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LATE GOAL LIFTS ROWDIES OVER STRIKERS

FORT LAUDERDALE — Defender Neill Collins looped a header over goalkeeper Bruno Cardoso in the 78th minute to give the Rowdies a 1-0 victory over Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night.

Tampa Bay (4-2-3-1) controlled much of the play in the second half, but it failed to score until Collins' goal. Rowdies goalkeeper Matt Pickens made three saves, none bigger than one on the goal line in second-half stoppage time.

The Strikers and former Rowdies forward Maicon Santos missed a penalty kick in first-half stoppage time.

EPL: Newcastle moved out of the drop zone for the first time since February after midfielder Andros Townsend's free kick gave it a 1-0 win over visiting Crystal Palace.

GERMANY: Bayern Munich was held 1-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach as Borussia Dortmund kept the Bundesliga title race alive with a 5-1 rout of Wolfsburg.

SPAIN: Barcelona scored two second-half goals to defeat 10-man Real Betis 2-0 and move closer to winning the league title.

COLLEGES

Bulls softball wins AAC title

The USF softball team clinched the American Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 4-1 win over visiting UCF. The Bulls (43-12, 15-2) won their first regular-season title since the 2008 squad won the Big East. They'll be the top seed in the conference tournament that begins May 12 in Tulsa, Okla.

BASEBALL: Luke Maglich's double drove in Kevin Merrell with one out in the ninth inning, giving host USF (21-22, 6-8 AAC) a 5-4 victory over UCF. Maglich had three RBIs for the Bulls. … South Carolina's Gene Cone homered off reliever Kirby Snead in the seventh inning to lift the host Gamecocks to a 2-1 victory over Florida (37-7, 14-6 SEC), the consensus No. 1 team in the country.

TENNIS: The Saint Leo men's team (22-1) beat Lynn 5-0 in the Sunshine State tournament championship match in Tampa to earn the regular-season and tournament title for the first time in school history.

OBITUARY: Former Kentucky G Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 49.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Chris Froome rode solo to win a rain-swept mountain stage at the Tour of Romandie through Switzerland, and Colombian Nairo Quintana retained the overall lead with one day left.

BOXING: Welterweight Andre Berto (31-4, 24 KOs) stopped Victor Ortiz with two knockdowns in the fourth round in Carson, Calif., avenging his loss in their first bout five years ago.

TENNIS: Dominic Thiem surpassed Novak Djokovic for most wins on tour this year as he reached the BMW Open final in Munich by defeating Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.

TRACK: Omar McLeod started his outdoor season as by winning the 110-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, in a world-leading 13.08 seconds. McLeod improved to 9-0 in indoor and outdoor races this season.

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