Andres Guardado scored his fourth goal of the knockout rounds, not needing a penalty kick this time, and Mexico won its seventh CONCACAF Gold Cup title Sunday with a 3-1 victory over upstart Jamaica.
Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals as El Tri scored twice early in the second half to ensure this match wouldn’t come down to any calls in the final minutes. It was a convincing performance for coach Miguel Herrera and his team after some shaky play and contentious moments in the previous two games.
U.S. opens World Cup qualifying Nov. 13
The U.S. soccer team will open qualifying for the 2018 World Cup at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals announced Sunday that their stadium will be used for the game Nov. 13.
The 34th-ranked United States was drawn into Group C on Saturday for the fourth round. In addition to No. 64 Trinidad and Tobago, the group will include 105th-ranked Guatemala or No. 107 Antigua and Barbuda, and 135th-ranked Aruba or No. 115 St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Colts cut starting tackle Cherilus
The Colts wanted Gosder Cherilus back to help anchor their offensive line this season. They just weren’t willing to take a big gamble on a 31-year-old right tackle coming off knee surgery. The Colts released their projected starter at right tackle less than a week before players report to training camp. Jack Mewhort, Indy’s second-round pick in 2014, spent most of the offseason in Cherilus’ old spot. And although Mewhort played all five offensive line positions in high school, he finished his college career as Ohio State’s left tackle.
Vettel wins Hungarian GP
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won an action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time, while Nico Rosberg blew his chances of catching Lewis Hamilton in the title race when he punctured a tire near the end.
Four-time F1 champion Vettel started third on the grid. It was his 41st career win and first since the Malaysian GP in the second race of this season. Red Bull took advantage of late chaos as Daniil Kvyat placed second and Daniel Ricciardo, who clipped Rosberg with five laps to go, took third. Vettel’s win put the German driver back into the title race, as Hamilton finished sixth and Rosberg placed eighth.
… Steve Torrence raced to his first Top Fuel victory in more than two years, beating Tony Schumacher in the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Torrence had a 3.925-second run at 319.37 mph for his fifth career victory. Jack Beckman won in Funny Car, Larry Morgan in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle.
AROUND THE HORN
NBA: The Heat will trade Shabazz Napier to the Magic in exchange for a future protected second-round pick.
Volleyball: Having already won the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals, the United States completed the tournament with a 25-23, 25-19, 25-18 victory over China. Karsta Lowe and Megan Easy combined for 26 spikes and U.S. captain Christa Dietzen had nine.
Tennis: Benoit Paire won his first ATP title after beating two-time champion Tommy Robredo 7-6 (9-7), 6-3, in the men’s final at the Swedish Open. … Dominik Thiem beat Joao Sousa 6-4, 6-1 to win the Croatia Open. … Bernard Tomic defeated Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to win the Claro Open for the second consecutive year. … Samantha Stosur rallied to defeat third-seeded Karin Knapp 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 in the final of the Gastein (Austria) Ladies. … Lesia Tsurenko won her first ATP Tour title after beating Urszula Radwanska 7-5, 6-1 in the final of the Istanbul Cup.
Basketball: South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson led the U.S. to its record sixth straight women’s under-19 world title, scoring 30 points in a 78-70 victory over Russia in the championship game.