Virginia beat Akron, 3-2, on penalty kicks after a scoreless regulation yesterday to win the NCAA Men's College Cup in soccer in Cary, N.C.

Akron's Blair Gavin, who made the clinching penalty kick against North Carolina on Friday, sent the final shot high over the crossbar to give Virginia the win.

The second-seeded Cavaliers (19-3-3) claimed their sixth College Cup championship, their first since they won four national titles in a row from 1991 to '94.

Virginia's Jonathan Villanueva was named the tournament's outstanding offensive player. Cavaliers goalkeeper Diego Restrepo, a transfer from South Florida, was named the tournament's top defensive player.

The top-seeded Zips (23-1-1) failed in their bid to win their school's first NCAA team championship in any sport. Akron lost to Duke, 1-0, in the 1986 final.

Banfield claimed the first Argentine League title in its 113-year history, finishing on top despite a 2-0 loss at Boca Juniors when second-place Newell lost, 2-0, at San Lorenzo.

Banfield was founded in 1896 by immigrants from the British Isles.

GOLF: Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly won the Shark Shootout by a stroke.

Stricker made an eagle on the par-5 17th at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., to give them the lead.

Kenny Perry and J.B. Holmes, who had been in the lead most of the day, both missed birdie putts on No. 18 that would have forced a playoff in the scramble format.

Kelly and Stricker split $750,000 out of the $3 million purse. It was the second Shootout title for Kelly, who also won with Rod Pampling in 2006.

JURISPRUDENCE: Missouri women's basketball coach, Cindy Stein, apologized after two of her leading scorers were arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault involving a male cheerleader. The players were suspended indefinitely.

Senior forwards Jessra Johnson and Amanda Hanneman were arrested Friday. Police said the two were involved in an argument off campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported that the victim was a male cheerleader.

- Staff and wire reports