Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Briefs

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U.S. DEFEATS JAMAICA 1-0 IN WC QUALIFIER

Herculez Gomez curled in a free kick in the 55th minute for the lone goal as the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 in World Cup qualifying Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio.

After hitting the frame three times in a dominant first, the United States went ahead after Clint Dempsey was fouled by Rodolph Austin. Gomez's drive from 28 yards went over the defensive wall and to the left of a diving Dwayne Miller, who was only able to lightly brush the ball with his fingertips.

The United States, which made five changes to its starting lineup from Friday's 2-1 loss to Jamaica in Kingston, is level with Guatemala on seven points atop Group A of CONCACAF qualifying semifinals. Jamaica also has seven points but trails on goal difference.

AMBULANCE SENT TO GILLISPIE HOME

An ambulance was sent to the home of Texas Tech basketball coach Billy Gillispie for the second time in 10 days while he remains on leave as the school investigates his leadership of the program. …

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