From wire reports
Lusby leads Loyola to 9-3 win in final
•?Top-seeded Loyola of Maryland beat Maryland 9-3 Monday in Foxborough, Mass., to win the NCAA men’s lacrosse title Monday afternoon behind Eric Lusby’s four goals. Lusby set a record with 17 goals in the tournament.
The Greyhounds captured their first national lacrosse championship and finished the season at 18-1. Maryland (12-6) lost the title game for the second year in a row.
Chris Layne added three assists for the Greyhounds, whose only loss this season was to Johns Hopkins in overtime on April 28.
When the game ended, Loyola’s players rushed toward goalie Jack Runkel, leaving a trail of sticks, helmets and gloves for a celebratory pileup. The players then ran across the field and a few leaped into the stands where their fans were seated before lining up and shaking hands with the Maryland players.
The two Maryland schools are separated by about 30 miles, but it was only their 21st meeting and first since the Terrapins’ 19-8 victory in the 1998 national semifinals.
The Greyhounds scored seven consecutive goals after falling behind 3-2 and shut out the Terrapins for the final 40 minutes, 40 seconds.
•?Taylor Thornton scored the winning goal with 9:55 left and Northwestern won its seventh NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in eight years, beating Syracuse 8-6 in Stony Brook, N.Y., on Sunday night. Thornton got past a defender and put a high shot past goaltender Alyssa Costantino. Shannon Smith scored twice and had two assists for Northwestern (21-2). Smith had four goals in an 8-7 win over Maryland in last year’s title match.
Stevens locks up spot on U.S. team
•?Evelyn Stevens won the Exergy Tour following a final-stage breakaway in Boise, Idaho, firmly cementing her claim to a berth on the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games. Stevens, of Boulder, Colo., took second place in a sprint with Germany’s Claudia Haeusler after the 46.7-mile stage. But the 29-year-old Stevens finished far enough ahead of the pack to beat Amber Neben, of Lake Forest, Calif., for the overall title. After Neben, Canada’s Clara Hughes finished in third place after five days of racing. Stevens, Neben and Hughes all ride for the same team, Specialized-lululemon.
Morgan’s two goals lead U.S. to 4-1 win
•?Alex Morgan scored twice and the U.S. women’s soccer team beat China 4-1 on Sunday night in Chester, Pa., in its second-to-last home exhibition game before leaving for the London Olympics. Abby Wambach added a goal, and the United States also scored on an own-goal in front of a capacity crowd of 18,573 fans at PPL Park. Zhang Rui scored for China. After China took the lead in the 22nd minute, Morgan tied it in the 34th and the U.S. pulled ahead on the own-goal in the 36th. Morgan stuck again in the 50th, and Wambach capped the scoring in the 83rd.
•?England midfielder Gareth Barry was ruled out of the European Championship because of a torn muscle in his lower abdomen. The Football Association says a scan Monday confirmed the injury. The Manchester City player has been replaced on the team by Everton center back Phil Jagielka. That means versatile defender Phil Jones is likely to act as cover for England in central midfield.
Ex-boxing champ Tapia dies at 45
•?Johnny Tapia, a five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his home in Albuquerque, N.M. He was 45. Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, he said. Tapia won five championships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF featherweight belt. He last fought in June, outpointing Mauricio Pastrana in an eight-round decision. He finished with a 59-5-2 record. Gibbs said an autopsy will be performed in the next few days.
•?A top Ukrainian Olympic official resigned after allegations he offered to sell thousands of dollars worth of tickets for the London Games on the black market. The Ukrainian Olympic Committee says Secretary general Volodymyr Gerashchenko stepped down, and an investigation into his actions has been launched.
— From wire reports