Wondolowski leads ‘Quakes over Toronto FC: SANTA CLARA (AP) — Chris Wondolowski set up the tying goal and scored the winner to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Wednesday night.
Wondolowski scored in the 81st minute, using his right knee at point-blank range to jam home Walter Martinez’s flicked header off Marvin Chavez’s corner kick. It was the fifth goal this year for Wondolowski, who tied the MLS single-season record with 27 last season.
The win ended a six-game winless streak for San Jose (3-3-5), which reached .500 for the first time in more than a month. Toronto (1-5-4) saw its victory drought extended to eight straight matches.
Earthquakes rookie Adam Jahn tied things up three minutes into the second half with his fourth goal of the season. Jahn beat Toronto goalkeeper Joseph Bendik with a left-footed strike from 10 yards, having been freed up when Wondolowski one-timed a quick throw-in from Dan Gargan.
Justin Braun put Toronto up 1-0 in the 14th minute with his fifth career goal against San Jose. Doneil Henry headed Darren O’Dea’s long free kick and Braun, returning from a one-match absence due to a foot injury, wrapped a left-footed volley around his marker to beat San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch from 5 yards.
Alex Ferguson blows final whistle on Man U career: MANCHESTER, England (AP) — During more than a quarter of a century in charge of Manchester United, Alex Ferguson has always found the way to win — and win again.
Scrappy, abrasive and always up for a fight, Ferguson turned the club into a global power and established himself as the most successful manager in British soccer history.
And now, the 71-year-old Scotsman is going out on a high. On his own terms.
With his 13th Premier League title and 38th major trophy at United secured, Ferguson announced Wednesday that he is retiring at the end of the season.
“The decision to retire is one that I have thought a great deal about and one that I have not taken lightly,” the Scotsman said. “It is the right time.”
Everton manager David Moyes, a fellow Scot from Glasgow, will assume managerial duties. During 11 years at Everton, Moyes has overseen impressive results on a limited budget and enjoyed a long-standing friendship with Ferguson.
“He is a first-class manager,” Ferguson, who was consulted on his successor, said of Moyes last year.
United is valued at around $3.2 billion and is one of the world’s most high-profile sports brands.
Singh suing PGA over proposed suspension: PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Vijay Singh is suing the PGA Tour over the way it handled the investigation of his use of deer antler spray.
Singh filed the lawsuit in New York on Wednesday, one week after the tour said it was dropping its case against him. It said the World Anti-Doping Agency said two weeks ago it no longer considers the spray a banned substance except for a positive test.
The lawsuit says the tour had planned to suspend Singh for 90 days.
Singh says he wants to reclaim his reputation and hold the tour responsible for its “unwarranted effort” to suspend him. One of Singh’s attorneys, Jeffrey Rosenblum, says Singh was accused unjustly and that there should not be an asterisk next to the name of the four-time major champion.