After a brutal World Cup final which saw flying kneecaps of fury and tears of blood, Germany defeated Argentina to win the World Cup 1-0. It was an exciting end to a tournament that saw renewed interest in the game here in the states: The US-Portugal game was the most-watched soccer game in American history, which would make it one of the least-watched soccer games in any other country’s history, but still. It’s an exciting day for the German team–and for their beloved coach, German Sandy Cohen.
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UPDATE: Ballmer signed a deal with the Sterling family trust on Thursday night, which will be sent to the NBA for final approval, ESPN reports.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has won the bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers, offering a record $2 billion for the NBA team, the Los Angeles Times reports.
According to ESPN, one group Ballmer outbid includes Oprah Winfrey, record execs Jimmy Iovine and David Geffen, and Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene.
The Clippers were up for sale after owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape making racially charged statements and was then banned from the NBA for life. His wife, Shelly, is negotiating the team’s sale, which will need to be OK’d by the NBA.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are engaged.
The Miami Heat star proposed to his longtime girlfriend Saturday, and the actress accepted. They announced the news through social media, around the same time as the two-time defending NBA champions were gathering for a team Christmas party.
“She said YES!!!” Wade posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, with a photo of Union wearing a large diamond solitaire on the ring finger of her left hand.
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Former NBA player Lamar Odom, husband of Khloé Kardashian, pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years’ probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.
In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
The status of his suspended driver’s license will be determined at a separate hearing in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Odom’s attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in court to enter the plea for him. A phone message left with Hutton was not immediately returned.
The 34-year-old power forward and husband of reality TV star Khloé Kardashian is currently out of the NBA, going unsigned as a free-agent after averaging a career-low 4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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Former Pittsburgh Steeler standout Kordell Stewart’s divorce from his Real Housewives of Atlanta star wife Porsha is final. Fulton County Superior Court Judge John J. Goger issued a final decree in the divorce case Thursday.
Stewart, who retired from the NFL last year, filed for divorce from Porsha Williams in March. He claimed his marriage to Williams was “irretrievably broken.”
Williams’ lawyer Randy Kessler says they are glad to amicably resolve the matter. The pair used to appear together on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Williams is still on the show.
Stewart’s initial filing said the two married on May 21, 2011, and have no children together. Stewart was a sensation in Pittsburgh in the late 1990s and was nicknamed “Slash” for his versatility as quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. He is a sports talk show host in Atlanta.
What goes up, must come down.
After hosting SNL this weekend for the first time to positive reviews (though still amid a little controversy), Kerry Washington got some bad news today when her husband, NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, was cut from the San Francisco 49ers roster.
The 32-year-old cornerback was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2003 and has made three Pro Bowl appearances. The Scandal star and Asomugha surprised everyone when they were married in July and have never talked publicly about their relationship or the recent reports that Washington is pregnant with their first child.
The Band Perry lead singer Kimberly Perry got engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia on Monday, The Tennessean reports.
“He’s just a really gentle soul,” Perry told the Nashville newspaper. “He balances me for sure.”
The pair have been together for a year and a half. They plan to wed in the summer of 2014.
Basketball star Lamar Odom has been charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, nearly two weeks after his Mercedes-Benz was pulled over on a Southern California freeway.
The Los Angeles city attorney’s office said Friday that the charges stem from Odom’s Aug. 30 arrest in the San Fernando Valley. The husband of reality TV star Khloé Kardashian was taken into custody after a sobriety test.
The California Highway Patrol said Odom’s car was observed traveling in a “serpentine manner.” The 33-year-old Odom could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.
A call to Odom’s agent for comment was not immediately returned.
After spending the 2012 season with the Dallas Mavericks, Odom returned to the Clippers last year. He is now a free agent.
LeBron James has another ring.
The Miami Heat star married Savannah Brinson at the posh Grand Del Mar Hotel in San Diego on Saturday, according to two people familiar with the details of the ceremony.
About 200 guests were present for the ceremony, said one of the people, both of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity because the wedding was private and the couple had yet to release any details. The ceremony was the highlight of a three-day celebration that will conclude with a brunch on Sunday.
James and Brinson, 27, have been together since high school and have two sons. James, 28, proposed just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2012, in Miami Beach, flanked by many of his teammates — just as he was again Saturday night for his wedding.
Intense security measures surrounded the wedding, and even some of the invited guests were unclear on some specific details in the days leading up to the long-awaited event that came less than three months after James and the Heat won their second straight NBA title.
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