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June 27, 2014

Germany-US happy for tennis marriage

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The result of the game between the United States and Germany was favorable for both teams. It was also good for a famous tennis marriage.

American great Andre Agassi tweeted a smiling photo of himself and wife Steffi Graf, the German legend, in front of a TV showing the end of the match.

“HAPPY HOME !!!” he wrote.

Germany won 1-0, but both teams advanced.

BIG BAD WOLF

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil great Ronaldo got reluctantly dragged into the Luis Suarez quagmire Thursday — and wound up riffing on parenthood and fairytale villains.

At a FIFA news conference, he was asked about the Uruguay striker’s suspension for biting an opposing player.

“Why do you want my opinion? I never bit anyone,” he answered through a translator.

Then Ronaldo kept going: “But I know that bites hurt. My young kids used to bite me and I used to punish them. In my home, punishment is called ‘the dark room with the big bad wolf,’ so I suppose for an adult four months with no football is the same.”

CRISTIANO’S CUTS

BRASILIA, Brazil — Three haircuts. One goal.

World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo finally found a style that was good luck for scoring. He gave Portugal a 2-1 win over Ghana when he slammed home the ball with his left foot in the 80th minute.

It was his first goal of this year’s tournament, but third different haircut. Thursday’s edition had the sides shaved down close with a line carved along one edge of a short Mohawk.

Ronaldo won’t get to show off any other on-field hairdos at this World Cup: Portugal was eliminated.

SUAREZ BIT ME!

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Adidas World Cup ad campaign with star players baring their teeth was always a bit iffy when it came to the image of Luis Suarez, considering his history of biting opponents on the pitch.

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