runs, Jeremy Hellickson went 4 1-3 innings in his season debut, and the Rays beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Netherlands vs. Argentina: Head to head

No less than five of the world's best forwards could be on the field, which would normally raise expectations of a flurry of goals and end-to-end attacking football.

Van Persie has stomach complaint ahead of semi

Van Persie trained separately on Tuesday with defender Daryl Janmaat and coach Louis van Gaal said both were suffering "stomach and intestinal problems."

Sterling appears in court for Clippers sale trial

Sterling was ordered to take the witness stand after failing to appear for the start of the lawsuit trial on Monday afternoon. His lawyers are challenging the authority of Shelly Sterling under a family trust to unilaterally cut a deal for the team with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

World Cup hospitality exec released from jail in Brazil

 Ray Whelan, of the MATCH group of companies, was arrested Monday at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the hotel used by FIFA officials during the World Cup. Police have described Whelan as the "facilitator" who allowed a large ring of scalpers to have access to tickets, which they re-sold at vastly inflated prices.

 

LeBron James holds meetings in Las Vegas

Asked by The Associated Press how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting agenda was apparently complete, the four-time MVP said "no complaints." He offered a quick greeting, and provided no hints of anything — including when his next "Decision" will be known — before leaving with a wave.

Brazil fans crushed by 7-1 loss to Germany

The national team wasn't just defeated by a powerful German team. It was routed in front of the entire world, humiliated at its own party. Young and old, Brazilians shared in the anguish of what many were already calling a national calamity, the worst loss in its team's storied World Cup history.

Bautista, Tulowitzki add to Home Run Derby lineups

Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year's Derby winner, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins.

Tour de France champion Chris Froome hurts wrist

Defending champion Chris Froome scuffed his left knee and elbow and injured his wrist Tuesday during Stage 4, a crash that couldn't have come at a worse time for him.

Royals' Shields fans 10, shuts down Rays

The right-hander sparkled in his return to the stadium where he earned a living for the first seven seasons of his career, limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to three hits and striking out 10 in seven innings to help the Royals beat his former team 6-0 on Monday night.

Without Neymar, attack not the focus for Brazil

Brazil is having to turn the focus away from its once-mighty attack ahead of the semifinal against Germany on Tuesday, hoping the rest of the team will be able to come through and carry the hosts into the final.

Dribblers Messi and Robben face off in semifinal

On Wednesday in Sao Paulo, either one could turn the semifinal with a dazzling turn of pace or a weaving run to propel his team to the final.

FIFA takes no action over challenge on Neymar

Neymar will be sidelined for about 45 days after sustaining a fractured third vertebra.

 

Brazil vs Germany: How do they compare?

Even without the injured Neymar, Tuesday's semifinal in Belo Horizonte provides an intriguing matchup for any neutral fan, as Germany and Brazil play each other at the World Cup for the first time since the 2002 final.

James, Cavs owner could mend differences, reunite

Now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned four years ago, an entire region breathlessly awaiting a homecoming it couldn't imagine in its wildest dreams.

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