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July 07, 2014
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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDAll Stars Members of the U.S. soccer team—including (from left) Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, Brad Davis, DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey—tried to get on key before facing Germany on June 26 in Recife, Brazil, in the team's final group-stage match of the World Cup. Although the Yanks fell 1--0, they did qualify for the knockout round, thanks to Portugal's simultaneous 2--1 defeat of Ghana. Germany, which won Group G, beat Algeria 2--1 in the round of 16 on Monday; the U.S. faced Belgium on Tuesday.PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN S. PETERSON ICON SMIGlory Vanderbilt Vanderbilt celebrated the school's first national championship in a men's sport on June 25 after a 3--2 win over Virginia in Game 3 of the College World Series. Commodores reliever Adam Ravenelle pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth to preserve the lead, then threw a 1-2-3 ninth. Dansby Swanson, Vandy's sophomore second baseman, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, batting .323 in seven games at Omaha.SEVEN PHOTOSPHOTOGRAPHS BY OSVALDO SALAS NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME LIBRARYSalas With a View The pictures of Cuban photojournalist Osvaldo Salas (above, left, with Casey Stengel) documented baseball's biggest stars of the postintegration 1950s in portraits now on display at the Hall of Fame. Later one of Fidel Castro's photographers, Salas, who died in 1992 at 78, served his largely Latin audience by capturing images of Mickey Mantle (1), Jackie Robinson (2), Roberto Clemente (3), Hank Aaron (4), Willie Mays (5), Willy Miranda (left) and Phil Rizzuto, with a Cuban flag (6), and Roy Campanella (7).PHOTOROBERTO SALAS[See caption above]