Forlan strikes twice to lead Uruguay to Copa America title
Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday from two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez.
Suarez scored in the 12th minute while Forlan, who was voted the best player at last year's World Cup, hit the target in the 42nd and final minute of the match in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"We played as a group," said Suarez, who was selected as the best player of the South American tournament. "I think when groups are united like this, everyone together and going for the same thing, you can get things done."
The victory gives Uruguay its first Copa America title since 1995. The small country of 3.5 million also reached the World Cup semifinals a year ago, surpassing the performance of continental powers Brazil and Argentina, who were upset in the quarterfinals.
Goalkeeper makes PK to beat Galaxy
Joe Hart saved A.J. DeLaGarza's penalty and then scored the winner in the ninth round of a shootout as Manchester City beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 7-6 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw Sunday. Mario Balotelli was replaced by Manchester City Coach Roberto Mancini after he broke free on goal, then turned around and attempted to score by backheeling the ball into the net. City's chance at a 2-0 lead went wide. Manchester City played their starters for most of the match in front of the crowd of 24,897 for the friendly in Carson, Calif.
Overdriven takes Sanford Stakes
Overdriven took control with a quarter-mile to run and drew away with authority to win the $150,000 Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds by 4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course. John Velazquez rode the heavily favored Overdriven, who remains undefeated after two starts. He ran 6 furlongs in 1:10.60 on Sunday. The Todd Pletcher-trained 1-4 favorite paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10. Runner-up Power World paid $3.30 and $2.20. Jack's in the Deck, third of six, paid $2.60. Overdriven earned $90,000 for his owner, the Repole Stable.
■ Pinch Pie drew off in the stretch to win the $70,000 Desert Vixen Stakes at Monmouth Park, beating Our Marsh by 1½ lengths. In the co-feature, She Digs Me pulled away from Gentlemans Code in the stretch to win the $70,000 Tyro Stakes by 2 lengths.
Wooden's first center at UCLA dies
Carl Kraushaar, starting center for the late John Wooden's first two years as coach of UCLA, has died, the school said Saturday. Kraushaar died of natural causes surrounded by his family in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday, UCLA spokesman Marc Dellins said in a statement. He was 84. Transferring from Compton College the same year the coach later known as the Wizard of Westwood arrived from Indiana State for the first of his 27 seasons, Kraushaar began what was to become a storied spot — center at UCLA under Wooden. The position would later be filled by Bill Walton and Lew Alcindor, later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Kraushaar was the leading scorer on a team that earned a school-record 22 wins in 1948-49.
Vols linebacker arrested over weekend
Tennessee senior linebacker Austin Johnson, 22, was arrested by the Knoxville Police Department and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct Sunday morning and was released on $1,000 bond. Johnson is scheduled for a court appearance on Aug. 4. No other details were available. UT spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed the program was looking into the overnight incident of one of the players widely regarded as a leader by his teammates.
Power gains on Franchitti in standings
Australia's Will Power held off a hard-charging Helio Castroneves to win the Edmonton Indy on Sunday and narrow the gap on points leader Dario Franchitti, who finished third. Power has 350 points in the championship standings, cutting his deficit to Franchitti from 55 to 38 points with seven races remaining.
■ Lewis Hamilton of McLaren won a hard-fought German Grand Prix on Sunday, fending off challenges from Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber of Red Bull for his second victory of the season.
U.S. advances to World Cup finals
Stacy May-Johnson hit a grand slam and Christi Orgeron had a three-run double in a 10-run fourth inning, and the United States advanced to the World Cup of Softball championship game by beating Great Britain 10-0 Sunday in Oklahoma City. The U.S. (4-1) will face 2008 Olympic gold medalist Japan on Monday night in a familiar matchup of the sport's two powerhouses.
N. Dakota fights to keep Sioux nickname
North Dakota political leaders are asking the NCAA to back off and let the state's flagship university keep its Fighting Sioux name and logo, even at the risk of potential blacklisting and scorn by other universities and its own conference. Lawmaker involvement is a strategy even some University of North Dakota boosters question, and is unique among schools forced to decide whether to drop American Indian nicknames deemed hostile and abusive or accept penalties for keeping them. If the school keeps the moniker and logo past the Aug. 15 deadline, it will not be allowed to use them in post-season tournaments nor host any such events. Potentially more damaging, the Big Sky Conference, which UND hopes to join next year, has said the issue will complicate the school's conference membership and some schools may refuse to schedule games with North Dakota.
The last word
Newly enshrined Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven, on giving up a home run to the first batter he faced as a 19-year-old Minnesota Twins rookie:
"I'm thinking, 'Darn, the back of my bubble-gum card is going to read 0-1 with an ERA of infinity.' "