US cruises into Gold Cup semis
In Baltimore, Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored during an eight-minute span of the first half, and the United States cruised past El Salvador 5-1 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan and Mix Diskerud added second-half goals for the Americans, who will next play in Dallas on Wednesday against the winner of the Honduras-Costa Rica match.
The U.S. has won nine consecutive international matches – a record for the country’s national team.
Rodolfo Zelaya scored for El Salvador, now 1-19-7 all-time against the U.S.
Gator suspended for first 2 games
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison has been suspended for at least the first two games of the regular season after being arrested for the second time in five weeks.
Morrison was arrested early Sunday for barking at a police dog and resisting arrest. Both charges are misdemeanors.
Morrison played in 13 games, with three starts as a freshman, and is expected to have a bigger role this season.
• Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has declined to join twin brother Maurkice in apologizing for wearing a baseball cap that supported former college teammate Aaron Hernandez.
The Pounceys were photographed a week ago wearing hats that read “Free Hernandez” during their birthday party in Miami.
Hernandez played at the University of Florida with the Pounceys in 2007-09.
The former New England Patriots tight end is charged with a murder in Massachusetts and has pleaded not guilty.
Serena romps to title in Sweden
In Bastad, Sweden, Serena Williams won her 53rd WTA title by beating Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Swedish Open on Sunday.
The 24-year-old Swede broke to lead 3-1 in the first set before Williams fought back to 3-3. Larsson advanced to 4-3 before caving in to the American’s strong serve and losing the next three games.
Williams dominated the second set, breaking Larsson’s serve twice.
• In Hamburg, Germany, Fabio Fognini saved three match points before beating Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 4-6, 7-6 (8), 6-2 Sunday to win the German Tennis Championships for his second title in two weeks.
• In Bad Gastein, Austria, Yvonne Meusburger won her first WTA title by defeating Andrea Hlavackova 7-5, 6-2 at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.
• In Bogota, Colombia, Ivo Karlovic won the Claro Open Colombia on Sunday, spoiling hometown favorite Alejandro Falla’s bid for his first ATP Tour title.
Red-hot Shock rough up Dream
In Tulsa, Okla., Glory Johnson had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Liz Cambage added 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Tulsa Shock to a 90-63 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday.
The victory extended Tulsa’s winning streak to a season-high three games, the team’s longest winning streak since the final weeks of the 2012 season.
Angel McCoughtry had 21 points and Erika de Souza added 12 points and 16 rebounds for the Dream, who lost their fourth consecutive game after having won six in a row.