Chile ad­vances in Copa Amer­ica

Los Angeles Times - - THE DAY IN SPORTS -

De­fender Mauri­cio Isla scored in the 81st minute as host Chile de­feated de­fend­ing cham­pion Uruguay, 1- 0, at San­ti­ago and ad­vanced to the semi­fi­nals of the Copa Amer­ica.

Chile dom­i­nated the game from the start and Isla fi­nally broke the dead­lock with a low shot from just in­side the box af­ter a pass by Jorge Val­divia, ad­vanc­ing his team to the semi­fi­nals of the South Amer­ica tour­na­ment for the f irst time in 16 years. Chile will face the win­ner of the Bo­livia- Peru matchup.

Eu­ge­nie Bouchard re­tired from her match with a stom­ach in­jury, and Caro­line Woz­ni­acki came from a set down to beat Svet­lana Kuznetsova in the third round of the Wim­ble­don warmup tour­na­ment at East­bourne, Eng­land. Bouchard, the run­ner- up at Wim­ble­don last year, was los­ing 6- 4, 3- 0 to Belinda Ben­cic of Switzer­land when she quit be­cause of an ab­dom­i­nal in­jury.

Jim Minick, Michigan’s as­so­ciate ath­letic di­rec­tor for football and Coach Jim Har­baugh’s top aide, pleaded guilty to op­er­at­ing a ve­hi­cle while in­tox­i­cated. He will be sen­tenced to eight months of pro­ba­tion and f ined $ 1,325. ... For­mer New Or­leans Saints head coach Jim Haslett has joined Penn State’s football team as a con­sul­tant.

Chris Obekpa, who led the Big East in blocked shots the past three sea­sons, has de­cided to leave St. John’s and has been granted per­mis­sion to pur­sue trans­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties with other NCAA schools.

The daugh­ter and grand­chil­dren of Tom Ben­son are ap­peal­ing last week’s rul­ing that found the Saints and New Or­leans Pel­i­cans owner men­tally com­pe­tent to make his own busi­ness de­ci­sions.

The or­ga­niz­ers of Bos­ton’s Olympic bid said that Har­vard, Bos­ton Col­lege and North­east­ern Univer­sity would serve as venues for sev­eral events if Bos­ton is cho­sen to host the 2024 Sum­mer Games.

Not con­tent with host­ing the 2022 World Cup, Qatar is now also ex­plor­ing the idea of buy­ing For­mula One.

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