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In the NBA, Boston topped Phoenix 115-110, Brooklyn won against Denver 110-82, Miami bested Philadelphia 119-108, Chicago beat Milwaukee 87-71, Houston defeated Minnesota 113-102, New Orleans edged Toronto 100-97, Utah beat San Antonio 90-81, and it was Memphis over the Clippers 90-87.

7/14/14 Panel

Jul 14, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and Political Consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include:
Elusive Cease-Fire
Iraq Stalemate
Immigration Politics
DEA Pot Fight
World Cup Over

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the World Cup, Germany and U.S. relations, and terrorism in the Middle East.

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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 — and denied Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among soccer's all-time greats.

Goetze scored the winning goal in extra time to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Argentina in a tight and tense World Cup final. Goetz beat Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero in the 113th minute.

World Cup:

For the third time, it will be Argentina-Germany in a World Cup final after the Argentines advanced to Sunday's championship with a semifinal victory over the Netherlands in a match decided by a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks. Argentina beat Germany in the 1986 World Cup final and Germany returned the favor in 1990. Argentina will take on Germany in the title match on Sunday.

Keith Strudler: A World Cup Blowout

Jul 9, 2014

Having played my share of youth soccer, the vast majority for the JCC, I’m well familiar with blowout losses. We once lost a game 14-0. I’ve seen countless scores that looked like they were from football – the American kind. And now that I’m paying attention to underage soccer once again, this time for my kids, I’ve grown to accept that soccer can be a lot like an episode of Dallas. A lot of scoring, and hard to watch.

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Germany stunned host Brazil with five goals in the first 30 minutes and went on to a shocking 7-1 win to earn a spot in the title game. The result set World Cup records for most goals by one team and largest margin of victory in the semifinals. It was Brazil's worst loss in World Cup play and their first home loss in a competitive match since 1975.

7/2/14 Panel

Jul 2, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post, and Executive Editor of The Poughkeepsie Journal, Stu Shinske.

Topics include:
US Out of FIFA World Cup
Cannibal cop case blurs the line between fantasy and reality
Libous indictment
Bubble about to burst?

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Goalie Tim Howard made 16 saves, but the United States is done at following a 2-1 loss to Belgium. It was a scoreless game until Belgium scored in the 93rd minute and made it 2-0 just 12 minutes later. Julian Green got the Americans within a goal in the 107th minute, but they couldn't put away several quality chances. Elsewhere Argentina slid past Switzerland in extra time 1-0. Belgium and Argentina will face each other in the quarterfinals.

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The United States were able to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite falling to Germany in yesterday’s match 1-0. The Germans finished first in Group G, while the U.S. took second based on goal differential. The Yanks were helped out by Portugal's 2-1 win over Ghana, which needed a victory to unseat the Americans in the second round. In other World Cup action, Russia tied Algeria at 1, and Belgium defeated South Korea 1-0.