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Three games seems like a pretty light suspension.

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Gonzalo Jara has been suspended for the rest of Copa America for sticking his finger up Edinson Cavani's butt, then diving when the Uruguay striker came nowhere near hitting him. That's what we can see on video, but what we apparently can't see is Jara taunting Cavani over his dad's legal issues. Cavani's father was involved in a fatal car accident the day before the game, and Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo says Jara taunted him over it.

"Not only did Jara touch Cavani as we saw in the pictures, but he also said something about what had happened the previous day. He said that Cavani's father was going to get 20 years [in prison]."

What a nice guy.

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Once again, FIFA has needed to remind Sepp Blatter to go away. (BBC)

Here's the ugly-ass ball you'll see in England, Spain and Italy this season. (AS)

Catania: "We fixed games but it was NBD." (Football Italia)

Ron Vlaar is spending his summer working with underprivileged kids in India. (Mirror)


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Meg Linehan on why the USWNT needs NWSL. (Vice)

Jennifer Doyle on sexism being a form of corruption in women's sports. (Sport Spectacle)

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Spurs are willing to offload Erik Lamela. (Mirror)

Liverpool have upped their bid for Asier Illaramendi. (Star)

This weekend's games

The USWNT are through to the Women's World Cup semifinals.

They'll face Germany, because France just can't win the big one.

Japan beat Australia, who we'll miss dearly.

Canada got bounced by England, who capitalized on their mistakes.

Argentina are through despite not scoring against Colombia. Don't blame Lionel Messi for their struggles.

Brazil are out after losing to Paraguay on penalties again.

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What to watch on Monday (click for listings, all times ET)

Copa America: Chile vs. Peru (7:30 p.m.) - The hosts are the favorites, but Peru are having an impressive tournament.