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Fort Lauderdale's win keeps Rowdies out of playoffs

SOCCER

LAUDERDALE'S WIN MEANS NO PLAYOFFS FOR ROWDIES

JACKSONVILLE — Marlon Freitas' goal in the 87th minute gave Fort Lauderdale a 1-0 win Sunday over Jacksonville in the NASL's regular-season finale, clinching the fourth and final spot in the playoffs for the Strikers and eliminating the Rowdies. Tampa Bay needed a Fort Lauderdale loss to qualify for the postseason.

MLS PLAYOFFS: Dax McCarty's goal in the 72nd minute gave New York a 1-0 win over host D.C. in their East semifinal series opener. Johan Venegas broke a 1-1 tie in the 77th minute as host Montreal beat Columbus in the other East series. In the West, David Ousted had six saves as visiting Vancouver held Portland to a scoreless tie.

MARATHON

Kenyans sweep in New York

Kenya's Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany swept the titles at the New York City Marathon. Keitany became the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008. Biwott won his first major title after placing second in London last year. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 34 seconds, beating countryman Geoffrey Kamworor by 14 seconds. Keitany, 33, finished in 2:24:25, beating Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia by 67 seconds for the largest margin of victory since Radcliffe's 2008 title. Keitany had twice finished third in New York before breaking through last year when she won by three seconds. An unofficial total of 50,229 entered the marathon.

TENNIS

Federer takes down Nadal

Roger Federer topped Rafael Nadal in their first meeting in almost two years to win the Swiss Indoors final 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 in Basel. The top-seeded Federer ended a five-match losing streak against Nadal. "It was a very special day," Federer said. … Fifth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska beat No. 4 Petra Kvitova 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to win the WTA Finals in Singapore.

GYMNASTICS

Biles earns record 10th gold

American Simone Biles set the record by a woman for career gold medals at the world championships in Glasgow, Scotland, by winning the balance beam and floor exercise. The 18-year-old now has 10 golds, breaking the mark held by Svetlana Khorkina, Gina Gogean and Larisa Latynina. "I don't think it's sunk in yet," Biles said, "but I know … what I've achieved is like, pretty unbelievable."

Times wires

Fort Lauderdale's win keeps Rowdies out of playoffs 11/01/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 1, 2015 11:23pm]
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