Roy Makaay scored in injury time Tuesday to give Bayern Munich a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over third-division Osnabrueck in the second round of the German Cup. \nClaudio Pizarro, the Peruvian striker playing his second match following a long recovery from a cracked skull in July, had two goals for Bayern. \nBayern trailed 2-1 but fought back as Makaay got the late winner, just as he scored the equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Borussia Dortmund in a Bundesliga match on Saturday. \n"It was a typical cup match," Bayern coach Felix Magath said. "I think the fans had a good time." \nPizarro notched the first goal of his comeback when he headed in unchallenged in the fifth minute. \nJoe Enochs, a 33-year-old Californian, fired the equalizer from about 25m in the 19th, beating Bayern's reserve goalkeeper Michael Rensing with a fierce shot. \n"The coach told us to shoot as often as we could and I just hit the ball when I saw it coming," Enochs said. \nBayern was missing several starters through injury or illness, including No. 2 goalkeeper Oliver Kahn and midfielders Sebastian Deisler and Michael Ballack, although Deisler came on late in the match. \nIn the final seconds of the first half, Bayern should have earned a penalty when Hasan Salihamidzic was brought down in the box but the call never came. \nOsnabrueck went ahead after 63 minutes. Wolfgang Schuette's chipped shot bounced off the crossbar and Thomas Reichenberger pounced to score. \nTen minutes later, Rensing made a one-handed save to keep Bayern in the match and a minute later Pizarro found the target from 16m with a well-placed shot. \nMakaay used a through ball to beat the Osnabrueck defense with time running out and easily slotted home. \nTwo Bundesliga teams were ousted by second-division sides -- Nuremberg lost 3-2 to Ahlen in extra time and Mainz was knocked out by Karlsruhe in a penalty shootout after playing to a 1-1 draw in regulation time. \nNuremberg squandered a two-goal lead and Musemestre Bamba had two goals in Ahlen's comeback, including the extra-time winner. \nTwo days after drawing 1-1 in the Bundesliga, Freiburg and Bochum met again, with Freiburg winning 3-2. \nSpanish League \nDavid Beckham scored from a 61st-minute free kick Tuesday as Real Madrid edged Osasuna 1-0 to move into first place in the Spanish league and give new coach Mariano Garcia Remon a winning start. \nThe goal by Beckham, who was recalled by Garcia Remon after being dropped last weekend, boosted morale of the troubled team, whose coach Jose Antonio Camacho resigned Sunday. \nFans whistled Madrid players during the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in protest at their poor recent form. The main target was left back Roberto Carlos, whom supporters believe showed a lack of support for Camacho during his four-month spell in charge. \n"It was a difficult game to take on but we go to bed tonight as leaders and Jose will certainly be happy," Garcia Remon said. "Today we're leaders thanks to the work done by Jose." \nMadrid has nine points from four games, two more than Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, FC Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza and Osasuna, which all have played three matches. \nOsasuna also has seven but from four games. \nEuropean soccer's governing body Tuesday awarded Dynamo Kiev a 3-0 forfeit victory and ordered AS Roma to play two home games behind closed doors because a fan injured Swedish referee Anders Frisk during a Champions' League match last week. \nDynamo was leading 1-0 when Frisk was hit by an object thrown by one of Roma's fans, forcing the referee to abandon the match. \nRoma defender Philippe Mexes was also suspended for two matches for "particularly unsporting conduct," UEFA said in a statement. \nThe Group B games affected are against Bayer Leverkusen on Nov. 3 and Real Madrid on Dec. 8, meaning Roma will only be able to play in front of its fans again if it qualifies for the next round.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He called on the New England Patriots. One of the team’s private airplanes on Thursday evening landed in Boston after returning from China carrying more than 1 million masks critical to healthcare providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus. Members of the Massachusetts National Guard met the airplane and offloaded the containers of masks onto waiting trucks for transport to warehouses for distribution. Baker secured the N95 masks from Chinese manufacturers, but had no way of getting them to the US. He
WAIT AND SEE: The estimated cost of postponement started at US$2 billion and has kept rising, but the IOC has yet to say whether it would help pay for the extra expenses Postponing the Tokyo Olympics to next year would make the event more costly for all parties, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) acknowledged on Thursday, although it offered few details on what the final bill might be. Four directors of the Olympic body held a conference call three days after Tokyo’s new dates were finalized, with the Games pushed back to July 23 to Aug. 8 next year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the new dates cleared up any uncertainty about the event’s future, there are still plenty of question marks as the committee begins to work with Tokyo organizers and the
DECREASED TENSION: The US players’ lawyers said that the soccer federation no longer disputes that the jobs of the women’s and men’s national teams require equal skill Women players suing the US Soccer Federation (USSF) said in in court documents filed on Tuesday that the federation has acknowledged that the jobs of male and female soccer players require equal skill. The language seemed to signal a decrease in tension between the parties after language in documents filed by the federation’s lawyers earlier last month provoked widespread outrage in saying that playing on the men’s national team required a higher level of skill based on speed and strength and carried greater responsibility. The fierce backlash — not only from the women players, but also from sponsors such as Coca-Cola —
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are planning to play a charity golf match next month with Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, CNBC reported on Wednesday. CNBC, which cited an unnamed person familiar with the negotiations, said that the charity match would be held at an undisclosed location without fans and is being organized by the PGA Tour and AT&T’s WarnerMedia. The negotiations are still being finalized, but the match pitting 15-time major champion Woods and Manning against five-time major winner Mickelson and Brady could be aired on live TV and is unlikely to be featured on pay-per-view, CNBC said. “Discussions