UCLA wins its first women’s title
Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women’s soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the second-seeded Bruins past top-seeded Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions in Cary, N.C.
Junior Megan Oyster sent a pass in front of the goal to sophomore Lavrusky, who left-footed the ball into the bottom right corner of the net past diving goalkeeper Kelsey Wys.
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It was the first NCAA women’s title match decided in overtime since 2002.
The Bruins (22-1-3), guided by first-year coach Amanda Cromwell, were unbeaten in their last 21 matches. UCLA has won an NCAA-record 110 team championships, including men’s and women’s sports.
Florida State (23-2-3) had a nine-match winning streak snapped.
Fans fight in stands in Brazil
A Brazilian-league match was stopped for more than an hour after fans started fighting in the stands in Joinville, prompting police to fire rubber bullets to contain the crowd and bring a helicopter onto the field to airlift an injured man to a hospital.
Groups of supporters from Atletico Paranaense, which won the match 5-1, and Vasco da Gama kicked and punched each other. Fan violence has been rampant in Brazil this year, with several cases of fighting in stadiums across the country that have raised concerns ahead of next year’s World Cup.
An Owens gold medal is sold
An Olympic gold medal won by American Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record price in an online auction.
SCP Auctions officials said Ron Burkle, NHL Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner, paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday.
Gauck to boycott Sochi Games
German President Joachim Gauck is boycotting the Winter Olympics and will not travel to Sochi, Russia, for the Games next year.
Gauck made the decision to protest human-rights violations and the harassment of Russian opposition political figures, Der Spiegel reported. The magazine said the Russian government was informed of Gauck’s decision last week.
Ligety prevails in giant slalom
Ted Ligety of Park City, Utah, edged Bode Miller of Franconia, N.H., to win a World Cup giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colo. Ligety has won four World Cup giant-slalom events in a row.
Ligety had a two-run time of 2 minutes, 35.77 seconds to beat Miller by 1.32 seconds.
Gut wins for 4th time this season
Lara Gut of Switzerland won a super-giant slalom in Lake Louise, Alberta, for her fourth victory of a World Cup season that is eight races old.
Gut finished in 1:22.86 to edge Tina Weirather (1:22.89) of Liechtenstein.
Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colo., was fifth in 1:23.71, showing progress in her comeback from major knee surgery.
“I know I can win again,” said Vonn, who added she was ready for the Sochi Olympics.
• Major League Baseball’s lawyers say in a court filing the Oakland Athletics’ request to move to San Jose, Calif., was turned down in June by commissioner Bud Selig.
The decision was included in a document filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose as part of a lawsuit filed by the City of San Jose against MLB and Selig on June 18.
“MLB denied the Athletics’ relocation request on June 17, 2013, one day before this lawsuit was filed,” an MLB portion of the filing said.
“On that date, Commissioner Selig formally notified the Athletics’ ownership that he was not satisfied with the club’s relocation proposal.”
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