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Dempsey, Brooks give U.S. 2-1 win over Ghana

With two starters out with injuries, the U.S. barely threatened in the second half until a corner kick in the 86th minute. Graham Zusi lifted the ball into the penalty area, where fellow substitute John Brooks rose above the defense and headed in the game winner.

Jozy Altidore leaves World Cup opener after hurting leg

Wincing in pain after straining his left hamstring, Altidore was taken off on a stretcher.

Royals beat Tigers 11-8 to pull within half-game

Omar Infante hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and had an RBI single in a four-run fifth against former teammate Justin Verlander, helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Tigers 11-8 Monday night.

Mueller scores 3, Germany routs Portugal 4-0

Thomas Mueller picked up where he left off at the World Cup, scoring a hat trick in Germany's 4-0 victory over 10-man Portugal in the Group G opener on Monday.

Spurs could stick around, even if Duncan doesn't

San Antonio appears to be positioned to keep rolling along.

Cardinals make it 7 of 8, stifle Mets 6-2

Allen Craig and Matt Adams each had two RBIs and the St. Louis Cardinals got effective work from rookie pitchers subbing for ace Adam Wainwright in a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

Nigeria held 0-0 by Iran in World Cup's first draw

The draw at the Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba followed 12 mostly high scoring and attacking games.

Michael Schumacher leaves French hospital, out of coma

Nearly six months after sustaining serious head injuries in a skiing accident, seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher left a French hospital Monday.

Bosh: There was no joy in Heat's season

The Heat got rolled in the NBA Finals by San Antonio, losing in five games, the last three of them lopsided, and for the first time since 2011 there would be no championship parade in Miami.

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies of cancer at 54

Gwynn had been on a medical leave from his job as baseball coach at San Diego State, his alma mater, since late March. Agent John Boggs said Gwynn died Monday at a hospital in suburban Poway.

St. Louis police records show mishandled evidence

A judge last week ordered the city police department to release some internal affairs reports as part of a public records lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri.

WORLD CUP WHAT TO WATCH: Ronaldo ready to take on Germany; U.S. vs Ghana

Jurgen Klinsmann's U.S. team is aiming to reverse its record against Ghana, which has ended the Americans' run at the last two World Cups.

Rough or not, Martin Kaymer was the star of this U.S. Open

The "Germanator" produced the second-lowest score in U.S. Open history (271) with an eight-shot victory in which he led by at least four shots over the last 48 holes.

Johnson makes it 3 of 4 with win in Michigan

After a slow start to the Sprint Cup season — by his standards — Jimmie Johnson appears poised for a run at yet another championship.

LA Kings celebrate Stanley Cup with parade, rally

A raucous contingent of fans lined Figueroa Street as the Kings rode nine double-decker buses and a flatbed truck about one mile to Staples Center. They showed off the Cup, the Campbell Cup and Justin Williams' Conn Smythe Trophy while confetti flew and fans gave a nonstop standing ovation to the champions.

Adams homers again as Cardinals beat Nationals 5-2

Matt Adams homered for the third straight game and Matt Holliday also went deep, helping the Cardinals to a 5-2 victory and series sweep Sunday over the Washington Nationals.

Royals' win streak at 7 after 6-3 victory

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and Kansas City completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 win Sunday.

Kaymer closes out wire-to-wire US Open win

German Martin Kaymer turned the toughest test of golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2 on Sunday to become only the seventh wire-to-wire winner in 114 years of the U.S. Open.

COMMENTARY: Things you need to know about the World Cup

The World Cup is underway, and there’s a lot of stuff fluttering about. People dressed like accordions, rioters in the streets, goal scorers on the fields and walruses in the dugout.

Didier Drogba comes on, inspires Ivory Coast to 2-1 win over Japan

Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday.