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BRASILIA, Brazil -- Starved of the World Cup action for 16 years, Colombia -- and its fanatical travelling supporters -- are certainly making the most of being back on footballs biggest stage. Rodger Saffold Jersey . Driven on by a partisan pro-Colombian crowd that turned the Estadio Nacional into a sea of yellow, the South Americans scored through James Rodriguez and substitute Juan Quintero in a devastating six-minute spell in the second half to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 on Thursday. A second victory in Group C, following a 3-0 win over Greece, leaves Colombia on the verge of qualifying for a place in the last 16. Since 1998, every team that has earned six points in the group stage has advanced. "We have had two wins with players who are playing their first World Cup," Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said. "Were happy to have defeated such a good opponent. We have a lot of young players, and this is going to help them grow." Known for his midfield artistry, playmaker Rodriguez showed his prowess in the air by getting clear of Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba -- again only used as a substitute -- at a corner to head in Colombias opener in the 64th minute, lighting up a disappointing match. The celebrations had hardly died down among the vast hordes of Colombia supporters by the time a defensive mistake by Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die allowed Teofilo Gutierrez to play in Quintero, and the midfielder slotted home a low finish. Ivory Coast replied with a brilliant 73rd-minute solo goal by Gervinho, his second of the World Cup, but couldnt find a second despite a strong finish. The Ivorians remain on three points after their 2-1 opening win over Japan. Instead of Radamel Falcao, the countrys star striker who was ruled out through injury before the tournament, the most important factor in Colombias march through the group stage has arguably been its amazing support. With supporters wearing yellow shirts dominating the stadium, it was effectively an away game for the Ivorians. "It was extraordinary," Rodriguez said, "it was very much in our favour that Colombia could win." The crowd roared with relief at the final whistle, with Drogbas introduction in the 60th minute helping pep up Ivory Coasts attack that had previously looked rudderless with Wilfried Bony as the lone striker. "I must say that we didnt deserve to lose," Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said. "It was very experienced Colombia team who waited for us to make mistakes." The Ivorians may still need to beat Greece in their last group game to reach the knockout stage for the first time at a World Cup. Drogba may now start that match but Lamouchi will also be looking for more from the squads top player, Yaya Toure, who seems like a shadow of the player who starred for Manchester City in the English Premier League last season. There was no mistaking the passion of the Ivory Coast lineup -- Die was in tears during the national anthem -- but the teams undoubted attacking quality has been lacking so far at this World Cup and Colombia looked more threatening going forward. The best chance of a cagey first half was spurned by Gutierrez, who miscued a volley with the goal at his mercy after being perfectly set up by Rodriguezs left-wing cross in the 28th. Otherwise, the highlight of the first 45 minutes came when a large inflatable ball bounced onto the playing surface, causing a brief stoppage. Tricky winger Juan Cuadrado struck the bar with a fierce, angled shot before teammate Rodriguez, named man of the match, broke the deadlock with the kind of header that Drogba -- the player supposed to be marking the Monaco playmaker -- has been used to delivering. Quinteros side-footed finish gave Colombia breathing space, meaning that Gervinhos goal -- he jinked through two defenders, beat another and shot inside goalkeeper David Ospinas near post -- proved to be just a consolation. Nickell Robey-Coleman Jersey . The Mariners ace allowed just one hit over eight innings while striking out nine, and Robinson Cano backed him with a two-run homer as Seattle earned a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Lance Dunbar Jersey . Then again, he really was at his home away from home. "It was nice to sleep in my own bed last night," Shields said after pitching Kansas City past the San Diego Padres 8-0 Wednesday.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Josh Donaldson swiped the spotlight from Manny Machado in the biggest way he could. Donaldson hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics to a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. "Certainly theres a little irony involved in the whole thing," As manager Bob Melvin said. Donaldsons drive over the wall in centre field on a sinker from Zach Britton (3-2) sent the As streaming out of the dugout in front of an announced crowd of 27,232 at the Coliseum. It was the All-Star third basemans 21th homer of the season, fifth career game-ending hit, and third career game-ending homer -- including the second this season. But this one was even sweeter for Donaldson and the As because it took the attention away from Machado, who hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh after creating an even bigger stir with his bat the last time he faced Oakland. Machado threw his bat near Donaldson at third base during a plate appearance in Oaklands win at Baltimore last month after reliever Fernando Abad threw consecutive high-and-inside pitches. Machado was suspended five games and was fined an undisclosed amount. Abad was fined but not suspended. In the opener of that series, Machado yelled in Donaldsons face after the third baseman tagged him on the chest, knocking Machado off his feet. The dugouts cleared briefly. Machado, who also singled in the fifth, said before Fridays game he has moved on from the incident. Melvin also said nobody on his club had even talked about it since. "When you see J.D. come up in the ninth, you kind of have that feeling, Really? Could this happen?" Melvin said. "And it did." Donaldson said he sympathized with the boos Machado endured from As fans during pregame introductions, when he ran to his spot at third base and every time he was announced at the plate. But he said he tried "not to get caught up in all that jazz" and instead focus on the task at hand. "I enjoy those moments," he said. "Its one of those things where youve got to try to relish the opportunity, and anytime I can step up to the plate with an at-bat to help our team win the game or win the game right there, I feel beetter about it. Custom Los Angeles Rams Jerseys. ." Machado quieted the hoots and hollers with his 10th homer of the season in the seventh to put the Orioles ahead 4-2. A fan threw the ball back on the field, and others stood and booed as he rounded the bases. Machado high-fived teammates back in the dugout. "The booing is part of the game and I have to get used to it," Machado said. "You have to be able to block it out. You just try and channel your energy to do well. I have to gain everyones respect back from everyone that I let down." Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer in the fifth that appeared to be enough for the AL East-leading Orioles. But beating the best team in baseball -- especially at home -- has never been easy this season. Eric OFlaherty (1-0) tossed one scoreless inning for the win as Oakland (60-36) extended the majors best record. It was just the type of victory that showed why the two-time defending AL West champion As have major expectations, especially after acquiring pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs on July 4. Samardzija looked ready to lose his second straight solid start for Oakland. He gave up six hits -- including the two homers -- in seven innings. John Jasos RBI double in the third gave Oakland a 1-0 lead, and Derek Norris ninth homer in the fifth tied it 2-2. That was all the As could muster against Chris Tillman the first 6 2-3 innings. Baltimore had retired 10 straight batters until Yoenis Cespedes singled leading off the ninth. Brandon Moss followed with another single before Donaldsons homer handed Britton his third blown save in 18 opportunities this season and gave the As another memorable victory in a season already full of them. NOTES: Cespedes, the two-time reigning Home Run Derby champion, snapped an 0-for-19 skid -- the longest hitless streak of his career -- with two singles. ... Orioles RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, on the disabled list since July 11 with a sprained right ankle, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday and could make a rehabilitation start in the minors in the middle of next week. ... RHP Jason Hammel (0-1, 3.60 ERA) starts for the As opposite Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen (9-3, 4.15 ERA) on Saturday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '