Locals shine as East wins Shrine Game, 25-8
Syracuse running back Delone
Carter ran for a touchdown and was selected the offensive MVP in the East’s 25-8 victory over the West in the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando on Saturday. Richmond defensive tackle
Martin Parker had a pair of sacks and a forced fumble to take defensiveMVPhonors for the East. The East had two defensive scores, a team safety and North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin (Ballou) recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown.
Carter finished with 54 yards on 11 carries. Meantime, Virginia Tech's Tyrod Taylor completed four of five passes for 59 yards.
Ricky Dobbs of Navy completed 5 of 10 passes for 51 yards and rushed five times for 40 yards for the East. Maryland running back Da’Rel
Scott, playing for the West, had one carry for five yards. And Penn State running back Evan Royster ( Westfield High) had a four-yard touchdown run for the East. . . .
UCLA hired Mike Johnson as offensive coordinator, several hours before Norm Chow officially left for the same job at Utah.
Chow is a respected coaching veteran who built powerful offenses at BYU andUSC, but struggled through the last three seasons with the Bruins.
Former Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov grabbed his third hat trick of the season to guide unbeaten leader Manchester United to a 5-0 thrashing of visiting Birmingham in an English Premier League match on Saturday.
Berbatov, the league’s leading scorer with 17 goals, became the first player to score three Premier League hat tricks in a season since Ruud van Nistelrooy did it for United in 2002-03.
Berbatov also had hat tricks against Liverpool and Blackburn.
United is two points above Arsenal, which routed Wigan, 3-0, through a hat trick by Netherlands striker Robin van Persie.
Meantime, Manchester City failed to keep up after it lost to host Aston Villa, 1-0, thanks to new signing Darren Bent’s firsthalf winner. City is one point behind Arsenal.
Kenny Dalglish claimed his first victory since returning as manager of Liverpool as the Reds earned a 3-0 win atWolverhampton. Spain striker Fernando Torres scored twice and Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles added a sublime strike.
England winger Aaron Lennon grabbed a last-minute equalizer for fifth-place Tottenham in a 1-1 draw at Newcastle in a game marred by an apparent back injury to Spurs star winger Gareth
Bale. Also, American midfielder
Clint Dempsey had two goals for Fulham in its 2-0 win against Stoke and U.S. teammate Jonathan Spector scored for West Ham.
Dempsey took his tally for the season to nine goals.
Evgeni Nabokov left Russia for the chance to play with the Detroit Red Wings. Instead of landing in Hockeytown, however, the veteran goalie will be taking an unexpected detour to Long Island — maybe.
Nabokov lost his chance to join the Red Wings after he was claimed off waivers by the New York Islanders.
“ This was a good opportunity to get a quality goaltender with a proven track record,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow told the Associated Press.
Several reports surfaced that Nabokov wouldn’t report to the Islanders, but Snow said he hadn’t been told that. A message left with Nabokov’s agent, Don
Meehan, wasn’t immediately returned.
Center fielder Andres Torres and the San Francisco Giants agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.2 million contract to avoid arbitration. Torres was the last of the World Series champions’ six arbitration-eligible players to reach agreement.
In Kitzbuehel, Austria Didier
Cuche of Switzerland became the oldest man to win a World Cup race, claiming the downhill on the Streif course. Bode Miller was second. Cuche, 36, broke Marco
Buechel’s record by 85 days. The Liechtenstein skier was 36 years 74 days old when he won his last race, a super-G in Kitzbuehel in 2008. Cuche was nearly flawless on the lower portion to finish the run in 1 minute 57.72 seconds. Miller was 0.98 of a second back .