U.S. avenges loss, slips past Jamaica
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The United States rebounded from a loss at Jamaica in World Cup qualifying, beating the Reggae Boyz 1-0 Tuesday night as Herculez Gomez curled a free kick in the 55th minute. Goalkeeper Dwayne Miller made several sparkling saves in the first half. The U.S. is level with Guatemala on seven points atop Group A.
OTHER QUALIFIERS: Roberto Soldado's 86th-minute goal gave Spain a 1-0 victory in Georgia. … Frank Lampard's late equalizer spared Roy Hodgson from losing his first competitive home match as England coach, salvaging a 1-1 draw against Ukraine. … Marco Reus scored his third international goal to help Germany beat Austria 2-1.
Ali fan buys champ's boyhood home
A fan of Muhammad Ali has acquired an important piece of memorabilia: the boxing legend's boyhood home in Louisville, Ky. Louisville Realtor Dave Lambrechts said that Las Vegas real estate investor Jared Weiss closed on the property Monday, paying $70,000.
Seattle arena clears a big hurdle
Efforts to bring the NBA back to Seattle took a giant step forward in a revised arena deal, with investor Chris Hansen agreeing to kick in more money for transportation improvements near a proposed new arena. The plan for the $490 million arena, which could also host an NHL team, represents the best shot at bringing the NBA back to Seattle.
WNBA: Angel McCoughtry scored 23 and Erika DeSouza 20 as host Atlanta pulled away late to beat Seattle 77-61.
GYMNASTICS: Olympic champion McKayla Maroney fractured her left tibia Sunday when she fell on her uneven bars dismount during the second stop of a 40-city gymnastics tour in Indianapolis.
TENNIS: Top-seeded Monica Niculescu was knocked out in the first round of the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan, falling 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to 135th-ranked Karin Knapp.
VOLLEYBALL: Former star Karch Kiraly was named head coach of the U.S. national team ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.