1) Gotze goal lifts Germany to fourth World Cup: Mario Goetze produced the piece of individual skill that Lionel Messi couldn’t muster. With two quick, deft touches, Goetze ended Germany’s 24-year wait for another World Cup title with an extra-time winner against Argentina on Sunday — denying Messi the one title he needs to forever take his place among the game’s all-time greats.
It was the moment of brilliance that ensured Germany’s 1-0 victory in a tight and tense final. Germany became the first European team to win a World Cup in the Americas, and the victory ends a string of near misses since winning its last major title at the 1996 European Championship. The team lost the 2002 World Cup final to Brazil, the Euro 2008 final to Spain and was eliminated in the semifinals in both 2006 and 2010. It is Germany’s first World Cup title as a unified nation, having won as West Germany in 1954, 1974 and 1990.
2) First India-England Test ends in drab draw: Test debutant Stuart Binny scored his first half-century for India to frustrate England's seamers and ensured the opening test would end in a draw on the fifth day at Trent Bridge on Sunday. Binny fell for 78, and Bhuvenshwar Kumar (63) and Mohammed Shami (4) were at the crease at end of play. India ended the day with an aggregate lead of 352 runs.
3) David Rudisha wins Glasgow Grand Prix: Kenya's David Rudisha fired a warning to his Commonwealth Games rivals as he won the 800m in blistering time at the Glasgow Grand Prix on Saturday. Rudisha recorded the fastest 800m run anywhere in the world this year to claim the $10,000 first prize at the Diamond League meeting at Hampden Park.
4) Netherlands Beat Brazil 3-0, Finish Third in FIFA 2014 WC: Brazil's traumatic World Cup ended with more pain on Saturday as they lost 3-0 to a superior Netherlands side in the third-place play-off at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia.
5) BRICS summit: Narendra Modi left for Brazil: Projecting a nuanced foreign policy approach of the new government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India will discuss at the BRICS Summit this week efforts to address regional crisis and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. In a departure statement before leaving for Berlin en route Fortaleza in Brazil for his first multi-lateral engagement with global leaders, he also said that India looks forward to the BRICS initiative for setting up the New Development Bank and Contingent Reserve Arrangement.