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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/13/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup Final: Germany 1 – Argentina 0 – F/OT

MLB: Cleveland Indians 3 (47-47) – Chicago White Sox 2 (45-51)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (44-53) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (49-47)

New York Mets 9 (45-50) – Miami Marlins 1 (44-50)

Washington Nationals 10 (51-42) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (42-53)

Kansas City Royals 5 (48-46) – Detroit Tigers 2 (53-38)

Boston Red Sox 11 (43-52) – Houston Astros 0 (40-56)

Atlanta Braves 10 (52-43) – Chicago Cubs 7 (40-54) 

Milwaukee Brewers 11 (53-43) – St. Louis Cardinals 2 (52-44) 

Cincinnati Reds 6 (51-44) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (49-46)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 10 (57-37) – Texas Rangers 7 (38-57)

Oakland Athletics 4 (59-36) – Seattle Mariners 1 (51-44)

San Francisco Giants 8 (52-43) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (40-56)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (54-43) – San Diego Padres 0 (41-54)

Minnesota Twins 13 (44-50) – Colorado Rockies 5 (40-55)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (52-42) – New York Yankees 1 (47-47) F/5 Innings

NASCAR: Brad Keselowski won the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire.

Golf: Brian Harman won the John Deere Classic.

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Germany Wins World Cup

Germany Wins World Cup

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) — Mario Gotze broke a scoreless game in the 113th minute of overtime to give Germany a 1-0 lead over Argentina, which they would hold onto, giving them another World Cup title on Sunday. 

The substitute Gotze gave Germany their fourth World Cup title and sent the streets of Berlin in a frenzy.

Germany found a way to control Argentina’s superstar Lionel Messi and continued to run up and down the field in overtime.

Germany’s last World Cup title came in 1990 against Argentina.

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Brazil Booed After Third-Place Loss

Brazil Booed After Third-Place Loss

Michael Dodge/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) — The host country was already on thin ice with their fans when they lost 7-1 to Germany in the World Cup semifinals. On Saturday, a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands resulted in Brazil being booed off the pitch in front of their own nation.

Thanks in part to some poor defending, the Dutch ran rampant in the 2014 FIFA World Cup third-place match. Robin Van Persie started the performance by converting on a penalty kick in the third minute. Arjen Robben went sprinting past the Brazilian defense but was dragged down by Thiago Silva just inside the box, awarding the spot kick.

Daley Blind, son of assistant coach Danny, tallied his first-ever international goal when David Luiz misplayed a ball in the box. Instead of heading it over his own net for a set piece, he attempted to clear it but instead directed the ball right to Blind’s foot. 

Holland added another goal in stoppage time from Georginio Wijnaldum while goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen stopped the two sure shots he had to face.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup – Semifinals: Argentina 0 (4) – Netherlands 0 (2)

MLB: Detroit Tigers 4 (50-37) – Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (51-42)

Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (39-54) – Miami Marlins 3 (44-47) 10 innings

Los Angeles Angels 8 (53-37) – Toronto Blue Jays 7 (48-45)

Colorado Rockies 6 (39-53) – San Diego Padres 3 (40-51)

Washington Nationals 6 (49-40) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (49-41)

New York Mets 4 (42-49) – Atlanta Braves 1 (49-42)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (49-42) – Chicago Cubs 1 (38-52)

Boston Red Sox 5 (40-51) – Chicago White Sox 4 (44-48)

Kansas City Royals 5 (47-43) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (42-52)

Philadelphia Phillies 4 (40-51) – Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-40)

Houston Astros 8 (39-54) – Texas Rangers 4 (38-53)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (50-42) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (47-44)

New York Yankees 5 (46-44) – Cleveland Indians 4 (44-46) – 14 Innings

Minnesota Twins 8 (41-49) – Seattle Mariners 1 (49-42)

San Francisco Giants 5 (50-41) – Oakland Athletics 2 (57-34)

 

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Germany’s Klose Sets All-Time World Cup Goals Record

Germany’s Klose Sets All-Time World Cup Goals Record

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) — On Tuesday, German striker Miroslav Klose broke the record for most goals scored at the World Cup.

The 36-year-old Klose scored his 16th, and record-breaking goal, in the 23rd minute of Germany’s 7-1 win over Brazil in the World Cup semifinal.

Klose tied the record, held by former Brazil striker Ronaldo, in Germany’s Group Stage game against Ghana earlier in the tournament.

Klose, who is Germany’s all-time leading scorer with 71 goals in 136 matches, becomes only the third player ever to score in four straight World Cups. The other two are West Germany’s Uwe Seeler and Brazil’s Pele.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/5/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup: Quarterfinals:  Argentina 1 – Belgium 0

Netherlands 0 (4) – 0 (3) Costa Rica Penalty Kicks

MLB: Boston Red Sox 3 (39-47) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (46-40) – Game 1

Baltimore Orioles 7 (47-40) – Boston Red Sox 4 (39-48) – Game 2

Minnesota Twins 2 (39-47) – New York Yankees 1 (43-43) 11 Innings

Miami Marlins 6 (42-45) – St. Louis Cardinals 5 (47-41)

Milwaukee Brewers 1 (52-36) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (44-42)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (46-41) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (37-50)

Seattle Mariners 3 (48-39) – Chicago White Sox 2 (41-47) 14 Innings

Atlanta Braves 10 (49-38) – Arizona Diamondbacks 4 (36-53)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (40-50) – Detroit Tigers 2 (48-36)

Washington Nationals 13 (47-39) – Chicago Cubs 0 (38-47)

Colorado Rockies 8 (37-51) – Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (50-40)

Cleveland Indians 7 (42-44) – Kansas City Royals 3 (45-41)

Texas Rangers 5 (38-49) – New York Mets 3 (38-49)

San Francisco Giants 5 (48-39) – San Diego Padres 3 (39-48) 10 Innings

Oakland Athletics 5 (54-33) – Toronto Blue Jays 1 (47-42)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 11 (50-36) – Houston Astrps 5 (36-53)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway: Postponed to Sunday at 11 a.m.

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Argentina Reaches World Cup Semis for First Time Since 1990

Argentina Reaches World Cup Semis for First Time Since 1990

Ian MacNicol/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) — For the first time since 1990, Argentina is heading to the World Cup semifinal after beating Belgium 1-0 Saturday.

Gonzalo Higuain scored in the eighth minute when the ball deflected off a Belgian defender and into his feet. Higuain took advantage of the opportunity and knocked it past Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois right side. The goal breaks Higuain’s four-game scoreless drought.

“Since the first game of this World Cup I said I was calm, that the goals would come. It came and at an important moment,” Higuain said. “It’s been so many years since we made it to the semifinals. Now we did.”

Where they’ll meet the Netherlands on Wednesday. The match scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m Eastern. You can watch that on ESPN.

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Neymar Suffers Broken Vertebra Out For World Cup

Neymar Suffers Broken Vertebra Out For World Cup

Pool/Getty Images(FORTALEZA, Brazil) — The host nation will be without its most popular, and most powerful, player for the rest of the World Cup. Neymar suffered a broken vertebra late in Friday’s quarterfinal matchup with Colombia.

Neymar went to the ground after a collision with Juan Camilo Zuniga in the 88th minute and had to be carried off the field on a stretcher. Hours after the match, which Brazil won 2-1, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar delivered the bad news.

“It is a benign fracture,” Lasmar said. “This news is not easy, but he will not be available at this World Cup. The fracture does not require surgery. There will be a conservative treatment and [he] will need physiotherapy and comfort to ease the pain.”

The 22-year-old is the face of the Brazilian National Team and one of the top scorers in the world. Now, the host squad must find a way to continue their hope of winning the World Cup on home soil without one of their most talented players.

Brazil will face Germany on Tuesday in semi-final action. To make matters worse, captain Thiago Silva will not be available as well after picking up a second yellow card in the tournament.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 7/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 7/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup – Quarterfinals: Germany 1 – France 0

Brazil 2 – Colombia 1

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7 (38-46) – Washington Nationals 2 (46-39)

New York Yankees 6 (43-42) – Minnesota Twins 5 (38-47)

Oakland Athletics 1 (53-33) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (47-41) 12 Innings

Pittsburgh Pirates 8 (45-41) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (37-49)

San Diego Padres 2 (39-47) – San Francisco Giants 0 (47-39)

Chicago White Sox 7 (41-46) – Seattle Mariners 1 (47-39)

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (47-40) – Miami Marlins 2 (41-45)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (44-41) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (51-36)

Kansas City Royals 7 (45-40) – Cleveland Indians 1 (41-44)

Atlanta Braves 5 (48-38) – Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (36-52)

Tampa Bay Rays 6 (39-50) – Detroit Tigers 3 (48-35)

New York Mets 6 (38-48) – Texas Rangers 5 (37-49)

Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (50-39) – Colorado Rockies 0 (36-51)

Los Angeles Angels 7 (49-36) – Houston Astros 6 (36-52)

Baltimore Orioles (46-39) Vs. Boston Red Sox (38-47) Postponed due to rain

Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest: Joey Chestnut eats 61 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win.

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kasey Kahne wins Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway

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France Gets It Together Late to Advance to Quarterfinals

France Gets It Together Late to Advance to Quarterfinals

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(BRASILIA, Brazil) — France scored two goals in the final 11 minutes of the game to upend Nigeria in the Round of 16 at the World Cup Monday.

Paul Pogba scored the first goal off of a corner in the 79th minute to get France on the board. Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, Joseph Yobo re-directed a cross from teammate Mathieu Valbuena into the back of the net to put the game out of reach for the Nigerians.

France, which did not make it out of the group stage in the last World Cup, now advances to take on Germany in the Quarterfinals.

“I have no words to describe this feeling,” Pogba said. “The whole country is behind us and scoring that goal really liberated us. I am so happy for the team and all of France.”

France’s match against Germany is Friday. The game is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. You can watch the action on ESPN2.

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Germany Prevails in Extra Time Over Algeria

Germany Prevails in Extra Time Over Algeria

Martin Rose/Getty Images(PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL) — Algeria held tough against the powerhouse Germans, but in the end, the Germans survived and advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals by winning 2-1 in extra time Monday.

In actuality, it was only a matter of time before the Germans scored; they outshot Algeria 28-10. The scoring started in the second minute of extra time when substitute Andre Schurrle took a pass from teammate Thomas Muller, which he knocked past Algerian goalie Rais M’Bolhi.
 
Germany got back at it 18 minutes later when Mesut Ozil drilled a shot into the net off of a rebound. Algeria’s Abdelmoumene Djabou scored just a minute later, but it was too late as Germany advanced to the quarterfinals for the ninth straight time.
 

Germany will take on France Friday. The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. You can watch that on ESPN2.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/30/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/30/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup: France 2 – Nigeria 0 

Germany 2 – Algeria 1

MLB: Chicago White Sox – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – Postponed

Washington Nationals 7 (44-38) – Colorado Rockies 3 (36-47)

Baltimore Orioles 7 (43-39) – Texas Rangers 1 (37-45)

Chicago Cubs 2 (35-46) – Boston Red Sox 0 (38-45)

Detroit Tigers 5 (45-34) – Oakland Athletics 4 (51-31)

Atlanta Braves 5 (45-38) – New York Mets 3 (37-46)

Seattle Mariners 10 (45-38) – Houston Astros 4 (36-48) 

Kansas City Royals 6 (43-39) – Minnesota Twins 1 (37-44)

Tampa Bay Rays 4 (36-49) – New York Yankees 3 (41-40) – 12 Innings

San Diego Padres 1 (36-47) – Cincinnati Reds 0 (43-39)

Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (48-37) – Cleveland Indians 0 (39-43)

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Luis Suarez Apologizes for Bite

Luis Suarez Apologizes for Bite

Matthias Hangst/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Uruguayan soccer star Luis Suarez issued an apology on his Facebook and Twitter accounts Monday for biting an Italian defender at the World Cup that led to a four-month, nine-game ban.

Suarez posted images of a statement in English and Spanish that read, “After several days of being home with my family, I have had the opportunity to regain my calm and reflect about the reality of what occurred during the Italy-Uruguay match on 24 June 2014.”

Suarez has remained silent since the bizarre incident on June 24. On Thursday, FIFA announced the penalty against Suarez, which even Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, who had been bitten, called harsh.

“I deeply regret what occurred,” Suarez wrote. “I apologize to Giorgio Chiellini and the entire football family. I vow to the public that there will never be another incident like Montevideo.”

Chiellini retweeted the statement moments after Suarez posted it. He even responded on Twitter shortly after the Suarez posting, saying, “It’s all forgotten. I hope FIFA will reduce your suspension.”

Suarez’s biting stunt at the World Cup has already cost him an endorsement deal with poker brand 888. His team was eliminated from the World Cup over the weekend following a 2-0 loss to Colombia in the round of 16.

He said, “Independent from the fallout and the contradicting declarations that have surfaced during these past days, all of which have been without the intention of interfering with the good performance of my national team, the truth is that my colleague Giorgio Chiellini suffered the physical result of a bite in the collision he suffered with me.”

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US Forward Jozy Altidore Cleared to Play Against Belgium

US Forward Jozy Altidore Cleared to Play Against Belgium

Michael Steele/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Haitian-American Jozy Altidore was supposed to have a great World Cup, but he was injured in the team’s first game against Ghana.

Despite being substituted in the first half against Ghana on June 16 in Natal after pulling his left hamstring, Altidore was sidelined for the USA’s other two games against Portugal and Germany.

Altidore practiced with the team today in Salvador, ahead of the USA’s round of 16 game against Belgium on Tuesday, and worked extensively with a team trainer before joining his teammates. It remains to be seen whether US coach Jurgen Klinsmann will start the striker.

Altidore, 24, originally from Livingston, New Jersey, got his start in professional soccer with the NY/NJ MetroStars, now known as the New York Red Bulls, at just age 16.

In 2008, Spanish club Villarreal signed him for $10 million, pitting him against some of the world’s best players. Altidore, who now plays for the English Premier League club Sunderland, played for Villarreal until 2011, followed by two years at AZ Alkmaar, a club in the Netherlands.

He’s known as one of soccer’s best strikers, but his critics have questioned his skills and consistency. Altidore went through a long scoring drought with the national team, a streak he broke in a friendly recently against Nigeria before the start of the World Cup.

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Costa Rica Advances on Penalties

Costa Rica Advances on Penalties

Jeff Gross/Getty Images(RECIFE, Brazil) — After giving up a stoppage time goal that forced extra time, Costa Rica rebounded to defeat Greece 5-3 on penalty kicks Sunday afternoon. With the win, Costa Rica advances into the quarterfinals for the first time in history.

Following a very stagnant first half, Bryan Ruiz put Costa Rica on top in the 52nd minute to give Los Ticos the lead. Costa Rica had to play the final 25 minutes of regulation, and all of extra time, with just 10 men after Oscar Duarte was sent off with a red card.

The winners of Group D relied on some impressive play by goalkeeper Keylor Nevas to maintain the advantage until injury time. That was when Sokratis Papastathopoulos drove home a ball that was originally saved by Nevas.

Neither team was able to score in extra time and the match went to penalties. Both teams converted on each of their first three spot kicks, with Costa Rica scoring on their fourth. Theofanis Gekas approached to keep Greece tied, but Nevas made a sprawling save to his right and Michael Umana finished the Greeks off with his spot kick.

Costa Rica now faces the Netherlands, who defeated Mexico earlier in the day, in the quarterfinals.

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Netherlands Storm Back in Final Minutes to Oust Mexico

Netherlands Storm Back in Final Minutes to Oust Mexico

VI Images via Getty Images(FORTALEZA, Brazil) — The Netherlands tied the game in the 88th minute and then netted a penalty kick in stoppage time to beat Mexico, 2-1, Sunday and advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.

Wesley Sneijder smashed a shot from outside the penalty box into the back of the net in the 88th minute when the ball was headed to him off a corner.

The Dutch earned a penalty kick in the second minute of stoppage time when Arjen Robben was tripped up in the box by Rafael Marquez. Robben asked teammate Klaas-Jan Huntelaar if he wanted to take the kick, and Huntelaar obliged, making the kick and giving Holland the lead for good.

“You don’t know when your chance will come, but it was today, and so you grab it with both hands,” Huntelaar said, who was substituted in for Robert van Persie in the 76th minute. “And it was fantastic.”

Mexico has now lost in the Round of 16 in their last six World Cups.

Meanwhile, the Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals, where they’ll meet Costa Rica on Saturday. The match is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Eastern. You can watch that on ESPN.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 6/29/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 6/29/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup – Round of 16: Netherlands 2 – Mexico 1

Costa Rica (5) 1-1 Greece (3) Penalty Kicks

MLB: Oakland Athletics 4 (51-30) – Miami Marlins 3 (39-43) 

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (42-40) – New York Mets 2 (37-45) 

Chicago White Sox 4 (39-44) – Toronto Blue Jays 0 (45-39)

Atlanta Braves 3 (44-38) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (36-46)

Tampa Bay Rays 12 (35-49) – Baltimore Orioles 7 (42-29) 

Colorado Rockies 10 (36-46) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (51-33)

Houston Astros 6 (36-47) – Detroit Tigers 4 (44-34)

Kansas City Royals 5 (42-39) – Los Angeles Angels 4 (45-35)

Minnesota Twins 3 (37-43) – Texas Rangers 2 (37-44) 

Cincinnati Reds 4 (43-38) – San Francisco Giants 0 (46-36) 

Seattle Mariners 3 (44-38) – Cleveland Indians 0 (39-42)

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 (47-37) – Saint Louis Cardinals 0 (44-39) 

San Diego Padres 2 (35-47) – Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (35-49) 

Boston Red Sox 8 (38-44) – New York Yankees 5 (41-39)

IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud wins the Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston 2

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Brazil Advances Past Chile in Penalty Kicks

Brazil Advances Past Chile in Penalty Kicks

Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) — It wasn’t easy but Brazil advances to the World Cup quarterfinals by beating Chile 3-2 in penalty kicks, after finishing the first 120 minutes in a 1-1 draw.

Neymar scored on Brazil’s fifth penalty shot and Chile’s Gonzalo Jara’s missed the tying shot, nailing it off the post, to keep the host country alive.

“We needed this,” Brazil goalie Julio Cesar said. “I just hope that the next games don’t go to penalty kicks again because our family members and relatives might have a heart attack.”

Brazil started the scoring in the 18th minute when David Luiz scored his first World Cup goal. The lead didn’t last long, as Chile’s Alexis Sanchez slid one past Cesar and into the back of the net in the 38th minute to tie the match.

The rest of the game featured close calls but no goals. During stoppage time before the half, Chile almost scored off a corner but Luiz slid in front of the ball to keep the match tied.

Chile also had a chance in the 121st minute to end it, when Mauricio Pinilla’s smashed a shot that just hit the crossbar.

Brazil advances to take on Colombia Friday. The match is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. Eastern. You can catch that on ESPN.

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Scoreboad Roundup – 6/28/14

Scoreboad Roundup – 6/28/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — World Cup – Round of 16: Brazil (3) 1-1 Chile (2) FT- Penalty Kicks

Colombia 2 – Uruguay 0

MLB: Chicago White Sox 4 (38-44) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (45-38)

Texas Rangers 5 (37-43) – Minnesota 0 (36-43)

Atlanta Braves 10 (42-38) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (36-43) Game 1

Atlanta Braves 5 (43-38) – Philadelphia Phillies 1 (36-44) Game 2

Washington Nationals 3 (42-38) – Chicago Cubs 0 (34-45) Game 1

Washington Nationals 7 (43-38) – Chicago Cubs 2 (34-46) Game 2

New York Mets 5 (37-44) – Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (41-40)

Milwuakee Brewers 7 (51-32) – Colorado Rockies 4 (35-46)

Detroit Tigers 4 (44-33) – Houston Astros 3 (35-47)

Tampa Bay Rays 5 (34-49) – Baltimore Orioles 4 (42-38)

Oakland Athletics 7 (50-30) – Miami Marlins 6 (39-42) 14 Innings

Los Angeles Angels 6 (45-34) – Kansas City Royals 2 (41-39)

Boston Red Sox 2 (37-44) – New York Yankees 1 (41-38)

Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (46-37) – Saint Louis Cardinals 1 (44-38)

Cleveland Indians 5 (39-41) – Seattle Mariners 0 (43-38)

Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (35-48) – San Diego Padres 1 (34-47)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (42-38) – San Francisco Giants 3 (46-35)

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Shaqiri’s Hat Trick Propels Switzerland into World Cup’s Last 16

Shaqiri’s Hat Trick Propels Switzerland into World Cup’s Last 16

Matthew Lewis/Getty Images(MANAUS, Brazil) — Xherdan Shaqiri’s hat trick propelled Switzerland into the Knockout Stage and past Honduras, 3-0 Wednesday, in Group E play at the World Cup.

Switzerland ends up the second-seed from Group E after France and Ecuador tied 0-0, eliminating Ecuador.

Shaqiri started his scoring quickly, scoring in the sixth minute when he smashed a kick from outside the penalty box and into the top right corner of the net.

Shaqiri put the Swiss on the board again in the 31st minute when he took advantage of a 2-on-1 and slid the ball past a tripped-up Noel Valladares to make it 2-0.

In the 71st, striker Josip Drmic passed the ball to a streaking Shaqiri who struck the ball past a diving Valladares for the hat trick.

Switzerland will now take on Argentina Tuesday in the Round of 16. The match is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.

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