Sports Log

Toronto FC routs Revolution

No Revolution defense could stop Sebastian Giovinco from scoring one of Toronto FC’s four goals.
No Revolution defense could stop Sebastian Giovinco from scoring one of Toronto FC’s four goals. (MARK BLINCH/THE CANADIAN PRESS VIA AP)

The New England Revolution (8-11-11) jumped out to an early lead with a goal from forward Cristian Penilla in the 10th minute, but host Toronto FC (9-15-6) responded with four unanswered goals to win, 4-1, on Saturday night. Sebastian Giovinco, Lucas Jansson, Victor Vazquez, and Marky Delgado scored to keep Toronto’s slender playoff hopes alive. The Revolution remain in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, 5 points out of the sixth and final playoff position with four games remaining. New England will return to the road next Saturday for a game in Atlanta . . . Romell Quioto scored the go-ahead goal in the 87th minute to cap the Houston Dynamo’s 3-2 comeback victory over the visiting San Jose Earthquakes. San Jose’s Chris Wondolowski scored his 143rd MLS goal on a penalty kick to open the scoring in the 37th minute. Wondolowski is two goals behind Landon Donovan for the career record. Mauro Manotas made it 2-1 for the Dynamo in the 56th minute, setting a franchise record with his 15th goal of the season . . . Angelo Rodriguez scored two first-half goals and host Minnesota United held on to beat New York City FC, 2-1, after going a man down in the 76th minute . . . Andre Blake had two saves for his 10th shutout of the season to help the visiting Philadelphia Union tie the Columbus Crew, 0-0 . . . Luciano Acosta had a goal and three assists, Wayne Rooney and Paul Arriola each scored two second-half goals, and the host D.C. United beat the Montreal Impact, 5-0 . . . Raul Ruidiaz scored twice off assists from Nicolas Lodeiro and the host Seattle Sounders beat the Colorado Rapids, 4-0.


Clemson QB leaves after hard hit

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence left the game after taking a hard hit to the head during the second quarter of the Tigers’ 27-23 victory against visiting Syracuse. Lawrence lay on the field for several moments surrounded by trainers before sitting up and walking off under his own power. He went into a sideline medical tent and then to the locker room right before halftime . . . Tennessee State linebacker Christion Abercrombie collapsed on the sideline late in the first half against Vanderbilt and was in critical condition after emergency surgery for a head injury in Nashville. Tigers coach Rod Reed went to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to check on the linebacker after the game. Reed told The Tennessean he was not sure exactly how or when the Atlanta native was hurt before coming to the sideline late in the second quarter of a 31-27 loss to Vanderbilt. ‘‘He came to the sideline and just kind of collapsed there,’’ Reed said . . . An arrest was made in the shooting death of 20-year-old Louisiana State University basketball player Wayde Sims. Baton Rouge police say 20-year-old Dyteon Simpson was charged with second-degree murder and was held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Sims was shot Friday night during a street fight that was caught on video near the campus of Southern University.



US women reach basketball World Cup final

The United States will be trying to win a third straight gold medal when it plays Australia on Sunday in the final of the Women’s Basketball World Cup in Spain. Diana Taurasi scored 26 points, including hitting five 3-pointers, to help the Americans beat Belgium, 93-77, in the first semifinal. Liz Cambage scored 33 points and had 15 rebounds to help Australia rally from an 8-point deficit to start the fourth quarter and beat Spain, 72-66, in the other semifinal . . . Greg Terrion, a former NHL forward who played six seasons for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980s, died. He was 58.