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Ecuador vs. Brazil result: Referee and VAR the stars in wild World Cup qualifier that ends 1-1

Ecuador and Brazil played one of the wilder, incident-filled matches of the 2022 South American World Cup qualifying campaign. The result finished 1-1, but it was a match that featured seven yellow cards, two red cards, two other red cards that were rescinded after video review, and two Ecuador penalties that were also wiped away on review.

The draw allows Brazil to remain undefeated atop the South American qualifying table, while Ecuador tacks on another valuable point as it seeks to clinch the third automatic ticket to the Qatar 2022 World Cup. A berth for La Tri seems all but certain with a seven point lead and only three matches remaining.

The opening five minutes were a sign of what was to come with Ecuador’s Enner Valencia missing a clear look at goal and Brazil’s Casemiro finding the breakthrough just moments later after cleaning up a chaotic sequence. In a

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Brooks Koepka Has Telling Admission On The Ryder Cup

Brooks Koepka in the final round of the PGA Championship.

Brooks Koepka in the final round of the PGA Championship.

The U.S. will be relying on Brooks Koepka, among others, when it takes on the European squad in next week’s Ryder Cup in Wisconsin.

The prestigious match play tournament, which is held every two years, has been dominated by the Europeans of late. Europe has won seven of the last nine events, including the 2018 championship in France.

Why have the Americans struggled under this format? Well, Koepka seemed to provide some explanation in a recent interview with Golf Digest.

“It’s different. It’s hectic. It’s a bit odd, if I’m honest,” Koepka said about the schedule of a Ryder Cup compared to a major tournament. “I don’t want to say it’s a bad week. We’re just so individualized, and everybody has their routine and a different way of doing things, and now, it’s like, OK, we have to

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P.K. Subban to join ESPN as analyst for Cup playoffs

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 30: New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) turns up ice during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils on March 30, 2021, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils defenseman P. K. Subban will reportedly join ESPN as an analyst for the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Getty)

New Jersey Devils defenseman P. K. Subban will join ESPN as an analyst for the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports

Subban will make his debut Wednesday on SportsCenter, according to Marchand. 

It’s an excellent move for ESPN, and for the sport of hockey as a whole. Subban is one of the league’s most gregarious players, he is an exceptional interview, and often provides a perspective that most hockey players rarely entertain in the mainstream. 

Subban recorded five goals and 19 points with the Devils in 2021, a down year for the 2012-13 Norris Trophy winner. 

ESPN entered a seven-year, $2.8 billion partnership with the NHL in March, allowing the network to broadcast four of the next

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