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rowdies, puerto rico draw 0-0

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — The Rowdies and Puerto Rico played to a scoreless draw at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium on Saturday night.

It didn't take long for the Rowdies (7-8-8) to create their first dangerous chance of the night. After a feed into the box from midfielder PC, forward Tommy Heinemann was unable to get a clean shot off six minutes in.

Puerto Rico's best chance of the game came in the 32nd minute, when it was awarded a free kick inches outside the 18-yard box. Midfielder Paulo Mendes curled his free kick from the left flank off the crossbar.

The Rowdies pressed their attack in the final minutes, but Puerto Rico was able to block every attempt on goal.

The Rowdies' most dangerous chance came in the third minute of second-half stoppage time. Forward Georgi Hristov's shot was on target, but goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg made a diving save to send the ball out for a corner kick.

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england: Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 in the matchup of Premier League title favorites. City stayed unbeaten at 4-0-0 and gave United its first loss after three wins. … Leicester's post-title hangover continued as it lost to host Liverpool 4-1 to fall to 1-2-1. … West Ham fans brawled as their team lost a two-goal lead in a 4-2 loss to visiting Watford.

Spain: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique likely thought a match against promoted Alaves would be a good time to give most of his stars the day off. The defending La Liga champions guessed wrong, as visiting Alaves pulled off a stunning 2-1 upset. Not even Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez playing the last half-hour could turn around a result that left Real Madrid alone in first. … Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo scored in his first match of the season, a 5-2 rout of Osasuna.

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hockey: The Lightning's Steven Stamkos had two assists as Canada beat the United States 5-2 in a World Cup exhibition at Ottawa. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop played the third period for the Americans and stopped 13 of 14 shots. … The Czech Republic beat Russia 2-1 in a shootout in Prague. Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov had Russia's goal. … Sweden topped Finland 6-3 in an exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden.

paralympics: St. Petersburg native Brad Snyder won swimming gold in the 400-meter freestyle at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Snyder, a retired Navy lieutenant who lost his sight in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2011, added to the silver he won the day before in the 100 backstroke.

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Sports in brief 09/10/16 [Last modified: Saturday, September 10, 2016 10:09pm]
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