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

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

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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