Dana White: Despite failed drug test, Anderson Silva will still coach ‘TUF: Brazil 4′

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Despite a failed drug test due to a pair of steroids, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will still be a head coach on the upcoming fourth season of ?The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.?

UFC President Dana White today released a statement confirming the plans.

Silva and fellow veteran Brazilian vet Mauricio Rua were announced as coaches back in October, though they won?t meet in a typical post-show fight. The series soon begins filming ahead of an expected April debut on Globo in Brazil and on UFC Fight Pass in the rest of the world.

White?s statement:

Anderson Silva has been one of the greatest athletes this sport has ever seen. He has had a long and distinguished career in mixed martial arts. In his nine years with the UFC, Anderson has never tested positive for a banned substance. In light of this, we want to ensure that Anderson gets his due process and we will support him during this time. While this process plays out, Anderson will continue in his role as coach of ?The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.? Of course we will continue to monitor the actions of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

We fully support the commission?s out-of-competition drug testing program, which we have financed when requested over the past two years. Testing of this nature is important to help keep the sport clean. The director at the laboratory in Salt Lake City has now explained the timing of Anderson?s test results and why the commission and the UFC did not receive the results until Feb. 3, after the fight.

Once all the results have been made public and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has rendered its decision, we will respect the process and move forward accordingly.

As announced on Tuesday, Silva (34-6 MMA, 17-2 UFC) tested positive for androsterone and drostanolone metabolites in an out-of-competition drug test prior to his UFC 183 pay-per-view headliner with Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) on Jan. 31. He claimed his innocence in a statement sent to MMAjunkie earlier today.

As MMAjunkie previously reported, more than 600 hopefuls attended a ?TUF: Brazil 4? open tryout session in Rio de Janeiro. Lightweights and bantamweights were invited to the session.

The show features a unique twist for this season: After an elimination fight in Brazil, 16 fighters will travel to Las Vegas, where the show will be filmed. Past seasons have been filmed fully in Brazil.

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Apple Looks To Take a Bite Out of Spotify

Last year, Apple spent over $3 billion to acquire Beats Electronics LLC, a headphone and streaming music company founded by rapper Dr. Dre and music industry mogul Jimmy Iovine. Now, Apple is planning to integrate the Beats streaming technology into a new service that will go headphone-to-headphone with sector leaders Spotify and Rdio, according to a report by Mark Gurman at 9to5mac.com.

Following its purchase, Apple could have simply ported the Beats Music app on to its various devices. Instead, the company is apparently planning to strip away the red-and-black Beats branding and integrate the service’s streaming technology into its as-yet unnamed subscription product.

Ditching the Beats Brand

According to industry reports, Beats Music only accounted for about $500 million of last year’s deal between the two companies, compared to $2.5 billion or so for Beats Electronics. That may explain why Apple feels no compunction about branding the Beats service with a look-and-feel that is consistent with iTunes in general and the iOS music app in particular.

One interesting development is that as Apple works to develop and hone the new streaming music services, it is also in the process of developing its first home-grown Android application. An Android app for Beats Music does already exist, but it was released prior to the sale of Beats to Apple, and Apple views this as an opportunity to provide Android users with a glimpse of its software Relevant Products/Services capabilities.

Competition, Cost, and the Cloud

Unlike the smartphone and tablet sectors, which Apple all but created with the release of the iPhone and then the iPad, the streaming music sector is much more mature and well-populated. Spotify, for instance, recently announced that it has 15 million paying subscribers, out of a total user base of 50 million.

Rdio has not announced the number of people who pay for its service, although the total is believed to be much lower than Spotify. Nonetheless, Rdio is available in more than 60 countries worldwide and has aggressive growth goals.

We reached out to Gurman, who told us that despite the headstart of other streaming services, Apple could still be competitive. “Given that Apple has hundreds of millions of iOS and Mac devices (combined) in use and the new service will be integrated and promoted on those products, I think Apple can gain some marketshare in the streaming market,” he said.

One way Apple plans to compete is by undercutting its rivals on price. Spotify, Rdio, and Google Play all charge $9.99 per month, while the new Apple service is expected to cost $7.99.

A key aspect of Apple’s service will be its heavy reliance on cloud Relevant Products/Services storage and streaming. Using the combined iTunes/Beats music catalog, users will be able to search for songs, store specific tracks on iOS devices, or use the cloud to store their entire libraries of music. Apple also plans to enhance the social networking features already present in Beats to allow its users to follow specific artists or other users of the streaming music network.

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Review: Time Flies and You?re Having Fun in ?The Legend of Zelda: Majora?s Mask 3D?

Review: Time Flies and You?re Having Fun in ?The Legend of Zelda: Majora?s Mask 3D?

You?ve likely played at least one Legend of Zelda game. That game probably wasn?t Majora?s Mask.

Not that it wasn?t a hit. Originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 2000, Majora?s Mask sold nearly 4 million copies. It boasts an innovative time-travel premise, features great combat and puzzles, and ranks among the most critically acclaimed games in the long-running franchise.

But still it?s considered a sleeper, a lost classic. Why? Who knows. Perhaps it?s the fact that it directly followed what most gamers consider to be the high-water mark of the 3D Zelda games, 1998?s groundbreaking Ocarina of Time. Or maybe its darker tone and strange mechanics kept some folks at bay. You could even blame it on the PlayStation 2, which was released on the very same day. Ouch.

No matter how you missed it ? or how long it?s been since you helped Link save a peculiar world from an angry, falling moon ? Nintendo is giving you a do-over. The Legend of Zelda: Majora?s Mask 3D isn?t just a beautifully sad, wildly creative, and smartly updated port of a 15-year-old game for the 3DS. It?s a must-own action adventure for any Nintendo gamer worth his weight in Rupees.

Much has been made of Majora?s Mask being the ?weirdest? Zelda game, and, well, yeah, that?s pretty spot-on. Ditching the familiar comforts of Hyrule for the bizarro land of Termina, the game challenges Link ? the same Link who just saved Hyrule in Ocarina of Time ? to stop a jerky kid wearing a magical mask from triggering the apocalypse by bringing down the moon in three days? time.

Luckily, Link still has that nifty ocarina, which he can use to rewind time once things get too close for comfort. Thus begins Link?s 72-hour version of Groundhog Day, but instead of trying to woo Andie MacDowell, he?s off to summon the power of four giants to help put an end to the madness.

It?s a fascinating gameplay conceit, and it holds up remarkably well. A little timer counts down the days, turning each gameplay session into a mildly stressful race against the clock (a handy time-slowing ocarina tune helps). Once you rewind time, the entire land ? characters, monsters, major events, world state, etc. ? rewinds as well, turning Termina into Link?s private Punxsutawney.

Unlike the constant forward momentum of most adventure games, Majora?s Mask revels in its amnesic rhythm. The breakthroughs ? a special item here, a defeated boss there ? don?t reveal their rewards immediately, but only through rewinding and starting the cycle anew. It?s Möbius strip storytelling, a twisting Ouroboros, and it?s just as fresh now as it was 15 years ago.

It?s also an existential bummer. The oddball citizens of Clock Town, the game?s main city, are lovably goofy and, as that third day draws to a close, gripped with angst, or acceptance, or denial as a giant, angry satellite bears down on their home. You feel the weight of their lives hanging in the balance, and thanks to an almost overbearing amount of side-quests, you?ll get to know each character well. Even Tingle. Oh, Tingle.

It?s heavy stuff for such an otherwise playful, cartoony affair, but that awkward, unsafe undercurrent is exactly what keeps Majora?s Mask?s engine running. Strange things happen. A UFO terrorizes a ranch. A hand pops out of a wooden toilet requesting assistance. Then there?s that moon, that scary, grimacing, enormous moon, hanging over everything. Even the brief cut-scene that plays when Link dons one of the game?s shape-shifting masks to gain useful new abilities is unsettling. The screen swirls as Link groans with pain. It?s like someone snuck a clip from Alice, Sweet Alice into the game code.

So yes, this is a weird video game. But it?s also a great one, and the 3DS version is the best yet.

The basics of movement and combat, largely retained from Ocarina of Time, work comfortably on the small system. The control scheme goes the extra mile, too, with nice additions like the ability to aim arrows by moving the 3DS itself. There?s a good reason Nintendo went with a limited-edition Majora?s Mask version of its upcoming New 3DS XL: The new system?s second analog stick is invaluable for camera control, and while it can be played adequately without it, it?s nowhere near as smooth.

But kudos to Nintendo for balancing a fine line with the visual upgrade. The graphical leap from the N64 to the 3DS is significant, especially in what it does for Link. He looks terrific. So does the rest of Majora?s Mask, for that matter, but it also looks like an older game, pointy polygonal edges and all. It lands on a happy medium, blending new power with nostalgia to create a game that looks as timeless as it feels.

Occasionally, however, the game does show its age, and it isn?t always flattering. The time travel mechanic, brilliant though it might be, also leads to a bit too much repetition. You?ll pass through the same environments more than a few times, especially if you don?t solve a particularly tricky puzzle or dungeon before time expires and you have to rewind.

Rewinding time can lead to more headaches, too. In one case, I failed to complete a certain side-quest (spoiler: it involves a powder keg) that halted progress further in the game. The solution? Replay a significant chunk of a level and fight the dungeon boss again. Sure, it?s unflinchingly old-school, but it?s also wonky and frustrating.

By and large, however, Majora?s Mask for the 3DS is a wonderful trip ? emphasis on trip ? through the dark, deep, and ultimately delightful black sheep of the Zelda line. Back in 2000, it was heralded as a game ahead of its time. That time is now. Don?t miss it again.

What?s hot: Time travel; memorable characters; strange and sad in all the right ways; looks and plays great on the 3DS

What?s not: Can be annoyingly repetitive; boss fights are too easy

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Lee Westwood is confident he can retain the title he won in Kuala Lumpur last year

The former world number one claimed an emphatic seven-shot victory at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club last April, ending a run of almost two years without a trophy to clinch the 41st of his career. Westwood, 41, is in excellent physical condition having undertaken an intensive fitness regime in the build-up to Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup campaign, and he is suitably optimistic heading to Malaysia, spurred by memories of his triumph 10 months ago.

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Tyson Chandler bangs an alley-oop on Andrew Bogut’s head

Dallas scored 42 points in the first quarter against the Warriors, but Golden State stormed back in the second quarter. At the end of the second, Tyson Chandler reminded Steve Kerr and Co. that Dallas wasn’t just going to roll over against the West’s best team. That’s a good ole dunk right on one of the better rim protectors around.

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Benson Henderson: Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere

Benson Henderson: Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere
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Certain things simply do not matter to Benson Henderson.

Where the current landscape of mixed martial arts is filled with fighters who proclaim they will step in against any opponent whenever the opportunity is presented to them, the truth of the matter is that very few fighters actually put forth the actions to back up their claims. Competing at the highest level of MMA is a business plain and simple, yet there are certain athletes who are driven by something outside of the typical scope. 

Alongside his close friend and three-time scrap partner Donald Cerrone, the MMA Lab leader envelops a different mind-set to the fight game in the modern era. Both possess a willingness to fight anyone, anytime, anywhere, and their respective track records reflect this aggressive approach.

Even though Cowboy has put an emphasis on the financial aspect of chasing down and making opportunities, there is still an elevate love for throwing down driving him to make those decisions.

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Things are similar but different on Henderson’s side of the equation. The former WEC and UFC lightweight champion is fueled by competition and the chance to push and test his skills at their limits. There is certainly a love for the scrap where Smooth is concerned, but the fight in itself is more about overcoming the obstacle directly in front of him.

?I?ve always been willing to fight anyone at anytime,” Henderson told Bleacher Report. “When you are defending a title it can?t be a short notice fight against any random person. Those fights have to make sense in the bigger picture of a division. But I?ve always been willing to go at anytime?same as Cerrone?and that is what made the WEC so exciting and successful or whatnot. When guys have that mentality you are going to have exciting fights. I?ve been that way for a long time, man.

“I?ve asked the UFC plenty of times over the past few years for anything I could get short notice, and I was always surprised how Cowboy gets these fights. I?ve asked time and time again when there was a situation available. I would see someone get hurt then hit up Dana [White] and Joe Silva to let them know I?m willing to take the fight, and the answer was always no.”

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That game mentality is what sparked the Arizona transplant to seek out another booking from UFC matchmaker Joe Silva immediately following his razor-thin decision loss to Cerrone at Fight Night 59 in Boston on Jan. 18.

When the UFC slated him to face Jorge Masvidal at Fight Night 63 on April 4, an injury to Stephen Thompson provided an opening in the main event at Fight Night 60 to face Brandon Thatch in Broomfield, Colorado, on Feb. 14.

Two high-profile fights in less than one month is a turnaround the majority of fighters wouldn’t tackle, but Henderson isn’t like other fighters.

?The competitor in you very much despises a loss and wants to get back in there and get a win back underneath you. That was the thought for getting back in there as soon as possible. Originally, Joe Silva said the earliest they had was April 4 against Jorge Masvidal. I said, ?Sure. Done. Sign me up.?

“I was already bugging Joe about me taking a short notice fight. I told him 155 would be hard for me to make on short notice. Physically I could do it, but I wouldn’t perform well making that weight on one or two weeks’ notice. But if you have a short notice fight for me at 170, I’m all for it. We’ve been thinking about dabbling at 170 for awhile and seeing how it works out for us, and it just so happened that they needed it. Joe Silva text me last Saturday a few fights before Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz fight, and he wanted to know how serious I was about taking a short notice fight at 170. I told him I’ll take whatever he was offering.

“I’m not one of those guys who just talks the talk,” he added. “I actually back it up. Joe offered up Denver, Colorado, against Brandon Thatch in a main event. I said, ‘Cool. Let’s do it.’”

Duane Finley is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. All quotes are obtained firsthand unless noted otherwise. 

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Rangers edge Bruins, tighten Metropolitan race

NEW YORK (AP) Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win, 3-2 over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.

Talbot, whose previous start was a 3-0 loss at Boston on Jan. 15, got the nod after Lundqvist was forced to sit out by a neck injury caused when he was struck in the throat by a shot against Carolina on Saturday. Lundqvist is day to day.

Nash gave the Rangers a 1-0 edge in the first period with his NHL-leading 32nd goal, and Derick Brassard and Stepan scored in the second.

Milan Lucic and Patrice Bergeron had goals in the first period for Boston, which was 8-1-1 in its previous 10. Tuukka Rask stopped 22 shots.

The Rangers regained the lead in the second period on goals by Brassard and Stepan.

Mats Zuccarello dug the puck out behind the Boston net and sent it to Chris Kreider in the right circle. With his back to the net, Kreider sent the puck into the slot to Brassard for a shot past Rask at 6:41. It was Brassard’s 13th goal and second in seven games.

New York made it 3-2 when, after taking a stretch pass from defenseman Dan Girardi, Nash moved the puck to Stepan, who got behind defenseman Dougie Hamilton and beat Rask with 3:04 left for his ninth goal.

Talbot had a much better second period, stopping all seven shots.

Things had started well for Talbot and the Rangers, who took a 1-0 lead before the Bruins recorded a shot.

Nash scored in the first period for the third straight game when he raced down left wing, cut in front of Rask, shifted the puck from forehand to backhand, and put it in at 5:50.

Talbot made his first save with 12:15 remaining when he stopped defenseman Adam McQuaid, drawing a big cheer from the crowd, and then made another solid stop just over 2 minutes later against Loui Eriksson.

But despite notching only five shots in the first period, the Bruins took a 2-1 lead into the intermission with a pair of quick strikes.

Lucic got it started just hours after he arrived in New York by scoring his 11th goal. The puck popped free from a scrum in the lower right corner of the Rangers end and came to Lucic in the slot for a hard drive that nestled into the top left corner at 13:37.

It was the second goal in three games for Lucic, who missed practice on Tuesday because of the flu.

The Bruins needed only 1:52 more to grab a 2-1 edge on Bergeron’s 13th of the season. Eriksson carried the puck down the left side into the Rangers end and fed a crisp pass into the slot that Bergeron deftly deflected past Talbot.

NOTES: Nash is the first Rangers player to score in at least 25 of the team’s first 49 games since Adam Graves did it in the 1993-94 season. … Five of Stepan’s goals have come in two games this season. … MacKenzie Skapski was recalled from Hartford (AHL) to serve as Talbot’s backup. He was born on June 15, 1994, the day after the Rangers last won the Stanley Cup. … Bergeron also scored for the second time in three games.

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This Week in The Hockey News magazine: January 26, 2015

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In this edition of The Hockey News, it?s our Money & Power Issue. The features include:

-    Our 16th annual Top 100 People of Power and Influence list, counting down and profiling the men and women who hold the most clout in the world of hockey.

-    Within the countdown you?ll find expanded features on cover boy Don Cherry, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, chief NHL disciplinarian Stephane Quintal, Russian hockey legend turned agent turned movie star Slava Fetisov, Senators GM Bryan Murray, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy and the ever-controversial Mike Milbury.

-    How Rogers $5.2 billion investment is paying off.

-    Why AHL teammates are both friends and foes.

-    An analytical breakdown of what players give you the best bang for the buck.

-    Can the NHL really thrive in Las Vegas? We take an expansive look at whether gambling on a second team in the desert is really a good bet.

-    They make millions, but what can NHLers do to ensure they protect their fortune for the future and not get taken advantage of.

-    The female pro game wants to be taken seriously and to do so it needs more sponsorship and increased day-to-day commitment from its athletes. But how can one happen without the other?

-    We say goodbye to the legendary Jean Beliveau with a first-person article from his teammate and friend for 50 years, Yvan Cournoyer.

-    What can the NHL do to stem the tide of the mumps outbreak?

-    Are we headed for another lockout? NHLPA boss Don Fehr thinks we might be. Adam Proteau explains in Proteau Type.

-    Profiles of Tyler Seguin, Sami Vatanen, Kris Versteeg, Tomas Tatar, Patrik Elias, Evgeni Malkin and Bryan Little in our NHL Team Reports package
-    The 2014 MVP for each of the 30 NHL clubs.

-    Kasperi Kapanen and Brock Boeser are profiled in our Prospects Report and Ryan Kennedy tells us why high school hockey is dying in once-fertile Minnesota.

-    Stan Fischler takes us through the crazy but successful methods of Toronto?s Lil? Major, Conn Smythe, in Strange But True.

-    We catch up with Clint Malarchuk, who?s using his experiences battling mental illness to educate others, in Backchecking.

-    And Ken Campbell says goodbye to his childhood hero, Jean Beliveau, in his Overtime column.
 

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Forget Tang, astronauts eat better than most

Since the first crew arrived in November 2000, more than 200 astronauts from 15 different countries have visited the ISS. At its core, it’s a floating lab, where for six months at a time six crew members work, exercise, sleep — and eat.

Providing NASA astronauts with a nutritious diet is the job of food scientists at the Johnson Space Center, in Houston. There, Maya Cooper is part of the team responsible for about 40% of the food sent to the astronauts. She says her team tries to strike a delicate balance between providing home comforts and healthy food.

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“There are many items that we’ve had on the menu that were great tasting items but recently we’ve had a big sodium reduction, trying to get the sodium content on the space menu down,” Cooper says. “So we’ve had to reformulate a lot of those items, preserving the taste and the homely comfort food aspects of the food, while making sure that the nutrition is right where we need for it to be.”

If Cooper makes space food sound like a science, that’s because it is. Weightlessness requires more energy; your body is never truly at rest at zero gravity, so astronauts must eat accordingly, consuming 3,000 calories a day.

In the controlled environment of the ISS, scientists are able to study the astronauts’ physiological processes with great accuracy. “We know exactly what they’re eating,” Cooper says, “so we have better data in terms of how food actually impacts the body.”

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Likewise, food is affected by the requirements of space. Food sent into orbit has to be preserved by heat processing which, paired with its long-term storage, causes food to lose some of its nutritional value due to vitamin degradation.

Overcoming these obstacles is one of the challenges facing Cooper, along with how to make such adulterated food appetizing.

Meals through a straw?

Space food in popular culture ranges from liquid meals of various viscosities — think Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” — to a miracle pill containing a day’s worth of nutrition.

In the space program’s early days, NASA’s Project Mercury did indeed experiment with “semi-liquids” in toothpaste-style tubes, and coated bite-sized cubes of solids with gelatine to stop crumbs escaping. Unsurprisingly, astronauts reported that “the food was unappetizing.”

Today, space food is more “cordon bleu” than blender.

“We’ve have the suggestion that people should just have a liquid, they should take a pill to consume all the vitamins and minerals that they need,” says Cooper. “The issue with that is that there’s a psychological experience that comes with eating. And people don’t want to take all their meals through a straw, they don’t want to swallow a pill for all their nutrition, and the pill wouldn’t be as bioavailable as the food itself. So it’s necessary, in terms of the human experience, that people eat.”

That being said, astronauts’ meals aren’t identical to those served on Earth.

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There are no freezers on the ISS so food has to be stored carefully to prevent spoilage. Items are freeze-dried on Earth then rehydrated in space. “Portion sizes are determined generally by two factors,” Cooper explains. “We’re limited by the size of the pouch [the meals come in] … you can’t actually have more in the package, that’s just what it holds.”

Secondly, and more useful to Cooper, are calories. “We know how many calories we want an entrée to have, and how many calories we expect for a dessert … that all factors in to what is placed into the pouch.”

That’s right, desserts. Alongside such healthy dishes as Indian fish curry and crab cakes, the NASA menu includes chocolate pudding, lemon curd cake and apricot cobbler. NASA has even been known to send birthday cakes to astronauts. And Cooper’s reasons for providing all those treats will resonate with anyone with a sweet tooth: “You can’t live without dessert!” she says. “It’s a psychological experience!”

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Honduras 2 Venezuela 3: South Americans end five-match losing streak

Venezuela produced an efficient performance to beat Honduras 3-2 in an international friendly on Wednesday.

Richard Blanco, Arquimedes Figuera and Edder Farias were all on target as Venezuela punished a wasteful Honduras outfit 3-2 to end a run of five consecutive defeats.

Venezuela had lost to Honduras, South Korea, Japan, Chile and Bolivia prior to Wednesday?s clash but the South Americans finally ended their winning drought at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano in San Pedro Sula.

Figuera and Farias put the result seemingly beyond doubt in the second half after Blanco opened the scoring in the 21st minute, though Honduras threatened a comeback with two goals in the final 10 minutes.

It was Venezuela?s first win since September 2013.

In the first match of their double-header, Honduras enjoyed large spells of possession during the early exchanges.

However it was Venezuela, who broke the deadlock against the run of play in the 21st minute

Romulo Otero drove towards the byline before squaring the ball across the six-yard box to Blanco, who side-footed past goalkeeper Donis Escober.

Honduras almost drew level 13 minutes later when Alain Baroja fumbled the ball but Roman Castillo was unable to release a shot in time.

Castillo was a constant threat for the Venezuelan defenders and came close again to equalising a minute into the second half but his shot sailed over the crossbar.

Honduras were punished for their wastefulness in front of goal yet again, with Figuera doubling Venezuela?s lead five minutes into the second half.

Figuera scooped the ball over Escober, having been played in by team-mate Argenis Gomez.

The home side continued to dictate the tempo but it proved to be in vain as Venezuela netted their third goal 13 minutes from time.

Oteru, who set up the first goal, weaved his way past three defenders before crossing the ball to the near post where substitute Farias made no mistake from close range.

Honduras finally managed to turn their possession into a goal 10 minutes from time, with Antony Lozano poking the ball beyond Baroja following a shot from outside the area.

And centre-back Juan Montes pulled another goal back in the 90th minute to ensure a nervy finale.

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