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Tampa Bay Rowdies rally late for tie at Carolina

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Rowdies rally late for tie

Luke Mulholland scored in the 86th minute and Takuya Yamada in stoppage time to help the Rowdies earn a 3-3 tie at Carolina on Saturday. In between the goals, Carolina's Ray Burse stopped Mike Ambersley's penalty kick, which came after a handball in the box.

"It just shows the resiliency of this team and how we have come together this season," Rowdies D Daniel Scott said.

The one point moves the second-place Rowdies (10-6-4) within one of San Antonio. Carolina (6-6-7) is sixth in the eight-team NASL.

More Rowdies: Japanese F Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, tied for the team lead with six goals, was transferred to Yokohama of Hong Kong's first division. Financial terms weren't disclosed. Yoshitake, 30, started his career with Yokohama's sister team in Japan.

Horses

Fort Larned takes Whitney

Fort Larned rallied over the final quarter-mile to win the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap by 1¼ lengths over Ron the Greek at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Fort Larned, ridden by Brian Hernandez, has won four of seven races this year.

West Virginia Derby: Macho Macho, the 9-2 second pick, passed 3-5 favorite Hansen late then held off Bourbon Courage by a half-length to win the $750,000 race at Mountaineer Park. Macho Macho, ridden by Mike Smith, has won three of seven races this year. Hansen finished fourth.

Hambletonian : Market Share won the $1.5 million event at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., making Linda Toscano the first female trainer to win trotting's premier race.

Et cetera

Tennis: Tommy Haas, No. 36 in the world, beat No. 15 Mardy Fish 6-3, 7-5 in a Citi Open semi in Washington. Haas, who has won six of his past seven against top-15 players, faces No. 25 Alexandr Dolgopolov. He beat No. 38 Sam Querrey 6-4, 6-4. No. 102 Magdalena Rybarikova beat No. 28 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-1 in the women's final.

MMA: Lyoto Machida stopped Ryan Bader in the second round and Mauricio Rua stopped Brandon Vera in the fourth in UFC light heavyweight bouts in Los Angeles. Machida earned a title shot because he was ruled more impressive.

Arena Football: Larry Brackins caught five TDs as host Philadelphia beat Jacksonville 89-34 Friday to reach the Arena­Bowl. It plays Friday against the winner of Saturday's late Utah-Arizona game.

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