Carli Lloyd does the trick for US women’s soccer vs. Panama
Carli Lloyd scored three goals and the United States women’s national team beat Panama 5-0 on Sunday in Cary, N.C., in the group stage of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament. Christen Press added a goal and two assists for the US, which led 4-0 at halftime. The US starting lineup was different by nine players from the group that began the team’s 6-0 tournament-opening win over Mexico on Thursday night. Only defender Abby Dahlkemper and midfielder Julie Ertz started again, with star forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe among those absent from the starting 11. ‘‘I think overall it should give the group a lot of confidence knowing that we have so much depth on this team,’’ Lloyd said. ‘‘We can seriously be deadly and unstoppable. It’s coming together collectively for everyone. It’s looking good.’’
Kings goalie Quick put on IR
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was placed on injured reserve on Sunday after sustaining a lower-body injury in practice on Saturday. Jack Campbell drew the start in goal for the Kings against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Kings coach John Stevens said Quick would undergo further evaluation to determine the extent of the injury . . . The San Jose Sharks placed forward Joe Thornton, 39, on injured reserve. Thornton returned to San Jose after experiencing swelling in his surgically repaired right knee.
He won’t be available until at least next Sunday. The Sharks recalled center Dylan Gambrell from the AHL on Sunday to take Thornton’s place.
After three teams in the top eight and eight ranked teams overall lost this weekend, there was significant movement throughout the Associated Press Top 25 poll — except in the first four spots: Alabama stayed No. 1, with 59 first-place votes; Georgia remained No. 2; and No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson each received a first-place vote from the media panel. Notre Dame reached a season-high fifth after beating Virginia Tech on Saturday night. Texas jumped 10 spots to No. 9 after beating Oklahoma. The Longhorns are in the top 10 for the first time since Sept. 19, 2010, when they reached No. 7 . . . John Gagliardi, who won more games (489) than any other college football coach and captured four national championships with his unconventional methods at St. John’s, a small NCAA Division 3 non-scholarship program in Collegeville, Minn., died Sunday morning. He was 91.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Anastasija Sevastova, 6-3, 6-3, to win the China Open, marking her second title in Beijing and her third WTA title of the year, while Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia beat top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro, 6-4, 6-4 in the men’s final . . . Daniil Medvedev beat local favorite Kei Nishikori, 6-2, 6-4, in the Japan Open final in Tokyo for his third career ATP title . . . Lewis Hamilton stormed to victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, claiming his fourth straight Formula One win and moving a step closer to a fifth world championship. Starting from pole, the Mercedes driver was never seriously challenged and crossed the finish line 12.919 seconds ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas . . . Former Chelsea and England soccer captain John Terry announced his retirement. The 37-year-old center half captained Aston Villa in the second tier of the English Premier League last season . . . Two unidentifed male runners died of cardiac arrests after completing a half marathon in Cardiff, Wales, according to race officials.
. . . Jeremy Chardy of France defeated Germany’s Maximilian Marterer 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the first round of the Shanghai Masters to set up a second-round matchup against Novak Djokovic, the Wimbledon and US Open champion who has never lost to Chardy in 11 previous matches, winning all 26 sets they have played . . . Ruth Riley Hunter, the former Notre Dame All-American who started her WNBA career in Miami, will debut as the Miami Heat’s radio and television analyst on Monday night, making her the only woman set to be a regular analyst on an NBA team’s radio broadcast this season.