Lo­cals shine as East wins Shrine Game, 25-8

The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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.

SOC­CER

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.

HOCKEY

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.

BASE­BALL

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.

WINTERSPORTS

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 .

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