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Sports in Brief: ManU wins Champions League

Manchester United beat Chelsea, 6-5, in a rain-soaked penalty shoot-out to win the European Champions League last night after a 1-1 tie.

Manchester United beat Chelsea, 6-5, in a rain-soaked penalty shoot-out to win the European Champions League last night after a 1-1 tie.

In the first final between two English teams,

Edwin van der Sar

batted away

Nicolas Anelka's

drive on the 14th kick to give Manchester United its third Champions League title. It also won in 1968 and 1999.

Cristiano Ronaldo

had scored in the 26th minute for Manchester United, his 42d goal of the season.

Frank Lampard

tied the game for Chelsea in the 45th at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

Elsewhere: Pat Morris


Sandre Naumoski


Ptah Myers

of the Kixx will represent the United States in the CONCACAF Futsal Championship June 3-8 in Guatemala City.


New South Carolina coach

Dawn Staley

said guard

Becky Burke

of Abington Heights High in Clarks Summit, Pa., had requested and been granted a release from the national letter of intent she signed in November under former coach

Susan Walvius


Last season's leading scorer, freshman

Jordan Jones

, decided last week to transfer.


Ozzie Brown

was named the Mideast Region men's track athlete of the year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The sprinter and hurdler is a graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High in Montgomery County.

Stan Orzechowski

, a North Catholic High graduate, drove in two runs as Temple staved off elimination in the Atlantic Ten Conference baseball tournament with a 5-2 win over St. Bonaventure. The Owls (27-28) had lost to Rhode Island, 7-1, in the first game at Campbell's Field in Camden.

Southern California's

Belen Mozo

shot a 1-under-par 71 and took the individual lead before high winds forced suspension of play during the second round of the NCAA women's golf championship in Albuquerque, N.M.


Former Arizona guard and assistant coach

Reggie Geary

has returned to coach

Lute Olson's

staff, the school announced. . . .

Melquan Bolding,

a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Mass., signed a basketball letter of intent with Duquesne.


Jeremy Roenick

agreed to a one-year contract to return to the San Jose Sharks. No financial terms were given.

Roenick has played in 1,321 NHL games with Chicago, Phoenix, the Flyers, Los Angeles and San Jose. He has 509 career goals, ranking 36th in league history, and second among American-born players.


The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed restricted free agents

Adam Burish


Dustin Byfuglien


James Wisniewski

to undisclosed contracts. . . . Former New York Islanders enforcer

Chris Simon

signed with the Russian Continental Hockey League team Vityaz Chekhov, according to team general manager

Alexei Zhamnov,

a former NHL center and teammate of Simon's in Chicago.


Trying to include women's ski jumping in the 2010 Winter Olympics would be difficult since the Games schedule is set long in advance, a member of the Vancouver organizing committee said.

A group of women ski jumpers filed suit for inclusion of the sport in the Vancouver Games. But

Cathy Priestner Allinger

, VANOC's executive vice president of sport and Games operations, said that even if the suit succeeds, accommodating another sport at this late date would be a logistical challenge.

The American doubles team of

Wayne Odesnik


Bobby Reynolds


Lucas Arnold


Sebastian Prieto

of Argentina, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 10-7, in the World Team Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany.