Sunday, July 22, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

Soccer

ronaldo, real madrid: champions

MILAN — Cristiano Ronaldo did it again for Real Madrid, stepping forward to score a penalty and inflict another devastating loss in a Champions League final on rival Atletico Madrid.

For the second time in three finals, the biggest game in club soccer ended with Ronaldo sealing a win, then ripping off his shirt to show his muscled torso. Ronaldo's decisive spot kick in the shootout gave Real Madrid a 5-3 victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time Saturday.

Two years ago, Ronaldo's penalty sealed a 4-1 extra-time win over Atletico and prompted the first of his provocative celebrations.

"I knew I was going to score the winning penalty. I was confident," said Ronaldo, who won his third Champions League title. "I asked (coach Zinedine) Zidane to let me take the last penalty."

Real Madrid got its record-extending 11th European title and left Atletico with a bitter third loss in the continent's biggest game.

Zidane, Real's coach for less than five months, became the seventh man to coach and play for winning teams in the competition's 61 years, joining Miguel Munoz, Giovanni Trapattoni, Johan Cruyff, Carlo Ancelotti, Frank Rijkaard and Pep Guardiola. He scored the winning goal for Madrid in the 2002 final.

"It's the team of my life. It's the club that has made me the biggest in everything," Zidane said.

More Soccer

Rowdies triumph

Midfielder Joe Cole scored his first goal with Tampa Bay (3-2-3) and set up Eric Avila for another in a 2-0 win at Minnesota.

"I thought we played really well, especially in the first half, and we showed a lot of character," Cole said. "We've got a lot of work to do, for sure, but we picked up the points."

U.S. WINS FINAL COPA TUNEUP: Gyasi Zardes had his first two-goal international game, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest American to score in the modern era and the United States routed Bolivia 4-0 at Kansas City, Kan., to sweep its three warmup matches for next month's Copa America. Pulisic, at 17 years and 253 days, is younger than Juan Agudelo was (17-359) when he scored against South Africa in 2010.

et cetera

Olympics: Russia's Olympic Committee said eight of the country's athletes registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 Summer Games. It said only that the athletes came from three sports. The International Olympic Committee said Friday that 23 athletes from five sports and six countries had positive findings in retests.

Track: American Justin Gatlin won the 100 meters at the Prefontaine Classic in 9.88 seconds at Eugene, Ore. Jamaica's Asafa Powell was second in 9.94.

Times wires

Comments
Tiger Woods was in British Open hunt. Now another major win doesn’t seem so improbable.

Tiger Woods was in British Open hunt. Now another major win doesn’t seem so improbable.

He was in the hunt. For real.False alarm?Did you care?For what seemed like days (it wasn't even an hour), Tiger Woods sat atop a leaderboard at a golf major Sunday.With everyone fading, he was 7 under and all alone at the British Open at Carnoustie w...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Francesco Molinari wins British Open on crazy day at Carnoustie

Francesco Molinari wins British Open on crazy day at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Francesco Molinari played a steady hand amid the cheers for Tiger Woods and another crazy ending at Carnoustie to win the British Open on Sunday and become Italy's first major champion.Woods brought pandemonium by chargin...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Reactions vary to new USF football uniforms

Reactions vary to new USF football uniforms

Public sentiment remained mixed late Sunday afternoon on the new USF football uniforms unveiled earlier in the day.A brief video of Bulls TE Mitch Wilcox modeling an all-forest green version of the uniforms was released on the football program's offi...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Daniel Robertson hits pinch-hit walkoff grand slam to lift Rays over Marlins

Daniel Robertson hits pinch-hit walkoff grand slam to lift Rays over Marlins

ST. PETERSBURG — Daniel Robertson hit a pinch-hit walkoff grand slam, and the Rays rallied to beat the Marlins 6-4 Sunday at Tropicana Field.It's the first walkoff grand slam in Rays history and the second walkoff hit of Robertson's major-leagu...
Updated: 2 hours ago
South Tampa softball all-stars head to Southeast Regional

South Tampa softball all-stars head to Southeast Regional

TAMPA — Emilee Mezrah could have been on vacation in the Bahamas playing in the surf.Instead she’s on vacation in Georgia playing softball in the dirt.Beach vs. softball …"I chose softball," said Mezrah, a seventh grader at Coleman Middle School. "Ri...
Updated: 4 hours ago
For starters: Amid trade rumors, Chris Archer will start in Rays-Marlins finale

For starters: Amid trade rumors, Chris Archer will start in Rays-Marlins finale

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays (49-49), losers of three straight and five of their last six, will look to avoid a sweep today against the Marlins (43-57) at Tropicana Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. In what might be a trade audition, r...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

Rays journal: New faces, same old loss

ST. PETERSBURG — To get a sense of how things are going for the Rays right now, consider that opening day starter Chris Archer was wearing a promotional DJ Kitty head in the dugout and veteran OF Carlos Gomez was playing second base during Satu...
Published: 07/21/18
Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

Kevin Kiermaier frustrated as injuries continue

ST. PETERSBURG — This season has been quite a pain for Rays centerfielder and centerpiece Kevin Kiermaier.A cold bat, a nagging illness, a searing foul ball we'll come back to shortly and a torn thumb ligament that required surgery, all in the ...
Published: 07/21/18
Rowdies gain needed victory

Rowdies gain needed victory

ST. PETERSBURG — Georgi Hristov, the Rowdies' all-time goals leader, extended that mark with his 59th and Junior Flemmings had a goal and two assists to lead a revamped lineup in Saturday's 3-1 win over Indy Eleven at Al Lang Stadium in front o...
Published: 07/21/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, July 22

TODAYAction sportsX Games1 p.m.ABCAutosF1: German Grand Prix9:05 a.m.ESPN2Monster Energy Cup: Foxwoods Resort Casino 3011 p.m.NBCSNNHRA: Mile High Nationals3 p.m.FoxBaseballMarlins at Rays1 p.m.Fox Sun, FSF; 620-AMCardinals at Cubs2 p.m.TBSMets at Ya...
Published: 07/21/18