Je-Vaughn Watson and Fabian Castillo scored second-half goals, and 10-man FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Friday night to make it a three-way tie atop the Western Conference.
Host FC Dallas (12-7-6) extended its undefeated streak to 10 games, while Real Salt Lake (11-5-9) lost for the first time in seven matches. Both teams are tied with Sounders FC with 42 points apiece.
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Harvick captures pole
Kevin Harvick will start from the pole position Saturday night at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
Harvick turned a lap at a track-record 131.362 mph. He knocked Jeff Gordon from the top spot for Harvick’s 11th career pole. It was his fifth pole this season, which he attributes to one thing: “faster cars.”
Gordon, the points leader, will start outside the front row, with Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch in the second row.
Greg Biffle of Vancouver, Wash., will start eighth, and Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw will start 12th.
Ryan Blaney bolted past Kyle Busch on a restart with six laps remaining and won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second career victory.
It was a surprising finish after Busch, seeking to become the first driver to win four consecutive races in the series on the 0.533-mile oval, had dominated for much of night, especially on restarts.
Battling at various times against the youngest and brightest stars in the series, Busch generally made quick work of them. He led 161 of the 300 laps and seemed poised for his record 67th victory in the series.
But on the final restart, he was holding back, as was his prerogative as the leader, until Blaney suddenly darted to the lead from the inside line, cleared Busch’s car and sailed off to the victory.
Phelps back on podium; Adrian second in 100 free
Michael Phelps, swimming in his first international meet since coming out of retirement, helped the United States win the 4×200-meter relay at the Pan Pacific championships in Gold Coast, Australia.
Phelps finished fourth in his first final — the 100 free — but he later swam the second leg of the relay and watched as Matt McLean overhauled Takeshi Matsuda of Japan on the last lap.
In the 100, 20-year-old Cameron McEvoy of Australia won in 47.82 seconds in pouring rain. Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian from Bremerton was second in 48.30 and James Magnussen, the two-time world champion from Australia, was third.
U.S. makes final cuts
The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.
The Americans kept Derrick Rose and cut All-Star Damian Lillard and three others, getting their roster down to the limit for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball in Spain.
Kyle Korver, Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons also were cut, shortly after the Americans beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in New York in their final home exhibition game.
The rest of the roster is: Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, DeMarcus Cousins, former Cougars star Klay Thompson, Andre Drummond, Rudy Gay, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee.
Trade expected Saturday
The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly.
When Wiggins is moved from the Cavs to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the deal, he will become just the second No. 1 overall draft pick to be traded without playing a game for the team that drafted him since the ABA and NBA merged in 1976.
The only other time it happened was in 1993 when the Orlando Magic traded Chris Webber to the Golden State Warriors for a package headlined by Penny Hardaway.
USC running back Tre Madden, who started the first six games last season, could be sidelined for the Trojans’ opener against Fresno State because of a toe injury.
In other news, Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school’s request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play right now.
• John Orozco grabbed the early lead at the U.S. men’s gymnastics championships in Pittsburgh, posting an all-around score of 90.750 to top a crowded field. Jake Dalton is second, followed by Danell Leyva and defending champion Sam Mikulak.
• Close Hatches ran her win streak to four races with an authoritative five-length victory in the Grade I $500,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The 4-year-old filly, with Joel Rosario aboard, ran 11/8 miles in 1:50.62 and paid $5.90 to win.
• Adam Peaty of Britain set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing in 26.62 seconds in a semifinal heat at the European Swimming Championship in Berlin.
• Team Lampre Merida said defending Spanish Vuelta champion Chris Horner of the United States will not compete in this year’s race as he deals with medical issues.
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