Los Angeles Times

England women win their first major title


England beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the European Championsh­ip after extra time Sunday to win its first major women’s soccer title.

Chloe Kelly scored the winning goal off a rebound in the second half of extra time after Germany failed to clear a corner kick. The game had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium with

Lina Magull for Germany canceling out Ella Toone’s goal for England.

After the final whistle, the England players danced and the crowd sang their anthem “Sweet Caroline” in front of tournament-record crowd of 87,192. The good-natured atmosphere inside the stadium Sunday drew contrasts with the violent scenes when the England men’s team lost its European Championsh­ip final to Italy at the same stadium a year ago.

Kelly took her shirt off to celebrate her goal, earning a yellow card but also a shoutout from Brandi Chastain, who celebrated in similar style when her penalty kick won the World Cup for the U.S. in 1999. “Enjoy the free rounds of pints and dinners for the rest of your life from all of England. Cheers!” Chastain wrote on Twitter.

England’s title comes 56 years after the nation’s only

major men’s title, which was also an extra-time win at Wembley over Germany at the 1966 World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo said he’s “happy to be back” playing for Manchester United after appearing for 45 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Rayo Vallecano in a friendly at Old Trafford. Ronaldo missed United’s preseason tour of Thailand and Australia because of family reasons amid reports he wants to quit the club . ... Lionel Messi opened the scoring

and Neymar scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy at Tel Aviv.

misconduct is coming Monday.

Two people with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that retired judge Sue L. Robinson has informed the NFL and the NFL Players’ Assn. she’s ready to issue a ruling on Watson’s disciplina­ry hearing that concluded a month ago. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the discussion­s are private.

Watson was accused of sexual harassment and assault by 24 massage therapists in Texas and has settled 20 of the civil lawsuits filed against him. Four lawsuits remain pending and the attorney representi­ng the women has said he hopes to take them to trial sometime next spring.

The San Francisco 49ers are finalizing a three-year contract extension with AllPro receiver Deebo Samuel that will clear the way for their top offensive playmaker to return to the practice field, a source told the Associated Press.

Second-seeded Jannik Sinner rallied from a set down in the final of the Croatia Open at Umag to beat top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 for his sixth career ATP title . ... Fifthseede­d Caroline Garcia defeated Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 to win the Poland Open at Warsaw for her ninth WTA title. ... Eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova cruised past seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3 to win the Prague Open for her first WTA title.

Kahleah Copper scored 27 points, Allie Quigley hit two big shots in overtime and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticu­t Sun 95-92. ... Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat Indiana 94-69, handing the Fever a clubrecord 14th straight loss . ...

Natasha Howard had 23 points to help the New York Liberty beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-69. Sabrina Ionescu’s 16 assists tied the WNBA record for a regularsea­son game, matching Ticha Penicheiro (twice), Courtney Vandersloo­t and Sue Bird.

Team New Zealand skipper Peter Burling got his long-awaited first SailGP win by knocking off sailing royalty in Plymouth, England. Burling steered the Kiwis’ foiling 50-foot catamaran to victory in the podium race of the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix Plymouth, beating trans-Tasman rival Tom Slingsby.

Veteran rider Annemiek van Vleuten won the women’s Tour de France for the first time after clinching the eighth and final stage.

 ?? Rui Vieira Associated Press ?? CHLOE KELLY celebrates in a style reminiscen­t of Brandi Chastain after her goal in extra time defeated Germany 2-1 to win the European Championsh­ip.
Rui Vieira Associated Press CHLOE KELLY celebrates in a style reminiscen­t of Brandi Chastain after her goal in extra time defeated Germany 2-1 to win the European Championsh­ip.

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