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Published:Friday | July 24, 2015 | 7:00 AM

SA's de Kock fined for shoulder charge

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):

South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75 per cent of his match fee for shoulder-barging Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal.

The incident happened on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday, and the fine announced yesterday.

De Kock pleaded guilty to the charge laid by match referee Chris Broad, with no formal hearing required.

Broad said de Kock confronted the Bangladesh opener and "deliberately brushed Tamim Iqbal's shoulder and rib area. This resulted in a heated exchange between the two, initiated by the contact made by de Kock. This type of incident has no place on a cricket field."

South Africa's Rilee Rossouw was fined 50 per cent of his match fee for an altercation with the same batsman in the one-day series.

SA fighting back

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP):

South Africa reached 61 without loss on the third day of the first Test after Bangladesh racked up their highest score against them yesterday.

The hosts finished on 326 in theirs first innings to move 78 runs clear, but the Proteas openers cut short the deficit in a steely resolve.

Stiaan Van Zyl was batting on 33 with Dean Elgar on 27 before the rain forced a premature end to the day.

Resuming the day, 179-4, the hosts earlier rode on three half-centuries to gain the first innings advantage.

Scores: South Africa 248 and 61-0 (Stiaan Van Zyl - 33 not out, Dean Elgar - 28 not out) trail Bangladesh 326 (Mahmudullah - 67, Tamim Iqbal - 57, Liton Das - 50, Dale Styen - 3-78,Simon Harmer - 3-105) by 17 runs.

US to face Brazil Sept 8

CHICAGO (AP):

The US football team will play an exhibition against Brazil on September 8 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

The game, announced Thursday, follows a September 4 match against Peru in Washington, DC

American goalkeeper Tim Howard hopes to return for the games from his one-year sabbatical from the national team after last year's World Cup.

The Americans will play Mexico or Jamaica on October 9 to determine which team represents CONCACAF in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. As the 2013 Gold Cup champions, the US will face the 2015 winners in the play-off.

Jamaica beat the Americans in the Gold Cup semi-finals on Wednesday and will face Mexico on Sunday for the title.