Australia gets crucial draw with Denmark

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SAMARA, Russia (AP) Mile Jedinak's penalty kick gave Australia a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Thursday and new life at the World Cup.

Christian Eriksen scored in the opening minutes for Denmark, which has gone unbeaten in 17 straight international matches. But Jussuf Poulsen's handball after a video review set up Jedinak's opportunity in the 38th minute.

Going into the tournament, No. 36 Australia was the lowest-ranked team in Group C with the others all in the top 12.

Ronaldo scores, Portugal ousts Morocco

MOSCOW (AP) Off the top of his head, Cristiano Ronaldo scored yet another goal, set a European record and eliminated Morocco from the World Cup.

The Portugal forward headed in a fourth-minute cross from the right to give Portugal a 1-0 victory on Wednesday. It was his 85th goal for his country, the most for any European player in almost 150 years of international soccer. (MORE)

Uruguay wins, advances with Russia

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) With a single goal, Luis Suarez settled the fate of four teams in the group stage of the World Cup.

The controversial striker, who was making his 100th appearance in his national team's light blue, scored Wednesday to give Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and a spot in the round of 16. (MORE)

Hall edges MacKinnon for Hart Trophy

LAS VEGAS (AP) Taylor Hall doesn't love public speaking, and the New Jersey Devils forward's nervousness grew while the NHL Awards show moved along.

But after Hall and the hockey world watched moving tributes to the Humboldt Broncos and the victims of two mass shootings, he was ready to accept the Hart Trophy with the proper perspective. (MORE)

Stanton walkoff HR rallies Yanks by M's

NEW YORK (AP) Expectations have been sky high for Giancarlo Stanton since he was acquired from Miami last offseason. In front of a sellout crowd Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, the 6-foot-6 slugger had his first huge moment in pinstripes.

Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees erased a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5. (MORE)

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