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Yellow and blue

are so out of style

Four-time world soccer champion Brazil, going through one of the darkest periods in its history, may have hit on a solution to its problems _ ditching its famous yellow-and-blue uniforms. Before Sunday's match against Peru, coach Felipe Scolari ordered the team to wear blue shirts and white shorts instead of the yellow shirts and blue shorts that had come to symbolize the country's dominance. It worked: After four straight losses, Brazil won the Copa America tournament game 2-0.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

In what year did the Heisman Trophy winner last win the national championship?

Answer below.

QUOTABLE

"Maybe it's just a coincidence."

_ GREG MADDUX

Atlanta pitcher's reaction to former Brave, now Indian John Rocker losing his closer role. Rocker is 2-4 with an 8.31 ERA since Cleveland acquired him from Atlanta on June 22 and has blown two of four save chances.

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WHAT ABOUT SUPER BOWL?: The Sporting News is putting a twist on its annual Best Sports Cities feature, allowing fans to vote on its Web site, sportingnews.com. St. Petersburg/Tampa went up against San Francisco/Oakland in a first-round battle, and by early Tuesday evening, 87 percent of the votes were for the California megalopolis. A comparison on the ballot didn't help the local area out, saying, "The nicest thing to say about the Lightning and Devil Rays? "How 'bout those Bucs?' "

ANSWER

1997, when DB Charles Woodson won the Heisman and Michigan shared the title with Nebraska.

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