D.C. United Match Vs. Real Salt Lake Halted By Torrential Rain


David Villa scored on a header in the first half, and Barcelona beat Mexico’s Club America 2-0 in the final exhibition game of the Spanish team’s U.S. tour at Cowboys Stadium (Texas). Barcelona went 1-2 but played without several top players, including Lionel Messi (vacation).


Juninho scored the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute, and David Beckham had three assists as host Los Angeles (13-3-9) posted a 3-1 win over FC Dallas (12-6-6). … Mauro Rosales and Lamar Neagle both scored near the end of the second half, giving visiting Seattle (11-5-8) a 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City (7-7-9). … Nat Borchers and Luis Gil scored in the first half to lead host Real Salt Lake (10-5-6) to a 3-0 rout of New York (6-6-12). … Dwayne De Rosario capped his hat trick by converting a penalty kick in the 88th minute as host D.C. United (6-6-9) managed a 3-3 draw with Toronto (3-11-11).


Gael Monfils edged John Isner 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) in a rain-delayed semifinal of the Legg Mason Classic in Washington. The 21/2-hour match ended at 1:20 a.m. (ET). Also, Radek Stepanek beat Donald Young 6-3, 6-3. … Agnieszka Radwanska won 10 straight games to turn around her semifinal match and beat Andrea Petkovic 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 in the Mercury Insurance Open in Carlsbad. Radwanska, bothered by a shoulder injury, will face Vera Zvonareva, who beat Ana Ivanovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Mixed martial arts

Rashad Evans delivered a knee to Tito Ortiz’s chest, then ended the bout in the second round with several blows to the head at UFC 133 in Philadelphia. Also, Vitor Belfort stopped Yoshihiro Akiyama in the first round.


Light winds off the Portugal coast delayed the start of the America’s Cup World Series before organizers abandoned the speed trial event and stuck to fleet races. Emirates New Zealand led Sweden’s Artemis Racing by a point after three races, with defender Oracle Racing’s pair of multihull catamarans close behind. The America’s Cup will be held in 2013 in San Francisco Bay.

Horse racing

George Brennan won the $1.5 million Hambletonian with Broad Bahn at the Meadowlands (N.J.), then drove Bold and Fresh to an upset win in the $750,000 Hambletonian Oaks. Broad Bahn, trained by Noel Daley, trotted a mile in 1:53.

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