The U.S. and international championship games both ended in walk-off fashion Saturday at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
In the U.S. final, a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans watched Chayton Krauss deliver an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Lewisberry, Pa., a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas.
"As far as you could see there were people," said Lewisberry manager Tom Peifer. "They were loud. I kept saying, 'Let's give them something to cheer about.' "
Lewisberry, just a two-hour drive from Williamsport, will play undefeated Tokyo for the World Series championship on Sunday. Tokyo beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 in seven innings earlier Saturday.
Tokyo scored the only run when Mexico was unable to turn a double play on a bases-loaded ground ball up the middle.
Mexico dropped to 0-6 against Japan in its past three Little League World Series. It is 11-0 against everyone else in the same stretch.
Japan is seeking its country's 10th world title, and the third in four years. Another league from Tokyo won in 2013.
Cleared to play: Brazilian soccer star Neymar, who appeared in his first game of the Spanish League season for Barcelona after recovering from the mumps.
Retiring: Nadine Angerer, one of soccer's most accomplished female goalkeepers. A fixture on the German national team, she'll play her final game Sunday for the NWSL's Portland Thorns.
Hospitalized: Pro golfer John Daly after collapsing at a small, local tournament in Jackson, Miss. A friend of Daly's said the two-time major champion's vital signs were good.
track and field
Bolt wins third gold medal at worlds
Usain Bolt made it 3-for-3 in Beijing, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win in the 4x100-meter relay at the world track and field championships.
Tyson Gay's handoff to anchor Mike Rodgers came outside the passing zone, and the Americans were disqualified.
IndyCar title on the line at Sonoma
Less than a week after the death of popular driver Justin Wilson, the rest of the IndyCar Series community will temporarily put the grieving on hold and get back to the business of crowning the 2015 champion in Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, Calif. Saturday's pole-winner, Will Power, is one of six drivers mathematically eligible to win the title.
Menard wins in his home state
Paul Menard of Eau Claire, Wis., took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Menard led for nine laps in the 180-mile race.
Two tied for the lead at The Barclays
Bae Sang-moon matched shots with PGA champion Jason Day throughout the third round of The Barclays and both finished at 7-under 63 to share the lead going into the final round of the opening FedEx Cup playoff event in Edison, N.J. They were at 11-under 199, one shot ahead of Bubba Watson.
AROUND THE HORN
Soccer: Breaking a 103-year club record, Manchester City reeled off its 10th straight Premier League victory, beating Watford 2-0. ... Diego Fagundez became the youngest player (20 years, 6 months, 15 days) to score 25 career MLS goals in the New England Revolution's 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.
WNBA: The New York Liberty improved to a league-best 20-8 with an 80-66 road victory over the Connecticut Sun.
Cycling: Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans suffered several facial fractures after an eighth-stage pileup at the Spanish Vuelta. American Tejay van Garderen was also injured.
Arena football: The San Jose SaberCats defeated the Jacksonville Sharks 68-47 in the ArenaBowl in Stockton, Calif. The SaberCats became the first team in league history to finish a season with 20 victories. They lost once.
Boxing: Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1) beat Abner Mares (29-2-1) by majority decision in a thrilling featherweight bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Both fighters were born in Mexico and raised in the L.A. area.
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