Sports in Brief: 70-1 long shot wins Lexington
The 70-1 long shot All Squared Away rallied to win the $200,000 Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, Ky., on Saturday. Purchased for $1,000 as a yearling, All Squared Away ran the 11/16 miles on the Polytrack in 1 minute, 42.55 seconds under Julio Garcia for trainer Wesley Ward.
The 70-1 long shot
All Squared Away
rallied to win the $200,000 Grade 3 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, Ky., on Saturday. Purchased for $1,000 as a yearling, All Squared Away ran the 11/16 miles on the Polytrack in 1 minute, 42.55 seconds under
All Squared Away paid $143.20, $45.80, and $17. Summer Front returned $5.20 and $4, while Hammers Terror paid $9.40 to show. Castaway, which needed the $120,000 first-prize purse to have enough earnings to make the Kentucky Derby field, finished ninth.
SOCCER: Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 73d minute to seal a 2-1 win, handing Barcelona its first loss in 55 home games and putting Real Madrid on the brink of ending the Catalan hosts' three-year hold on the Spanish league crown.
Yohan Cabaye had two goals and Papiss Demba Cisse scored in his sixth straight game as host Newcastle United beat Stoke City, 3-0, to take advantage of a scoreless tie between Arsenal and Chelsea and climb into fourth place in the English Premier League.
Dominic Oduro, Gonzalo Segares, and Patrick Nyarko scored as the Chicago Fire beat Toronto FC, 3-2, to keep the hosts winless. Toronto (0-6-0) is one loss from equaling the worst start in Major League Soccer history. The Kansas City Wizards opened the 1999 season 0-7-0. Now Sporting Kansas City, they have opened the current campaign 7-0-0.
Ivan Perisic and Shinji Kagawa scored as Borussia Dortmund beat Borussia Moenchengladbach, 2-0, to clinch the German league title and repeat as Bundesliga champs. Elsewhere, American striker Andrew Wooten scored in his first start for Kaiserslautern, but his club was relegated despite a 2-1 win over host Hertha Berlin.
TENNIS: Serena Williams overpowered Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina, 6-2, 6-1, to give the United States a 2-0 lead in the Fed Cup playoff series.
Christina McHale defeated Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3, on clay at the Superior Golf and Spa Resort in Kharkov, Ukraine.
Williams could seal the U.S. place in the world group with a victory over Tsurenko on Sunday.
AUTO RACING: A.J. Allmendinger won the pole for Sunday's STP 400 in Kansas City when he turned a lap of 175.993 in Penske Racing's No. 22 Dodge and edged Kevin Harvick, who was second at 175.747 in a Chevrolet.
GOLF: Ben Curtis remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory since 2006, shooting a 1-over 73 to take a 3-stroke lead into the final round of the Texas Open. Curtis had a 9-under 207 total on TPC San Antonio's Oaks Course.
GYMNASTICS: Ashley Priess scored a 9.950 in the balance beam to give Alabama its second straight NCAA women's gymnastics championship. The Crimson Tide edged No. 1 seed Florida, 197.850 to 197.775, in Duluth, Ga.
- Staff and wire reports