Portland Timbers hire Akron's Caleb Porter for 2013 | Soccer
The Portland Timbers have hired University of Akron coach Caleb Porter as their head coach for the 2013 season. Porter has spent the past...
hire Akron's Porter
The Portland Timbers have hired University of Akron coach Caleb Porter as their head coach for the 2013 season.
Porter has spent the past seven years at Akron and led the team to the national championship in 2010. He will stay with the Zips through this season.
"I will be completely focused and driven to continue building a professional club in which the Timbers supporters, city and organization will be proud of," Porter said Wednesday. He said he would not comment further on his new job until he formally takes over in December out of respect for his Akron players and their season.
Real Madrid beats short-handed Barcelona
Real Madrid took advantage of quick goals to beat 10-man Barcelona 2-1 to win the Spanish Super Cup on away goals after the two-legged tie ended 4-4.
Red Bulls earn tie
with D.C. United
Wilman Conde scored in the 88th minute to lift the visiting New York Red Bulls to a 2-2 draw against D.C. United.
Joel Lindpere also scored for New York (13-7-7) on a night that, until very late, looked to be remembered for Dwayne De Rosario's 100th career MLS goal.
De Rosario scored in the 68th minute to pass the milestone and put United ahead 2-1. Nick DeLeon also scored for D.C. (12-9-5), which tied a club record set in 2007 by extending its home unbeaten streak to 13.
In other MLS games, Eddie Gaven scored near the end of five minutes of stoppage time, lifting the short-handed Columbus Crew (11-8-6) to a 2-1 victory against the host Philadelphia Union (7-13-4).
Shalrie Joseph scored two first-half goals in his return to Gillette Stadium and helped lead visiting Chivas USA (7-10-7) to a 3-3 draw with New England (6-14-6).
Webster signs with Wizards
Swingman Martell Webster, the former Seattle Prep star, has signed a free-agent contract with the Washington Wizards.
He played with the Minnesota Timberwolves last season, averaging 6.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.
The 6-foot-7 Webster is averaging 8.4 points and 3.2 rebounds in a seven-season NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers and Timberwolves. He has shot 37.4 percent on three-pointers.
Webster was the No. 6 overall pick in the 2005 draft after leaving high school.
Woods and Begay
win at charity event
Healthy for the first time in years, Notah Begay III finally was on the winning side in his signature charity event, and it felt so very good.
"Five years! Finally! Great!" Begay said after teaming with Tiger Woods to shoot 9 under. "I had to get on my partner. He was getting a little lackadaisical out there."
Woods and Begay, longtime friends and former college roommates at Stanford, helped lead the American side to victory in the NB3 Foundation Challenge at Turning Stone Resort's Atunyote Golf Club in Verona, N.Y.
Rodriguez keeps lead
in Spanish Vuelta
Joaquin Rodriguez held a slim overall lead on Alberto Contador after finishing seventh in the time trial in the Spanish Vuelta.
Fredrik Kessiakoff won the 24.5-mile, 11th stage individual sprint by 17 seconds over Contador. Rodriguez finished 1:16 behind Kessiakoff to retain a one-second overall lead on Contador, the 2008 champion.
• Hall of Famer Bill Walton is joining the new Pac-12 Networks as a color analyst who will work select college basketball games this season. Walton returns to broadcasting after a two-year hiatus to deal with back problems. He'll also work as an ESPN analyst.
• Talks between the NHL and its players association resumed at the league offices, a day after commissioner Gary Bettman issued a second proposal with the hopes of securing a new collective-bargaining agreement.
The players will likely either reject Bettman's latest offering, or issue a counterproposal sometime this week.
• Usain Bolt wants to defend his three Olympic titles at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, though he's undecided about plans for next season.
He's not sure which events he'll compete in during the 2013 world championship season.
"If I can go to Rio and really defend all my titles, that would make it even greater," Bolt said a day before the Weltklasse Diamond League meet in Zurich.
• Carl Edwards has dismissed a rumor that he will join Penske Racing next season. Edwards brought the rumor up unprompted in an effort to silence the discussion.
He is in the first year of a new contract with Roush Fenway Racing, but there had been speculation he was trying to negotiate an out to take the opening at Penske.
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