The Special Olympic World Games kicked off in Los Angeles as 6,500 athletes from 165 countries streamed into the Memorial Coliseum to cheers and roars.
The athletes will participate in 25 sports over nine days, ranging from weightlifting to the triathlon. . . .
Jozy Altidore drew a penalty in the box and converted it from the spot in the 89th minute to complete Toronto FC’s three-goal rally for a 3-3 draw with the Columbus Crew in Columbus, Ohio. . . .
Wayne Rooney scored on a header in the eighth minute off
Ashley Young’s corner kick, and Manchester United kept the pressure on all afternoon to beat Barcelona, 3-1, in Santa Clara, Calif., and stay unbeaten during its preseason tour in the United States.
The Red Devils improved to 3-0 in the International Champions Cup. . . .
Simone Biles successfully defended her all-around title in the Secret U.S. Classic in Hoffman Estates, Ill., continuing a run of victories for the reigning world champion gymnast.
The event also featured the return to U.S. competition for
Gabby Douglas, the American all-around gold medalist in the London Olympics, who finished second. . . . Dominik Thiem of Austria
and Joao Sousa of Portugal came from a set down to reach the Croatia Open final in Umag.
Fourth-seeded Thiem upset top-seeded Gael Monfils of France, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1, and Sousa beat second-seeded Roberto
Bautista Agut of Spain, 4-6, 6-2,
6-3. . . . Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine
and Usrzula Radwanska of Poland will play for their first WTA singles title in the Istanbul Cup final.
Tsurenko made it to her first career final by defeating Kirsten
Flipkens of Belgium, 6-4, 6-2. In the other semifinal, Radwanska beat Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.