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WATCH LIVE: Neymar, Brazil seek Olympic redemption, Mexico meets Fiji

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Neymar and hosts Brazil hope to rebound from a poorly-finished but dominant opener in what’s the headline story of Day 2 men’s soccer at the Rio Olympics.

Brazil and South Africa drew 0-0, as did groupmates Denmark and Iraq, putting the hosts in relatively okay position ahead of Sunday’s primetime battle with Iraq (who looked quite good against Denmark).

Nigeria is actually in Brazil for the entire matchday, something that didn’t happen thanks to plane problems ahead of their 5-4 opening win over Japan. A win over Sweden, who drew Colombia, would lift the African side to the knockout rounds.

Other highlights will be Germany testing South Korea’s mettle, while Argentina and Algeria squabble after dropping their opening contests.

WATCH LIVE:

Men’s Group C
Fiji-Mexico
Noon EDT

Men’s Group D
Honduras-Portugal
2 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group C
Germany-South Korea
3 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group D
Argentina-Algeria
5 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group A
Denmark-South Africa
6 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group B
Sweden-Nigeria
6 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group A
Brazil-Iraq
9 p.m. EDT

Men’s Group B
Japan-Colombia
9 p.m. EDT

Boglarka Kapas, world champion swimmer, tests positive for coronavirus

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Boglarka Kapas, the Hungarian swimmer and world 200m butterfly champion, said she tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I don’t have any symptoms yet, and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus,” was posted on her social media. “Please be careful, stay at home and stay healthy.”

Nine total members of the Hungarian national team — including swimmers and staff — have tested positive, according to the federation.

Kapas said her first test was negative but a second test showed she had the virus. She was staying in quarantine at home for two weeks.

Kapas, 26, won the 200m fly at last summer’s world championships by passing Americans Hali Flickinger and Katie Drabot in the last 25 meters. She clocked 2:06.78 to prevail by .17 of a second.

Kapas also took bronze in the Rio Olympic 800m freestyle won by Katie Ledecky.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

NHL players: Marie-Philip Poulin is world’s best female hockey player

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The U.S. may have the world’s best women’s hockey team, but NHL players believe Canadian Marie-Philip Poulin is the world’s best player.

Poulin received the most votes out of 496 responses in the 2019-20 NHLPA Player Poll, conducted before the season was suspended. The tally:

Poulin: 39.92%
Hilary Knight (USA): 36.29%
Kendall Coyne Schofield (USA): 15.52%
Emily Pfalzer Matheson (USA): 1.41%
Other: 6.85%

Last year, Knight received the highest percentage of votes from 203 NHL players (27.59), edging Poulin (24.14) with Amanda Kessel third (12.81) and Coyne Schofield and Pfalzer Matheson each receiving 5.91 percent.

Why were Poulin and Knight swapped this year? Perhaps Poulin’s Canadian team winning the debut of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition women’s 3-on-3 game on Jan. 24, even though Knight scored and Poulin did not.

Poulin, now 29, scored both goals in the 2010 Olympic final and the game-tying and -winning goals in the 2014 Olympic final. Even before her Olympic debut at age 18, the daughter of Quebec hospital workers was dubbed “the female Sidney Crosby.”

Knight, 30, led last April’s world championship tournament with seven goals as the U.S. won a fifth straight title. Poulin played 4 minutes, 44 seconds, total at the tournament, missing time with a knee injury.

This spring’s tournament, which was to start Tuesday, was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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