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TWIST OF FATE Arizona's Ryan Roberts collided with Astros catcher Humberto Quintero at the plate in the seventh inning at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Chris Young's bases-loaded dribbler had been fielded by pitcher Wilton Lopez (59), but his throw struck Roberts and bounded away. Roberts scored from third, followed by Kelly Johnson with what would be the game-winner in last Friday's 7--6 Arizona victory. Quintero left with a sprained right ankle and was placed on the 15-day disabled list, the second catcher in as many days, after the Giants' Buster Posey (page 20), to go on the DL following a collision at home.


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PEP RALLY Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola got a lift from his players after a 3--1 victory over Manchester United in the Champions League final at London's Wembley Stadium on Saturday (page 18). Bar√ßa's complete dominance—the Blaugrana made 777 passes to United's 357, had nearly 70% possession and put 12 shots on goal to United's one—only strengthened the case that this Catalan squad ranks among the greatest teams in history.


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CAVALIER SPRING Maryland's Brian Farrell (37) stuck it to Virginia goalie Adam Ghitelman and midfielder Ryan Benincasa (37) with this late goal in the NCAA lacrosse Division I championship game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday. However, the seventh-seeded Cavaliers, behind five goals from junior Colin Briggs, held on to defeat the unseeded Terrapins 9--7. It's Virginia's fourth national title under coach Dom Starsia, the winningest coach in college lacrosse history.