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Uruguay cruises past 10-man Ecuador in Copa America opener

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) Uruguay started the Copa America in style, showing why it's considered a top favorite for the South American title.

With Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez in top form, Uruguay earned a comfortable 4-0 win over 10-man Ecuador in its opening match on Sunday.

Cavani, Suarez and Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the first half, and an own-goal by Ecuadorean defender Arturo Mina after halftime sealed the victory for a dominant Uruguayan squad in the Group C match at the Mineirao Stadium.