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Serbia to the knockout round. Spain routed Senegal 97-43 in the late game Fri

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the stragglers stumbled into the visitors clubhouse, some New York Mets players hollered and high-fived teammates as they passed through the door. Kolby Allard Rangers Jersey . This was just the kind of celebration that had escaped them before. Eric Young Jr. scored on shortstop Brandon Crawfords fielding error with two outs in the 16th inning, and the Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a game that ended early Tuesday morning. The Mets already had played three games of at least 15 innings this season -- and lost each one. "Ive never heard of anything like this. Its unbelievable," manager Terry Collins said. "At least were used to it." Young singled with one out and stole second to start the final rally. After he advanced to third on Daniel Murphys groundout, lefty Javier Lopez entered and intentionally walked David Wright. Crawford couldnt handle pinch-hitter Anthony Reckers grounder, allowing Young to score and handing New York the victory. The game lasted 5 hours, 26 minutes. "Weve played in some long games and we havent always come out on the winning side," Recker said. "As soon as the 10th inning started, we were like, Are we really going to do this again?" It was the longest game in time and innings the Giants had played since losing 1-0 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 18 innings on May 9, 2001. Marco Scutaro walked leading off the bottom of the 16th inning, and Buster Posey hit a one-out single for the first five-hit game of his career. But Bobby Parnell regrouped to strike out Pablo Sandoval and retire pinch-hitter Guillermo Quiroz on a grounder for his 16th save. Posey went 5 for 8, including a two-run homer and two doubles. San Francisco has lost 12 of 14 and is a season-high eight games below .500. The Giants went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 18 overall -- 13 in the last six innings. "Thats as frustrating a game as weve had," manager Bruce Bochy said. Tim Lincecum and Matt Harvey each threw seven innings of three-run ball before the bullpens shut down the opposition. Harvey said a blister on his right index finger has been bothering him his last two starts but he doesnt consider it an issue. "Im just glad we won," he said. Josh Edgin (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. George Kontos (2-2) allowed the one unearned run in 2 2-3 otherwise solid innings. It was the 18th major league game to go 14 innings or more this season, two shy of last years total, according to STATS. The Mets improved to 1-3 in games of at least 15 innings. The last team to play that many in one season was the 2004 Minnesota Twins, who went 2-2, according to STATS. By the time the final out was recorded at 12:42 a.m. local time, only a few thousand fans remained from an announced sellout crowd of 41,497. The ferry back to Oakland-Alameda had blown its departing horn at 11:30 p.m., and the final BART trains left about midnight. The Giants even held a 14th-inning stretch for those who stayed. So many seagulls started to hover above the stands that the scoreboard operator asked fans to clap to try and scare them away. Both teams had chances to end the game earlier. With runners on second and third in the 11th, Crawford made a diving stop on Marlon Byrds grounder at shortstop and recovered for a perfect throw from the outfield grass. In the 12th, Sandoval snagged Omar Quintanillas liner at third and threw to first to get Kirk Nieuwenhuis for a double play. The Giants blew a gift-wrapped opportunity when Posey doubled after his fly ball bounced off the glove of Murphy backpedaling from second while Byrd tried to make a sliding catch coming in from right. Sandoval was intentionally walked before Byrd caught Hunter Pences slicing liner and Crawford flied out. Brandon Belt, batting in the third spot for the first time in his career, was 0 for 8 with five strikeouts, including the final out of the 12th inning with two runners on base. Bochy said he expects to keep Belt in that spot Tuesday night. Cole Gillespie broke his bat grounding out in the 13th with runners on second and third, and Gregor Blanco grounded out with the bases loaded in the 15th. Poseys 13th homer put the Giants ahead 2-0 in the first. Byrd singled leading off the fifth for the first hit off Lincecum, and John Bucks double sliced San Franciscos lead to 2-1. Young tripled leading off the sixth, and Murphy followed with the tying single. Murphy advanced to third on Scutaros throwing error at second base and scored when Ike Davis grounded into a double play to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Lincecum had a season-high 11 strikeouts in seven innings. He gave up three runs, six hits and one walk. It was the 33rd time Lincecum has had at least 10 strikeouts in a game and the first time this year. But the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was nowhere to be found in the Giants clubhouse after the game. A team spokesman said he had already left to recover -- as did many of his teammates. Other than Posey, Harvey had his way with San Franciscos lineup until late. He allowed three runs and six hits, striking out six and walking one. Pence, who made a pair of diving catches in right field, tripled leading off the seventh. The ball hit the cement near the top of the right-field wall and ricocheted back onto the field. Umpires reviewed the play and ruled that the triple stood, though the decision turned out to be an afterthought. Crawford immediately singled home Pence for the tying run. "Theres frustration," Pence said. "We want to stay as positive as we can right now. Weve got to get it done. Weve got to keep pushing to find a way to turn it around." NOTES: Posey will get Tuesday nights game off after catching 16 innings, Bochy said. ... Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (shoulder inflammation) has been cleared to start throwing again. The team expects him back at some point this season. ... Mets RHP Shaun Marcum had his right hand examined by a specialist in St. Louis. With an off day Thursday, Harvey is slated to take Marcums spot in the rotation Saturday at Pittsburgh. ... Barry Zito (4-6, 4.44 ERA) starts for the Giants against Dillon Gee (6-7, 4.45) on Tuesday. Zito began warming up in the bullpen in the bottom of the 16th in case the Giants tied it. Brock Burke Rangers Jersey . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Lance Berkman Jersey . -- In one brief spurt, Brazil turned a close game into a rout and proved again it will be a strong World Cup favourite. https:///...-jersey-rangers.html . Brett Kulak and Jackson Houck of the Vancouver Giants were each charged with assault causing bodily harm on Aug. 18, according to the B.C. court services. RIO DE JANEIRO -- There was no question coming into the Olympics that the U.S. womens basketball team could score.With the offense struggling at points Friday for the first time, the Americans turned up their defensive effort to dispatch Canada.Maya Moore scored 12 points and the U.S. clinched the top seed in the group with an 81-51 win over its northern neighbors.I think we played really hard today on defense, guard Sue Bird said. Everyones been talking about our offense, but its been our defense that has been the most consistent. Tonight was a good example of that. It wasnt that we couldnt score, but we just werent scoring at the rate you saw in the first three games. It was our defense that was there for us to rely on.The Americans (4-0) had been scoring at a record pace, topping 100 points in each of their first three contests -- the first time a teams done that at the Olympics. But they couldnt get into an offensive rhythm for the first 20 minutes against Canada.The U.S. was out of sync, throwing the ball away on fast breaks and missing open shots. Canada, which already had sealed a berth in the quarterfinals for the second consecutive Olympics, wasnt intimidated. The teams had played an exhibition game before the Olympics started and Canada lost by 40, never recovering from a slow start.It was the U.S. that struggled early in this one. The Americans only scored 18 points in the first quarter, their lowest scoring output in any period in Rio. Canada only trailed 18-16. Thats when the U.S. turned up its defense. For nearly 10 minutes, the Americans held Canada without a basket and slowly extended their advantage.Canada got its only bucket in the second quarter on a three-point play by Nirra Fields with 39 seconds left in the period and the U.S. led 36-22 at the half. Coach Geno Auriemma said the team did nothing special during that stretch other than just play hard defensively.Our defensive effort was great, said Moore, who scored all of her points in the first half.Diana Taurasi helped the U.S. get some separation against Canada. She hit two 3-pointers in a row to start an 8-0 run that gave thee Americans their first 20-point lead of the contest. Yohander Mendez Rangers Jersey. . She now has 18 in the Olympics, breaking her own team record of 15 set in 2012.Canada could only get within 15 the rest of the way. Miranda Ayim scored eight to lead the Canadians.Despite the loss, Canada (3-1) has already won more games than in any other Olympics. The Canadians hope to win the countrys first medal in the sport. They finish pool play Sunday against Spain, trying to secure second place in the group.Its huge, were here to make history, Fields said. We already made history and our goal is to really just medal. Finish the highest we can. Playing against Spain is a very important game and well be ready for it.The victory was the Americans 45th straight in the Olympics. They are halfway to a sixth consecutive gold medal.While the U.S. roster is stacked with some of the greatest players in UConns storied history, including Moore, Canada has its own Husky in Nurse, who will begin her junior year at Connecticut this fall. Nurse came into the game leading the team in scoring, but had a rough contest against the U.S. and her college coach Auriemma. She scored just three points, missing eight of her nine shots.Nurses game probably could be summed up in one play: She had the ball stripped by Moore near the top of the key and then chased the former UConn great down the court as Moore converted a layup.We all have those moments, kind of welcome to the next level moments. I had them, shell have them, Moore said. And then when shes in my position, shell be giving it to the next generation. So, its one play. We all have to get our pockets picked. But I was trying to be aggressive. Im sure itll be something she uses for the next game.In other games on Friday, Serbia won its first contest ever in the Olympics, beating China 80-72. A victory over Senegal on Sunday would advance Serbia to the knockout round. Spain routed Senegal 97-43 in the late game Friday, setting up a pivotal game against Canada on Sunday. ' ' ' 
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