Compiled from wire reports


Messi injures leg in Barcelona win

•?Lionel Messi injured a leg for the second time this season in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Almeria on Saturday, leaving him doubtful for next week’s Champions League match at Glasgow Celtic.

The club said on Twitter that “Messi has a muscle injury in his right thigh” and he will undergo more tests today.

The four-time FIFA Player of the Year gave Barcelona a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute with his eighth league goal this season and 11th overall. Eight minutes later, Messi asked coach Gerardo Martino to take him out after making a long sprint to pressure the goalkeeper.

Messi walked off the field and was replaced by Xavi Hernandez. Messi spent the rest of the match on the bench and watched Adriano score in the second half.

•?The two Manchester clubs fell and Arsenal moved two points clear with a win at Swansea, extending the unpredictable start to the English Premier League. Five months after capturing a 20th English league title, Manchester United languished in 12th place in the 20-team standings after losing 2-1 at home to West Bromwich Albion in the latest setback to hit David Moyes’ troubled first season in charge. Arsenal beat Swansea 2-1 for an eighth consecutive away victory in the league. Manchester City lost 3-2 at Aston Villa.


Uihlein sinks eagle, leads Dunhill by 2

•?Peter Uihlein holed his second shot for an eagle on the 18th hole to grab a 2-shot lead after the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland. Having missed an eagle putt that would have given him a 59 on the Kingsbarns course on Friday, the American managed a more spectacular finish on St. Andrews when his 47-yard wedge shot on the 18th found the bottom of the cup. That gave him a 7-under 65 and a 20-under total of 196. Ernie Els shot a 64, also on St. Andrews, to be among six players to sit 2 shots back.

The group also includes Martin Kaymer (63) and Joost Luiten (68). Paul Casey equaled the Old Course record with a 10-under 62, but he is in a share of 25th, 7 shots out.

•?Lorie Kane shot a 2-under 70 in tricky wind conditions for a share of the lead with Laurie Rinker in the Legends Championship in French Lick, Ind.

•?Scott Gardiner of Australia had a 5-under 65 to take the lead in the Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

other SPORTS

Vos captures world title in road race

•?Marianne Vos won her third title in the road race at the world championships in Forence, Italy, and reinforced her status as the top rider in women’s cycling. The Dutchwoman attacked on the final climb of the 87-mile race with about 3 miles to go, adding to her titles from 2006 and last year. Vos, who also won the road race at the London Olympics and has world and Olympic titles in cyclo-cross and track cycling, clocked 3 hours, 44 minutes along the route from Montecatini Terme to Florence. Emma Johansson of Sweden finished second, 15 seconds behind, and Rossella Ratto of Italy crossed third with the same time.

•?Figure skater Nobunari Oda won his second consecutive title at the Nebelhorn Trophy, easily beating junior world silver medalist Jason Brown in Oberstdof, Germany. Oda finished with 262.98 points, more than 34 in front of the American. Jeremy Ten of Canada was third. In dance, American pair Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue claimed the title by winning the free dance.

•?Washington Wizards rookie forward Otto Porter has a right hip flexor injury. Porter, the No. 3 overall pick, rode a stationary bike as Washington opened camp Saturday at George Mason University. Coach Randy Wittman said the injury has been bothering Porter for a couple of weeks.

•?The Florida Panthers reacquired right wing Krys Barch in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, and signed center Brad Boyes and defenseman Tom Gilbert to one-year contracts. Barch came back to the Panthers, along with a seventh-round pick in the 2015 draft, for center Scott Timmins.

•?Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli won the final Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype season championship in Lakeville, Conn., racing to their third consecutive victory. Taylor took the lead for good with 69 laps remaining in the 173-lap event at Lime Rock Park and wasn’t challenged.

— From wire reports