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Brazil and Tite live to play again, but their ‘first-goal’ problem persists

[ad_1] Gabriel Jesus finally put the ball in the back of the net in a major tournament. It will not count as a goal in the record books -- but it ensured that Brazil beat Paraguay in the penalty shootout to make it through to the last four of the Copa America after regulation time ended in a 0-0 draw.Lightning came close to striking for the third time. Paraguay eliminated
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Stricker, Tom shared US Senior Open lead at Notre Dame

[ad_1] SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Defending champion David Toms was looking for a good start in the U.S. Senior Open. Steve Stricker was looking for a fresh start. Both got what they wanted Thursday with rounds of 8-under 62 to share the lead in an opening round that yielded a record number of scores under par on rain-softened Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame. “I saw some good scores
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Steve Stricker shoots 8-under par in the opening round of the 2019 U.S. Senior Open

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Megan Rapinoe’s greatest heartbreak — and hope

[ad_1] DAYS BEFORE THE first game of the 2019 Women's World Cup, Brian Rapinoe jokingly texted his sister, Megan Rapinoe -- co-captain and star midfielder for the U.S. women's national team: "Megs, breaks my heart that you couldn't fly me out for an all-expenses-paid trip to France." She shot back: "Oh yeah, so sad I couldn't pamper you for a month in France."An hour before kickoff against Thailand on June
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How each top CFB contender can win the national title

[ad_1] 10:00 AM ETBill ConnellyESPN Flash back to this time last year. Think of all the things we didn't know about the quarterback position alone. What was Clemson's plan regarding Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence? Georgia's plan with Jake Fromm and Justin Fields? Notre Dame's with Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book? Was Tua Tagovailoa truly ready to be a star at Alabama? How much might Oklahoma's offense regress with Kyler
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MLB asks about HR Derby ‘every year’

[ad_1] ANAHEIM, Calif. -- No, Mike Trout will not be participating in this year's Home Run Derby. Yes, Major League Baseball keeps trying."Every year," Trout said. "Every year they ask me."Trout, an All-Star starter for the seventh consecutive year after leading the sport in fan votes, has always declined to take part in the event. But he has never ruled out the possibility of someday changing his mind, even now."Maybe
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What a move to the Big East means for UConn women’s basketball

[ad_1] 1:20 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.It isn't the dream that UConn women's basketball fans wanted -- going to the ACC -- but the move to the "new" Big East is still a good thing for the Huskies program, both for the immediate future
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All-Star starters revealed – Astros lead with three

[ad_1] The Houston Astros lead all teams with three starters for this year's All-Star Game, after all the votes were tallied Thursday in Major League Baseball's new "Starters Election."Houston's Alex Bregman, the runaway winner at third base for the American League, will be joined in the starting lineup by Astros teammates George Springer and Michael Brantley, the latter of whom edged the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge by less than
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Nate Lashley shoots 63 to take Rocket Mortgage Classic lead

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Nate Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a 9-under 63 and the first-round lead Thursday in the Rocket Mortgage Classic, the PGA Tour’s first event in Detroit. The 36-year-old Lashley had the lowest score in his PGA Tour career, a day after getting a spot at Detroit Golf Club as an alternate. Ranked 353rd in the world and No.
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Famed ‘Hoop Dreams’ coach Pingatore dies at 83

[ad_1] WESTCHESTER, Ill. -- Gene Pingatore, the winningest boys' basketball coach in Illinois history who gained national attention when he appeared in the 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams,'' has died. He was 83.Ronald Hoover, principal at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, says Pingatore died Wednesday at home.At the time of his death, he was preparing for his 51st season coaching at the suburban Chicago school.Gene Pingatore, shown here coaching at