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Germany not expecting any more Argentine gifts

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany have been given a helping hand by opponents Argentina in beating them at the last two World Cups but they do not expect any more South American gifts in Sunday's final at the Maracana.

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Germany, Argentina name unchanged teams for final

RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany and Argentina named unchanged starting line-ups for the World Cup final at the Maracana stadium on Sunday.

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World Cup party already underway before kickoff

RIO DE JANEIRO - From Buenos Aires to the Brandenburg Gate, millions of people were getting ready to watch Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina in Brazil.

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James holds court in Rio before World Cup final

RIO DE JANEIRO - LeBron James made his first public appearance since announcing he was returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, holding court with a group of starry-eyed Brazilian basketballers on the eve of the World Cup final in Rio.

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King James returns

LeBron James chooses the Cleveland Cavaliers.