AUTO RACING

Busch wins NASCAR Trucks race at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch had one of the more dominating performances this season in the Trucks Series to win the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.

Busch was never threatened on Saturday en route to his 30th career victory in the series. He won for the sixth time this season.

Austin Dillon was second and Kevin Harvick third. Ron Hornaday and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top five. Only six drivers finished on the lead lap.

Busch has 18 victories this season in Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Trucks. He won from the pole.

FORMULA ONE: World championship leader Sebastian Vettel took the pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver clinched his 11th pole of the season — becoming the sixth man in F1 history to achieve that feat — by setting a time more than three-tenths of a second faster than teammate Mark Webber.

PREP SCHOOLS

BOYS’ SOCCER: Alex Joscelyn-Loomis took advantage of a rebound and knocked in the first of two goals to lead Berwick Academy (3-1) to a 2-0 win over Concord Academy (2-2) at South Berwick.

Justin Koppstein also scored.

SOCCER

LA LIGA: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo each scored his second hat trick of the season, leading Barcelona and Real Madrid to victories in the Spanish league.

Messi scored on brilliant individual moves in the 26th and 78th minutes and added a goal in second-half stoppage time, leading Barcelona over visiting Atletico Madrid, 5-0.

At Madrid, Ronaldo scored in the 39th minute and converted penalty kicks in the 51st and 84th to help Real defeat Rayo Vallecano, 6-2.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Peter Crouch scored on a header in the 57th minute, giving Stoke a 1-1 tie with visiting Manchester United and ending the Red Devils’ perfect start to the league season.

Nani scored in the 27th minute for Man U, which was without injured forward Wayne Rooney.

Manchester City defeated visiting Everton 2-0, getting second-half goals from substitutes Mario Balotelli and James Milner against U.S. keeper Tim Howard.

Chelsea (4-1-1) is three points back after beating visiting Swansea, 4-1.

MLS: Dane Richards scored in the first half and Luke Rodgers converted a penalty kick in the second half to lead the New York Red Bulls to a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers in Harrison, N.J.

TRIATHLON

U.S. NATIONALS: Three-time Olympian Hunter Kemper won a record seventh career men’s national title, and Laura Bennett earned her third women’s crown at the USA Triathlon Elite national championship in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kemper, of Colorado Springs, Colo., finishing the 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 24 seconds. The victory tied him with Karen Smyers for career national titles.

Bennett, of Boulder, Colo., defended her 2010 title with a time of 1:59:37, beating Helen Jenkins by 7 seconds.

GOLF

PGA: Aaron Baddeley and Hunter Mahan were tied for the lead in the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Baddeley ran off four straight birdies on the back nine and shot a 6-under 64 to claim a share of the lead. Mahan rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on the last hole for a 66, putting himself into position to finish atop the FedEx Cup standings and claim the $10 million prize.

They were at 9-under 201, two shots ahead of Jason Day and K.J. Choi. Luke Donald, the world No. 1, had a 70 and was only three shots behind. 

SOLHEIM CUP: The United States staged a dramatic comeback to win the afternoon fourball session 3-1 and tie Europe 8-8 at the Solheim Cup in Dunsany, Ireland.

Europe won the morning foursomes 21/2 to 11/2 to extend its lead to 7-5 over the Americans in the biennial match-play competition.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Thomas Norret shot a 2-under 70 to take a two-stroke lead into the final day of the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria.

— From staff and news services