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Argentine soccer championship settled in Spain

One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer came to a conclusion in Spain on Sunday, with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores in Madrid.

Nearly a month after the first leg was played in Argentina, River came from behind to defeat Boca 3-1 in the second leg after extra time to win South America’s equivalent of the Champions League 5-3 on aggregate.


The game was played in the Spanish capital after it was marred by fan violence in Buenos Aires two weeks ago, when Boca players were injured after River Plate fans attacked the Boca team bus.

•Amar Sejdic scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute as Maryland (13-6-4) picked up a 1-0 win over Akron (15-7-2) in the NCAA men’s final in Santa Barbara. The title is the fourth for the Terrapins.


NHL: Brock Boeser had a hat trick and Elias Pettersson added a goal and four assists and visiting Vancouver beat St. Louis 6-1. … Torey Krug scored 3:07 into overtime as visiting Boston beat Ottawa 2-1. … Tomas Tatar scored the tie-breaking goal with 1:17 left as visiting Montreal beat Chicago 3-2. … Ryan Getzlaf scored the decisive goal in the shootout as host Anaheim beat New Jersey 6-5. … Host Winnipeg got goals from seven players while routing Philadelphia 7-1. … Alex Tuch got his 10th goal of the season and Vegas won its fifth straight at home, beating Dallas 4-2. … Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves and Connor McDavid scored as host Edmonton defeated Calgary 1-0.

Skiing: American Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup event for the third time in eight days, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Shiffrin, coming off super-G wins in Lake Louise, Alberta, a week earlier and in St. Moritz on Saturday, trailed midway down the course after clipping a gate but led her Slovakian opponent through the final three gates to win by 0.11 of a second.

Golf: Louis Oosthuizen shot a 5-under-par 67 to finish at 18-under 266 for a six-shot win over runner-up Romain Langasque at the European Tour’s South Africa Open in Johannesburg.

•Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman eagled the par-5 17th and closed with a par for an 11-under 61 in the better-ball final round to finish at 30-under for one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo at the QBE Shootout in Naples, Fla.


Baseball: The New York Mets hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach. The former Giants outfielder was the hitting coach with the Chicago Cubs this year after filling that role with the A’s (2012-14) and Boston Red Sox (2015-2017).

College football: Iowa State extended head coach Matt Campbell’s contract through 2024. Terms of Campbell’s new deal were not disclosed, but he and Iowa State agreed to a six-year, $22.5 million contract last year. Iowa State (8-4) will face Washington State (10-2) in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28.






Sharks on Monday

Who: New Jersey (10-12-6) at Sharks (15-11-5)

When: 7:30 p.m.

TV/Radio: NBCSCA/98.5

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