Your Top Plays for Today
The Associated Press
Jul. 14, 2014
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
-- GOETZE SCORES LATE TO GIVE GERMANY ITS 4TH WORLD CUP TITLE WITH 1-0 WIN OVER ARGENTINA
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 with an extra-time winner against Argentina — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game's all-time greats.
--BRAVO GERMANY, THE NEW WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS, AND BRAZIL FOR A GREAT SHOW
Germany won the World Cup. Host Brazil won a world of new friends. The now four-time champions, the first European team to win the World Cup on Latin American soil, earned the honor of lifting the most recognized trophy in sports with a tooth-and-nail 1-0 victory in a final as terrifically entertaining as the tournament itself.
--JUSTIN ROSE WINS SCOTTISH OPEN AFTER FINAL-ROUND 65, SECURES BACK-TO-BACK TITLES
Justin Rose won the Scottish Open by two shots after a final round 6-under 65, sealing back-to-back victories either side of the Atlantic and bolstering his confidence ahead of next week's British Open.
--DEGROM STARS AT PLATE AND ON MOUND AS METS SHUT DOWN MARLINS
Jacob deGrom hit a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings as the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a 9-1 victory.
--LLEYTON HEWITT DEFEATS IVO KARLOVIC FOR HALL OF FAME TITLE
Australia's Lleyton Hewitt took advantage of his second chances to win a title on his third attempt at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.