Columbus Crew hold off LAFC to win second MLS Cup in four years

The Columbus Crew are MLS champions after beating Los Angeles FC 2-1 in the MLS Cup final on Saturday at Field in Columbus, Ohio.

The Crew raced to a 2-0 lead in the first halp on a Cucho Hernandez penalty followed by a Yah Yeboah goal in a six-minute span. LAFC pulled one back through Denis Bouanga in the 74th minute but could not manage another before the final whistle.

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Jason Day, Lydia Ko thrive in alternate shot and build 2-shot lead in mixed team

Jason Day and Lydia Ko shot 31 on the back nine in the tougher foursomes format Saturday, giving them a 6-under 66 for a two-shot lead in the Grant Thornton Invitational, the first mixed-team event since 1999. More than posting five birdies on the back nine at Tiburon, Day and Ko managed to avoid mistakes that held so many other teams back. Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson put together a dynamic back nine of their own, highlighted by Thompson making a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole, the ball taking one hop and disappearing into the hole.

European football: Eintracht Frankfurt hit Bayern for five in famous thrashing

  • Bayern concede five in one hour for first time since 1975
  • Bellingham scores but Betis hold Madrid; Atalanta 3-2 Milan

Eintracht Frankfurt pulverised Bayern Munich 5-1 with a sensational three-goal first-half performance to snap the champions’ unbeaten run in the Bundesliga this season. In an explosive first half, Eintracht completely overran Bayern and exposed their error-prone backline, scoring three times in 24 minutes.

Omar Marmoush opened their account in the 12th minute, drilling in the rebound after Fares Chaibi had hit the crossbar following a miskick from Bayern’s Noussair Mazraoui. After yet more slapdash defending from Bayern, Éric Dina Ebimbe doubled their lead in the 31st minute and Hugo Larsson made it 3-0 five minutes later, benefiting from a Joshua Kimmich error. Kimmich made amends just before the break with a powerful shot from 20 yards to cut the deficit but it did not stop the home side.

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Bills activate Dawson Knox

The Chiefs activated linebacker Nick Bolton from injured reserve on Saturday and the Bills are also bringing someone back for Sunday's game at Arrowhead Stadium.