May 26, 2013 in Sports

Bayern claims Champions League title

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Arjen Robben’s 89th-minute winner lifted Bayern to its first Champions League title since 2001.
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Soccer: Arjen Robben scored in the 89th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over German rival Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League final Saturday at London, ending four years of frustration for his team in Europe’s biggest tournament.

Robben ran onto Franck Ribery’s back-heeled flick in the penalty area and put the ball past goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller to send Bayern to its first Champions League victory since 2001. The German team had lost two of the last three finals, including on penalty kicks to Chelsea last year in its own stadium in Munich.

Mario Mandzukic put Bayern ahead in the 60th minute before Ilkay Gundogan evened the score on a penalty kick 8 minutes later after defender Dante fouled Marco Reus.

• Barcelona to add Neymar: Brazilian forward Neymar says he will join Barcelona after next month’s Confederations Cup, the latest addition to an already star-filled roster.

Kuchar’s late birdie keeps Colonial lead

Golf: Matt Kuchar made a 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole to regain the lead near the end of a long day at Colonial, and led four players by a stroke after three rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational with an 11-under 199 at Forth Worth, Texas.

Graham DeLaet, Boo Weekley, Chris Stroud and Matt Every were tied for second at 10-under.

Jeff Overton was disqualified midway through the round for illegally using a putting aid during play. PGA Tour officials say Overton used an aid on a nearby practice green after playing the ninth hole while waiting to tee off at No. 10. Overton was 4 under for the tournament and seven strokes off the lead.

• Perry on top at Senior PGA: Kenny Perry had an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys, mixing spectacular shots with stumbles and doing enough of the right things for a 3-under 68 and a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Senior PGA Championship at St. Louis, Mo.

Former Pullman resident Kirk Triplett is tied for 10th place and seven shots off the lead after shooting a third-round 69.

• Moreno takes lead in the Bahamas: Paola Moreno of Colombia played another bogey-free round on a 12-hole golf course and took a one-shot lead in the Bahamas LPGA Classic at Paradise Islands.

Playing in the final group, with the sun setting over the ocean along the eighth fairway, Moreno handled the wind and increasing darkness to make a simple par for a 4-under 41.

Kayla Mortellaro, a former University of Idaho golfer, was 3 under. Former WSU golfer Kim Welch was 2 over, and Edwall, Wash. resident Wendy Ward was 3 over.

Nibali wins snowy stage at Giro d’Italia

Cycling: Vincenzo Nibali nearly wrapped up the Giro d’Italia title with a dominating solo performance to win the penultimate stage, leaving behind his rivals under a blizzard of snow on the final climb at Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy.

• Zirbel wins national time trial title: Tom Zirbel won a national time-trial title at the USA Cycling Pro Championships at Chattanooga, Tenn., edging Brent Bookwalter by 17 seconds.

Zirbel, from Boulder, Colo., covered the 19-mile course in 38 minutes, 16 seconds.

Syracuse, Duke move to lacrosse final

Lacrosse: Derek Maltz scored with 19.2 seconds left to give Syracuse a 9-8 victory against Denver in the NCAA lacrosse semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

Syracuse advances to Monday’s championship game for the first time since 2009 against Duke, another perennial lacrosse power. The Blue Devils beat Cornell 16-14 in the other semifinal.

Pistorius inquiry to be finished by August

Miscellany: Prosecutors say the police investigation into Oscar Pistorius’ killing of his girlfriend won’t be completed until August.

The double-amputee Olympian’s appearance in a Pretoria court on June 4 will only be for about 10 minutes.

Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder after shooting Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home on Feb. 14.

• Notre Dame quarterback defects: A Notre Dame spokesman says quarterback Everett Golson is no longer enrolled at the school. Spokesman Dennis Brown says Golson, who led the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season and the national championship game in his first season as a starter during his sophomore season, was no longer enrolled in the school as of Friday.

• Velasquez defends heavyweight title: Cain Velasquez knocked down Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva with a combination and finished him on the ground 1:21 into the first round, briskly defending his heavyweight title at UFC 160 in Las Vegas.

• Dye to meet with NCAA investigators: Miami football player Dyron Dye is standing behind claims he made in his affidavit that an NCAA investigator threatened his eligibility in a 2011 interview.

Dye’s attorney says that his client will meet with the NCAA again in the coming days with hopes of playing this fall.

• Tannery wins Sheepshead Bay Stakes: Tannery pulled a 10-1 upset in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes, beating Anjaz by a length at New York’s Belmont Park.


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