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BRASILIA, Brazil -- The tour of Brazil is over. Puma Suede Platform Core Femme . And Rio de Janeiro didnt make the itinerary.For the first time since womens soccer was added to the Olympics 20 years ago, the United States wont play for a gold medal. It wont play for any medal. The Americans are instead heading home after losing to Sweden 4-3 in the first penalty shootout in Olympic womens soccer history. That followed a 1-1 stalemate over 120 minutes against the resilient Swedes and former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage.Alex Morgan scored the goal that brought the United States level late in the second half, but her penalty kick to open the shootout was saved by keeper Hedvig Lindahl, and Christen Press put her attempt over the bar in the fifth round, leaving the shootout score tied 3-3 with Swedens fifth-round kick to come.After a lengthy delay before that kick, so goalkeeper Hope Solo could change her gloves, Swedens Lisa Dahlkvist went left when Solo guessed right. So ended the bid for a fourth consecutive gold medal by the United States.Perhaps Sweden is too experienced an international side -- and Sundhage too good a coach -- to call the result in Brasilia a stunning upset, but it is nonetheless shocking to see the reigning World Cup and Olympic champion, unbeaten in 2016, out before medals are at stake.More to come from Brasilia, but here are three observations at the final whistle.1. Year of the counterWe saw it from Leicester City when that team stunned the soccer world by winning not a sprint of a tournament but the long marathon of the English Premier League season. We saw it from the Icelandic mens team in the Euros. And we saw it with little more than an hour elapsed in Brasilia. If a team is organized, committed and precise, it doesnt need much possession to win the game. It just needs to make the most of a chance. So while there will be plenty to dissect in the autopsy of a defeat, first give Sweden all the credit it is due.The plan was no surprise. U.S. coach Jill Ellis talked about it the day before the game. Sundhage made no secret of it, either. But whether level early, ahead or holding on for dear life late, Sweden looked nothing like the team that was outclassed earlier in this tournament.A lot of teams park the bus against the United States. Few do it so courageously.2. For the love of technologyTwo wrongs dont make a right, but they can produce a penalty shootout. In quick succession in the waning minutes of overtime, both the United States and Sweden had goals waved off -- incorrectly by every available replay -- as a result of offside calls.Neither call looked close; the flag on the ball that sneaked between two U.S. defenders to Lotta Schelin was particularly egregious. If the quality of officiating remains a question mark for the sport, and it does by most accounts, then wouldnt it be a perfect place to welcome technology?3. No chance to peak at the right timeThe United States wasnt exceptionally unlucky when it came to injuries during and leading up to the Olympics. It had its share of issues, but so does every team in a tournament like this.At the same time, it seemed obvious Friday that the slow trickle of issues did take a toll. The U.S. women werent sharp on set pieces for much of the game, making it easy to wonder what might have been different with a healthy Megan Rapinoe.Beaten on the run that produced the goal, Julie Johnston looked rusty at times after sitting out the past two games with a groin injury.It isnt an excuse. The United States had chance after chance to win this game with the players it had on the field. But it also wasnt a team peaking at the right time. Puma Fenty Trainers Pas Cher . Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move. "Im looking up at the board and hes got two hits given up and one run, and Im taking him out after the fourth inning," Roenicke said. Puma Suede Creepers Noir . Then the Pacers gave Oladipo and his Orlando teammates the cold shoulder. Paul Georges buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter spurred a 21-4 run, finally sending Indiana past the Magic 97-87 in a tougher-than-expected opening night matchup. http:///...ede-heart-satin.html . -- Matt Rupert scored once in regulation and again in the shootout as the London Knights extended their win streak to nine games by defeating the Owen Sound Attack 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Luke Del Rio delivered Floridas most prolific passing performance in a Southeastern Conference game in a dozen years -- even topping Tim Tebows best with the Gators.Del Rio threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, including a 78-yarder to Antonio Callaway, and Florida beat Kentucky 45-7 Saturday to extend its winning streak in the series to 30.Im not ready to put him in the Gator Hall of Fame or the National Football League Hall of Fame, but I think hes really learning how to play the position and knows what to expect and is starting to feel really comfortable with his pieces around him, coach Jim McElwain said.Del Rio joined a long list of Florida quarterbacks to have good games against Kentucky. But his 320 yards passing were Floridas most against an SEC opponent since Chris Leak threw for 322 yards against Arkansas in 2004.I was very comfortable today, said Del Rio, who wasnt sacked and rarely hurried. The offensive line is a big reason for that. Its easy to be comfortable when youre not being touched.The Gators (2-0, 1-0 SEC) rebounded from a pedestrian victory against Massachusetts in last weeks season opener, scoring five times in their first seven possessions and having their way with the Wildcats (0-2, 0-1).Again.Its now a three-decade-long skid for Kentucky, the longest current one in major college football between two teams that play annually.Although the Cats had chances to win the previous two meetings, coach Mark Stoops team looked overmatched on a sweltering, late-summer day in The Swamp. Kentuckys last win in Gainesville came in 1979.Theres not a lot to say other than we got our butts kicked, Stoops said. We got handled. Offensively, you cant do that against a quality team. Were on the field too much defensively, cant handle third downs. We didnt play very good. We didnt play very smart. Weve got a lot of work to do. Its back to work.Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.Del Rio had touchdown passes to Callaway, Brandon Powell, Freddie Swain and Lamical Perine. The deep ball to Callaway was a replay of Floridas opening play against UMass. Thanks to a little adrenaline rush in his first career start, Del Rio overthrew Callaway by several yards. His second shot was right on target.Callaway beeat Derrick Baity, ran under the high-arced pass and scored for the second time in as many weeks. Puma Suede Creepers Femme. Mark Thompson and Jordan Scarlett also scored for the Gators, who reached 30 points for the first time since beating Mississippi 38-10 on Oct. 3, 2015. The 10-game streak was the programs longest since before Steve Spurrier arrived in 1990. The Gators hadnt gone 11 straight games without scoring at least 30 since 1979.We had a lot of guys do their job today, and they not only did their job, but they did it a higher level, a heightened sense of urgency, McElwain said. I thought we came out aggressively on both sides of the ball and were not going to take no for an answer. And thats the edge the Gators have to play with as we move forward.THE TAKEAWAYKENTUCKY: After allowing 34 unanswered points in a 44-35 loss to Southern Miss last week, the Wildcats were outscored 79-0 in six quarters before finding the end zone late against Floridas backups. It might not bode well for Stoops, who fell to 12-26 in his fourth season in Lexington.FLORIDA: The Gators finished with five sacks, three interceptions and a forced fumble -- another impressive outing for one of the leagues top defenses. The offense was the bigger surprise, and it may help Florida get back in The Associated Press college football poll. The Gators opened the season at No. 25, but dropped out after the lackluster opener.UP NEXTKENTUCKY: Returns home to play New Mexico State in their first meeting. The Wildcats should have a chance to get their first win. Then again, theyre going to have to play better than they did in the last six quarters.FLORIDA: Hosts North Texas, which has lost 11 of its last 12 games heading into Saturday nights contest against Bethune-Cookman of the Football Championship Subdivision. It will be Floridas last tune-up game (all at home) before playing a pivotal one at SEC rival Tennessee.QUOTABLE: Thats impressive. Thirty years, thats longer than Ive been alive. Were happy to keep that alive, cornerback Quincy Wilson, who had one of Floridas three picks.---AP college football website: www.collegefootball.ap.org Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '