Earth­quakes win in Hous­ton

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - SCOREBOARD -

Danny Hoe­sen scored in the 33rd minute as the vis­it­ing Earth­quakes beat the Hous­ton Dy­namo 1-0 in a Ma­jor League Soccer game Saturday.

Hoe­sen reeled in Kofi Sarkodie’s cross and slot­ted home a turn­around left-footed fin­ish from the mid­dle of the box.

The Earth­quakes (11-12-6) moved up to fifth place in the Western Con­fer­ence. The Dy­namo (10-10-8) dropped into a sixth-place tie with Real Salt Lake.

In other matches: In front of the largest crowd to at­tend a stand-alone MLS match, Josef Martinez had his sec­ond hat trick in a row and his third of the sea­son to help host At­lanta United hold on for a 3-3 draw against Or­lando City. At­lanta United set the record with 70,425 on hand at MercedesBenz Sta­dium . ... Tony Tchani scored against his for­mer team in sec­ond-half stop­page time to give the host Van­cou­ver White­caps a 2-2 tie with the Columbus Crew . ... Sub­sti­tute Abu Dan­ladi scored in the 89th minute to give vis­it­ing Min­nesota United a 3-2 vic­tory over the Mon­treal Im­pact. ... Ne­manja Nikolic tied a Chicago club record with his 18th goal of the sea­son and the host Fire won 3-0 over D.C. United . ... Diego Ru­bio scored twice to help host Sport­ing Kansas City beat New Eng­land 3-1 . ... Do­minique Badji scored in the 88th minute for the host Colorado Rapids in a 1-1 tie with New York City FC. ... Ste­fan Frei made a div­ing save in the 42nd minute and vis­it­ing Seat­tle ex­tended its club record un­beaten streak to 13 matches with the score­less draw at FC Dal­las . ... Jef­fer­son Savarino scored the go-ahead goal in the 61st minute and host Real Salt Lake spoiled Diego Va­leri’s record-set­ting night by beat­ing the Port­land Tim­bers 2-1. Va­leri set an MLS record by scor­ing in his eighth con­sec­u­tive match when he tied it at 1 on a header in the 47th minute . ... To­saint Rick­etts’ brace led host Toronto FC past the LA Galaxy 4-0.

ELSE­WHERE Surf league buys Mav­er­icks rights

A bank­ruptcy judge has ap­proved the sale of as­sets owned by the or­ga­niz­ers of the Ti­tans of Mav­er­icks big wave surf con­test in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

The Santa Cruz Sen­tinel re­ported that U.S. Bank­ruptcy Judge Deb­o­rah Saltz­man ruled Fri­day that Car­tel Man­age­ment, Inc., which owns Ti­tans of Mav­er­icks LLC, can sell Ti­tans as­sets to the World Surf League for $525,000.

The con­test is held an­nu­ally in 25-foot-plus waves at the Mav­er­icks break near Pil­lar Point in Half Moon Bay. The win­dow runs from Novem­ber through March. Mo­tor­sports: Justin All­gaier pulled away off the fi­nal restart and won the NASCAR Xfin­ity Se­ries race at Chicagoland Speed­way in Joliet, Ill. All­gaier, from nearby River­ton, won for the sec­ond time this sea­son in NASCAR’s sec­ond-tier se­ries.

Se­bas­tian Vet­tel showed his mas­tery of the Ma­rina Bay cir­cuit to take pole po­si­tion for the Sin­ga­pore Grand Prix, while cham­pi­onship ri­val Lewis Hamil­ton strug­gled and fin­ished fifth. Tennis: Qual­i­fier Za­rina Diyas of Kaza­khstan beat de­fend­ing champ Christina McHale 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 to reach the fi­nal of the Ja­pan Women’s Open in Tokyo. Diyas, a Tokyo fi­nal­ist in 2014, will face Ja­pan’s Miyu Kato in Sun­day’s fi­nal. Kato beat Croa­tia’s Jana Fett 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

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