Crew ties Real Salt Lake
Ethan Finlay scored in the 88th minute to give the host Columbus Crew (4-5-5) a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday night.
Ethan Finlay scored in the 88th minute to give the host Columbus Crew (4-5-5) a 1-1 tie with Real Salt Lake on Wednesday.
Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for RSL, finished with six saves, making four outstanding stops after teammate Luis Gil opened the scoring in the 56th minute to end the team’s 275-minute goal drought.
Real Salt Lake (6-1-7) was coming off a 4-0 loss Saturday in Seattle.
In another game, the host Colorado Rapids (6-4-4) and the Chicago Fire (2-3-8) played to a 0-0 tie.
Wayne Rooney ended his four-game international goal drought as an experimental England side drew 2-2 with Ecuador in a feisty World Cup warmup match in Miami Gardens, Fla.
In other friendlies, Italy was held to a 1-1 draw by Luxembourg in Perugia; Algeria beat Romania 2-1 in Geneva in a match marred by widespread fan disorder; the Netherlands beat Wales 2-0 in Amsterdam; Argentina beat Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 in Buenos Aires; Ivory Coast beat El Salvador 2-1 in Frisco, Texas; Uruguay defeated Slovenia 2-0 in Montevideo; and Chile beat Northern Ireland 2-0 in Santiago.
Montreal wins title
Felipe scored in stoppage time and the host Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 1-0 to win the Canadian Championship final for the second straight year.
The teams tied 1-1 last week in the first leg in Toronto.
The Impact earned a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League. Montreal will play in a group with the New York Red Bulls and El Salvador’s C.D. FAS.
The remaining tickets for the most important World Cup matches were sold out fast, disappointing hundreds of fans who waited in lines across Brazil. About 180,000 extra tickets were made available by FIFA for all 64 matches of the monthlong tournament that begins next week.
Haas named captain with Couples as assistant
Jay Haas will be going to the Presidents Cup for the fourth straight time, and this time he’ll be giving the speeches.
The PGA Tour selected Haas to be the U.S. captain for the 2015 matches in South Korea in what amounts to a role reversal. After three years as an assistant captain to Fred Couples — all three U.S. victories — Haas will in charge and Couples will be his assistant.
McCaw may have to testify
A U.S. federal judge has ruled a subpoena can be issued compelling former Vancouver Canucks owner John McCaw Jr. to testify in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the team.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice asked the U.S. court this year to subpoena the Seattle-based McCaw.
Moore is suing Bertuzzi and the Canucks for $38 million for a 2004 on-ice hit that ended Moore’s career.
Team Penske penalized
IndyCar penalized Team Penske and a crew member for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports for violations that occurred at Detroit last weekend.
Team Penske was fined $5,000 for violating the rule regarding the weight of the car on the No. 2 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya. IndyCar also placed Schmidt crew member Don Oldenburg on probation for violating the series’ social media policy.
• The World Anti-Doping Agency won’t appeal Tyson Gay’s reduced one-year ban for doping, saying the American anti-doping authorities properly handled the former world champion’s case.
• Golfers Thomas Bjorn of Denmark and Richard Sterne of South Africa have withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of injuries.
• Former Louisiana State quarterback Stephen Rivers is enrolling at Vanderbilt, where he plans to compete for the Commodores’ open starting spot.
• Connecticut officials said running back Lyle McCombs, the fourth-leading rusher in UConn history, is no longer on the football team.
• Brigham Young athletic director Tom Holmoe is joining the NCAA men’s basketball selection committee.
• The NCAA said it won’t penalize current college players if they receive part of the $40 million settlement that video-game maker Electronic Arts agreed to last week.
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