American midfielder DaMarcus Beasley scored his first goal for Glasgow Rangers and was taunted by racist fans during a 1-0 victory over FK Zeta on Tuesday night in European Champions League qualifying at Bijelo Polje, Montenegro.
A small section of fans made "monkey chants" aimed at Beasley and teammate Jean-Claude Darcheville, according to Rangers' website.
"It happened to me a few years ago when PSV played Red Star in Belgrade, and I can't believe racist abuse is still in football," Beasley was quoted as saying on the team's website. "People can come to a match and jeer, but the racist thing just has to get out of football."
Beasley, 25, joined Rangers in June. The Union of European Football Assns. could take action against FK Zeta.
TRACK AND FIELD
Wariner runs career-best 43.50 in the 400 meters
Olympic and world champion Jeremy Wariner won the 400 meters with the year's fastest time, finishing in a personal-best 43.50 seconds at the DN Galan meet at Stockholm.
Wariner set an Olympic Stadium record with the sixth-fastest 400 in history. Michael Johnson (43.18) has the world record.
Allyson Felix won the women's 400 in 49.70, beating Sanya Richards (49.72).
Blake outlasts Melzer in first-round meeting
James Blake held off Jurgen Melzer, 7-5, 7-6 (4), in a first-round Rogers Cup match that featured only one service break at Montreal.
Let go by NBC last month, Bud Collins was hired by ESPN to be a part of the ESPN2 coverage of the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon beginning next year.
The Boston Glove columnist will also report on tennis for "SportsCenter," ESPNews and ESPN Radio, starting with the U.S. Open.
-- Larry Stewart
Former Charger Kiel sentenced to probation
Former Chargers safety Terrence Kiel, 26, was sentenced to three years probation at San Diego on a misdemeanor charge of shipping codeine-based cough syrup to Texas.
New York Knicks center Randolph Morris was arrested and charged with reckless driving in Lexington, Ky. He was given a breath test, with his blood-alcohol level showing .069, below Kentucky's legal limit of .08.
The defense rested after calling only three witnesses in the trial of former Northern Colorado backup punter Mitch Cozad, accused of trying to kill starter Rafael Mendoza last Sept. 11 at Greeley, Colo, in a bid for his job.
MacLean-led group buys the Lightning
A group led by former Florida Panthers coach Doug MacLean agreed to buy the Tampa Bay Lightning from a group led by Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson and says it has no plans to move. No price was given.
Cal Nichols, chairman of the group that owns and operates the Edmonton Oilers, said the team is not for sale.
Mosley, Cotto likely to fight in November
Negotiations are being finalized this week for Pomona's Shane Mosley to fight World Boxing Assn. welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Nov. 10, most likely at New York's Madison Square Garden, officials said.
Mosley, 35, will seek to regain a world title in the division after previously winning the World Boxing Council welterweight belt from Oscar De La Hoya in 2000. Mosley (44-4, 37 knockouts) has won titles in three divisions.
Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs) is a rising star from Puerto Rico.
Juan Manuel Marquez (47-3-1) will defend his WBC super-featherweight title against former U.S. Olympic silver medalist Rocky Juarez (27-3) on Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas following a diagnosis last week that Marquez's planned opponent, Jorge Barrios of Argentina, had multiple retinal tears requiring immediate eye surgery.
-- Lance Pugmire
Kiraly withdraws from Southland finale
Karch Kiraly, the career record-holder for most beach volleyball victories, withdrew from what was to be his final appearance in Southern California at this weekend's Manhattan Beach Open because of a pulled muscle in his left calf.
Kiraly, 46, will be part of the NBC broadcast team this weekend and still plans to play the final three regular-season events.
-- Peter Yoon
Robby Gordon avoided a long suspension when NASCAR fined him $35,000 and placed him on probation through the end of the year for refusing to leave the track last weekend in Montreal and celebrating as if he were the winner after spinning out leader Marcos Ambrose. Gordon had ignored an order to surrender second place and move to 13th.
Tennessee sophomore running back LaMarcus Coker, the team's leading rusher last season, was suspended indefinitely. . . . Former Florida State cornerback Terrell Buckley was hired as a student assistant coach.
Cameron Tringale of San Juan Capistrano and Adam Hagen of Scappose, Ore. shot five-under-par 67 to share the first-round lead in the 41st Pacific Coast Amateur Championship at San Diego Country Club.