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  • The U.S. stayed close enough to the world’s No. 2 team to finish second in its group, allowing it to advance to meet the winner of Group H in the knockout round on July 1.

    CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 26: Fans watch USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park on June 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers expected as many as 20,000 people to watch the game in the park. Credit Scott Olson/Getty Images
    LAST UPDATE : Jun 26, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 7: Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Arizona Diamondbacks delivers a pitch against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT&T Park on September 7, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

    Major League Baseball has approved a padded cap for pitchers to wear voluntarily to protect themselves from being hit by a batted ball. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 28, 2014, 10:45 AM EST
  • BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 10: Xavi Hernandez of FC Barcelona runs with the ball during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match between FC Barcelona and Celtic FC on December 10, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Barcelona FC midfielder Xavi Hernández, who has spent his entire career with his hometown team, has been linked to a move to Major League Soccer's New York City Football Club. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 15, 2014, 10:52 AM EST