Sports world: Peru beat Paraguay for 3rd place at Copa

Peruvian striker Jose Paolo Guerrero (second left) scores during the Copa America 2015 third and fourth place final soccer match between Peru and Paraguay, at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion, Chile, on July 3, 2015.
Peruvian striker Jose Paolo Guerrero (second left) scores during the Copa America 2015 third and fourth place final soccer match between Peru and Paraguay, at Estadio Municipal Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo in Concepcion, Chile, on July 3, 2015. PHOTO: EPA

Peru beat Paraguay for 3rd place at Copa

CONCEPCION, CHILE • Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a 2-0 third-place play-off victory over Paraguay on Friday to stay in the hunt for Copa America top-scorer honours.

The Flamengo striker bagged his fourth goal of this year's tournament with a late strike, joining Chile's Eduardo Vargas as joint top-scorer.

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Jordan quits Clippers for Mavericks

LOS ANGELES • The Dallas Mavericks have landed Los Angeles Clippers centre DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted free agents of this National Basketball Association (NBA) off-season.

Jordan, 26, led the NBA in rebounding and field-goal percentage the last two seasons. He averaged 11.5 points and 15 rebounds last term.

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Spain fires Davis Cup captain Leon

MADRID • The new president of the Spanish tennis federation, Fernando Fernandez-Ladreda, has fired the nation's first female Davis Cup captain, Gala Leon, two weeks before the Group I second- round tie with Russia.

Leon was a surprise choice to replace Carlos Moya, who stood down last year after the five-time winners were relegated from the World Group following defeat by Brazil in a play-off.

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Webb faces more corruption charges

VANCOUVER • Suspended Fifa vice-president Jeffrey Webb has been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands.

The football official is currently detained in Switzerland, after being arrested and indicted by the FBI last month. He faces an extradition request from the United States in relation to the football corruption charges.

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Fraser-Pryce opts out of world 200m event

PARIS • Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on Friday said she will not defend her 200m title at the World Championships next month, and will just race the 100m.

However, the 28-year-old insisted that she will defend both her 100m and 200m golds at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year.

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Pakistan fails to qualify in hockey for Rio Games

KARACHI • Pakistan mourned the failure of their men's hockey team to qualify for next year's Olympics, describing it as one of the blackest days in the country.

The three-time Olympic gold medallists lost 0-1 to Ireland in the World Hockey League in Antwerp, Belgium, which serves as a qualifying round for the Rio Games.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2015, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe