Denver upset nine-time NCAA lacrosse tournament champion Johns Hopkins, 14-9, Saturday in Hempstead, N.Y., to reach the NCAA men's lacrosse national semifinals for the first time.

The Pioneers will play Virginia in Baltimore on Saturday with a spot in the May 30 title game at stake. No school from outside the Eastern time zone has ever won the title.

Todd Baxter and Cameron Flint each scored three goals for the Pioneers (15-2). Kyle Wharton scored three goals for Hopkins, which last won the NCAA tournament in 2007.

Chris Bocklet scored three goals and Steele Stanwick added three goals and four assists to put Virginia in the semis with a 13-9 win over Cornell, in Hempstead.

The Cavaliers (11-5) led 10-4 at halftime after falling behind 4-1 in the first quarter. Steve Mock scored four goals for Cornell (14-3) and Rob Pannell had three.

A crowd of 12,000 showed up in Arusha, Tanzania, to see Division III Drake defeat an all-star team from Mexico, 17-7, in the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl, the first American football game on the African continent.

Notre Dame made an initial "termination payment" to Charlie Weis of more than $6.6 million and will continue to cut smaller checks to its former football coach until December 2015, according to federal tax documents obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

NFL: Players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a "cartel" in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout.

In arguments filed in the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Minnesota, just minutes before Friday's midnight deadline, attorneys for the players reiterated their argument that the NFL has violated antitrust laws. They also argued the lockout has imposed immediate, careerthreatening harm on players and may deprive the public of the 2011 professional football season.

TENNIS: Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki overcame a thigh injury to defeat China's Peng Shuai, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, and win the inaugural Brussels Open.

Wozniacki won her fourth tournament this year, the most on the WTA Tour, and her first win on red clay ahead of the French Open.

Host Germany overcame defending champion Argentina, 2-1, in Duesseldorf to win the World Team Cup for a record fifth time. Florian Mayer put Germany ahead by defeating Juan Monaco, 7-6 (4), 6-0. Juan Ignacio Chela pulled Argentina even when he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-4, 7-6 (4). Kohlschreiber then teamed with Philipp Petzschner to defeat Chela and Maximo Gonzalez, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

CYCLING: Igor Anton of Spain broke away with three miles left and held on to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, while Alberto Contador was second to extend his overall lead. Anton finished the 130-mile stage in 5 hours, 4 minutes, 26 seconds.

- Staff and wire reports