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Mexico advances in Gold Cup

From Staff And Wire Reports

SOCCER: Andres Guardado scored on a penalty kick in the second and final minute of stoppage time in extra time to give Mexico a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Roy Miller was whistled for a questionable foul on Oribe Peralta with the game seconds from going to penalty kicks. Guardado converted to send six-time champion Mexico to the semifinals, where it will face Panama on Wednesday night in Atlanta.

Mexico had dominated play but was unable to score until the final moments. Angry Costa Rica fans – heavily outnumbered by Mexico fans in the crowd of 74,187 at MetLife Stadium – threw bottles toward the field in protest.

Panama tops Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks: Jaime Penedo made the clinching save in the ninth round to give Panama a 6-5 victory on penalty kicks after its CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal at East Rutherford, New Jersey, against Trinidad and Tobago ended tied 1-1 following extra time.

All four of Panama’s Gold Cup games have ended tied 1-1.

Britain faces Australia in semis

TENNIS: A tearful Andy Murray celebrated taking Britain to its first Davis Cup semifinal for more than three decades, sealing an emotional 3-1 victory in London over France to line up a home series against Australia.

Argentina will visit Belgium in the other semifinal, after the South Americans wrapped up a 4-1 victory over Serbia and Belgium completed a clean sweep with a 5-0 win over Canada.

Rajeev Ram wins grass-court event at Newport: American Rajeev Ram won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships at Newport, Rhode Island, for the second time, beating second-seeded Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (2).

Schmiedlova wins Bucharest Open: Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova beat top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy 7-6 (3), 6-3 in searing heat on clay to win the Bucharest Open final at Bucharest, Romania.

Kessy and Day win New York City Open

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Jen Kessy and Emily Day won the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour’s New York City Open and Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson took the men’s title.

The second-seeded Kessy and Day, playing together for only the second time on the tour, topped 14th-seeded Nicole Branagh and Jenny Kropp 24-22, 19-21, 23-21. Kessy has 15 tour titles, and Day two.

The top-seeded Gibb and Patterson won their fifth straight AVP title, beating second-seeded Ryan Doherty and John Mayer 19-21, 21-15, 15-12.

California Chrome set to race in 2016

HORSE RACING: Trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Horse of the Year, will return to racing next year.

The 4-year-old colt is currently recovering from a bone bruise injury which triggered speculation that his racing career might be over.

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