Brazil ties U.S. women to capture title at International Tournament of Brasilia

Brazil’s women’s soccer team drew 0-0 with the United States to win the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday in Brasilia, Brazil.

Brazil had the tiebreaker in the final because it finished with the best result in group play at the four-team competition.

The hosts controlled possession during most of the match, but it was the U.S. that came closest to scoring the winner just before the final whistle. Defender Becky Sauerbrunn headed the ball toward the net, but it struck the crossbar after being tipped by Brazilian goalkeeper Luciana.

The Americans also had a late goal disallowed for offside. Brazil appealed for a penalty earlier in the second half.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Marcel Hirscher beat Olympic champion Ted Ligety by a large margin to post his third career win on the Gran Risa course in a giant slalom race in Alta Bada, Italy.

Extending his first-run lead, the three-time defending overall World Cup champion from Austria clocked a two-run time of 2 minutes, 30.17 seconds.

Ligety, an American who has twice won this race, moved up from seventh after the opening leg to finish second, 1.45 seconds behind.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: American Lindsey Vonn’s bid for a record-equaling 62nd World Cup win will have to wait a little longer.

The four-time World Cup winner crashed out of a super-G race in Val D’Isere, France, after entering a gate slightly too wide. Elisabeth Goergl beat Olympic champion Anna Fenninger by .05 seconds to lead an Austrian 1-2 finish.

Although Vonn did no damage to her troublesome right knee, she landed heavily on her right elbow.


DUBAI OPEN: India’s Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour’s season-ending event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, rallying on the final hole to beat 19-year-old South Korean player Wang Jeung-hun by a stroke.

A shot behind entering the par-5 18th, Atwal closed with a birdie while Wang made a bogey.

Atwal, 41, won for the first time since the PGA Tour’s 2010 Wyndham Championship. He finished with a 6-under 66 for a 16-under 272 total at The Els Club Dubai.

– From news service reports