BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil -- Memories of the biggest humiliation in Brazilian football and the return of Lionel Messi to Argentina were not enough to stop the five-time World Cup champions from beating their archrivals Thursday in South American qualifying for the World Cup.The Brazilians won at Mineirao stadium, and they won comfortably -- 3-0. There were no Brazilians in tears this time, unlike at the World Cup in 2014.The victory over Argentina extended Brazils successful streak under new coach Tite to five matches, giving the qualification leaders 24 points from 11 matches. Argentina has 16.Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza finds himself in an even tougher position after the lackluster performance in Brazil. His team is remained in sixth place, outside the continents four automatic spots at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Copa America champion Chile held third-place Colombia to a 0-0 draw away, despite the absence of Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez due to injury.Second-place Uruguay beat an Ecuador side filled with reserves by only 2-1 in Montevideo. The Uruguayans have 23 points, just one behind Brazil.Elsewhere, Peru producing a shocking 4-1 win at Paraguay and is now back in the race for a place in Russia 2018. The Peruvians remain in eight spot with 14 points, one behind seventh-place Paraguay.In a match between the two worst teams in South American qualifiers, Venezuela trashed Bolivia 5-0 at home. Venezuela now is ninth place with 5 points, one ahead of Bolivia.----BRAZIL 3, ARGENTINA 0The chants of the Brazilian crowd at the Mineirao stadium showed that most Brazilians fans prefer to forget the 7-1 defeat against Germany in the same venue during the 2014 World Cup, and instead savor this victory over Argentina.The champions are back! the crowd chanted. Messi doesnt have a World Cup, the one that does is Vampeta!Brazil was so dominant it could have won by a bigger margin, but settled for a 3-0 result with goals from Philippe Coutinho (26), Neymar (46) and Paulinho (58).It could have been a different story if the referee had given a penalty to Argentina when the game was 0-0 and Neymar touched the ball with his hand in the box.The most impressive of the three goals was the opener from Liverpool midfielder Coutinho from the edge of the box.Coach Tite said that the impressive result comes after a sleepless night for him. The sleeping problem wasnt because of the memories of Brazils 7-1 loss to Germany, but because of his days at Atletico Mineiro in 2007. The club was relegated to Brazils second division with him in charge.I know that I didnt do a nice job then. I still think a lot about that, he said.Messi and his Barcelona teammate Javier Mascherano, who came to Brazil in Neymars jet, were below par during the whole game.Messi likes to float on the back of the defensive midfielder, but we didnt let him play. We have a lot of merit not only in offense, but also defending, Brazil midfielder Renato Augusto said.Argentina, the 2014 World Cup finalists, remain under heavy pressure in qualifying, with its next match against Colombia. Messi used an expletive to define his teams current situation, while coach Bauza defined the defeat in Brazil as the worst in his career.We have to change, an upset Messi said.Because of the high ticket prices only 53,000 of the 62,000 seats were taken at the stadium in Belo Horizonte, located 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro.---URUGUAY 2, ECUADOR 1Uruguay struggled and Luis Suarez wasnt anywhere near his best, but coach Oscar Tabarez lineup managed to hold off Ecuador 2-1 at home. Sebastian Coates (12) and Diego Rolan (45) gave Uruguay a 2-0 lead before Felipe Caicedo reduced the margin for Ecuador in the 46th.The win should give Uruguayan players some ground in their dispute over image rights. This week they wore shirts without sponsor names and prohibited banners with sponsors in their press conferences.Uruguay will next play Chile, and fourth-place Ecuador will face Venezuela.-----COLOMBIA 0, CHILE 0In the return of Falcao Garcia and in the absence of Sanchez, neither Colombia nor Chile managed to score in a quiet match in Barranquilla. Injury-prone Garcia entered in the second half, but didnt have any chances to score.Colombia, in third spot with 18 points, travels to Argentina. Anthony Davis Jersey . The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. Cheick Diallo Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. 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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators goalie Pekka Rinne wasnt about to let a fellow Finn tie the game on their nations Independence Day.Rinne made 25 saves, including a big one on countryman Mikko Rantanen, and Roman Josi scored a power-play goal 1:04 into the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.With 9:08 remaining in the third and Colorado on a power play, Rinne quickly moved right to left and made a sweeping glove save on Rantanen to preserve a one-goal lead.Cant let the Finn score against me, Rinne said with a laugh. I was able to get there. Sometimes you need to be a little bit fortunate. It was a big save and I was happy to make that one. For sure, that was one of the key moments of the game.Viktor Arvidsson, James Neal and P.K. Subban also scored for Nashville, which ended a two-game losing streak.Matt Duchene scored twice and Nathan MacKinnon also scored for Colorado, which has lost six straight.At the tail end of 2-minute 5-on-3 advantage, Josi took a pass from Ryan Johansen at the top of the left faceoff circle and dropped to one knee as he fired a tiebreaking one-timer by goaltender Semyon Varlamov.Nashville was awarded the prolonged two-man advantage when both Francois Beauchemin and Cody Goloubef were whistled for minor penalties at 19:17 of the second.For me that was the hardest weve played, that was the best game weve played in a couple of weeks, Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. We had some chances to square that game up, and it was a tough way to fall behind on the 5-on-3 so weve just got to keep sticking with it.Arvidsson scored the games first goal at 10:08 of the opening period.Arvidsson blocked a shot attempt by Goloubef at the right point and went the other way on a breakaway. Carrying the puck down the center of the ice, Arvidsson fired a wrist shot from the low slot that beat Varlamov on the stick side.MacKinnon tied it two minutes later.Rene Bourque forced a turnoover by Nashvilles Calle Jarnkrok below the goal line and found MacKinnon unchecked in front of the Nashville goal, where he beat Rinne low to the glove side.ddddddddddddNashville regained the lead with 1:34 left in the first on Neals 11th.Colin Wilson found Neal in the lower part of the right circle. From the tough angle, Neal lifted the puck over Varlamovs shoulder and under the crossbar on the near side.Neal returned to the Nashville lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury.He doesnt need a lot of room and he doesnt need a lot of space and thats a perfect example of it, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. What was really good about having James back there is it just provided the good balance in our lines.The win was Laviolettes 100th with the Predators.Duchene scored a pair of power-play goals in the second period, the first coming at 3:46 to tie it at 2 and again at 13:56 to tie it at 3.Weve been a little disjointed on the power play this year at times, Duchene said. Well not have any flow, any flow, and then well kind of get a funny one that goes in. Tonight was different. Tonight we set it up.Entering Tuesday, the slumping Avalanche had scored just one goal on the man-advantage in their last six games.Nashville killed 1:33 of power-play time at the end of the third after Johansen was whistled for high sticking at 18:27. Colorado pulled Varlamov for an extra attacker, giving them a 6-on-4 advantage. Rinne made two saves as time expired to preserve the victory.Game notes Varlamov finished with 28 saves. ... Boston Red Sox outfielder and Nashville native Mookie Betts attended the game. ... Nashville has won all three meetings with the Avalanche this season. ... Duchene has three two-goal games this season.UP NEXTAvalanche: At Boston on Thursday night.Predators: Travel to Dallas Thursday night. Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2019 ' ' '