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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Maybe Neymar and his teammates can make the Olympics a success for Brazil after all.Brazils celebrated mens soccer team rolled to a 6-0 win over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday to earn a spot in the gold medal match.In other action across the Rio Games, the United States mens basketball team beat Argentina 105-78, Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won bronze in beach volleyball and the Jamaicans had a big night at the track with Elaine Thompson winning the womens 200 meters and Usain Bolt cruising to a win in the semifinals of the mens 200.Brazil started the day 16th in the medal standings, with only three golds in the first 11 days. Two of the countrys best chances remaining to reach the top of the podium were competing Wednesday, with the mens soccer team in the afternoon and Agatha and Barbara scheduled to go for gold in beach volleyball just before midnight.Empty seats have been prevalent across Rio, but not at the Maracana Stadium, where they packed in to watch Neymar and Co. They didnt have to wait long, with Neymar scoring 15 seconds into the game. It was the fastest goal in mens Olympic history, and Brazil led 3-0 going into halftime to cruise into the final.We dont want to disappoint the fans, Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said. They want us to play well and they want us to win the gold.Neymar added a goal on a penalty kick in stoppage time, and Gabriel Jesus also scored twice for Brazil, which got off to a slow start in the tournament. But the team picked up the pace and will face Germany, which beat Nigeria 2-0 in the other semifinal match. Germanys senior team trounced Brazil 7-1 in the semifinals of the World Cup in Rio two years ago.Hey Germany, just wait, your turn is coming up! a fired-up fan base chanted.Thailands Ariya Jutanugarn became the first 18-hole leader in the history of womens golf in the Olympics. Jutanugarn shot 6-under 65 for a one-shot lead over seven-time major champion Inbee Park and Seiyoung Kim, both of South Korea. This is the first time for womens golf to be in the Olympics since the Paris Games in 1900, and back then it was only a nine-hole competition.Agatha and Barbara, the defending world champions, beat Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross in the semifinals on Tuesday night to reach the finals. They will play Germanys Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst on Wednesday night.The improved play of the soccer team and the beach volleyball tandems run come as welcome respites for the beleaguered Brazilians, who have seen the Rio Games deal with distraction, disorganization and tragedy for the last two weeks. The problems continued Wednesday when a Brazilian judge ordered that the passports of Ryan Lochte and Jimmy Feigen be seized and that the American swimmers stay in Brazil as authorities investigate Lochtes claims that he was robbed at gunpoint. Lochtes father told The Associated Press that his son had returned to the U.S. before the order was issued, but teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were pulled off of their plane as they were getting set to leave.IOC member Patrick Hickey of Ireland stepped aside from his Olympic positions after being arrested in a ticket scalping investigation. Irelands national Olympic committee said Hickey is stepping down until the matter is fully resolved. He is accused of plotting with at least nine others to sell Olympic tickets illegally.Other highlights from Day 12:THOMPSONS TRIUMPH: After winning the 100 on Saturday, Thompson never gave Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers a chance to catch her on the straightaway of the 200 meters. Thompson ended in a seasons best 21.78 seconds. Tori Bowie of the United States took bronze in 22.15.BOLTS BACK: Bolt got out quickly in his 200 semifinal heat and started to coast down the final 40 meters. Canadian Andre de Grasse nipped at his heels, and the two laughed as Bolt crossed the finish line just ahead of him. Bolt finished in 19.78 seconds and de Grasse in 19.80 to advance to the final.USA HOOPS: The Americans squeaked by in their three previous games, but looked more like their dominant selves in downing proud Argentina. Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Manu Ginobili received an emotional farewell from the passionate Argentine fans in his final Olympic game.BEACH BRONZE: Few bronze medal games featured a more intriguing matchup than the one on Copacabana Beach, where Walsh Jennings, who has won three gold medals, and Ross beat Brazils top-seeded team of Talita and Larissa, .WRESTLING HISTORY: Japans Kaori Icho has become the first wrestler in Olympic history to win four gold medals, beating Russias Valeriia Koblova Zholobova 3-2 in 58-kilogram womens freestyle. Icho also is the first woman to win an individual gold medal in four straight Olympics, having started her historic run at the inaugural womens tournament in Athens in 2004.Kirby Puckett Twins Jersey . -- Team after team passed on Andre Ellington in the draft. Nick Gordon Twins Jersey . -- On the field, it was business as usual for Jameis Winston and No. https://www.cheaptwins.com/ . U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield in Manhattan agreed that lawyers on both sides could make their formal requests by Nov. 8. A hearing is scheduled for a day earlier. Jordan Siev, a lawyer for Rodriguez, wrote in a joint letter to the judge from lawyers on both sides that MLB lawyers planned to ask that the lawsuit be dismissed. Custom Minnesota Twins Jerseys .Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone has drawn on his Syracuse connections once again by hiring Rob Moore to take over as receivers coach. Harmon Killebrew Jersey . Nigeria beat surprise package Ethiopia 2-0 in the second leg of their playoff for a comfortable 4-1 aggregate victory. Victor Moses converted a 20th-minute penalty after an Ethiopian handball, and Victor Obinna made certain of Nigerias place in Brazil with his powerful free kick in the 82nd at UJ Esuene Stadium.COLLEGE FOOTBALLMINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team is threatening to boycott one of the nations top second-tier bowl games over the suspension of 10 players accused of participating in a sexual assault.Prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges, and the players thought the matter was behind them. But a separate school investigation concluded Wednesday that the athletes violated a policy adopted last year that defines sexual assault as anything without a clear and unambiguous expression of consent.Now, less than two weeks before the Golden Gophers scheduled Dec. 27 Holiday Bowl appearance against Washington State, the walkout threatens to upend the San Diego game.On Thursday, the entire team gathered to tell reporters they will not practice or play unless the suspensions are revoked. Several players also are facing possible expulsion.In a joint statement, university President Eric Kaler and athletic director Mark Coyle called the suspensions a values-based decision, not a legal judgment.OKLAHOMA CITY -- A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press.The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters sued to obtain.The Associated Press acquired videos showing two angles of the incident. One, which shows the altercation, is the video the OAB sued for. The other shows another angle of the incident.The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and the football player feint at her. She then slapped both sides of his neck before he floored her with a right hand to the face. She remained on the floor for several minutes.TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama has hired another former Southern California head coach as offensive coordinator, turning to Steve Sarkisian to once again replace Lane Kiffin.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the move, with Kiffin having been hired to take over the Florida Atlantic program. Sarkisian, who succeeded Kiffin with the Trojans, will also coach the quarterbacks.Kiffin will run the offense through the playoffs. The top-ranked Tide meets Washington Dec. 31 in the Peach Bowl semifinals game.Sarkisian, who also is a former Washington head coach, was an offensive analyst for Alabama this season.LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville has suspended Lonnie Galloway for the Citrus Bowl following a review of how the co-offensive coordinator handled Wake Forest game plans he received from fired Demon Deacons broadcaster Tommy Elrod.Athletic director Tom Jurich announced Galloways suspension after reviewing the assistant coachs receipt and handling of inside information from Elrod. Jurich said in a release that information shouldnt have been shared by Wake Forest and it should not have been received by anyone at the University of Louisville.We did not do what should have been done, Jurich said, noting that Louisville did not seek the information.The AD said he regrets wwhat happened and that the right and ethical thing would have been for us not to accept the information.dddddddddddd Jurich, who said he has been in contact with the Atlantic Coast Conference, said the school would accept any appropriate decisions from Commissioner John Swofford.BASEBALLNEW YORK -- A record six teams are paying baseballs luxury tax this season, led by the Los Angeles Dodgers at $31.8 million and the New York Yankees at $27.4 million.Boston ($4.5 million), Detroit ($4 million), San Francisco ($3.4 million) and the World Series champion Chicago Cubs ($2.96 million) also were sent bills by the commissioners office, according to information obtained by The Associated Press.The Yankees are paying for the 14th straight year since the tax began, raising their total to $325 million. New York has said it hopes to get below the threshold by 2018.Los Angeles owes for the fourth consecutive year and like New York pays at a 50 percent rate on the amount above the $189 million threshold. The Dodgers paid a record $43 million for 2015, and their four-year total is $113 million.Boston and San Francisco pay at a 30 percent rate as offenders for the second straight year, and Detroit and the Cubs -- a first-time payer -- are at 17.5 percent.The number of teams over the threshold topped last years mark of four. This years total tax was $74 million.GYMNASTICSGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A former doctor for USA Gymnastics, already facing sexual assault charges in Michigan court, was arrested on federal child pornography charges.Dr. Larry Nassar was arrested in Holt, Michigan, and transported to federal court in western Michigan. He appeared without a lawyer and remains in custody.Nassar has been under scrutiny since September when two gymnasts, including a member of the 2000 U.S. womens Olympic team, said they were sexually abused by him when they were teens. He denies it.The indictment says Nassar received child pornography and possessed thousands of images, from 2003 through 2016. Email and phone messages seeking comment from his attorney werent immediately returned. U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles will hold a news conference Monday.PRO BASKETBALLPHILADELPHIA -- Sevyn Streeter performed the national anthem wearing a We Matter jersey before the Philadelphia 76ers game against the Los Angeles Lakers.The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing before the 76ers home opener in October, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a We Matter T-shirt.The organization, following backlash from players and other members of the organization, apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.Streeter came to center court on Friday in a black jersey with the words We Matter above the No. 7. She received applause upon her introduction and cheers when she completed the song. ' ' '

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