North Carolina's Ben Speas lofted a 25-yard shot over Charlotte goalkeeper Klay Davis midway through the second half to give the Tar Heels (22-2-2) a 1-0 victory over the 49ers (17-5-3) in the NCAA men's soccer championship final in Hoover, Ala., on Sunday.
In the English Premier League, Stoke's Matthew Etherington scored twice and the Potters ended Tottenham's 11-match unbeaten run with a 2-1 home win.
Sunderland celebrated its first match with Martin O'Neill in charge by rallying past visitors Blackburn, 2-1, with Sebastian Larsson scoring the winner in injury time.
Host Udinese got goals from Antonio Di Natale and Dusan Basta to move to the top of Italy's Serie A with a 2-1 victory over Chievo.
In Germany, Bayern Munich extended its Bundesliga lead as Mario Gomez scored twice in a 2-1 road victory over 10-man Stuttgart.
In New Delhi, India scored four goals in the last 20 minutes to beat 10-man Afghanistan, 4-0, and retain its South Asian Football Federation title.
After India was awarded a contentious penalty kick in the 71st minute, Afghanistan goalkeeper Hameedullah Yousefzari pushed the referee and was ejected. India's Sunil Chhetri converted the spot kick, with Clifford Miranda, Jeje Lalpeklua, and Sushil Singh also tallying.
At the Club World Cup in Toyota, Japan, Qatari side Al Sadd got goals from Khalfan Al Khalfan and Abdulla Koni to beat Tunisia's Esperance, 2-1, and advance to play Barcelona in next week's semifinals. Japan's Kashiwa Reysol advanced to a semifinal against Santos of Brazil after a 4-3 penalty-shootout win over Mexico's Monterrey.
La Salle's Renee Washington and Kelsey Haycook were named to the women's all-Americans second team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly was given the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Trophy honoring on-field performance and personal character among defensive players at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, Calif.
Auburn tailback Mike Dyer was suspended indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules and won't play in the Tigers' bowl game on Dec. 31 against Virginia.
LACROSSE: Newcomer Ned Crotty had a goal and two assists, but the Wings lost to the Rochester Knighthawks, 11-8, in a preseason exhibition in Trenton. The Wings open the National Lacrosse League regular season against the Knighthawks at the Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 14.
WINTER SPORTS: American Kikkan Randall won her second straight freestyle sprint in World Cup cross-country skiing in Davos, Switzerland, on Sunday, completing the 1.5-kilometer course in 3 minutes, 2.4 seconds. Russia's Alexey Petukhov won the men's race with a time of 2:41.7.
At the ISU Grand Prix Final in Quebec City, world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White of the United States won the ice dance over Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.
In World Cup short-track speedskating, American Katherine Reutter won the women's 1,000 meters, and Arianna Fontana of Italy took the 500 in Shanghai, China. Canada's Charles Hamelin won the men's 500, while Kwak Yoon-gy of South Korea won the 1,000.
German ski jumper Richard Freitag got his first career victory, winning a World Cup event in Harrachov, Czech Republic, with a combined 292.4 points.
Olympic and world champion Jason Lamy Chappuis of France won a Nordic combined World Cup event in Ramsau, Austria, in 22:07.4 to overtake Germany's Tino Edelmann at the top of the standings.
FIELD HOCKEY: In Auckland, New Zealand, Australia beat Spain, 1-0, on a goal by Eddie Ockenden to become the first team to win the Champions Trophy men's tourney four straight times.