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RIO DE JANEIRO -- The U. Kerryon Johnson Jersey .S. womens water polo team pushed around Brazil for most of Monday afternoon. Led by Ashleigh Johnsons six saves, the Americans carried a shutout into the fourth quarter.Coach Adam Krikorian loved most of the game. It was the last part that annoyed him a bit.Maggie Steffens, Kiley Neushul, Makenzie Fischer and Kaleigh Gilchrist scored two goals apiece to help the U.S. to a big lead in a 13-3 victory, but Brazil scored the final three goals in the fourth.Not happy with how we played in the fourth quarter, Krikorian said. I know its a tough position to be in in some ways. But I thought we relaxed.The United States showed off its depth with nine different scorers. Melissa Seidemann got her first goal in Rio de Janeiro.We dont know who is going to be the one who scores the goals in the game, Fischer said, and (you) just have to be ready to step up and take your shot.Next up for the world champions is Hungary, which went to penalty shots against Australia before emerging with a 13-11 win. Russia, a surprise 12-10 winner against Spain, takes on Italy in the second semifinal match on Wednesday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.The U.S. led 10-0 after three, and Sami Hill replaced Johnson in net for the fourth. Brazils late run delighted another supportive crowd.I cant say enough about the Brazilian fans, though. I mean theyre awesome, Krikorian said. These were some of the best fans Ive ever seen.The U.S. stretched its win streak to 20 games, including four victories in Rio by a combined score of 47-16. The London gold medalists beat Hungary 11-5 on Saturday after sweeping a three-game series against the country earlier this year, but Hungary is brimming with confidence after reaching the semifinals for the third straight Olympics.Everybodys beatable, Hungary center back Orsolya Takacs said.Hungary trailed Australia 5-3 at halftime, and Orsolya Kaso replaced Edina Gangl in goal at the start of the second half. After captain Bronwen Knox made it 8-6 Australia with 5:53 remaining, Barbara Bujka and Dora Antal responded for Hungary.We got our defense together for the second half of the match when we changed our goalkeeper, Hungarys Ildiko Toth said through a translator. We had left Edina alone for too much of the match, so we needed to swap things around and be stronger without the ball.Knox threw one off the cage on her penalty shot, leaving the door open. Dora Czigany and Antal then converted their attempts, closing it out for Hungary.Australia had made it to the semifinals in the previous four Olympics, including the first gold medal for womens water polo in 2000. It beat Hungary in the bronze-medal match in each of the last two games, going to penalty shots in 2008 and overtime in London four years later.It comes down to a few millimeters here and there, a few opportunities that they ended up putting away and they got back into the game, Australias Rowie Webster said, and then as soon as you get into penalties its anyones game from there.Russia rebounded nicely from Saturdays 10-5 loss to Italy. Ekaterina Prokofyeva scored four times and Elvina Karimova had a big goal in the fourth period of Russias second victory in Rio.Italy advanced with a 12-7 win against China in the last quarterfinal match. Roberta Bianconi led the way with three goals and Giulia Gorlero finished with 14 saves.I think we play better on defense, Italy captain Tania di Mario said. I think that to take Russia and all the other teams left we have to play better even on defense. This is our strength.---Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap Austin Bryant Youth Jersey . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. Jarrad Davis Jersey .7 million, one-year contract, a raise of $2.2 million. Wieters had asked for $8.75 million and the Orioles had offered $6. http:///...-Tavai-Elite-Jersey/ . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The United States put itself in a deep hole in World Cup qualifying with one of its worst performances in decades.Taking advantage of defensive mistakes, Costa Rica routed the U.S. 4-0 Tuesday night to drop the Americans to 0-2 for the first time in the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region.A very, very bitter moment for us. Theres no doubt about it, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. We didnt imagine going into the hexagonal with two defeats right at the beginning.Johan Venegas scored in the 43rd minute, Cristian Bolanos doubled the lead in the 69th and second-half substitute Joel Campbell beat beleaguered goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the 74th and 77th minutes in the worst margin of defeat for the U.S. in a qualifier since a 5-1 defeat at Mexico in November 1980.It was the biggest losing shutout margin in a qualifier since the U.S. fell 6-0 at Mexico in 1957.Combined with Fridays 2-1 loss to Mexico at Columbus, Ohio, the U.S. finds itself in a quick deficit in the hexagonal, which resumes in March.Im very disappointed, obviously, U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said. Theres obviously some concern. Mexico qualified with 12 points. Theres a lot of points left on the board -- 24 to be exact.Ticos fans sounded air horns at the end of a match that reignited questioning of Klinsmanns tactics. The U.S. dropped to 0-9-1 in qualifiers at Costa Rica.Klinsmann is still confident hes the right person to lead the team, but understands the scrutiny.When you lose two games and obviously two World Cup qualifiers right after each other, there will be a lot of comments, he said.The Americans, who had had not lost a home qualifier in 15 years before last week, figure they will win their four remaining home games and pick up points on the road.The top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia, and the No. 4 finisher advances to a playoff against Asias fifth-place nation.I said to the team that it wont be the last 4-nil defeat in their career, Klinsmann said. Well get here some lessons but definitely its a bitter moment because we wanted to do far, far better than what we did.Central defenders John Brooks and Omar Gonzalez, and right back Timmy Chandler had particularly poor games. Brooks and Omar Gonzalez started in the center of the back line. Geoff Cameron, who usually starts alongside Brooks, missed both qualifiers this month after hyperextending a knee during Stokes Premier League match against Hull on Oct. 22.Costa Rica, which won its opener 2-0 at Trinidad and Tobago, wentt ahead after a Brooks giveaway. Calvin Johnson Lions Jersey. Randall Azofeifa took a short pass from Jose Salvatierra in the center circle and played a long ball into the corner, where Bolanos ran it down on its third bounce. Gonzalez was slow to close on Bolanos, who crossed for Venegas just outside the 6-yard box. Bolanos beat Brooks to the ball and sent a header across Guzan for his seventh goal in 30 international appearances.Bolanos scored after a turnover by 18-year-old midfielder Christian Pulisic near midfield. Salvatierra sent a pass down the flank to Venagas, and his cross found Bolanos in front, with Chandler a step late.Ronald Matarrita created the final two goals by Campbell. On the last goal, Campbell took the ball over Brooks right foot as the American defender stabbed to make a play to no avail. He was a step behind all night on the slick, chunked-up turf.There was some whistling during The Star-Spangled Banner from the capacity crowd of about 35,000 in Estadio Nacional, where the field is surrounded by an athletics track and crowd noise dissipates -- even from a band in the second deck. The venue appears less intimidating to visitors than old Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, where fans were directly behind the benches.Chandler at right back and midfielder Jermaine Jones are suspended for the next qualifier, at home on March 24 against Honduras, because of yellow-card accumulation. Both were cautioned by Mexican referee for fouls against Costa Rica captain Bryan Ruiz, Chandler in the 11th minute and Jones in the 37th.Costa Rica, a 2014 World Cup quarterfinalist, nearly went ahead in the 14th minute when Bolanos centered for Ruiz, who chested the ball and sent an overhead kick directly into Guzans face. And in the 57th, Venegas beat Chandler to a punt by Navas and had a clear shot on Guzan, who made a leg save.While Bolanos repeatedly sliced diagonal long balls through the midfield, the U.S. rarely threatened. Pulisic took a pass from Jones in the 20th, dribbled to the end line and crossed, but Bobby Wood couldnt get to the ball before goalkeeper Keylor Navas. Wood slid the ball behind Navas in the 41st, but the U.S. didnt have anyone in front.Game notes Honduras (2-0) beat visiting Trinidad and Tobago 3-1 on goals by Romell Quioto in the 16th, Emilio Izaguirre in the 19th and Eddie Hernandez in the 80th. Carlyle Mitchell scored in the 51st for the Soca Warriors (0-2). ... Mexico played to a 0-0 draw at Panama. ' ' ' 
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