Real Madrid beats Manchester United
• Cristiano Ronaldo scored the decisive goal in his return to Old Trafford, rallying Real Madrid over host Manchester United 2-1 Tuesday night and into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-2 aggregate victory.
United took a 2-1 lead in the total-goal series when Nani’s cross in the 48th minute deflected in off a leg of Sergio Ramos for an own goal. The game started to turn when Nani received a red card from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir in the 55th minute for a studs-up challenge on Alvaro Arbeloa.
Luka Modric cut to his right across the top of the penalty area in the 66th and tied the score and the aggregate with a 25-yard shot that eluded the left hand of diving goalkeeper David De Gea and went in off a post. Ronaldo scored three minutes later, getting past Rafael da Silva to tap in a cross from Gonzalo Higuain. Ronaldo reached 40 goals for the third consecutive season.
• Portland Timbers midfielder Sal Zizzo will be sidelined four to six weeks following knee surgery.
Michigan’s Gardner gets extra season
• Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was granted an extra season of eligibility because of medical hardship. The school says Gardner now has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He played in three games in 2010 as a freshman before a season-ending back injury.
• Quarterback Jordan Johnson was reinstated to the Montana football team after his acquittal on a rape charge. Johnson was dismissed from the team under the student-athlete code of conduct after being charged in July with sexual intercourse without consent. He was acquitted Friday by a jury that deliberated for about two hours.
• The Minnesota Vikings released wide receiver Michael Jenkins. Jenkins played two seasons of the three-year contract he signed with the Vikings after the lockout ended in 2011.
• The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback G.J. Kinne to a two-year contract. Kinne played three seasons at Tulsa and signed as a rookie free agent with the New York Jets last year before being released in June.
Fox to add 24-hour sports network
• Fox has an in-your-face challenge to ESPN — a 24-hour sports cable network called Fox Sports 1, set to launch Aug. 17. The new network will be available to 90 million homes. Fox has rights to college basketball and football, NASCAR, soccer and UFC for the channel. Starting in 2014, FS1 will start broadcasting Major League Baseball games.
• German rider Marcel Kittel won the second stage of the Paris-Nice race in a sprint finish against Elia Viviani, who took the overall race leader’s yellow jersey from first stage winner Nacer Bouhanni of France.
• The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Korbinian Holzer to a two-year contract extension.
• The Oakland Athletics will move their spring training camp to nearby Mesa starting in 2015, agreeing to a 20-year deal following approval from the Mesa City Council.
• Texas-El Paso men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd met with Southern California Athletic Director Pat Haden about returning to his old job coaching USC.
• David Wise of the United States won his first halfpipe title at the world freestyle skiing championships in Oslo.
— From wire reports