German midfielder Thomas Mueller emphatically delivered the final goal of a 4--1 World Cup victory over England on Sunday in Bloemfontein, South Africa (page 48). The 20-year-old Mueller beat goalkeeper David James (in yellow) twice in the second half as the Mannschaft advanced to face Argentina in the quarterfinals.
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Clemson second baseman Mike Freeman made an extensive—but unsuccessful—bid to catch a shot by Arizona State's Zack MacPhee during their College World Series game in Omaha on June 21. Clemson defeated the Sun Devils 6--3 but was eliminated last Saturday by South Carolina, which went on to face UCLA for the championship.
A determined Crystal Manning eyed a landing spot for her triple jump last Thursday in Des Moines at the USA Track & Field Championships (page 29). A former Big 12 indoor long and triple jump champion for Kansas, Manning produced a best effort of 41'9¼", which placed her 14th; Erica McLain won with a jump of 46'6¼".
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