The European Champions League final will feature two German teams for the first time after Bayern Munich completed its surprising 7-0 rout...
Munich ousts Barcelona
The European Champions League final will feature two German teams for the first time after Bayern Munich completed its surprising 7-0 rout of host Barcelona on Wednesday.
Playing with a big cushion after a 4-0 win in the first leg at home last week, Bayern beat Barcelona 3-0 in the second leg.
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Bayern, which relaxed when it saw injured Lionel Messi wasn’t in Barcelona’s starting lineup, is in the final for the third time in four years and will play Borussia Dortmund at London’s Wembley Stadium on May 25.
This final will be just the fourth single-nation championship match in Europe. Real Madrid beat Valencia in 2000, AC Milan defeated Juventus in 2003 and Manchester United edged Chelsea in 2008.
San Jose forward Steven Lenhart was suspended two games and fined by MLS for his violent play in last weekend’s game against Chivas USA.
New England defender Chris Tierney was suspended for one game and fined for a reckless challenge the league said endangered the safety of Philadelphia forward Sebastien LeToux last weekend.
Monterrey again wins CONCACAF title
Monterrey won its third straight CONCACAF Champions League title, rallying from a two-goal deficit to beat Santos Laguna 4-2.
After a 0-0 road draw in the first leg, Monterrey fell behind 2-0 at home. But it scored four times in the final 30 minutes, with two goals by Aldo De Nigris, including the winner on a header off a long free kick by Alberto Suazo in the 86th minute.
Penske loses first appeal
A three-member appeals board upheld NASCAR’s sweeping penalties against Penske Racing for a failed inspection last month at Texas, and team owner Roger Penske vowed to take the ruling to the series’ highest level.
The three-member National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel unanimously upheld all penalties levied against the organization, including defending champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano, over confiscated parts in the rear suspensions of the drivers’ Fords. NASCAR chief appellate officer John Middlebrook will hear Penske’s final appeal next Tuesday.
Report: TV viewer on Tiger drop at Masters revealed
The television viewer who reported the illegal drop Tiger Woods took during the second round of the Masters was more than just a golf fan. Sports Illustrated reported it was David Eger, a rules expert who has worked for the USGA and the PGA Tour.
Eger, who plays on the Champions Tour, said he called Mickey Bradley, one of the PGA Tour rules officials who was working at Augusta National. Bradley was no longer at the course, but he called Fred Ridley, chairman of the Masters competition committee. Bradley also said he sent a copy of Eger’s text to Ridley and to Mark Russell, the tour’s vice president of competition who serves on the Masters committee.
Woods was given a two-shot penalty for the illegal drop, but he was not disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard.
12-year-old to become youngest on European Tour
When Ye Wo-cheng tees off at the China Open in Tianjin on Thursday, he’ll be the youngest in a European Tour event at 12 years, 242 days. The Dongguan schoolboy will be 287 days younger than Guan Tianlang, who was 13 years, 177 days when he competed in last year’s China Open.
Bears sign two draft picks
The Chicago Bears agreed to four-year contracts with fifth-round draft pick Jordan Mills, an offensive lineman, and sixth-rounder Cornelius Washington, a defensive end. They are the first picks to sign with their teams.
A&M expanding stadium
Texas A&M’s Kyle Field will become the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference after university regents approved a $450 million redevelopment plan.
The stadium’s capacity will increase from 82,589 to 102,500 in the expansion, making it just larger than Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium’s 102,455.
• Corey Hertzog scored to help the host Vancouver Whitecaps beat FC Edmonton 2-0 for a spot against Montreal in the Canadian Championship final. The winner advances to the CONCACAF Champions League. Vancouver outscored FC Edmonton 5-2 in the two-game semifinal. Marco Di Vaio scored twice and the host Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 6-0 after losing the first leg 2-0.
• Arizona power forward Angelo Chol is transferring after seeing his minutes decline last season as a sophomore.
• The Kansas City Chiefs thinned out a crowded defensive backfield by trading Javier Arenas to Arizona for fullback Anthony Sherman.
• Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, who left school after his junior season only to go undrafted, is among 13 rookie free agents who have agreed to terms with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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