Marco Fabian and Luis Montes scored goals 13 minutes apart in the first half and Mexico defeated Martinique 3-1 in the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Sunday in Denver.

Miguel Ponce scored for Mexico in the 90th minute to secure the win.

Mexico, the two-time defending tournament champion, moved to the quarterfinals after losing its first game of pool play to Panama. Mexico (2-1-0, Pool A) beat Canada 2-0 on Thursday and clinched second place behind Panama and secured a berth in the next round with Sunday’s victory.

Earlier, Panama (2-0-1, Group A) missed a chance to finish group play with a perfect record, playing winless Canada to a 0-0 tie.

College football

Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel left the Manning family’s football camp in New Orleans a day early after missing some of his assignments as a counselor and coach. Manziel told the camp — run by former Saints quarterback Archie Manning and his two NFL QB sons, the Broncos’ Peyton and the Giants’ Eli — that he had been feeling ill.

• Penn State will open its 2014 season against the University of Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland, the first international game for either team.


Metta World Peace wants to play for the New York Knicks, a person close to the former Los Angeles Lakers forward told ESPN. World Peace, who cleared waivers late Sunday afternoon, is now eligible to sign with the Knicks or any other team.


The Denver Broncos locked up Peyton Manning’s blindside protector, signing left tackle Ryan Clady to a five-year deal worth up to $57.5 million.


Nicolas Mahut of France won the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships title in Newport, R.I., beating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia 5-7, 7-5, 6-3. Mahut advanced to the final by beating American Michael Russell 6-2, 6-2 in a morning semifinal that had been suspended Saturday because of rain after three points.

• Fabio Fognini rallied to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Germany, for his first career title.

• Roberta Vinci held off Sara Errani 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to win the Italiacom Open in Palermo, Sicily, for the first time.

• In Bastad, Sweden, Carlos Berlocq upset Fernando Verdasco to win the clay-court Swedish Open 7-5, 6-1 for his first ATP Tour title.

• Simona Halep won her third WTA tournament of the year by defeating Yvonne Meusburger 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-1 in the final of the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest.


Yuki Hayashi went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Japan beat the United States 6-3 to win the gold medal in the eighth World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City, ending the long reign of the Americans in the international event. Lauren Gibson homered for the U.S.

Horse racing

Marketing Mix became the third female to win the $100,250 Sunset Handicap, defeating defending champion Dhaamer by a length on closing day of the spring-summer meet at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood.

• Two Texas quarter horse breeders want a federal jury to rule that their cloned animals should be registered by the American Quarter Horse Association, something the organization has banned since 2004.


Candace Parker had 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to their fifth straight WNBA win, an 88-76 victory over the host Phoenix Mercury. … The San Diego SeaLions (4-0-1) will be in Elk Grove this weekend for the WPSL Pacific Regional Playoffs. San Diego clinched a spot in the competition with a 4-2 victory over Beach FC on Saturday night in Carson.

compiled from u-t san diego news services

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