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Sports in brief: Rowdies tie Carolina 2-2

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rowdies tie carolina

CARY, N.C. — Carolina scored in the 90th minute to get a 2-2 tie with the Rowdies on Saturday night.

With the tie, Tampa Bay (2-0-5) extended its unbeaten run between the spring and fall seasons to nine matches, with four wins and five ties.

Carolina led 1-0 at halftime on a goal by Ty Shipalane. The Rowdies took a 2-1 lead in the second half with two goals in three minutes. They tied it in the 72nd minute when midfielder Evans Frimpong one-timed a pass from forward Georgi Hristov. They took the lead two minutes later when midfielder Luke Mulholland's cross found defender Jay Needham for a header past the goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald.

In the 90th minute, Austin Da Luz hammered a shot from 18 yards out past goalie Diego Restrepo for the equalizer.

England: Manchester United won 2-0 over Crystal Palace on a penalty kick by Robin van Persie and a goal by Wayne Rooney, playing with a thick headband to cover a deep forehead cut sustained in a practice incident two weeks ago. Manager Jose Mourinho endured his first Premier League loss since returning to Chelsea, 1-0 to Everton.

tennis

Czechs in Davis Cup final; Canada on verge

Defending champion Czech Republic reached the Davis Cup final by winning its doubles match to eliminate Argentina.

Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Carlos Berlocq and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in Prague to give the Czechs an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five semifinal. They play for the title in November against Serbia or Canada.

"We would like to keep the trophy because it's beautiful," Stepanek said. "This competition means a lot to us."

In the other semifinal, Canada set up a remarkable chance to reach its first final by winning the doubles against Serbia and taking a 2-1 lead in Belgrade.

Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil beat Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-8 in a 41/2-hour match on indoor red clay.

Canada coach Martin Laurendeau called the situation "a moment we've been waiting for a long time."

The match will be decided today in reverse singles. In the first match, Serbia's Novak Djokovic faces Milos Raonic. If Djokovic wins, Janko Tipsarevic and Pospisil meet in the decider.

Davis Cup qualifying: Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez sealed a 3-0 victory for Spain in its World Group playoff against Ukraine, beating Sergiy Stakhovsky and Denys Molchanov in the doubles 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay in Madrid.

olympics

Report: U.N. 'truce' trouble with Russia

Every two years, the United Nations adopts a resolution called the Olympic Truce, a perfunctory statement that celebrates friendly competition and "the cause of peace."

It usually passes with little deliberation. But this year there was debate over the truce for next year's Games in Sochi, Russia.

Drafted by Russia, a rough draft mentioned a promise to include "people of different age, sex, physical capacity, religion, race and social status," the New York Times reported. It made no mention of gay or transgender people, a sensitive omission given the uproar in the West over a Russia's antigay laws.

After extensive negotiations behind the scenes, Russia altered the language last week to say that it would "promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind," the newspaper said.

ET CETERA

triathlon: Non Stanford of Britain won the women's world title by winning the Grand Final race in London in 2 hours, 1 minute, 32 seconds to finish ahead of compatriot Jodie Stimpson in the overall standings for the eight-race series.

WNBA: Maya Moore had 22 points and 11 rebounds as host Minnesota beat Chicago 79-66 to secure homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs, which start Thursday. Chicago lost for just the second time in 11 games and will be the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The regular season ends today.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Rowdies tie Carolina 2-2 09/14/13 [Last modified: Saturday, September 14, 2013 11:32pm]
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