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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team fired its fifth shutout of the summer on Tuesday. Team USA used a six-run 7th inning to down Japan 7-0 in Wilmington to claim the International Friendship series two games to one.

Click the icon above to see highlights from Team USA's win over Japan.

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COLUMBIA, SC (WWAY) -- The Columbia Blowfish defeated the Wilmington Sharks on Tuesday 6-3. Wilmington's next home game will be on Friday vs. Fayetteville.

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BURGAW, NC (PENDER HIGH RELEASE) -- Pender High School is pleased to name Robert Futch as the new Head Baseball Coach. Coach Futch will be joining our Social Studies department. He has held several coaching positions in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Athletic Trainer. He has coached at North Duplin, James Kenan, Union and Wallace Rose-Hill. Coach Futch will also be serving as an Assistant Football coach.

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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL (AP) - Chance after chance was offered, and the Germany players just kept on taking them with clinical efficiency to the degree that even they could scarcely believe the 7-1 World Cup semifinal win over Brazil.

Thomas Mueller opened the scoring in the 11th minute, and then Miroslav Kloser's record-breaking 16th World Cup career goal triggered a four-goal frenzy in a seven-minute span as Germany took a 5-0 lead inside a half hour on Tuesday.

And this was against Brazil, the five-time champion, playing on home soil.

Mueller says Germany was allowed more space than against the defense-oriented teams and "took advantage of it superbly" to set a scoring record for World Cup semifinals.

Germany coach Joachim Loew said the Brazil lineup was so shocked it didn't know how to respond.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL (AP) - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has apologized to fans for failing to lead the host to the World Cup final, saying the "catastrophic" defeat to Germany marks the "worst day" of his professional life.

Scolari took full responsibility for the team's humiliating 7-1 loss on Tuesday, and said he knows that it's very likely he will always be remembered for what happened at the Mineirao Stadium.

Scolari said that despite the disappointment, "life must go on" for everybody.

Scolari declined to discuss his future, and the president of the Brazilian football confederation has always said that Scolari would remain as head of the national team no matter what. However, the coach is unlikely to remain with Brazil after Saturday's third-place match in Brasilia.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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