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(AP Photo/Leo Correa). Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Leo Correa). Brazil soccer fans cry as they watch their team lose 7-1 to Germany at a World Cup semifinal match on a live telecast inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). Germany's Miroslav Klose gestures as he is substituted during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader). Germany's Miroslav Klose gestures as he is substituted during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between Brazil and Germany at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
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Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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GERMANY DEMOLISHES BRAZIL 7-1 IN WORLD CUP SEMIFINAL, HOST NATION DESPAIRS

Germany puts in an astonishing performance to rout Brazil 7-1 in their World Cup semifinal, plunging the host nation into despair and putting the Germans on the brink of another title.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/germany-leads-brazil-5-0-halftime-world-cup

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VAN PERSIE IN DOUBT FOR WORLD CUP SEMI VS. ARGENTINA

The Netherlands are sweating on the availability of Robin van Persie for their World Cup semifinal against Argentina, with the forward suffering from a stomach complaint.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/de-jong-warms-dutch-world-cup-training

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KLOSE BREAKS WORLD CUP SCORING RECORD

Germany's veteran striker Miroslav Klose breaks the record for the most goals ever in World Cup history, taking his career tally to 16 - one more than ex-Brazil forward Ronaldo.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/klose-scores-vs-brazil-set-world-cup-record

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CHICAGO OUT OF AMERICA'S CUP HOSTING RACE

Chicago is ruled out as a host for the 2017 America's Cup, with organizers believing the winds in the Windy City are just too unpredictable.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/chicago-gets-heave-ho-americas-cup-host

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PUGNACIOUS STERLING HITS BACK IN CLIPPERS TRIAL

Donald Sterling puts on a pugnacious performance in the trial over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers against his will.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/sterling-ordered-testify-clippers-sale-trial

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