Internationally, the most prominent sports score of 2014 was Germany's 1-0 win over Argentina in the FIFA World Cup final. The biggest sporting event in the United States, football's Super Bowl, featured the Seattle Seahawks earning a lopsided 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Plenty of sports headlines were made off the field in 2014, but fans witnessed quite a few impressive performances on the playing field as well. Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil in the World Cup semifinals also made headlines for its one-sided nature. In baseball, the upstart Kansas City Royals took the San Francisco Giants to a Game 7 but lost the deciding game, 3-2, giving the Giants their third championship in five years. Florida State won college football's national championship with a 34-31 victory over Auburn, scoring the winning touchdown with just 13 seconds remaining in the game.
In college basketball, seventh-seeded Connecticut completed their surprising run through the NCAA tournament with a 60-54 win over Kentucky in the championship game. Pro basketball's San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in a five-game NBA Finals, taking the deciding game by a 104-87 score. In youth sports, 13-year-old Mo'ne Davis made worldwide headlines by pitching a shutout in the Little League's World Series. During her Philadelphia team's 4-0 victory over a team from Tennessee, she became the first girl to throw a shutout in the event's history.