- Associated Press - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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—ARGENTINA REACHES WORLD CUP FINAL AFTER BEATING NETHERLANDS ON PENALTIES

The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_WCUP_NETHERLANDS_ARGENTINA?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—GERMANY ADDS RUTHLESS EFFICIENCY TO ‘TIKI-TAKA’ PASSING GAME AT THE WORLD CUP

Germany has taken the “tiki-taka” passing game so intrinsically used by Spain to another level at the World Cup in Brazil, by adding ruthless efficiency to the possession philosophy.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_WCUP_GERMANY_SPAIN_EFFECT?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—WRIST PAIN, SPILLS SEND REIGNING CHAMP FROOME PACKING IN MUDDY 5TH TOUR DE FRANCE STAGE

An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome, in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CYC_TOUR_DE_FRANCE?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—RAGING STERLING SAYS HE’LL NEVER SELL LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, CALLS WIFE A ‘PIG’ IN COURT

A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand, saying he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_CLIPPERS_STERLING?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—SCHERZER SHARP FOR 7 INNINGS, OUTDUELS GREINKE TO LIFT TIGERS OVER DODGERS 4-1

Max Scherzer pitched seven impressive innings, outdueling Zack Greinke and helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1.

https://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BBO_DODGERS_TIGERS?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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