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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. Andre Dawson Jersey Large . -- The Colorado Rapids have turned around their season. Quite a change from June 23 when they were 5-7-5, in the midst of a painful slide. "We kept putting in hard work and kept believing in what we are doing in our training," Colorado coach Oscar Pareja said. "The most important thing is the group is convinced and committed with the club." Hendry Thomas scored in the 41st minute and the Rapids shut out the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0 Saturday. Dillon Powers added a goal and an assist for Colorado (9-7-7). The Rapids beat the Galaxy for the first time in seven meetings and had been 0-5-1 over that span. Colorado is unbeaten, 4-0-2 in its past six games after going through a 0-4-1 stretch. "This team knows that no one is bigger than the club and they play as a team," Pareja said. "That is the key." Thomas found space between two defenders when Powers lined up for a corner kick. Powers put the ball right on the head of Thomas, whose header sailed past goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini. "Dillon has given us so much in his area of the field," Pareja said. "I thought he has really matured." Los Angeles (10-9-3) was looking for its fifth win in seven matches. The Galaxy were shut out for the sixth time this season in falling to 1-6-0 in their past seven road games. "We played very well in the first half," Los Angeles coach Bruce Arena said. "We had a mental lapse for the goal. That was it." Colorado added a goal in the 47th minute when Edson Buddle found Powers in stride just over the midfield stripe. Cudicini came out to stop the shot, but Powers got the ball under the lunge of Cudicini. The Galaxy were without Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane. Donovan missed his fifth straight game due to service with the U.S. national team while Keane sat out with a left hip flexor strain suffered the previous weekend. Hector Jimenez found an opening in the 15th minute, but fired a shot over the crossbar for Los Angeles. Juninho barely missed with a shot from 30 yards in the 22nd minute. His shot grazed the left post. Irwin caught a shot from the left wing by Todd Dunivant at the close of the half in added time. Referee Juan Guzman issued three yellow cards in the first half. Thomas drew a yellow card for upending Juninho in the ninth minute. Thomas will serve his second suspension of the season when the team plays Aug. 3 against Real Salt Lake. Juninho and former Colorado midfielder Pablo Mastroeni received theirs moments apart after disputing non calls. Juninho was hauled down by Shane ONeill in the 30th minute. The Galaxy didnt test Colorado goalkeeper Clint Irwin. Irwin produced his eighth shutout of the season. "That goal at the end of the half was unacceptable," L.A. forward Gyasi Zardes said. "Our team is better than that and we will bounce back when we play again." Custom Marlins Jersey China . The Celtics closed out their first preseason under Stevens on Wednesday night with a 101-97 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, who rested a lot of their lineup including former Celtics Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Authentic Custom Marlins Jersey . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. http://www.custommarlinsjersey.com/ . Robinson finished with 17 points, all but two in the second half, and Lawson had 14 after halftime and finished with a game-high 11 assists as the Nuggets handed Dallas its first home loss in eight games this season. J.J. Hickson led Denver with 22, and Kenneth Faried added 10 points and 10 rebounds. RIO DE JANEIRO -- There were a few ups and downs Tuesday at the Rio Olympics -- golds for Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky and the U.S. womens gymnastics team, and a surprising draw for the U.S. womens soccer squad. But heres is a recap of some of the other events you might have missed:Another star loses in Rio: Serena Williams joined her sister Venus and Novak Djokovic as the latest tennis star to be ousted from the Olympic singles play. The world No. 1 lost 6-4 6-3 against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the third round. The Williams sisters (doubles) and Djokovic (singles) didnt make it past the first round. Madison Keys beat Spains Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3 3-6 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals, where she will face Russias Daria Kasatkina. The American doubles duo of Jack Sock and Steve Johnson advanced to the semis. Read moreRio Olympics: Complete tennis coverageThe NFL comes to Rio: Members of the New England Patriots were cheering on teammate Nate Ebner, who took a break from being a defensive back to chase his Olympic dream in rugby, which returned to the Olympic program for the first time since 1924. After losing to Argentina 17-14 in their first match of the day, the Americans shut out host Brazil 26-0. Ebner scored once in the second match. The U.S. closes out group play against Fiji on Wednesday. Read moreRio Olympics: Complete rugby coverageA first for Team USA: Travis Stevens won the silver medal in the mens judo 81kg division after losing to Russias Khasan Khalmurzaev by ipponn with 2:42 remaining in the match. Marlins Jerseys China. Still, it is the first medal of any kind for the United States in the class, and adds to the overall total of Olympic medals won by the Americans in mens judo (10 - four silvers, six bronzes). Read moreRio Olympics: Complete judo coverageSo far, so good: Brady Ellison reached the round of 16 in the individual archery competition but had to go through teammate Jake Kaminski to get there. The teammates were in the same bracket and won their opening matches, but Eliison edged out Kaminski with a 6-2 victory. Ellison might have to go through another teammate to reach the quarters, as Zach Garrett could join him in the round of 16.Rio Olympics: Complete archery coverageOpening win: The U.S. womens water polo team beat Spain 11-4 to start the tournament. Kiley Neushult, team captain Maggie Stephens and Courtney Mathewson each had two goals. Preliminary play continues Thursday, as the Americans face China in Group B (noon ET start)Rio Olympics: Complete water polo coverageAnother medal for veteran Dutton: Riding the horse Mighty Nice, six-time Olympian Philip Dutton took home the bronze medal in the individual three-day eventing competition. He finished with a score of 51.80. It is the third Olympic medal for Dutton, who won team gold for his native Australia in 1996 and 2000.Rio Olympics: Complete equestrian coverage ' ' ' 
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