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ROWDIES fall 4-0 at columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Rowdies, playing without captain Tamika Mkandawire (illness) crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, falling 4-0 to the Columbus Crew.

In the first half, it was scoreless when weather caused a delay of almost two hours. When the match resumed, it was all Crew. The MLS team got goals from Justin Meram, Cristian Martinez, Ethan Finlay and Marshall Hollingsworth to advance to the fifth round of the Open Cup.

It was the first time Tampa Bay played without Mkandawire since Oct. 25, 2014. He had played 3,870 consecutive minutes.

Up next for the Rowdies: NASL fall season opener against Jacksonville, at 7:30 on July 2 at Al Lang Stadium.

brazil hires tite: Corinthians manager Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, known as Tite, was named coach of Brazil's national team. On Tuesday the Brazilian Football Confederation fired Dunga as Brazil's national coach.

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Times announced for USF football games

USF's first two football games, home contests against Towson (Sept. 3) and Northern Illinois (Sept. 10), will kick off at 7 p.m., the American Athletic Conference announced.

The Bulls' back-to-back Friday games, at Temple (Oct. 21) and at home against Navy (Oct. 28), also will start at 7. The NIU game will be broadcast by CBS Sports Network, the Temple game will be on ESPN and the Navy contest on ESPN2, the conference announced.

USF's Sept. 17 contest at Syracuse already has been slated for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff. Starting times for the Bulls' other seven games likely won't be determined until 12 days before the kickoff of each, as the AAC's network partners exercise their 12-day selection window.

MORE COLLEGES: Florida will start right-handers Logan Shore and former Alonso High standout Alex Faedo in the first two games of the College World Series. Shore will start Sunday's opener against Coastal Carolina. Struggling left-hander A.J. Puk, the sixth overall pick in the MLB draft last week, likely will start a third game if UF gets that far. Puk's last win was April 14; he has lasted less than five innings in four of his past six outings. … Notre Dame's Corey Robinson, son of Basketball Hall of Fame center David Robinson and the Irish's most experienced receiver, is walking away from football because of multiple concussions. The senior said he reached his decision "after much contemplation and prayer." He will continue with the team as a student assistant.

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AUTOS: The Sprint Cup team of Kyle Larson has been punished by NASCAR for the second consecutive race. Interim crew chief Philip Surgen was fined $25,000 and the Chip Ganassi Racing team lost 15 driver points and 15 owner points for infractions in Michigan last weekend.

BASKETBALL: Breanna Stewart of the WNBA's Seattle Storm reportedly signed with Shanghai of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association, where she will follow other stars in playing in the WCBA during the WNBA offseason.

MMA: The UFC signed lightweight Will Brooks to a multi-fight contract after Bellator released its reigning champion last month. His debut is July 8.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer; Times wires

Sports in brief 06/15/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:09pm]
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