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Ronaldo made World Cup history as Portugal beat Ghana 3-2

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – Cristiano Ronaldo made World Cup history by becoming the first man to score in five World Cups with a penalty kick in the 65th minute of a 3-2 win over Ghana. Andre Ayew scored Ghana’s equalizer eight minutes later, but Joao Felix took the lead for Portugal in the 78th and Rafael Leao added a third. Osman Bukari reduced Ghana’s deficit in the 89th. 37-year-old Ronaldo scored a goal in the World Cup for the first time in 2006. He has been trying to showcase his talents to potential new clubs after his contract with Manchester United fell through this week.

World Cup Spectator’s Guide: USA Will Try To Repeat 1950 Shock

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — When the United States faced England for the first time in the World Cup, the hastily assembled American squad was a ragtag group of a mail carrier, a gravedigger, a dishwasher and a school teacher. The 1-0 score in 1950 has been compared to the Miracle on Ice victory over the Soviet Union in the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics as one of the greatest moments in American sports history. The difference between the two national soccer teams is not as great as it will be in 72 years when England and the United States play in Group B on Friday. Wales play Iran, Qatar play Senegal and the Netherlands play Ecuador in other games.

Embolo doesn’t celebrate scoring a goal and winning the World Cup for Switzerland

AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) – Breel Embolo’s goal gave Switzerland a 1-0 win over Cameroon at the World Cup. Embolo kept his promise not to celebrate scoring against his home country. The Swiss striker scored in the 48th minute from Xherdan Shaqiri’s low pass. Embolo raised his hand in an apologetic gesture as his teammates ran past the penalty area. The 25-year-old striker left Cameroon with his family at the age of 5. Cameroon coach Rigobert Song says: “I would have liked him to be with me, but it didn’t happen.”

South Korea held Uruguay to a 0-0 draw at the World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) – South Korea and Uruguay finished the World Cup with a 0-0 draw. The draw at the Education City Stadium was another early World Cup match. Argentina and Germany both lost their opening matches in huge upsets. South Korean striker Son Hyun-min was wearing a mask to protect his fractured left eye socket and his team always seemed more likely to score against the experienced Uruguayans. But Uruguay had their best chances in a match that had few chances to score. Diego Godin hit the post in the 43rd minute and Federico Valverde hit the crossbar in the 89th minute.

Inflation or not, the value of professional sports teams is on the rise

Inflation does not hurt the money of sports team owners. In fact, it might help. While the super-rich may have to pay a little more for their eggs at the grocery store — just like everyone else — inflation is unlikely to affect the performance of their athletic properties. Sports business experts say the added cost of managing teams is like a rounding error for multi-billion dollar teams. And when the stock market is sour, sports teams can hold their value better than other investments. There are currently several major professional teams in the market, including English Premier League teams Manchester United and Liverpool. If the NFL’s Washington Cardinals are sold, it could break the record for the highest price for a sports team.

White stepped in and focused on giving the Jets a “fighting chance.”

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) – Mike White has made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So stepping in for a struggling Zach Wilson and trying to spark a stalled offense seems like a no-brainer for the New York Jets’ new starting quarterback. White faces Chicago on Sunday, more than a year since he was briefly a folk hero. Fans chanted his name in an October 2021 win over Cincinnati, and White set the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a player’s first start with 37. He says he will focus on beating the Bears and giving the Jets a fighting chance.

England are afraid to play against the USA in the World Cup

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England scored six goals in their World Cup opener against Iran, but it was two goals that worried coach Gareth Southgate and gave the United States hope. The tournament has already produced some shocking results, including Saudi Arabia’s win against Argentina and Japan’s upset of Germany. A USA win over England won’t be on the same scale as a Saudi Arabia win, but Gregg Berhalter’s team will certainly not be able to hold their own against one of the tournament favorites.

England don’t scare American star Adams, but spiders do

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — United States midfielder Tyler Adams is more afraid of spiders than England. Adams revealed what scares him ahead of Team USA’s World Cup matchup with England on Friday. This is not an opportunity to challenge one of the tournament favorites. In Monday’s opener in Qatar, England beat Iran 6-2, while the USA drew 1-1 with Wales. Adams takes coach Gregg Berhalter’s team as an underdog. But he says that the game is not scary for him.

Vols’ response to NCAA: Pruitt, staff ‘fooled’ monitors.

Former Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt and nine others who were fired say they were “repeatedly misled” by administrators and compliance officers. The school responded with a 108-page filing alleging the NCAA failed to oversee its Tier I football program. Knox News first obtained the 108-page response Thursday. Tennessean believes it is “unrealistic” to expect a university to prevent or promptly detect intentional and covert misconduct. Tennessee compliance officials say they followed industry standards that monitor the program.

Ohio State, Michigan will have a chance to add more knowledge to the competition

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – The highly anticipated matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan is almost here. The Buckeyes and Wolverines are playing for the Big Ten East title and a spot in the conference championship game, where one of them will be the heavy favorite and win away from reaching the College Football Playoff. If the game goes as expected at the Horseshoe on Saturday, it will join a long list of memorable moments in the series dating back to 1897.

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