- - Sunday, April 3, 2011


D.C. United falls to Rapids for second straight defeat

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. | Jamie Smith had the tiebreaking goal in the 71st minute, Caleb Folan scored twice and the Colorado Rapids beat short-handed D.C. United 4-1 on Sunday night.

Smith’s header came right after Santino Quaranta had tied it for D.C. United. Folan added an insurance goal in the 81st minute for Colorado, which also got a score from Omar Cummings, who didn’t enter the game until early in the second half.

The Rapids, who won the MLS Cup last season, are 3-0 for the first time in club history. D.C. United (1-2-0) has lost two straight.


Aggies rally to stun Stanford in Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS | Texas A&M has upset its second straight top-seeded team in the NCAA tournament and is heading to its first national championship game.

The Aggies (32-5) rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final six minutes Sunday, winning it when Tyra White put in a layup with 3.3 seconds left to give Texas A&M a 63-62 victory over Stanford (33-3).

White finished with 18 points, and All-American Danielle Adams scored 16 for the Aggies.


German fighter shot by stepfather before title bout

BERLIN | An undefeated female boxer from Germany was shot in her dressing room by her stepfather before a title fight, leaving her with injuries to her hand, knee and feet.

Rola El-Halabi was struck at close range by a man who was once her manager. The injuries to the 25-year-old boxer are not life-threatening but could imperil her career.

El-Halabi was awaiting a bout with Irma Balijagic Adler of Bosnia for the vacant IBF lightweight title Friday night when her 44-year-old stepfather entered her dressing room and shot her.

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