A roundup of all of Tuesday’s action in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations… Ghana 1-0 Uganda PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) Andre Ayew scored a penalty as Ghana beat Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday in a lackluster opening to the four-time champions’ bid for a first African Cup of Nations title in 35 years. Ghana took control of Group D after seven-time champion Egypt struggled in a 0-0 draw with Mali in the other group match. Ghana has three points, Egypt and Mali one each and Uganda zero. Ayew, a West Ham winger, netted in the 32nd minute after Asamoah Gyan was held back by Isaac Isinde in the penalty area in Port-Gentil. Avram Grant, a former Chelsea manager, is looking to lead Ghana to a second successive final
Chelsea’s 7-point lead atop the Premier League table still feels relatively safe, even if Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United continue their table-surging form. That makes a set of Power Rankings, designed to combine table situation with form, even tighter, and Spurs have really made life difficult for our rankers. The bottom of the table is even closer, with four teams within a single point of the final spot of safety in the Premier League. Here are this week’s rankings.
After three days of celebrating its first two rounds, Major League Soccer will complete its surprise-ridden 2017 SuperDraft on Tuesday with a 2 p.m. EDT conference call. Friday’s first round featured fewer trades than many expected, and a bit of a stunner in its first overall pick: Minnesota United tabbed UCLA attacker Abu Danladi. Danladi would’ve gone soon after, however, with most of the surprises coming outside of the Top Six. Vancouver’s opted for outside back Jakob Nerwinski (UConn) at 7, Houston tabbed Hofstra’s Joe Holland at 10, and Colorado looked to its backyard for Denver’s Sam Hamilton. That helped Brandon Aubrey slide to 21st, while Canada’s two Generation Adidas players, Adonijah