1. Cristian Riveros's goal in the 86th minute sealed the deal for Paraguay in its 2-0 win over Slovakia in their June 20 match. He took the ball to his left in traffic then blasted it from the top of the 18 through three Slovakian defenders and into the back of the net.
VUVUZELAS: Worldwide audiences and soccer stars – including Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina’s Lionel Messi – have complained about the incessant high-pitched whine of the long plastic horns, called vuvuzelas, seen here at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. That reignited calls to ban the vuvuzela, but FIFA chief Sepp Blatter put an end to that discussion early in the tournament. A Cape Town businessman has touted his design for a slightly quieter vuvuzela that reduces the tuneless horn's sound output from a deafening 134 decibels to a more manageable 121 decibels. That sounds good.
United States vs. Algeria, England vs. Slovenia, Australia vs. Serbia, and Ghana vs. Germany are on the World Cup schedule Wednesday. Only four teams will move on to the next round.
UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral tries in vain to reach a three-run triple ball hit by TCU's Taylor Featherston in the seventh inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., on Monday evening.
At the World Cup, France officially crashed out of the tournament after losing today's France vs. South Africa match to a surprisingly strong showing by the home team. But the Bafana Bafana victory was not enough to help them advance.
France needs to win by a hefty margin in today's France vs. South Africa game – and hope that Mexico defeats Uruguay soundly – if Les Bleues are to advance to the second round of the World Cup.
The meltdown of France's World Cup team - both on and off the pitch - have shaken all walks of French society. The team has become a metaphor for everything seen as wrong in France today – politics, race, wealth, and too much individualism.
Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 is the most anticipated match on the World Cup schedule Tuesday, beside France vs. South Africa, Nigeria vs. South Korea, Greece vs. Argentina.
WATERMELON FEAST: Kids participate in a watermelon eating contest at Tolmachoff Farms' Family Farm Day in Glendale, Ariz., in this June 2006 photo.