Brazil’s Neymar out of Copa America
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.