Five-time world player of the year
scored three goals to lead Brazil to a 3-2, come-from-behind win over the U.S. women's soccer team in the International Tournament of Brasilia on Sunday.
Delran native Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe scored a goal each in the first 10 minutes to give the United States an early lead, but Marta scored in the 19th, 55th, and 66th minutes to guarantee the hosts a spot in the final of the four-team competition.
Brazil reached six points from two matches, while the United States remained on one. China, which routed Argentina, 6-0, earlier Sunday, also has four points. Argentina has zero.
The top two teams will meet for the title next Sunday. The other two nations will play for third place. The United States needs to beat Argentina by several goals on Wednesday and hope that China loses to Brazil.
Virginia beat UCLA, 4-2, on penalty kicks after a scoreless tie to win the NCAA men's soccer title in Cary, N.C.
The Cavaliers (14-6-3) won the College Cup when Riggs Lennon slipped a low shot past diving UCLA goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. for the leftfooted winner.
UCLA finished at 14-5-5.
BOXING North Philadelphia's Jesse Hart (16-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated with a second-round knockout of Samuel Miller on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Hart, 25, scored a knockdown in the first round. It was his fifth win this year.
Timothy Bradley fought to a draw against Diego Chaves in a 12-round welterweight match in Las Vegas.
WINTER SPORTS Heather Richardson won the speedskating World Cup 1,500 and 500 meter races to add to her victory a day earlier in the 1,000 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
Richardson's American teammate Brittany Bowe was second in both races.
Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher overcame a first-leg deficit to edge out German skier Felix Neureuther and win a World Cup slalom race in Sweden for his 26th career victory.
GOLF Greg Chalmers parred the seventh hole of a playoff while Adam Scott 3-putted for bogey to give the Australian his second Australian PGA championship in four years.
Englishman Lee Westwood won his second Thailand Golf Championship with a 1-stroke victory over Australian Marcus Fraser and Martin Kaymer of Germany at the Amata Spring Country Club.
Branden Grace held his nerve on the final day to win the Alfred Dunhill Championship by 7 shots at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa.
Bernhard and Jason Langer won the PNC Father-Son Challenge, closing with a 13-under 59 for a 2-stroke victory in the better-ball event in Orlando, Fla.