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Sixteen-year-old scores winner for MetroStars

Sixteen-year-old Eddie Gaven, the youngest player to sign with MLS, scored his first career goal in the ninth minute of overtime to lift the MetroStars 3-2 over D.C. United on Saturday.

Gaven, who entered as a substitute goalie in overtime before moving to a field position, took a long pass along the left sideline from Amado Guevara, made a run down the wing and scored on a left-footed shot that beat Nick Rimando from 8 yards.

Jaime Moreno and Ricardo Clark also scored for the MetroStars (7-4-3), and Marco Etcheverry and Dema Kovalenko had goals for D.C. United (3-5-6).

In Columbus, Ohio, Tom Presthus made a sprawling save in the second minute of OT to preserve a scoreless tie with Dallas.

WUSA: Jaclyn Raveia and Cheryl Salisbury scored three minutes apart in host New York's 2-1 victory over San Jose. Stacey Tullock scored to lift host Philadelphia to a 1-1 tie with San Diego.

CUP QUALIFIER: Host Mexico and Japan tied at 2 in the first of a two-game series to determine who will earn the last berth for the Women's World Cup. They play this week in Japan. The Cup opens Sept. 20 in the United States.


CHURCHILL DOWNS: Tap The Admiral won for the first time in 27 stakes races, holding off Freefourinternet by 1\ lengths in the $288,500 Firecracker Breeders' Cup at Louisville, Ky. The 5-year-old paid $16.40, $8.20 and $6.

HOLLYWOOD PARK: Filly Dimitrova won the $750,000 American Oaks at Inglewood, Calif., paying $11.20, $6.40 and $4.60. Patrick Valenzuela rode five winners on the 10-race card for the second time in three weeks. He leads jockey standings with 71 winners, 13 more than Victor Espinoza.

MEADOWLANDS: McArdle edged Art Major by a nose in the $650,000 William R. Haughton Memorial Final for older pacers, returning $2.60, $2.80 and $2.20.

EQUESTRIAN RECORD: Margie Goldstein Engle of Wellington won the $50,000 Grand Prix in Lake Placid, N.Y., an unprecedented third straight year. It was her 114th win, adding to her U.S. record.


U.S. triumphs overseas

Rutgers and the University of Washington won in England, setting up an all-U.S. final for the Ladies' Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta. Princeton's A crew faces the school's B crew in the student eights. New Jersey's Jason Read and Bryan Volpenhein face British Olympic stars Matthew Pinsent and James Cracknell in the Silver Goblets (coxless pairs). Malvern Preparatory of suburban Philadelphia races in the Fawley Cup (quadruple scullers).

_ Compiled from Times wires.