Soccer fans pose for a photo as they celebrate Germany's victory over Portugal at the end of a live broadcast of the World Cup match, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. Germany routed Portugal 4-0 in their group G opener on Monday. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) (AP)

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June 17, 2014 11:16AM (UTC)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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GERMANY AND USA WIN THEIR OPENING GAMES AT WORLD CUP

Germany thrashes 10-man Portugal 4-0 while United States leaves it late to beat Ghana in their opening games at World Cup.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/germany-turns-heat-portugal-brazil-topics

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TONY GWYNN DIES FROM CANCER

Tony Gwynn, one of baseball's all-time great pure hitters and a San Diego great, dies of cancer at age 54.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/hall-famer-tony-gwynn-dies-cancer-54

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SCHUMACHER OUT OF COMA, LEAVES HOSPITAL

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Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher out of coma, leaves French hospital, with little indication of his condition.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/schumacher-leaves-french-hospital-out-coma

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LA MAYOR GARCETTI USES THE F-WORD DURING KINGS PARADE

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Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti drops the F-word in his address to fans as the Kings parade the Stanley Cup trophy.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/la-mayor-hockey-victory-big-f-ing-day-la

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SUAREZ DECLARES HIMSELF READY FOR ACTION AT WORLD CUP

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Uruguay star Luis Suarez says he is recovered from knee surgery and ready to play at World Cup after missing opener

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/suarez-im-100-percent-recovered-knee-op

--MARTIN KAYMER RETURNS TO ELITE WITH A DOMINANT US OPEN WIN

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Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2. Kaymer won his second major championship. He made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GLF_US_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--SPURS BEAT HEAT 104-87 IN GAME 5 TO WIN NBA TITLE

The San Antonio Spurs finished off a dominant run to their fifth NBA championship, ending the Miami Heat's two-year title reign with a 104-87 victory that wrapped up the series in five games.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_NBA_FINALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--MESSI LEADS ARGENTINA PAST BOSNIA; GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY DECISIVE IN GOAL

A breathtaking last-gasp goal; a first for goal-line technology; happy and cheering fans. What else could the World Cup want? Oh yes, a stunning goal by Lionel Messi for Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_WCUP_ARGENTINA_CHANGES?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--FEDERER WINS 7TH GERRY WEBER OPEN TITLE, HIS 14TH ON GRASS, 79TH OVERALL

Roger Federer delivers a statement of intent for Wimbledon by winning the grass-court Gerry Weber Open for the seventh time. Federer beat Alejandro Falla 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) in the final. It was the 14th title on grass and 79th overall for the 32-year-old Swiss.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_GERRY_WEBER_OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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--ADAMS HITS THIRD HOMER IN 3 GAMES, HELPS CARDINALS SWEEP NATIONALS

Matt Adams homered for the third straight game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 5-2 for a series sweep.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BBN_NATIONALS_CARDINALS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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