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    USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round window of World Cup qualifying. The Americans will look to move closer to clinching a spot in the field for next year’s event. Jim Boylen will return as coach and be assisted again by Ty Ellis and Othella Harrington. The U.S. will play Uruguay on Aug. 25 in Las Vegas. The Americans then visit Colombia on Aug. 29. More qualifying games will take place in November and February. The World Cup is next summer and ends in the Philippines.

      Ryan McMahon hit a 495-foot homer for the longest drive by a Colorado player at Coors Field, Randal Grichuk went 5 for 5 and the Rockies routed St. Louis 16-5, ending the Cardinals’ seven-game winning streak. C.J. Cron homered and doubled to drive in five runs and Grichuk also connected as Colorado piled up 22 hits. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas, an All-Star this season, was tagged for 10 runs and 14 hits in just 2 2/3 innings. McMahon’s two-run homer in the seventh off T.J McFarland stood out as the fourth-longest in Coors Field history. Grichuk set a career high for hits and also drove in three runs and scored three.

        Gyasi Zardes finished off a hat trick with a goal in the 61st minute to spark the Colorado Rapids to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota United. Zardes netted his first goal in the 7th minute for Colorado (8-9-6), pulling the Rapids even after Abu Danladi found the net in the 4th minute for Minnesota United (10-9-5). The Rapids took the lead on Diego Rubio’s goal in the 11th minute and made it 3-1 when Zardes scored his second, four minutes later. Luis Amarilla’s goal in the 43rd minute got Minnesota within a goal. Defender Brent Kallman scored in the 81st minute after Zardes extended the Rapids’ lead to 4-2.

        On Monday, the Western Nebraska Pioneers named Brandon Nelson as the team's new head coach for the 2023 Independence League season.

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        A person with knowledge of the injury says New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his right knee. The person told The Associated Press the timeline for how long Wilson is sidelined will be determined by a second opinion and an arthroscopic procedure to repair the meniscus. Tests after the game indicated the ACL was intact and an MRI on Saturday morning revealed the exact nature of the injury. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced details. The New York Post first reported details of the diagnosis.

        Trey Lance flashed his big arm in a brief preseason stint for San Francisco with a 76-yard TD pass to speedy rookie Danny Gray that helped the 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers 28-21. Lance played just two series in the game but that was enough to show why the Niners made the decision to transition from Jimmy Garoppolo to Lance at quarterback. Lance finished 4 for 5 for 92 yards, a TD and a perfect 158.3 rating. Jordan Love threw three interceptions to go along with two TD passes in one half for Green Bay with starter Aaron Rodgers resting.

        Jonathan Ward ran for two touchdowns and the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Bengals 36-23 in a sloppy preseason opener that included few starters for either team. Ward plunged in for a pair of 1-yard touchdowns in the second quarter. Trace McSorley and Jarrett Guarantano, in competition to be the third-string quarterback, shared the snaps for the Cardinals. The Bengals suffered a loss early in the game when Brandon Allen, who backed up Joe Burrow last season, went out with a concussion after the first series.

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