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Colorado takes home MLS Cup

Rapids win first title after FC Dallas defender George John's own goal in extra time.

November 21, 2010

FC Dallas defender George John's own goal in extra time Sunday at Toronto handed the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 win and their first MLS Cup title.

David Ferreira scored for Dallas in the first half before Colorado's Conor Casey tied it in the second half.

In the second half of extra time, substitute Macoumba Kandji took a long pass from Casey inside the box and sent the ball across the face of the Dallas goal. His shot spun off John's left thigh and over the head of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.

Kandji, Colorado's last substitute, injured his left leg on the scoring sequence and limped off, leaving the Rapids one player short for the last 12 minutes.

BASEBALL

Mets reportedly hire Collins

A person with knowledge of the situation said the New York Mets have hired former Angels manager Terry Collins as manager.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the two sides were still working on terms of the contract. The person said an announcement is expected early in the week.

ETC.

Haslem has torn foot ligament

An MRI exam performed Sunday on Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, the team's leading rebounder, confirmed he tore a ligament in his left foot during the fourth quarter of a loss in Memphis on Saturday night. When Haslem went down, he immediately began pointing to the inside of his left foot, and he was quickly helped into the locker room.

He will see a specialist Monday, and surgery -- which could keep him out months instead of weeks -- remains a possibility.

Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman told the Associated Press that Coach Bo Pelini's verbal assault of officials during Saturday's game at Texas A&M did not reflect well on the university or the football program.

Perlman spoke with Athletic Director Tom Osborne about Pelini's conduct, and the chancellor said he, Osborne or both would talk to Pelini about his decorum.

Pelini declined to comment Sunday.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o broke his nose during the Fighting Irish's game against Army at Yankee Stadium but is expected to play Saturday against USC.

Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel will be out five to six weeks after suffering a broken jaw when unseated by his horse during the $1-million Delta Jackpot at Vinton, La., on Saturday.

Roger Federer defeated struggling David Ferrer, 6-1, 6-4, in his opening match of the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals at London.

Former West Virginia star Jerry West and longtime coach Tex Winter were among eight men inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame at Kansas City, Mo. The other inductees included North Carolina State's David Thompson and UCLA's Sidney Wicks.

Rob Lytle, an All-American running back at Michigan who scored a touchdown in the 1978 Super Bowl as a Denver Broncos rookie, has died. He was 56.

He had a heart attack Saturday night in Fremont, Ohio, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday.

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