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Sports Report: Argentina Edges Netherlands In Penalty Shots

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.


In baseball in the American League, the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4 in 14, Brock Holt hit a walkoff single and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4, snapping a four-game losing streak, the Angels slid past Toronto 8-7, Kansas City defeated Tampa Bay 5-4, Houston doubled up Texas 8-4, and Minnesota topped Seattle 8-1.

In the National League, the Mets beat Atlanta 4-1, Colorado doubled up San Diego 6-3, Arizona edged Miami 4-3 in 10, Philadelphia trumped Milwaukee 4-1, St. Louis bested Pittsburgh 5-2, and it was Cincinnati over the Cubs 4-1.

In interleague play, Detroit defeated the Dodgers 4-1, Washington won against Baltimore 6-2 putting the Nationals atop the Nation League East, and San Francisco topped Oakland 5-2.

Boston Red Sox reliever Koji Uehara has been added to the AL roster for the All-Star Game. He replaces New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka, who was placed on the disabled list yesterday. It's the first major league All-Star selection for Uehara. He was honored for the Yomiuri Giants in Japan eight times.


A person familiar with the deals tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller. The moves will reportedly help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. The Cavs have agreements with the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics.

Calling her "a pig," a raging Donald Sterling has denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand and says he would never sell the Los Angeles Clippers. Sterling, his voice rising to a shout in an otherwise quiet courtroom Wednesday, vowed to spend the rest of his life suing the league as he fights his wife's proposed $2 billion sale of the Clippers.


In the WNBA, Washington beat Chicago 72-65, Phoenix bested Seattle 78-58, and San Antonio trumped New York 80-66.

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