scored on a 15-yard shot in the 78th minute to help Akron beat top-ranked and previously undefeated Louisville, 1-0, on Sunday in the NCAA Division I men's soccer championship game in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Zips (22-1-2) won the title - the school's first in NCAA competition in any sport - a year after losing the College Cup final to Virginia in a shoot-out after a scoreless draw.
Penn State freshman Deja McClendon had 20 kills and senior Blair Brown added 16 to lead the Nittany Lions to a 25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 25-17 victory over Duke on Saturday to advance to the national women's volleyball semifinals.
Penn State extended its NCAA record with its 94th straight home victory and 22d straight in the tournament - also a record.
Penn State (30-5) joins Southern California (29-4) in the semifinals Thursday night in Kansas City, Mo. Illinois meets Texas and Washington faces California for the other two spots.
MOUNTAINEERING: Three days after being carried down Mount Kilimanjaro on a stretcher, Martina Navratilova was released from the hospital.
"I just couldn't breathe," the 54-year-old tennis great said shortly after her release in Nairobi, Kenya, where she was treated for high-altitude pulmonary edema. Navratilova was climbing to raise money for a sports foundation.
BASEBALL: The St. Louis Cardinals traded shortstop Brendan Ryan to Seattle for minor-league righthander Maikel Cleto.
Ryan hit .223 with a poor .279 on-base percentage and 11 steals in just fewer than 500 plate appearances last season. The Cards get a 21-year-old pitcher who can touch 100 m.p.h. He spent last season in the single-A California League and is projected as a back-of-the-bullpen reliever.
GOLF: Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter won the Shark Shootout in Naples, Fla., shooting a 13-under 59 in the scramble format to beat Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell by 2 shots. Johnson and Poulter grabbed the lead with birdies on their first four holes and never looked back, finishing at 30-under 186 at Tiburon Golf Club.
WINTER SPORTS: Shani Davis lost at 1,000 meters in the speedskating World Cup, ending the American's 15-race winning streak. Davis, a two-time Olympic champion, finished second to Samuel Schwarz of Germany in Obihiro, Japan. American Heather Richardson took the women's 1,000.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria claimed a third World Cup win in a challenging slalom that U.S. skier Bode Miller was unable to finish in Val D'Isere, France.
Miller missed a gate on the upper part and climbed up the slope for another attempt, only to go out a short time later.