Saturday, February 24, 2018
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LITTLE LEAGUE

NEW YORK WINS FIRST SERIES TITLE FOR U.S. SINCE 2011

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ryan Harlost led Endwell, N.Y., to the Little League World Series title, striking out eight and holding South Korea to five hits in six innings in a 2-1 victory Sunday.

Endwell became the first U.S. winner since Huntington Beach, Calif., in 2011, and gave New York its first championship since 1964.

Conner Rush had the New York team's only RBI to give Endwell a lead in the bottom of the fourth that it wouldn't relinquish. Harlost scored the deciding run on a passed ball a batter later.

"I was just thinking get it in play any way you can," Rush said. "Once that happens, you never know what can happen."

SOCCER

Zardes out of qualifiers

Midfielder Gyasi Zardes will miss the United States' World Cup qualifiers after he was injured in a Major League Soccer game. Already without forward Clint Dempsey, who is being evaluated for an irregular heartbeat, the Americans won't have Zardes for their final two games of the CONCACAF semifinals.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Host Manchester City kept pace with likely title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea by beating West Ham 3-1 for a third straight victory.

FRANCE: Monaco beat defending champion Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 to move level on points with Guingamp and Nice at the top of the league.

ITALY: Inter Milan showed signs of improvement in a 1-1 draw with Palermo in its home opener, a week after a 2-0 loss at Chievo Verona.

MLS: Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 16th goal of the season in the 55th minute and the host New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0. … The host Portland Timbers scored four goals in the first half then held off Seattle 4-2 to snap the Sounders' five-game unbeaten streak.

ET CETERA

CYCLING: Spaniard David de la Cruz took the lead of the Spanish Vuelta from Nairo Quintana after completing a successful breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage.

TENNIS: The French federation provisionally suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoit Paire for "damaging" its image at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Times wires

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