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Peru are a team transformed and ageing Chile have no answer in Copa America semifinal

[ad_1] In March, after Peru had beaten Paraguay and lost to El Salvador, coach Ricardo Gareca mused that his team "are capable of playing anyone on equal terms. But any other team can do the same to us, and can beat us." The Copa America has provided plenty of evidence that he was correct.In their first four games, Peru had only found the target in one. Moreover, in each of
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Matt Stonie has his eyes on you, Joey Chestnut

[ad_1] Some people eat to live. Some people live to eat. And some people crush 14.5 pounds of birthday cake in 8 minutes just because they can.Meet Matt Stonie, professional eater, owner of 14 competitive eating records and the last guy to beat Joey Chestnut at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. He's consumed 85 MoonPies in eight minutes, 255 Peeps in five minutes and an entire McDonald's Happy Meal

Cubs affiliate apologizes for mocking Kaepernick

[ad_1] A Chicago Cubs minor league affiliate has apologized and deleted a tweet mocking former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.A day after Nike recalled a sneaker that featured an early American flag at Kaepernick's urging, the Double-A Tennessee Smokies drew the 13-star symbol on their infield Wednesday and tweeted images of it."Hey @Kaepernick7 after a lot of thought, we have decided it's best to just do it. #America," the tweet said.The
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Friendly fire – The Tour de France will be a battle between teammates

[ad_1] When you're the defending champion of the Tour de France, and the riders who finished second through fourth behind you won't be on the start line for the upcoming event, a repeat victory might ordinarily be considered a sure thing.This year's race, which starts Saturday in Brussels, is shaping up to be anything but ordinary. And in pro cycling, there's no such thing as a sure thing.There are two

Wolves get Layman in sign-and-trade with Blazers

[ad_1] Portland Trail Blazers restricted free-agent forward Jake Layman has agreed to a three-year, $11.5 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN.The deal will be part of a sign-and-trade that the Blazers agreed upon to accommodate Layman's desire to join the Timberwolves. Minnesota had the ability to sign Layman to an offer sheet, and Portland's president of basketball operations allowed Layman the chance
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Does Verstappen need to leave Red Bull to secure a title?

[ad_1] The Austrian Grand Prix saw Mercedes finally falter as a fantastic battle between Red Bull and Ferrari unfolded at the front. ESPN F1 writers Laurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders join columnists Maurice Hamilton and Kate Walker in discussing the biggest talking points from the weekend at the Red Bull Ring.Does Max Verstappen need to leave Red Bull to win his first title?Max Verstappen won the first race of the
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Record-setting Kentucky QB Lorenzen dies at 38

[ad_1] Former Kentucky and NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen died Wednesday after a battle with cardiac and renal issues. He was 38.Lorenzen, who battled weight issues both during and after his playing career, was hospitalized last week."It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past 6 days," Lorenzen's mother, Janet
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‘It’s a joke’ Torres not on All-Star team

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continues to be an American League All-Star Game snub, and his manager is extremely upset about it."It's a joke that he's not on that team," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before his team's Subway Series meeting with the crosstown New York Mets on Wednesday. "Gleyber Torres not an All-Star? You can kick rocks on that one. That's ridiculous."Torres, who appeared in his
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Why the Netherlands shouldn’t be overlooked in World Cup final against USWNT

[ad_1] 1:54 PM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).LYON, France -- The goal came from the unlikeliest of places. After nearly 100 minutes of grueling, defensive football, and in the first half of the first overtime in Women's World Cup history,