Brazil’s Ney­mar out of Copa Amer­ica

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Brazil­ian soc­cer star Ney­mar was banned for the rest of the Copa Amer­ica on Fri­day for his vi­o­lent con­duct dur­ing a 1-0 loss to Colom­bia at San­ti­ago, Chile.

Ney­mar picked up a red card for kick­ing Colom­bia’s Pablo Armero af­ter the match’s fi­nal whis­tle Wed­nes­day. The Brazil­ian star also ap­peared to head-butt another player and was fined $10,000. Mexico, play­ing with­out stars such as Javier Her­nan­dez, was elim­i­nated from the Copa Amer­ica with a 2-1 loss to Ecuador in the fi­nal Group A match at Rancagua, Chile. Chile beat Bo­livia, 5-0, to ad­vance from the group stage in first place.

Seat­tle for­ward Clint Dempsey was sus­pended for three games by Ma­jor League Soc­cer and fined for con­fronting a ref­eree dur­ing a U.S. Open Cup game this week. Demp- sey grabbed a notebook from a ref­eree and tore it af­ter a team­mate was given a red card dur­ing a game Tues­day. He will fin­ish serv­ing his sus­pen­sion be­fore the Amer­i­cans start the de­fense of their CONCACAF Gold Cup ti­tle next month.

Mali took third place at the Un­der-20 World Cup with a 3-1 win over 10-man Sene­gal at Auck­land, New Zealand. male vic­tims with gun­shot wounds five blocks from the pa­rade. Po­lice said the sub­jects may have been fight­ing with another per­son be­fore the shoot­ings oc­curred. A mo­tive was not clear.

Chicago Bulls for­ward Taj Gib­son will need about four months to re­sume full bas­ket­ball ac­tiv­i­ties af­ter hav­ing arthro­scopic surgery on his left an­kle.

The At­lanta Hawks have agreed to a buy­out of the fi­nal two years of Gen­eral Man­ager Danny Ferry’s con­tract, a per­son with knowl­edge of the agree­ment told the As­so­ci­ated Press.

The mother of NBA great Charles Barkley, Charcey Glenn, died Fri­day at her home in Leeds, Ala. She was 73. A re­port listed the cause of death as kid­ney fail­ure.

North Carolina agreed to a two- year con­tract ex­ten­sion with Roy Wil­liams, keep­ing the bas­ket­ball coach with the Tar Heels through the 2019-20 sea­son.

Danny Vil­lanueva, one of the NFL’s first Latino kick­ers and a pi­o­neer of Span­ish-lan­guage tele­vi­sion, died Thurs­day af­ter ear­lier suf­fer­ing a stroke. He was 77.

Chicago city of­fi­cials es­ti­mated that about 2 mil­lion peo­ple at­tended the pa­rade honor­ing the Chicago Black­hawks’ Stan­ley Cup cham­pi­ons.

Ivo Karlovic served an ATP-record 45 aces in beat­ing third­seeded To­mas Berdych, as Roger Fed­erer, Kei Nishikori and An­dreas Seppi also ad­vanced to the Gerry We­ber Open semi­fi­nals at Halle, Ger­many. It eclipsed the record of 44 for a best-of-three-sets match, which Karlovic had shared with Mark Philip­pous­sis. . . . Top- seeded Andy Mur­ray by ral­lied past Gilles Muller, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, to reach the semi­fi­nals at Queen’s Club in Lon­don. Mur­ray will next play Vik­tor Troicki. In the other semi­fi­nal, Gilles Si­mon will play Kevin An­der­son. . . . Top-seeded Simona Halep lost to Kristina Mlade­n­ovic, 2-6, 6-0, 7-6 (4), in the quar­ter­fi­nals of the Ae­gon Clas­sic in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land. Mlade­n­ovic will next play sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova. Sabine Lisicki will play An­gelique Ker­ber in the other semi­fi­nal.

Erik Jones dom­i­nated the restarts to cruise to vic­tory in the NASCAR Trucks Se­ries race at New­ton, Iowa. He led 112 of 200 laps for his first win of the sea­son.

Natalie Cough­lin clocked 27.51 sec­onds to set an Amer­i­can and U.S. Open record in win­ning the 50me­ter back­stroke at the Arena Pro Se­ries at Santa Clara, Calif.

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