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Women's World Cup bracket: Knockout stage matchups, dates, times

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Women's World Cup bracket: Knockout stage matchups, dates, times

No Megan Rapinoe, no problem. 

As the United States Women's National Team's star forward missed Tuesday semifinal against England with a hamstring injury, the USWNT still beat England, 2-1, to advance to their third straight championship game at 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. 

Former Cal star Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal in the 31st minute, and she did so in style. On her 30th birthday, Morgan put a pinky up and sipped some tea in France. 

The USWNT will now face the Netherlands at 8:00 a.m. PT in the championship match on Sunday.

Here's the full knockout-stage bracket:

Round of 16

Match 37 -- Norway 1, Australia 1 (Norway advances 4-1 on penalties)

Match 38 -- Germany 3, Nigeria 0

Match 39 -- England 3, Cameroon 0

Match 40 -- France 2, Brazil 1 (Extra Time)

Match 41 -- USA 2, Spain 1

Match 42 -- Sweden 1, Canada 0

Match 43 -- Italy 2, China 0

Match 44 -- The Netherlands 2, Japan 1

Quarterfinals

Match 45 -- England 3, Norway 0

Match 46 -- USA 2, France 1

Match 47 -- The Netherlands 2, Italy 0

Match 48 -- Sweden 2, Germany 1

Semifinals

Match 49 -- USA 2, England 1

Match 50 -- The Netherlands 1, Sweden 0

Third Place

Sweden 2, England 1

Final

USA 2, The Netherlands 0

Premier League extends coronavirus pause, proposes 30 percent wage cut

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Premier League extends coronavirus pause, proposes 30 percent wage cut

The Premier League is pushing back its restart date indefinitely amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it announced in a statement Friday.

After bringing together the league’s top officials on a video conference, it was decided that the original hopes to begin playing again at the beginning of May were premature.

“It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May,” the statement read. “And that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.

“The Premier League is working closely with the whole of professional football in this country, as well as with the Government, public agencies and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the game achieves a collaborative solution.”

[RELATED: Best PL storylines we would've watched if season continued]

Players also are facing a wage reduction of up to 30 percent as the league deals with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak.

Until health officials declare that social distancing regulations can be lifted, don’t expect to see much in the way of live sports.

Best Premier League season storylines before coronavirus suspension

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Best Premier League season storylines before coronavirus suspension

The Premier League suspending its season last month due to the global coronavirus pandemic delayed Liverpool’s inevitable clinching of their first top-flight title in three decades by at least two months.

The Reds, who were six points from winning their first-ever Premier League title, won’t lift the trophy until May at the absolute earliest. The season is suspended through at least April 30, and league executives reportedly will discuss what the remainder of the season could look like in a Friday conference call.

There wasn’t much drama remaining in Liverpool’s title challenge, but the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the Premier League by the time it closed its doors. Every club had at least nine matches remaining, with multiple spots for next season’s European competitions, all three relegation places still up for grabs and bragging rights in some of England’s best rivalries still unsolved

Which storylines would’ve captured our attention? Here are the five we’d be most closely monitoring had the Premier League season continued uninterrupted.

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