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The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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.

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