OUTLAWS CLINCH MLL PLAYOFF BERTH
The Denver Outlaws beat the Chesapeake Bayhawks 12-11 in overtime Thursday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and clinched a playoff berth.
The Outlaws are 9-4 and hold a half-game lead over Ohio for the top spot in Major League Lacrosse. Denver has one game left in the regular season, next Thursday at Chesapeake.
Denver will host a playoff game at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 12.
Eric Law scored the winning goal and finished with four points.
Romar Dennis and Wes Berg contributed hat tricks.
Bradley to coach MLS expansion team in L.A.
ANGELES» Bob Bradley LOS was named the first coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, the MLS expansion franchise due to begin play next year.
Bradley, 59, is the former coach of the U.S. men’s national team and the most accomplished American coach in international club soccer history.
Bradley coached the U.S. team from 2006-11, winning a CONCACAF Gold Cup title in 2007 before becoming the only coach in 80 years to win a World Cup group and reach the knockout rounds in South Africa in 2010.
• The Galaxy fired coach Curt Onalfo just 20 games into his first season in charge of the struggling club. The Galaxy hired veteran MLS coach Sigi Schmid to return.
Onalfo went 6-10-4 after being promoted from their developmental squad when longtime Galaxy coach Bruce Arena went to the U.S. national team.
Former Duck joins Utes.
Former Oregon receiver Darren Carrington has signed with Utah.
The senior will join the Utes but is not immediately able to join the football team on the field.
Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said there are “paperwork things” that must be completed with the Pac-12 and NCAA before Carrington is fully cleared as fall practices begin Friday. He is confident those hurdles will be cleared.
Carrington was dismissed from the Ducks two weeks ago, soon after he was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.
Last season, Carrington had 43 catches for 606 yards and five touchdowns. He has 112 career receptions for 1,919 yards and 15 touchdowns.
New top dogs for American men’s swimming.
HUNGARY» Caeleb BUDAPEST, Dressel put the United States back on top in swimming’s glamour event. Chase Kalisz proved to be a worthy successor to Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.
Call it a changing of the guard for the American men.
For Katie Ledecky, on the other hand, it was a more familiar result — another gold medal after the biggest defeat of her career the previous day.
Ledecky earned her fourth gold of the world championships by anchoring the U.S. victory in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, taking over with a slight lead before powering away to win by a full body length. Her temmates were Leah Smith, Mallory Comerford and Melanie Margalis.
The 20-year-old Dressel emerged as America’s newest sprinting star in 100 free, holding off longtime team stalwart Nathan Adrian.
Kalisz, meanwhile, extended American rule of the 200 individual medley, rallying to claim his first major international championship. The Americans have won the event at eight straight world championships, not to mention at the last four Olympics — with Phelps or Lochte winning every time.
Free-agent guard Arron Afflalo is rejoining the Orlando Magic. The Magic announced the signing but didn’t disclose terms. The 11-year NBA veteran played for Sacramento last season. … Andrei Markov is leaving the NHL after 16 seasons with the Montreal Canadiens to play in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.