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Group H - Honduras vs Chile (7:00 am ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com)

Honduras is making just its second World Cup appearance, and is seeking its first win after going 0-1-2 in 1982. Chile is making its eighth World Cup appearance, but is seeking its first win in 13 matches since finishing third in 1962.

Group H - Spain vs Switzerland (9:30 am ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com)

Spain is one of the tournament favorites, even though the Spaniards have never won the tournament before. However, they are the reigning European champions. However, the reigning European champions haven't become world champions since West Germany did it in 1974. Meanwhile, the last time the Swiss were in the World Cup (see: 2006), they were knocked out in the Round of 16 despite not conceding a single goal in the entire tournament (because they conceded three in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw with the Ukraine).

Group A - South Africa vs Uruguay (2:00 ET on ESPN, ESPN3.com)

This is the first of the second matches of the group stage. All four nations in Group A are level on points with 1, so neither the tournament hosts nor the CharrĂșas can be eliminated this afternoon.

SportsCenter begins live at 9:00 am ET on ESPN2 with complete coverage throughout the morning.

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More from The Rundown, including the rematch mismatch, and the new old math of the NBA Finals, after the jump.


The Yankees beat up on the Phillies 8-3. The Bronx Bombers have now won 7 of 8, 12 of 15, and 15 of their last 20 games. Their 9-game winning streak at home is their longest ever at the new Yankee Stadium. And remember Roy Halladay's dominance of the Yanks? Forget about it. Even with Alex Rodriguez out of the lineup, Halladay gave up homers to Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Nick Swisher, and fell to 1-2 since his perfect game. Not only that, but he's lost 4 of his last 6 starts. Jamie Moyer tries to do better tonight against A.J. Burnett. And A-Rod. (7:00 ET on ESPN)

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6 = +22, 7 = L

The last time the Lakers won a Game 6 in the Finals by exactly 22 points and forced a Game 7 was back in 1970. And, of course, they went on to lose that Game 7 to the Knicks. Which can only mean that in this remake 40 years later, Kendrick Perkins will be playing the role of Willis Reed. It's all just a little bit of history repeating.

Perkins Hurt | 1970 NBA Finals | History Repeating