- - Sunday, April 3, 2011

SOCCER

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.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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.

BOXING

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.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Utes hire Nets assistant Krystkowiak as new coach

SALT LAKE CITY | The University of Utah hired Nets assistant Larry Krystkowiak as their coach Sunday, picking him to lead the Utes into the Pacific 12 Conference.

The move came three weeks after athletic director Chris Hill fired Jim Boylen following consecutive losing seasons. Krystkowiak will be introduced at a news conference Monday.

The 46-year-old Krystkowiak has been an assistant with New Jersey the past eight months. He played for the Jazz in 1992-93 as part of nine injury-plagued NBA seasons.