Delran's Carli Lloyd broke a scoreless tie in the 50th minute and Sydney Leroux added an insurance goal in the 84th minute as the U.S. women's soccer team beat China, 2-0, in Detroit to remain unbeaten on its post-Olympic tour. It was the eighth match of a 10-game "Fan Tribute Tour" for the Americans, who won the Olympic title in London this year. Alex Morgan was credited with an assist to Leroux to become only the second player in team history to reach at least 20 goals and 20 assists in one year, joining Mia Hamm. Morgan now has 28 goals and 20 assists on the year. Hamm finished with 20 and 20 in 1998.
Rutgers-Camden freshman Mike Ryan (Cherokee) earned first-team Division III all-South Atlantic Region honors.
HORSE RACING: Officer Alex rallied in the middle of the track, caught the favored Res Judicata inside the final sixteenth of a mile, and went on to win the $75,000 Pennsylvania Nursery by a solid length at Parx Racing.
Local hopes had been that Res Judicata, a good- looking son of Smarty Jones, could become the first of Smarty's offspring to win the Nursery since Smarty wowed the nation in this race in 2003.
FIGURE-SKATING: Mao Asada of Japan won the Grand Prix Final in Sochi, Russia. Ashley Wagner of the United States, who was half a point behind Asada heading into the free skate, fell twice and ended up a distant second. Akiko Suzuki of Japan took the bronze. Daisuke Takahashi of Japan won the men's gold, despite falling on his opening quad.