The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw, 1-1, against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.
Carli Lloyd, from Delran, put the United States ahead in the 22d minute, but Hang Peng equalized in the 66th of the opening game of the four-team competition. Host Brazil and Argentina were to play in the late match.
Manchester City and Schalke grabbed the final spots on offer in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday, while Lionel Messi helped Barcelona secure first place in its group with a record-extending 75th goal in the competition.
City started the final round of group play in last place in Group E but finished second by beating Roma, 2-0, in Italy, with second-half goals by Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta lifting the English champions above their Italian opponents and CSKA Moscow. CSKA lost, 3-0, at Bayern Munich.
Schalke ensured a clean sweep of four German representatives in the last 16 for the second straight season after its 1-0 win at Maribor sealed the runner-up spot in Group H. Sporting Lisbon needed a draw at Chelsea to finish second, but lost. 3-1.
Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, and leapfrog the French team to the top of Group F, with Messi leading the Spanish side's recovery before goals by the remainder of its all-star attacking trio - Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Ajax and Athletic Bilbao won to clinch Europa League berths for finishing third in their groups.
COLLEGES Rowan University linebacker Tyler Jenkins and Delaware Valley wide receiver Rasheed Bailey were named to the American Football Coaches Association Division III all-American team.
Jenkins, a senior from Woodbury, recorded 82 tackles, 71/2 tackles for a loss (52 yards), and 31/2 sacks (35 yards). He also had seven pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, and one interception.
Bailey, a senior from Roxborough, set Delaware Valley single-season records with 80 catches for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns.
- Staff and wire reports