Delaware quarterback Trevor Sasek was in stable condition after sustaining multiple stab wounds to the chest and abdomen during a fight early Sunday morning in Newark, Del., according to the website Delawareonline.com.

Sasek, a Spring-Ford High graduate from Limerick, is a fifth-year senior expected to compete for the Blue Hens' starting job this fall. University officials would not comment on the incident or confirm that Sasek was the victim. Delaware football coach Dave Brock, citing university policy, also would not comment.

Newark police were called to the city parking lot behind the Main Street Galleria at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday. A police spokesman said the stabbing took place in the lot after an argument escalated to a fight between Sasek and an unnamed person. Sasek was taken to Christiana Hospital by private vehicle and underwent surgery, the spokesman said.

TENNIS: Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-4, in the final of the Madrid Open to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title. Rafael Nadal eased by Stanislas Wawrinka, 6-2, 6-4, for his fifth title since returning from a knee injury.

HORSE RACING: Trainer Chad Brown said Normandy Invasion, the fourth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, would skip the Preakness.

HOCKEY: At the world championships in Helsinki, Finland, the United States beat Germany, 3-0, behind the goaltending of 19-year-old John Gibson, who had 30 saves. Bobby Butler and Paul Stastny scored within the first five minutes for the winners, and Stephen Gionta put the game away midway through the third period.

In Stockholm, Sweden, Jeff Skinner scored the game-winner in the third period as Canada beat the Czech Republic, 2-1.

SOCCER: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, retiring after nearly 27 years, was given a fitting send-off in his final home game at Old Trafford, with Rio Ferdinand scoring late to seal a 2-1 win over Swansea City.

Tottenham Hotspurs midfielder Clint Dempsey scored the tying goal on a sliding shot into an empty net from 30 yards, then crossed to striker Emmanuel Adebayor for the goal-ahead score in the 83d minute to lead the Spurs over host Stoke City, 2-1, and into fourth place in the English Premier League.

 In Major League Soccer, Rodney Wallace, Diego Valeri and Will Johnson scored as the host Portland Timbers extended their unbeaten streak to nine matches with a 3-0 victory over Chivas USA.

Aurélien Collin scored in the 73d minute to lift visiting Sporting Kansas City to a 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamo.

DIVING: At the Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., He Chao won the 3-meter springboard with 53.25 points, while Huo Liang and Jian Yang took the synchronized men's platform with 460.77 points. Jie Lian and Huang Xiaohui finished first and second on the women's platform.

- Staff and wire reports