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Neymar out of World Cup with broken vertebra

Neymar was kneed in the back and was in tears when he was carried off the field on a stretcher.

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World Cup: Germany gets past France while Brazil ends Colombia’s cinderella run

ermany reached the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 Friday in a cagey match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

Aron Jóhannsson in the U.S. vs. Ghana World Cup match.  Associated Press

U.S. forward Johannsson needs ankle surgery

U.S. forward Aron Johannsson needs ankle surgery after the World Cup.

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Wimbledon: Federer & Djokovic to meet in final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will meet for the Wimbledon title after the old guard held off the new in the semifinals Friday at the All England Club.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony brings the ball up against the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Cleveland.

NBA free agent frenzy

Multiple teams remain in the hunt as Carmelo Anthony tries to visit them all tand LeBron James continues to vacation.

Los Angeles Clippers guard Darren Collison (2) shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Jeremy Lamb (11) in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Oklahoma City won 112-101.

NBA Roundup: Collison signs with Kings and Hawks add Sefolosha

Both Darren Collison and Thabo Sefolosha ink 3-year deals, Collison with the Kings and Sefolosha with the Hawks.

Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter and forward Dirk Nowitzki

AP source: Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 3-year deal

SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract…

Germany's head coach Joachim Loew talks to the media during a press conference one day before the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Germany players hit by illness before France game 

Seven Germany players have been struggling with illness ahead of Friday's World Cup quarterfinal against France

Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic holds two tennis ball as she prepares to serve to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia during their women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 1, 2014.

Bouchard, Kvitova reaches women’s final

The 20-year old Bouchard has become the first from Canada, male or female, to make it to a grand slam final.

A bus sits damaged after a bridge collapsed in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The overpass under construction collapsed Thursday in the Brazilian World Cup host city. The incident took place on a main avenue, the expansion of which was part of the World Cup infrastructure plan but, like most urban mobility projects related to the Cup, was not finished on time for the event.

Brazil overpass, World Cup project, collapses

The overpass in Cup host city Belo Horizonte collapsed Thursday afternoon. Local news media quote firefighters on the scene as saying at least one person has died and another 10 are injured.

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Pistorius has ‘heightened fight response,’ witness says

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has a "heightened fight response" due to his disability, a defense witness claims.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 3.

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Nets hire Lionel Hollins as head coach

Hollins, a former head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, takes over for Jason Kidd, who left Brooklyn to join the Milwaukee Bucks.

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Klinsmann ready to turn to youth after World Cup exit

U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann says he will turn to youth after his team’s World Cup ended in a second-round defeat by Belgium.

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Belgium World Cup match draws more viewers than World Series

More people tuned in to the U.S.-Belgium World Cup match than for the sport also known as the national pastime.

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) reacts in waning minutes of the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in New York. The Raptors evened the series at 2-2, defeating the Nets 87-79.

Lowry agrees to re-sign with Raptors

Lowry averaged career highs of 17.9 points and 7.4 assists for the Raptors, who were one of the NBA's biggest surprises in going 48-34. He was reportedly targeted by contending teams such as Miami and Houston during free agency.

United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann attends a press conference before an official training session the day before the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014.

Klinsmann says he was right to predict no US title

USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes he was right to say the United States wasn't ready to win the World Cup.

Simona Halep of Romania plays a return to Sabine Lisicki of Germany during their women's singles quarterfinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Wimbledon: Halep, Djokovic and Federer advance, Murray out

Day 9 at Wimbledon: defending Wimbledon champ Andy Murray knocked out. Dimitov vs. Djokovic and Federer vs. Raonic in men's semis. Halep vs. Bouchard and Kvitova vs. Safarova in women's.

FILE - In this May 27, 2013 file photo, Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins gestures during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Memphis, Tenn. The Brooklyn Nets say they have reached an agreement in principle with Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Grizzlies coach comes just two days after they made a trade with Milwaukee to allow Kidd out of his contract so the Bucks could hire him. The Nets then met with Hollins on Monday night and again Tuesday before agreeing to the deal on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Nets reach agreement with Hollins to become coach

The Brooklyn Nets say they have reached an agreement in principle with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd.

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