Cristiano Ronaldo found the form he was lacking at the European Championship, scoring twice Sunday in Kharkiv, Ukraine, to give Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands and a spot in the quarterfinals. The Real Madrid forward had the equalizer with his first goal of the tournament in the 28th minute and the winner in the 74th. The Dutch needed a win to have a chance at staying in the tournament . . . Germany advanced to the quarterfinals after beating Denmark, 2-1, in Lviv, Ukraine. Lukas Podolski opened the scoring in the 19th minute and Lars Bender slotted home the winner in the 80th . . . In MLS, Gonzalo Segares and Chris Rolfe scored to lead host Chicago to a 3-1 victory over New York . . . Todd Dunivant’s header lifted host Los Angeles past Portland, 1-0.
Tomlinson, ’06 MVP, to retire a Charger
LaDainian Tomlinson will ceremoniously rejoin the San Diego Chargers Monday to announce his retirement. Tomlinson, who was the NFL MVP in 2006 with San Diego and is the fifth-leading rusher in league history, was drafted in the first round by the Chargers in 2001. He spent the first nine years of his career in San Diego and played the last two with the Jets. Tomlinson finishes with 13,684 yards and 145 TDs . . . The agent for suspended defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove said the NFL has used semantics, but not hard evidence, as the basis for punishing current and former Saints players in its bounty investigation. Hargrove, Jonathan Vilma, Will Smith, and Scott Fujita have appeal hearings scheduled before commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday . . . The Arena Football League reached an agreement on a collective bargaining agreement with its players. No terms were announced, but both sides plan to sign the CBA on Wednesday.
ERA leader Beachy lands on 15-day DL
Baseball Atlanta placed Brandon Beachy on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right elbow, creating an opening in the Braves rotation that will be filled by 2011 All-Star Jair Jurrjens. Beachy, who leads the majors with a 2.00 ERA, will have an MRI on Monday. Beachy left Saturday’s game against Baltimore in the fourth inning. He said he didn’t feel a pop in the elbow, so he hopes the soreness was caused by bone spurs instead of a potentially season-ending ligament issue . . . The Nationals designated struggling former All-Star reliever Brad Lidge for assignment. Lidge, 35, went 0-1 with two saves and a 9.64 ERA in 11 appearances with the Nationals . . . Erik Payne’s bases-loaded triple scored the go-ahead runs, and South Carolina won its 22d straight tournament game with a 7-3 win over Florida at the College World Series in Omaha . . . Florida State capitalized on an error to score six runs in the third, ending Stony Brook’s surprise appearance in the CWS with a 12-2 victory . . . Konner Wade pitched a shutout, and Arizona beat UCLA, 4-0, in the CWS.
Federer falls to wild card Haas in final
Tennis In Halle, Germany, wild card Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4, to win the Gerry Weber Open for the second time. “If someone had told me beforehand that I’d win the title here against probably the greatest player of all time, I would not have believed it,’’ said Haas, who has been ranked as high as No. 2 in the world but struggled with injuries. The 87th-ranked Haas, the oldest player in the singles draw at 34, recovered from losing his serve in the first game by winning the opening set in a tiebreaker, and then getting the decisive break in the ninth game of the second set . . . Melanie Oudin will play former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in the rain-delayed Aegon Classic final Monday after both players won quarterfinal and semifinal matches . . . In Bad Gastein, Austria, Alize Cornet defeated Yanina Wickmayer, 7-5, 7-6 (7-1), to win the Gastein Ladies for her first title in four years . . . The Queen’s Club final in London was halted abruptly when David Nalbandian injured a line judge, handing the title to Marin Cilic. Nalbandian was leading in the second set when he kicked the barrier surrounding the line judge in anger. A piece of the barrier hit the line judge, causing bleeding on his left shin.
Charles comes up big as Sun steal win
Tina Charles scored 23 points, pulled down a season-high 22 rebounds, and hit a pair of free throws with 3.1 seconds left to give the Connecticut Sun their first lead of the game in a 75-73 victory over the host Atlanta Dream . . . Sue Bird scored 21 points, and host Seattle handed Minnesota its first loss of the season, 65-62 . . . Riquna Williams scored 15 points in the fourth quarter to lead host Tulsa to its first win, an 87-75 victory against Phoenix . . . Abby Johnston and Kelci Bryant held a small lead in 3-meter synchro at the US Olympic women’s diving trials in Federal Way, Wash. Nick McCrory and David Boudia led the men’s 10-meter synchro.