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February 19. 2013 9:25PM
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SOCCER
Indiana wins NCAA title

HOOVER, Ala. — Nikita Kotlov scored off a header pass from Eriq Zavaleta midway through the second half to give Indiana a 1-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday to win the NCAA men's soccer championship.


It is the eighth championship for the Hoosiers (16-5-3), their first since 2004.


Indiana midfielder Patrick Doody lofted a crossing pass to the right of the goal that brought Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez out from the net.


Zavaleta got to the ball before the Hoyas' Jimmy Nealis, sending a header to Kotlov that he easily kicked into the open net.


The best scoring opportunity for Georgetown (19-4-3) came in the first half when Tyler Rudy sent a straight-on shot that diving Indiana goalkeeper Luis Soffner barely stopped with his fingertips.


It was the third consecutive 1-0 victory for the Hoosiers. Indiana allowed a total of two goals in its five NCAA tournament games.


BASEBALL
Phillies confirm trade for INF Michael Young

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers.


The deal was announced Sunday, a day after Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause. The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla to the Rangers to get Young, who fills a void at third base. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young's salary for 2013. Young is due to earn $16 million. Reports say the Phillies will pay him about $6 million.


Young batted .277 with eight homers and 67 RBIs in 2012, a down year for him. In the nine previous seasons, Young hit at least .300 seven times and averaged 17 homers and 90 RBIs. A former AL Gold Glove winner at shortstop, Young hasn't play third base regularly since 2010. Seven Phillies started at third base last year, including often-injured former All-Star Placido Polanco.


Dodgers sign Ryu

LOS ANGELES — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a $36 million, six-year deal.


The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no formal announcement had been made.


The team and Ryu had until 2 p.m. PST on Sunday to reach an agreement or else the left-hander would have returned home and the Dodgers would have been refunded the $25.7 million fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with him.



NHL
Labor talks could resume this week

NEW YORK — NHL labor talks could be back on as early as this week after negotiations fell apart just a few days ago.


Deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he has been in contact with the players' association, and the sides are working on returning to the bargaining table.


Daly says in an email on Sunday: Trying to set up something for this week, but nothing finalized yet.


Talks broke down Thursday night after three straight days of talks at a New York hotel. Moments after players' association executive director Donald Fehr said he believed the sides were closing in on a deal to end the lockout, he was back at the podium to announce the NHL rejected the union's latest offer.


-- The Associated Press




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