- Associated Press - Monday, July 14, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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— GOETZE SCORES LATE TO GIVE GERMANY ITS 4TH WORLD CUP TITLE WITH 1-0 WIN OVER ARGENTINA

Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina - denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game’s all-time greats.

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—BRAVO GERMANY, THE NEW WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS, AND BRAZIL FOR A GREAT SHOW

Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup on Latin American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.

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—JUSTIN ROSE WINS SCOTTISH OPEN AFTER FINAL-ROUND 65, SECURES BACK-TO-BACK TITLES

Justin Rose won the Scottish Open by two shots after a final round 6-under 65, sealing back-to-back victories either side of the Atlantic and bolstering his confidence ahead of next week’s British Open.

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—DEGROM STARS AT PLATE AND ON MOUND AS METS SHUT DOWN MARLINS

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