PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - FC Tucson claimed its first win ever on Travis Sanchez's bicycle-kick goal in the 83rd minute in a 1-0 victory over the Pali Blues on Saturday night.
Down a man for the final 44 minutes, Tucson's new semipro soccer team was headed for a draw until Donny Toia headed a free kick from Colin Anderson across the goal mouth to Sanchez. About 10 yards out, the former Oregon State forward met the floating ball with his right foot while upside down, sending it into the upper-left corner to give FC Tucson its first three points.
"That one was special," Sanchez said. "It was a great pass from Donny."
FC Tucson had to play a man down after Kevin King picked up a second yellow card. FC Tucson (1-1) will play its first home match Saturday when it faces the Southern California Seahorses at 7 p.m. at Kino Sports Complex North Field No. 5.
"I feel ecstatic," FC coach Rick Schantz said. "I'm so happy for this franchise."
• In Montreal, David Beckham bent in a free kick in the 62nd minute to help the Los Angeles Galaxy tie the Montreal Impact 1-1 on Saturday at Olympic Stadium in front of 60,860 fans - the largest crowd for a professional soccer game in Canada.
UA women's golf
Ramos qualifies for NCAA finals
The Arizona women's golf team just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships, but senior Margarita Ramos won a one-hole playoff and will represent the Wildcats individually in the finals.
Arizona finished ninth after Saturday's third and final round of the NCAA East Regionals in State College, Pa. - the top eight teams qualified for the finals - four shots behind Arizona State, Michigan State and Duke, which tied for sixth. The Cats fired a third-round total of 293, but ASU (286) and Michigan (283) fared better.
Ramos shot a 70, tying Campbell's Michelle Koh for 10th place individually, before taking the playoff. UA freshman Manon Gidali shot a 71 to tie for 14th.
UNC ousts UA women at NCAAs
Despite rallying in singles play, the UA women's tennis team finished the season with a 4-2 loss Saturday to host North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Trailing 3-0 after doubles play, the Wildcats' Lacey Smyth and Natasha Marks won the first two singles matches. UA's Kim Stubbe and Sarah Landsman lost the next two singles matches, but both went three sets, with Landsman falling in a tiebreak.
• Roger Federer will play for his third Madrid Open title with a chance to take the No. 2 ranking from Rafael Nadal after beating Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-3. In today's final, Federer will face Tomas Berdych, who edged Juan Martin del Potro 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6).
3 Razorbacks charged in break-ins
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Three Arkansas football players were indefinitely suspended by new coach John L. Smith after being charged with burglarizing dorm rooms.
Police arrested receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey and tight end Andrew Peterson after seeing security video.
Phelps finishes second again
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Michael Phelps settled for another runner-up finish at the Charlotte Grand Prix, edged by China's Wu Peng in the 200-meter butterfly on Saturday. Sahuaro High grad Caitlin Leverenz finished third in the 200 breast stroke.
• Italy's Paolo Tiralongo won the seventh stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, while Ryder Hesjedal (fifth) replaced Adriano Malori as the overall leader to become the first Canadian cyclist to wear the pink jersey.
• Notre Dame forward Scott Martin was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and can play basketball next season.
• In Seattle, Tamika Catchings scored 19 points as the U.S. women's basketball team routed China 100-62 in an exhibition game.
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