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SALVADOR, Brazil -- Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th appearance for Uruguay in style, setting up one goal then scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Thursday to move his team within sight of the Confederations Cup semifinals. Jake Elliott Gear . Forlans decisive goal came in the 51st minute with a sweetly-struck left-footed drive, when he finished off a swift counterattack that involved all three of the South American champions forwards, starting with Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. Malaga defender Diego Lugano put Uruguay ahead in the 19th following a cross from Forlan and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel equalized for Nigeria in the 37th. "(Forlan) is a top striker with the way he uses both feet and the way he handles the ball," Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said. "He showcased that talent tonight." Uruguay and Nigeria are level with three points each in Group B but Uruguay will be expected to win its next match against underdog Tahiti while Nigeria faces World Cup holder Spain. "Since the draw we knew that this was the huge match to play," Tabarez said. "We have taken a huge step toward the semifinals but were not there yet." Spain, which routed Tahiti 10-0 earlier Thursday, leads the group with a full six points, while Tahiti is last with none. However, Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi wasnt giving up yet. "Everything is achievable," he said. "It depends how bad you want it." At the Arena Fonte Nova on a warm and humid evening, the sparse crowd supported Nigeria, or rather rooted against Brazils southern neighbour Uruguay. Nigeria relied on long balls while Uruguay relied on a more deliberate approach. The 34-year-old Forlan won the Golden Ball trophy as the best player at the 2010 World Cup when Uruguay finished fourth and he rekindled some of that form in this match. For the opening goal, Forlan crossed toward the centre of the area and Edinson Cavani fooled Nigerias defence by letting the ball pass through his legs to the waiting Lugano, who slotted it in from close range. However, Lugano struggled at the other end and Mikel dribbled by him to launch a powerful shot into the top of the net to draw Nigeria level. Suarez started off the action that led to the winner by taking the ball near midfield then passed it across to Cavani who flicked it on to Forlan for an angled shot inside the area. It was Forlans 34th goal for Uruguay, moving him one ahead of Suarez into the squads all-time lead. Tabarez had considered removing Forlan from the lineup for this match but he played from the start as the 1 in an offensive 3-4-1-2 lineup behind Cavani and Suarez. "We had never played with the three strikers this way," Tabarez said. "Our intention from the outset was very clear. We played in Nigerias half at the start but then Nigeria turned the tables. At halftime we decided we needed to take over supremacy again. It wasnt showy football. We had to work hard." Keshi cited a lapse in concentration on Forlans goal. "Im very impressed with what my boys did," he said. "The difference was that Uruguays team has been together for six years vs. ours has been together for a year and a half. So I hope we can sustain this performance and add a little bit of personality." Nigeria opened the tournament by beating Tahiti 6-1 while Spain beat Uruguay 2-1. In the final round of group matches Sunday, Nigeria faces Spain in Fortaleza and Uruguay meets Tahiti in Recife. Nigeria, which nearly didnt show up at the tournament after players threatened a strike last week over bonuses, risks going home early Will Richardson Gear . - Chris Tierney snapped a tie with a power-play goal late in the third period as the London Knights rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Erie Otters 5-3 in Ontario Hockey League action on Wednesday. Harold Carmichael Gear . 8 Kansas to a 64-63 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night. The freshman from Vaughan, Ont. http://www.nflauthenticcheapjerseys.com/...c-seumalo-gear/ . PETERSBURG, Fla. A fight for charity is still a great fight to watch. Two of the top female Counter-Strike teams in the world, Team Secret and Counter Logic Gaming Red, duked it out on Saturday at the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Oakland, California for the chance to win $10,000 for one of three selected gaming-related charities. The match was hosted by AnyKey, an advocacy organization dedicated to supporting diversity in esports, and the charities involved were AbleGamers, Extra Life, and Online SOS.The event was billed as a lighthearted intermission at IEM Oakland, and both teams were friendly before and after the match, but these two teams have a history with each other. Not long ago, CLG Red seemed unbreakable before Team Secret exploded onto the scene at the Esports World Convention and IEM Katowice this past year, beating CLG with ease in both tournaments. Sure this was an exhibition, but none of these women came to lose.Before the opening knife round, Secrets Julia juliano Kiran and CLGs Stephanie missharvey Harvey met at center-stage for a quick word with the stage host. Despite his best attempts to conjure up animosity, juliano and missharvey pulled each other in for a hug instead of shooting each other intimidating glares. That was as amicable as things would get until the end of the best-of-one match.The map, played on a newly updated Inferno, began in CLGs favor. Secrets Zainab zAAz Turkie and Michaela mimi Lintrup hit a pair of opening kills, but CLGs newest member Klaudia klaudia Beczkiewicz traaded kills onto zAAz shortly after, and managed to win the round with a textbook one-tap headshot later on towards the A bombsite. Donnel Pumphrey Gear. Thanks to some brilliant teamwork, CLG Red opened up a big lead in the first half. CLGs Christine potter Chi led the way through the first four rounds with nine kills and zero deaths. Secret swung the tide in Round 7, when the team stacked three players on top of each other to boost Anna Ant1ka Ananikova over the B bombsite, where she hit a stunning shot with the AWP onto potter. However, CLG recovered immediately and ran away with the match after a second half pistol-round win and a clean shutout in Round 17. CLG Red emerged from the battle victorious, winning the exhibition match 16-6, and defended its prowess as the most accomplished womens CS:GO team in the world.Although the teams brought out the competitive fire in each other, the broadcast brought the focus back to an issue larger than esports. The host presented missharvey with the prize check at center-stage for CLG Reds charity of choice. Weve chosen Online SOS, missharvey told the audience. 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