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MANAUS, Brazil -- The team that is headed home with no more games to play in these Olympics shared smiles and hugs in equal quantities on the field after the final whistle.The team that clinched first place in the group with the same result, claiming the best possible path to retain Olympic gold and bookend a World Cup title, wore flushed faces of frustration.Catalina Usme put it best, shortly after the Colombian player with the distinctive haircut that looked so sensible on a sweltering night, put two balls in the back of the net against the best team in the world to earn a 2-2 draw that will raise a whole host of eyebrows.There was a translation as she spoke in Spanish, but it wasnt necessary: This is football.Or if you prefer an American spin, courtesy of Carli Lloyd: Crap happens.Tuesday was a strange night in an unusual setting, at the edge of the rain forest and thousands of miles from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and the rest of the Olympic hustle and bustle. It was an inspiring night, 42,000 fans in full voice as host Brazil kicked off against South Africa in the second game of the night at the Amazonia Arena. A nation that for so long turned a blind eye to womens soccer, when not actively elbowing it into the cultural shadows, partied as it watched a womens team that offers all of the good vibes, not to mention goals, the mens team lacks.It was a night to see progress on the scoreboard. Set to be eliminated without a win, and even then on the thinnest of ice, Colombia celebrated a draw against the United States earned when Usme put home her second goal off a corner kick in the dying seconds of the 90th minute.Colombia had never scored against the United States, let alone taken points. But the same team that, for all its organizational and financial issues, reached one milestone by beating France and advancing to the knockout round of the World Cup a year ago, won respect even as it was eliminated.Amid all of that, the Americans, so often the headliner, seemed like a team awkwardly trying to squeeze through the party to find the exit.They needed a draw, they needed to rest for what was ahead and they needed to get out of Manaus.They did all of that. They just didnt win the game, undone by one mistake from an unexpected source and some tired defending late.It has happened before. A scoreless draw against Sweden a year ago in the World Cup. A loss against Norway in the 2008 Olympics.I went around to everybody after the game and just said, Heads up, crap happens, Lloyd said. It is what it is, and Id rather two goals be let in like that in this game than in a quarterfinal, a semifinal or a final match. Do we all know that we can play a lot better? Of course. But we met our objective, and its important to just stay positive and take what we can out of these games.It wasnt an even game, to be sure. Had the measure of success been the same as in the gymnastics competition back in Rio, the United States would have been as home free as Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and the rest.The United States created enough chances to score half a dozen goals -- a Crystal Dunn header that bounced over the bar, a three-on-none that saw Christen Press too unselfish in playing Mallory Pugh offside, crosses rained into the Colombian box. All of it was undone by Usmes free kick that slipped underneath and between the legs of Hope Solo in the 26th minute, and the goal in the closing seconds off another direct kick surrendered when the U.S. women struggled to maintain possession and kill off the game.Solo made no excuses afterward.Ive been around the game long enough to know its part of the position, Solo said. Theyve happened to me before. You just hope that they happen few and far between.The same could be said of dropped points for the United States, that they are few and far between. Which is also why the Americans needed only the draw to secure the prize that mattered.I think for the night were annoyed, Megan Rapinoe said. Well be annoyed we gave up two goals on set pieces, and fouls we didnt need to commit in the first place. But overall, no [frustration], were first out of the group. Thats the most important.Second on the list might be that Rapinoe had reason to offer her perspective afterward. Out of action for the national team since suffering a torn ACL in December, Rapinoe started against Colombia. The plan all along was to limit her minutes, Pugh coming on for her after barely half an hour, but that was still time for Rapinoe to show all the skills that made her worth selecting even if she never plays more than 30 minutes in a game.For Megan, it was just important that shes ahead of schedule, see her out there, let her run around a little bit, U.S. coach Jill Ellis said. I was pleased. I thought she did great. Theres no residual from an injury. Shes out there playing, and she did well. Her set pieces, her crosses are massive for us, and she got to take those now instead of in training, in a live game, which hopefully bolsters her confidence.That it wasnt a night Solo will remember fondly is obvious. But that in its own way sums up the difficulty in assessing the evening. Solo suffered a howler, to be sure, on the opening goal.It always stings. If I ever have kids, they will not become a goalkeeper, Solo said. I think it is the most unforgiving position in all of sports.But of all the things that could be cause for worry, surely Solo repeating that moment ranks among the deepest recesses of the list. If the worst thing that happened Tuesday was that the same goalkeeper who was brilliant with no margin for error against France made a mistake with more breathing room, perhaps Lloyd was right.The United States shouldnt drop points to Colombia. It just shouldnt. And yet in looking at the lineup changes that gave four players their first starts in this tournament, mixed and matched combinations and left mainstays like Julie Johnston and Meghan Klingenberg on the bench, in considering the chances generated and the nature of two specific breakdowns that should be correctable, pushing the panic button seems unwise.Crap happens?I think what would be cause to worry is if we lost the game, U.S. co-captain Becky Sauerbrunn said. That would be cause to worry because then its kind of like who do we play, where are we going, things like that. This is kind of what happened at the World Cup. ... Ties are going to happen.But what was great about this game is we got to rest players that played two 90s. Some players played 45 and then other players that maybe havent gotten to play got a full 90. So people are played in, people are rested now. Its kind of the best of both worlds.The sport will be better off if a lot of people remember how Tuesday night felt. If Brazilians remember the fun of cheering on a team that waited so long to be embraced. And if Colombians remember a team that kept playing when it had little reason to do so.It was a good night for womens soccer in Manaus, maybe a great night.But it was also a sweltering night when the air sat heavy and any breeze was as precious as gold.It was a great night as a symbol. It was an uncomfortable night as a reality.Its so hot, Rapinoe said when asked about the conditions (her first comparison for the heat was less family-friendly). Theres no breeze. When youre running around, obviously youre hot. But the few times we had stoppages or corners or something, its just hot. Luckily we dont have any sun, at least its at night.Im happy were leaving. Its too hot here.She was smiling when she said the last bit. But it rang the truest of anything said all night. Preston Brown Jersey . Parker had 26 points and eight assists and San Antonio beat Toronto 112-99 Monday night. "We won that game because of Tony Parkers aggressiveness," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. "His juice; his aggression all night long. Colton Schmidt Jersey . Louis Blues. 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A thorn in Fakers side since his early days as a pro player, PawN has continually been the only mid laner in the world to consistently get the best of Faker. The Little General won the Summoners Cup in 2014 on Samsung White while Faker watched from home, and then defeated him less than a year later at the final of the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where his new team from China, Edward Gaming.After being inserted in and out of the lineup over the past year due to health concerns, it appeared as if PawN would be missing this years World Championships. The team played with Fakers former backup on SKT T1, Lee Scout Ye-Chan, all the way through a perfect summer season where the rookie starter shined in the final against Royal Never Give Up. Despite the spotless record, however, as the curtain was lifted for the 2016 Worlds, there was PawN, seated in the mid lane as starter like the past two Worlds that have gone past.The team didnt go on tilt or anything after yesterdays game, said PawN, referring to the opening day upset his team suffered against Brazils INTZ. The team just got together and talked a lot about what to do to win todays game [against AHQ] and what they should do in the future.The loss to INTZ will go down as the biggest upset in Worlds history to date. INTZ, a team from the wildcard region of Brazil, upended one of the odds-on favorites to hoist the Summoners Cup by the end of the tournament. INTZ was able to snowball an early advantage on the top side of the map and never look back, leaving EDG to exit the venue as losers for the first time in months.It was really tough for [us] because the Gnar and Irelia [lost matchup] meant we were losing in the split push, he said. And after the first dive in the bottom lane failed out, we lost a turret, and it set off [a series of errors].ddddddddddddFridays match was a different story entirely against ahq e-sports. EDG might not be in the form many expected from a title contender, but the Chinese champion was able to make sure it could keep afloat in a competitive Group C that has all teams tied at 1-1 after the first two days of competition. PawN supported his team on Karma while the ace of the team, Kim Deft Hyuk-kyu, took over on his Lucian to smash the Taiwanese clubs bottom lane. While the top lane remains a gaping hole in EDGs defenses, the other four players on the team, including PawN, contend for the title of best quartet in the entire competition.Before, I wanted INTZ to come in second because they beat us, he said, trying to pick which team will join EDG in Chicago for the bracket stage. But this rock-paper-scissors thing is going on, INTZ lost to H2k, AHQ beat H2k, so Im really confused on whats going to happen in the standings of the group.When speaking of EDGs bootcamp in Korea, PawN echoed the thoughts of many other Chinese and Korean pros by saying Team SoloMid was the toughest test from the western region while scrimmaging. Although losing on day one to EDGs Chinese rival Royal Never Give Up, the North Americans did come back with a statement win over South Koreas Samsung Galaxy in a blowout you primarily dont expect a Korean team to be on the end that is getting run around the map.My [and EDGs] immediate goal, after underestimating a team like INTZ, is to make it out of groups, winning every other game, and coming out in first.I want to think about what to tell Faker [when we meet again] after I get out of groups as #1, said PawN, focusing on the here and now instead of looking ahead. 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