August 31, 2013

Sports Digest

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New England surrenders a late goal, settles for a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC

Andrew Wiedeman scored the tying goal off a scramble late in the first half to help Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution in a Major League Soccer game Friday night at Toronto.

Wiedeman flicked home the equalizer past helpless goalkeeper Matt Reis, leaving New England (10-9-7) winless in seven trips to Toronto.

Diego Fagundez gave the Revolution a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer saved a penalty by substitute Romelu Lukaku to give Champions League winner Bayern Munich a 5-4 victory over Chelsea in a shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup at Prague, after the game finished 2-2 following extra time.

Ten-man Chelsea looked on the verge of victory after Eden Hazard made it 2-1 in extra time but substitute Javi Martinez equalized with the last kick of the game.


DOPING: The latest target on the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's list? An 80-year-old weightlifter who was busted for steroids.

The agency announced a two-year suspension for Don Ramos of Colorado Springs, Colo., who tested positive for steroids while attempting to set a world record in his age group at the Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships in June.


LPGA: Thailand's Pornanong Phatlum birdied three of her last four holes to maintain a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Safeway Classic at Portland, Ore.

Phatlum, 23, followed her opening 8-under 64 with a 66 for a tournament-record 14-under 130 total.

Norway's Suzann Pettersen, the 2011 tournament winner at Pumpkin Ridge, was a stroke back at 13-under.


NHL: Teemu Selanne, 43, is returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 21st and final season.

Selanne agreed to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

He also hopes to play for Finland in his record sixth Olympics in Sochi in February.


NBA: The Memphis Grizzlies waived Fab Melo two weeks after sending forward Donte Greene to the Boston Celtics to acquire the Brazilian center.

Melo, who played in 33 games for the Maine Red Claws in the NBA D-League, played in only six games for Boston, averaging 1.2 points and 6 minutes per game.


SPANISH VUELTA: Czech rider Zdenek Stybar won the seventh stage and Vincenzo Nibali of Italy maintained his overall lead. Stybar broke away with Philippe Gilbert in the final miles of the 128-mile stage from Almendralejo to Mairena del Alijarafe and edged the BMC rider at the finish line.

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