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  • 28 Jan
    导出博客文章MANAUS, Brazil -- In the first few moments Hope Solo had to reflect following
    the U.S. teams 2-2 draw with Colombia on Tuesday, she already had perspective on
    the two goals that Catalina Usme got past her.Ive been around the game long
    enough to know that its part of the position, Solo said. I dont wish it on
    anybody. Being a goalkeeper is extremely difficult. But Ive been around long
    enough to know that these things do happen, theyve happened to me before.You
    just hope that they happen few and far between.The draw, while disappointing,
    did not have much impact on the defending Olympic champions. The United States
    still emerged at the top of Group G and will play Sweden in Brasilia on Friday
    in the quarterfinals.Usme beat Solo with a pair of free kicks. The first, in the
    26th minute, was Colombias first ever Olympic goal, and first ever goal against
    the United States.The second came from a tight angle as time ran out.I have also
    learned to have a short-term memory, Solo said. So Im just going to put this
    behind me and move on, because theres going to be some great football in the
    coming games and Im going to have to come up big and keep our team in it.At 18,
    Mallory Pugh became the youngest player to score for the United States in an
    Olympics with her goal in the 59th minute, giving the Americans a 2-1 lead.
    Olympic newcomer Crystal Dunn also scored.The U.S. womens team, the reigning
    World Cup champions, is vying for its fourth straight Olympic gold medal.It is
    what it is, United States captain Carli Lloyd said. Id rather two goals get let
    in like that in this game, than in a quarterfinal, a semifinal or a final match.
    Do we all know that we can play a lot better? Of course. But we met our
    objective and its important to stay positive and take what we can out of these
    games.Pugh came into the game as a first-half substitute for midfielder Megan
    Rapinoe, who played in her first match since having ACL surgery in December.In
    addition to Rapinoe, United States coach Jill Ellis made several other changes
    to her starting lineup, sitting regular starters Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and
    Meghan Klingenberg. Julie Johnston, who sat out the second game with groin
    injury, was also on the bench.Morgan came in after the half for Lloyd. Pugh, who
    hurt her ankle in the 2-0 opening win against New Zealand, went in when Rapinoe
    was pulled in the 33rd minute as temperatures hovered in the upper 80s.I felt
    really good, Rapinoe said. A little rusty in certain moments. I still have to
    get that game fitness back, but overall I felt really good.The match in Brazils
    Amazon rainforest was an announced sellout, with many fans awaiting the late
    game between host Brazil and South Africa. The crowd was squarely on the side of
    the underdog Colombians from the start and cheered wildly when Usme scored her
    first goal. The free kick bounced between Solos legs.The fans also taunted Solo
    by chanting Zika! Zika! The jeers have accompanied the U.S. goalkeeper
    throughout the Olympic tournament because of posts she made on social media
    about the virus that is spread by mosquitoes.Usmes goals were just the fifth and
    sixth that Solo has allowed this year. The veteran goalkeeper, who has a record
    102 shutouts in international play, had not allowed a goal in the first two
    Olympic matches.The most important thing for me is not the goals or the making
    history, Usme said. The most important thing is the teamwork.Dunn, playing in
    her first Olympics with the national team, tied the match with a rebound after
    Lloyds shot bounced off the crossbar in the 41st minute. Pughs goal slid between
    numerous Colombia players before finding the back of the net in the second half
    and it looked as if the Americans might escape Manaus with a win.Colombia had
    already been eliminated from the Olympics with losses in its first two matches.
    On Monday, coach Fabian Taborda said Usme had an injured left knee, while Lady
    Andrade and Carolina Arias were suffering from exhaustion. But all three
    started.Colombia is considered one of South Americas top teams, along with
    neighboring Brazil. Las Cafeteras, as theyre known, surprised many when they
    advanced to the knockout round in the World Cup last year.The Amazonia Arena was
    built for the mens World Cup in 2014. Since then, the stadium has seen few big
    events, except for some lower-division soccer matches and religious events,
    until the Olympics.The crowd of more than 42,000, unheard of for a womens match
    in Brazil, was electric when the home team took the field in the late match.
    Many in the crowd sported No. 10 jerseys, a nod to five-time FIFA World Player
    of the Year Marta.The Brazilians played to a 0-0 draw with South Africa and will
    face Australia in a quarterfinal match on Friday in Belo Horizonte. The
    Australians defeated Zimbabwe 6-1 in Salvador, led by Michelle Heymans two
    goals.Melissa Tancredi scored both goals as Canada defeated Germany 2-1 in
    Brasilia on the final day of group play. The 10th-ranked Canadians will face No.
    3 France in a quarterfinal match in Sao Paulo on Friday. Les Bleus defeated New
    Zealand 3-0 in Salvador on Tuesday.Germany advanced to face China in a
    quarterfinal match in Salvador. The Chinese played to a 0-0 draw with Sweden
    late Tuesday.
    . -- Whether Jeremy Hill deserves a prominent role in LSUs offence this early in
    the season is a matter for debate.
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    of 1-1-2 while the Jets fall to 2-2. Jets start a six game home stand Friday
    with another divisional game, home to the Dallas Stars.
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    during the first half of a 22-20 overtime loss at Miami on Thursday night. The
    medical staff initially thought hed torn the ligament, and the test a day later
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    . PETERSBURG, Fla. RIO DE JANEIRO -- It didnt take long for Justin Gatlins name
    to get dragged into the doping drama swirling at the Olympics.No big deal to
    Gatlin.The sprinter considered the best threat to stop Usain Bolt in the
    100-meter final Sunday told The Associated Press hes not paying attention to
    what people are saying about him, and is not concerned with those who think he
    doesnt belong here.At the end of the day, the time has been served. Ive served
    that time, the 34-year-old Gatlin told AP on Wednesday. Ive dealt with that
    punishment. Ive moved forward.Not everyone else has.Gatlin, who won gold at 100
    meters at the 2004 Olympics, has been caught using banned substances twice. The
    first was for amphetamines, though arbitrators determined he didnt use them for
    doping but to treat attention deficit disorder. The second came for excessive
    testosterone in 2006 and resulted in a four-year ban.His name almost always
    comes up in the debate over how past dopers should be treated. In Rio, it
    surfaced in the wake of American swimmer Lilly Kings finger-wagging display
    toward Yulia Efimova, the Russian who was allowed to compete after a last-minute
    appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.Like Gatlin, Efimova has served a
    doping ban but was reinstated.But in refusing to bar the entire Russian team
    from the Olympics after investigations detailed state-sponsored doping in the
    country, the IOC put in a special caveat: Any Russian who had been previously
    banned for doping was not welcome.That rule was overturned by CAS, which had
    made similar decisions in previous cases, saying athletes cant be punished twice
    for the same offense.Kings criticism of Efimova -- and her icy stares toward the
    Russian before the two squared off in the pool -- instantly made King a voice in
    support of clean athletes everywhere.The dispute led to King, and many others,
    being asked if it was fair that Gatlin was ccompeting.ddddddddddddDo I think
    people who have been caught doping should be on the team? They shouldnt. It is
    unfortunate we have to see that, King said.But, King said, she had to respect
    the rules.Same with sprinter Michael Johnson, the four-time Olympic gold
    medalist, who was asked whether Gatlin should be here.The issue people need to
    understand is that youre not going to solve the problem by pointing the finger
    at an athlete and making that athlete the villain, Johnson said, talking in
    general about athletes with violations.The athlete has been a villain and
    certainly has done damage to the sport. ... I dont appreciate that. But the
    athletes not the one thats making the rules that allows him to get back on the
    track or back in the pool, or back on the field.Gatlin does not see himself as a
    villain -- and does not buy into the now-hackneyed portrayal of him vs. Bolt as
    tracks version of Good vs. Evil.People want to label people and thats all they
    want to do, Gatlin said. They dont want to get to know them, they dont want to
    understand the story, in-depth.Though many of the headlines deride him, Gatlin
    insists hes popular in the athletes village.So many people have come up to me in
    the village and the cafeteria, showing me love, wanting me to go out there and
    do the best, be the best, he said. Taking pictures and everything. I get love,
    man.How will the fans -- and media -- react when he hits the track Saturday for
    the start of the mens 100?Hes not concerned.Ive worked hard, all the way from
    the bottom when I had nothing, Gatlin said. I worked hard to work back to where
    Im at now. I dont understand. The system has worked. I think people need to stop
    looking at trying to be the judge, the jury and executioner and let the system
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