Adidas wins the World Cup, and five other things to know Thursday morning

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Adidas scores as Argentina advances to face Germany in World Cup final
Argentina beat the Netherlands in penalty kicks on Wednesday to advance to the finals of the World Cup against Germany. But the real winner is Adidas, who makes the jerseys of both finalists. US-based Nike has the rights to the shirts of Brazil and the Netherlands, who will face off for third place on Saturday.

Argentina star Lionel Messi is also one of Adidas’ high-profile endorsers.

The German sportswear and gear brand also signed the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Andrew Wiggins, the first player taken in the NBA Draft last month, to its roster of athletes on Wednesday.

Five other things to know on Thursday:

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