Stanford shuts out Clemson in NCAA men’s final, 4-0

U.S. national team forward Jordan Morris scored twice to lead Stanford (18-2-3) to its first title in men’s soccer with a 4-0 win over Clemson (17-3-3) in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Cardinal needed just 87 seconds to take the lead when Corey Baird and Eric Verso helped set up Morris for his first goal.

Morris scored again in the 51st minute to put Stanford up 2-0. Brandon Vincent converted a penalty kick 20 minutes later to make it 3-0. Verso closed out the scoring in the 74th minute.

SPANISH LEAGUE: Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Villarreal to fall five points behind the Spanish league’s two frontrunners, after Atletico Madrid pulled level with leader Barcelona by fighting back to earn a 2-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway easily protected his lead from the first run to win a slalom race in Val D’Isere, France, beating Marcel Hirscher of Austria by 1.09 seconds.

Hirscher, who earned a record fifth win in Val d’Isere in the giant slalom Saturday, was eighth after the morning run but powered down the second run to keep the pressure on.

David Chodounsky of the U.S. finished fourth.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Former junior world champion Petra Vlhova of Slovakia took advantage of Mikaela Shiffrin’s absence to earn her first World Cup victory, taking a slalom in Are, Sweden.

Vlhova, 20, added to her surprising first-run lead and won by more than half a second over home favorite Frida Hansdotter.


UFC 194: Conor McGregor stopped Jose Aldo with a left hand to the jaw just 13 seconds into the first round in Las Vegas, claiming the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 194 late Saturday night.

McGregor (19-2) finished the fight with an electrifying exchange shortly after the opening bell, slipping Aldo’s lead right and cracking the champ with his formidable punching power.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett blames being overworked for his right elbow problems that led to Tommy John surgery.

Barrett said Sunday at Washington’s fan festival that “the bottom line was I was literally just throwing too much.”

Barrett used a motorized scooter and crutch because he had an operation to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his left ankle 10 days ago.

– From news service reports