18 Sep

Update on the latest in sports:

first_img May 4, 2020 Update on the latest in sports: Associated Press Keough spent 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the 1977 A’s and playing for the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs before ending up with the Astros in 1986. He was an All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and led the American League with 18 losses in 1982.Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA in 215 big league games, including 175 starts.Keough pitched in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers from 1987-90, going 45-44 with a 3.73 ERA.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSChiefs work out deal with undrafted PattersonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up additional quarterback depth by working out a contract with undrafted free agent Shea Patterson.center_img The Associated Press reported last week that Edmonton and Toronto were being looked at as possible “hockey pod” cities that could host the remainder of the NHL season during the summer months. Games would be played in air-conditioned arenas without fans.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR had been scheduled to race Sunday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has consistently been the best of the NASCAR professionals in simulated racing. Hendrick drivers have won four straight iRacing events, including Alex Bowman’s victory last week at virtual Talladega Superspeedway.— A team executive in the Premier League says the EPL could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.— Italy’s Serie A soccer clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government. The government had said last week that athletes in individual sports could resume training today and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers. Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. — Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training today as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the pandemic. The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities. The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.— A men’s pole vault competition featuring three of the event’s biggest names has resulted in a tie for the gold medal. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France each cleared a height of 16 feet 36 times over a span of 30 minutes Sunday. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times. Each man competed from his own backyard.MLB-OBIT-KEOUGHMatt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough (KEE’-oh) has died at age 64. The former Michigan signal-caller started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year and finished with 45 scoring passes with the Wolverines.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL border battle?UNDATED (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into Canada should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic. Trudeau says anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner. However, he adds that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered.last_img read more

17 Sep

SU vs. Georgetown rivalry spills into new conference; Lade comfortable in return

first_imgKeogh, who had four goals already on the day, had enough room to wind up and rip a shot into the top corner of the goal, putting Syracuse up 8-4. Facebook Twitter Google+ Lade feels good in return Comments Syracuse’s win against Georgetown marked the first Big East conference game in Orange history. And any time the Orange and Hoyas get together, people tend to pay attention. ‘I think as long as I’ve seen Syracuse lacrosse play, that’s one of the things that we’re known for,’ he said. ‘We try to push transition and we try to get unsettled situations. …I think that’s what Syracuse is known for.’ With 12:45 remaining in the game the Hoyas trailed 11-7, but a Stephen Keogh penalty put the Hoyas in a man advantage situation. Georgetown set up their offense and passed the ball around behind the net. Lade stepped in, intercepted the pass and gave it up to John Galloway who cleared the ball to Joel White. After spending the first three games on the sideline, junior defenseman John Lade returned to the offense against the Hoyas. He warmed up against Virginia, but did not feel it was ready to go. ‘I think the Big East having lacrosse now is a very good thing,’ he said. ‘…I think it helps the sport. A conference like the Big East, which is a nationally recognized conference, has the sport of lacrosse. And I suspect that Notre Dame, Georgetown, Syracuse and others will make a good accounting of themselves.’ He spent most of the day shadowing Hoya leading scorer Craig Dowd, holding him scoreless. And when he was not checking Dowd, Lade got his fair share of time on Ryan Shuler, who provided much of the Hoya offense on the day with two goals. ‘The offense did a great job all game keeping us in it and then the defense really played well too,’ said Lade. Longstick midfielder Joel White picked up the loose ball and rolled it to junior Jeremy Thompson. Thompson found Amidon in the middle of the field and he fired a shot into the back of the net. All that only ten seconds into the fourth. Lade certainly did not look like he had nursed a thigh injury for three games. And he didn’t feel like it either. Many of the Orange’s scores came on transition opportunities or other unsettled situations. For head coach John Desko, that doesn’t come as a surprise. Transition Gamecenter_img He poked the ball out of a Hoya stick, picked it up and took off down the middle of the field. He dished it off to Josh Amidon, who found Stephen Keogh at the left hash about 10 yards from the cage. zjbrown@syr.edurestern@syr.edu A little more than five minutes into the second quarter, junior midfielder Tim Harder turned a Georgetown turnover into instant offense. ‘That’s what our team’s good at,’ Amidon said. ‘We just capitalized on it.’ ‘You could have Georgetown playing Syracuse in pinochle halfway down Route 81 and get a lot of people interested in what’s going on,’ Georgetown head coach Dave Urick said. SU got out on the break whenever it had the opportunity. Faceoff wins turned into quick scores and Georgetown mistakes led directly to Orange goals. ‘I felt great out there,’ Lade said. ‘I love playing with these guys and it just felt great to play with them again.’ And his first game of the season was anything but a gradual comeback.  Syracuse players and coaches have said throughout the year that they aren’t really sure that being in the Big East means much this year, especially without an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the conference winner. Though the Hoyas offense started slow, they unleashed for 22 second half shots and had four man-up opportunities over the final 30 minutes. Tough defense was key for the Orange in a second half where offense was hard to come by. But Urick believes that it’s good to have Syracuse and Georgetown playing each other in a conference setting. Published on March 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm After a sloppy third quarter that was largely controlled by the Hoyas, Syracuse stole away the momentum with a quick score of the faceoff.last_img read more

16 Sep

Eric Dungey forced to take over Syracuse football running game in 28-9 loss to Wake Forest

first_img Published on October 9, 2016 at 2:10 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Eric Dungey scrambled to his left and tried to shove Wake Forest linebacker Marquel Lee back with a stiff arm to the facemask. But like what happened five times in the game, Dungey wound up on the ground for a sack.It was the second sack in three plays and derailed a promising Syracuse drive that started at its 9 and got as far as the WFU 36 while SU was down by five with 10 minutes left in the game.To SU’s (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) detriment, Dungey was sent running throughout the game. Whether it was to avoid pass rushers on protection breakdowns or designed runs, Dungey was the offensive workhorse for a unit that had its worst outing of the season thanks in part to rainy and windy conditions. The offense did not throw downfield and struggled in blitz pickups, ultimately falling to Wake Forest (5-1, 2-1), 28-9, at BB&T Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday.Dungey threw the ball only 25 times for 156 yards. SU had just one pass of more than 15 yards.“I got banged up a little bit,” Dungey said of the hits he took. “But I was fine the next play.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHeavy rain and wind persisted throughout the first half, forcing the game to go on the ground. But Wake Forest’s blitzes on first and second down sometimes caught the Orange off guard, forcing Syracuse into passing plays on third down.SU was 0-for-3 on third downs in its first three drives, forcing three-and-outs. Dungey was sacked on one and came up well short on runs on the two others.“There were some blitzes that we saw that we physically didn’t get to enough … guys not executing,” head coach Dino Babers said.When the handoffs to the running backs didn’t work, Syracuse opted to use Dungey’s legs.On Syracuse’s drive to take a 9-7 lead in the second quarter, Dungey did the legwork.In a five wide receiver set, he ran around the right side of the line and slid forward on two knees after gaining 6 yards. He followed that up with a pass that Kendall Moore dropped, but then on third down took a designed run to the left side 27 yards thanks to a block by receiver Ervin Philips.It was a Dungey run that moved the Orange into the red zone on that touchdown drive.Excluding a play on the first drive where Dungey dropped the snap and his sacks, he ran the ball 12 times for 69 yards — the same number of rushes as starting running back Dontae Strickland.The number of hits Dungey took effected him, though, Babers said.“I think the young man got hit a little bit tonight,” Babers said. “He got hit a lot. There were a lot of pressures up the middle and even when he was getting the ball off those guys were in the vicinity so to speak.”After Dungey was driven to the ground along SU’s sideline on a fumble return that put Wake Forest ahead 28-9, he didn’t return for the Orange’s last drive. The weight of the offense was finally off his feet. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

9 Sep

NPFL: Rivers Utd Protests Non-payment of 2014/15 Sign on Fees

first_imgRivers United FC players abandoned training on Tuesday to stage a peaceful protest at the Government House in Port Harcourt over the non-payment of their sign on fees for the 2014/2015 season.The some of the players carried placard with various inscriptions asking the government to pay up the outstanding monies owed them. Some of the placards read: ‘We don’t have pension. Pay us our money’, ‘Give us what we worked for.’Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Woke, later met the protesting players.Although a source hinted that the governor approved the payment of the sign-on fee six months ago, the players concerned expressed worries over the delay in the payment of the money.“I see no reason why they have not paid us when the governor has ordered them to do so. We want answers and keeping quiet will not resolve the issue for us,” revealed one of the players. Spokesman of the team, Sammy Wejinya, however said that no player of Rivers United has ever been owed salaries.“No player of Rivers United has ever been owed salaries. These were monies owed in 2014, to players of Sharks and Dolphins FCs, by the previous administration,” observed Wejinya.Rivers United barely escaped relegation in the 15th position last season after they finished runners-up the previous term.Another club owned by a state government is on the verge of taking to the stress to protest poor funding.Sunshine Stars of Akure who escaped relegation on the last day of the 2016/17 Premier League season, is facing a severe financial crisis.Sunshine is owing its players salaries, forcing some of them to dump the side for other clubs.The NPFL new season is scheduled to kick off on January 14 but Sunshine, who will travel to Owerri to take on Heartland, is allegedly unsure about honouring the encounter as the team’s financial crisis worsens.Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was reported recently to have ordered the Ministry of Sports and Youths Development and the Ondo State Football Agency to seek ways of funding the club outside the government.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

28 Aug

All set for 2nd Baby Jet Promotion bouts

first_imgAll is set for the much anticipated 2nd Boxing Bonanza by Baby Jet Promotions with the WBA International/WBO Africa Super Featherweight Championship bout between tough talking Emmanuel Tagoe and Filipino Robald Pontillas being the main event of the evening.If the weigh-in session which attracted hundreds of fans of the boxers on the bill was anything to go by, then fans are in for a real treat. The Filipino who has a lot of respect for his opponent though is confident of his chances later this evening.“I saw the bout between George Ashie and Emmanuel Tagoe on Youtube and I think he is a very good fighter. I came here to win and I am going to do my best come tomorrow”.Security has been a major concern ahead of events of this magnitude but CEO of Baby Promotions, Samuel Anim Addo insists that adequate security measures are in place to forestall any unforeseen circumstances.“We have organized the Military Police and other security personnel to make sure that no one misbehaves. That is the area that we want to improve from our first promotions. We want the fans to come in and enjoy themselves and I can confidently say that patrons would have their monies worth.”Other bouts on the bill include the International Lightweight Championship over eight rounds between George Ashie and Michael Odhiambo from Kenya. Michael Ansah will take on Abraham Osei-Bonsu in the National Super Featherweight Championship while Isaac Quaye will face off against Abmer Shidju of Namibia in a Commonwealth Flyweight final Eliminator.Osumanu Akaba and Prince Dzanie are also set to feature on the bill with organizers set to spice the event with performances from the Nation’s top musical artistes.Tickets will be going for between GHC 10.00 and 50.00 with gates set to open at 7:00 pm sharp.last_img read more

26 Aug

Lakers’ Anthony Brown credits Luke Walton for confidence in his shooting

first_imgYet, Brown has encountered a precarious position. The difference between an efficient performance (4-of-4 vs. Sacramento on Oct. 4) and a poor showing (1 of 5 vs. Denver on Oct. 7) could depend on how much a handful of shots go in the basket. He also has few opportunities to build a rhythm. “I’d be lying if I said I don’t think about it,” Brown said. “If you only get three or four shots, you want to make a good percentage. You know you’re not getting 15 or 20 where you’re evening it out. But at the same time, you have to let it go and let it fly.”Walton, who played as reserve in his 10-year NBA career, understands the difficult job description.“It is hard, especially for a shooter not to know how many shots you’re going to get or when they’re going to come,” Walton said. “Maybe you’re going to play or maybe you’re not. You have to always be ready. I think he’s done a good job. He never complains. He works.”Joking aroundThe Lakers used to feel frustrated with Nick Young’s defense. Now they have become so impressed, they have started to joke about his potential.His teammates have jokingly likened Young to other former and current NBA defensive specialists, including Bruce Bowen, Gary Payton, Dennis Rodman and Tony Allen. “He’s been doing a great job, but I don’t have any comparisons for him on defense,” Walton said. “I’m just happy he’s playing it.”Lakers forward Larry Nance Jr. offered a warning, though. “If Nick ever stole a rebound from me, I’d trip him as we run up and down the court,” Nance said. “He knows better. Plus he can’t jump that high.” The positive reinforcement touched D’Angelo Russell, who feels emboldened as the Lakers’ leader. It assuaged Jordan Clarkson, who has accepted a bench role without complaint. It motivated Brandon Ingram, who has viewed his reserve role less as a demotion and more as a drive to improve.It turns out Luke Walton’s coaching approach has even extended toward players low on the depth chart. With second-year forward Anthony Brown facing inconsistency last season with his outside shooting, Walton has outlined one specific message. “Even if you make 50 in a row or miss 50 in a row,” Walton told Brown, “keep shooting it.”It seems highly unlikely Brown will have the luxury of experiencing such elation or agony. He averaged 3.16 points on a 46.6 percent clip in only 8.3 minutes per contest through six preseason appearances. Like in exhibition play, Brown will enter the Lakers’ season opener on Wednesday against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center fighting for playing time behind a prized rookie (Ingram) and a steady veteran (Luol Deng).“So there’s only so many minutes out there,” Walton said. “But he’s been very solid.” But after averaging four points on 31 percent shooting in 20.7 minutes his rookie season, Brown attributed Walton’s message toward boosting his relatively improved efficiency. “The biggest difference is knowing that it doesn’t matter if I’m not playing or I’m playing in the whole game,” said Brown, a former standout at Ocean View High School. “Coach still has the belief in me that I can shoot the ball.”Whether Brown can shoot the ball consistently this season will likely determine the significance of his role, let alone whether the Lakers will retain his two-year contract worth a guaranteed $2 million. The Lakers had selected Brown with the No. 34 pick in the 2015 NBA draft after shooting 41.1 percent from 3-point range his previous two seasons at Stanford.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

16 Aug

Sonny Gray’s gem shows he’s far from done, but his redemption path remains muddled

first_imgYankees general manager Brian Cashman may not have intended his comments about Sonny Gray last year to be personal, but he likely left a bruise with the remarks he made during and after the right-hander’s 2018 season.It’s frustrating because obviously we certainly expected more and better. It’s been a while now so it makes you wonder (whether the pressure is too much for him).It’s probably best to try somewhere else.Cashman had reason to be miffed: Gray posted a 4.51 ERA in his season-and-a-half in New York, and he rarely appeared comfortable when pitching at home. The Yankees gave up a haul of minor league talent to acquire the starter from the A’s.In the end, Cashman supplied the 5-10 hurler, who has faced persistent doubt regarding his stature and mentality, significant motivation this year and beyond. That fuel seems to have boosted Gray, now with the Reds, during his bounceback campaign. He’s sporting a 3.59 ERA this year and striking out more batters than ever.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNGray tossed eight shutout innings Wednesday against the Brewers and struck out a career-high 12. Not usually very expressive, he punched his hand into his glove and screamed while walking off the mound upon finishing his last frame.“I got an extra pep in my step when (fans) were giving me a little love,” Gray told reporters of the Cincinnati crowd. “I was glad I could do what I could to give it back. That was a really cool exchange, just a really fun moment.”Sonny Gray: 8 innings, 12 strikeouts, no runs.How about that?pic.twitter.com/kh8qz4kAhO— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019Reds manager David Bell said after the game he had considered removing Gray with the tying run at first base in the eighth, then peered into the pitcher’s determined face and changed his mind.That faith was rewarded.Most of the year, in fact, Gray has been at his best in tied or one-run games. He has also been solid at Great American Ball Park, a venue geared toward hitters.N A S T Y.pic.twitter.com/3M3OMZiRdR— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019That’s not to say New York will miss Gray or that Cashman will ever feel regret. Midseason success in Cincinnati can’t alter the perception that Gray couldn’t cut it in the Big Apple, no matter how dominant he has looked at times this year. Do remember, though, that this is someone who has been elite before in the regular season, finishing third in Cy Young voting in 2015, and in the postseason, besting Justin Verlander in Game 2 of the 2013 ALDS as a rookie in Oakland. There is substance to his body of work despite how the past couple of campaigns have gone.Maybe he’ll get to pitch for a contender again — either through trade or a Reds upswing — and attempt to replicate his heroics with the A’s rather than his disappointment in New York.Only that spotlight, which set in motion Gray’s rise before prompting his downfall, could yield redemption. Everything in between is just preparation.last_img read more

12 Aug

Local Publix employee tests positive for the Coronavirus

first_imgA Publix in West Boca Raton has undergone a deep cleaning of it’s establishment after one if it’s employees tested positive for the coronavirus.The employee worked at the store on the corner of Clint Moore Road and U.S. Highway 441.“The store has completed a disinfection-level deep cleaning in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in addition to our daily cleaning and sanitation protocols,” Publix spokeswoman Nicole Krauss told our news partners at WPTV.Publix also announced on Monday that it will supply employees with facemask and gloves which they can choose to wear if it makes them feel more comfortable. They also reported, however, that they have a limited supply of gloves for associates and that they will not supply masks as they are in short supply and are needed for medical staff.Some stores have also begun putting up plexiglass barriers between cashiers and customers to prevent the spread of the virus.last_img read more

31 May

Lloris, Alli and Sanchez not in Tottenham squad for Leicester clash

first_imgTOTTENHAM trio Hugo Lloris, Dele Alli and Davinson Sanchez have not been named in the squad for the Leicester game.Lloris, who played in the 2-2 Champions League draw at Olympiakos, has been granted time away to be with his wife, who has just given birth.#THFC: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lamela, Son, Kane (C).Latest odds from @WilliamHill (18+)https://t.co/MXaAmtlPLX#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/nLMngnyZl9— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 21, 2019 Alli and Sanchez also both played in that game – with the former coming off in the second half for Erik Lamela.Four years ago Alli scored his first ever goal for Spurs away at Leicester – but he has been denied the opportunity to net again at the King Power Stadium.The England midfielder has only just returned after a spell out injured but it is not known whether this is the reason for his omission.Sanchez was played out of position at right-back against Olympiakos and unsurprisingly didn’t have his best game.ALL CHANGE FOR POCHETTINOFrench international Serge Aurier returns to the starting XI for the visit to Leicester to take that position.Harry Kane will captain Maurico Pochettino’s side in the hope that they can get over their slow start to the season.And the England star was seething after seeing his boys throw away a two-goal lead to the Greek side.Kane, 26, said: “That’s the hard part to get your head around because we’re not young any more, we’re not inexperienced. We’ve played in a big games for club and country.”I can see why the manager is frustrated because he’s been here for six years now and we’re still making similar mistakes to the ones we were in his first year.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer“We’ve got to find a way to get around it, improve and get better. That’s all we can try to do.”Pochettino ripped into his players after the 2-2 draw, accusing them of lacking fight and not following his game plan.And the gaffer has responded with some interesting changes to the starting XI for their Prem clash in the Midlands.2 Hugo Lloris has been granted time away to be wife his wife, who has just given birthCredit: Getty Images – Getty2 Dele Alli is also missing from the Spurs squad that has travelled to LeicesterCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

18 Jan

Belgium eliminates Brazil from World Cup, wins 2-1

first_imgView comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil France advances to World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0 Brazil’s Neymar reacts during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)KAZAN, Russia — Belgium reached the World Cup semifinals for the first time in 32 years by holding off five-time champion Brazil 2-1 Friday, sending Neymar home without living up to the expectations of being soccer’s most expensive player.Kevin De Bruyne put Belgium up 2-0 by completing a counterattack led by Romelu Lukaku in the 31st minute.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West The opener came after a bit of good fortune. Fernandinho’s trailing arm inadvertently helped Belgium captain Vincent Kompany’s header land in his own net in the 13th.As Belgium lost cohesiveness in the second half and Brazil’s changes stirred the team, substitute Renato Augusto reduced the deficit with a header in the 76th.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne, 2nd right, scores his side’s second goal during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)But it was too late for Brazil to muster an equalizer as efforts to force the game into extra time were thwarted by Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.Belgium will face France in the semifinals on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more