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Sports in brief: Rowdies earn tie in final seconds

Soccer

Rowdies manage tie in final seconds on road

BLAINE, Minn. — Defender Andres Arango scored on a header in the final seconds of second-half extra time Saturday as the Rowdies pulled out a 1-1 tie at Minnesota United. The goal was set up by a corner kick, and after a scramble, Rowdies captain Frankie Sanfilippo lobbed the ball into the penalty area, where Arango drove it into the net. Tampa Bay (1-0-2 in the fall season) fell behind in the 17th minute when forward Pablo Campos scored on a tap-in after a pass across the goalmouth from Max Griffin for Minnesota (1-1-1). "I can't grumble about a point at the end of this game because 30 seconds earlier we were coming away with nothing," Rowdies coach Ricky Hill said.

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Manchester United cruises; Arsenal upset

Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck scored twice each as visiting Manchester United begin its Premier League title defense under new manager David Moyes with a 4-1 win at Swansea. Arsenal was upset 3-1 at home by Aston Villa.

Track and field

Bolt doubles up in 200

Jamaica's Usain Bolt earned his second gold medal of the world championships in Moscow, winning the 200 meters in 19.66 seconds. Bolt also won the 100. American Brianna Rollins won the women's 100 hurdles in 12.44 seconds.

ET CETERA

Tennis: Unseeded John Isner, a Tampa resident, rallied past No. 7 seed Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 in the Western & Southern Open semis in Mason, Ohio. Today Isner faces No. 3 seed Rafael Nadal. Top-ranked Serena Williams and No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka meet for the women's title.

Gymnastics: Simone Biles, 16, won the all-around women's title at the national championships in Hartford, Conn., with 120.450 points, 0.2 ahead of Kyla Ross, a member of the gold-medal-winning 2012 Olympic team.

Sailing: Emirates Team New Zealand tore the tarp in the center of its catamaran and lost two men overboard but beat Italy's Team Luna Rossa to open the best-of-13 America's Cup challenger final in San Francisco.

Little League: Nashville knocked out Corpus Christi, Texas, 10-2 in the World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Also in the losers bracket, Urbandale, Iowa, beat Grosse Pointe, Mich., 6-5; San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, beat Perth, Australia, 4-0, and Ottawa beat Brno, Czech Republic, 4-3.

Horses: Real Solution won the Arlington Million in Illinois when first-place The Apache was disqualified to second for bumping Real Solution three times in the final 200 yards.

Arena League: Nick Davilla threw six TDs as Arizona beat Philadelphia 48-39 in Orlando to defend its ArenaBowl title.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Rowdies earn tie in final seconds 08/17/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 17, 2013 11:55pm]
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