Damir Kreilach scores, Real Salt Lake shuts down Earthquakes

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Damir Kreilach scored in the 75th minute and Real Salt Lake beat the Earthquakes 1-0 on Wednesday night in Sandy, Utah.

Kreilach scored on a header 9 yards from the center of the box, assisted by Brooks Lennon.

Real Salt Lake (14-11-4) outshot the Earthquakes 11-4, with six shots on goal to three for San Jose (13-11-5).

Real Salt Lake drew three corner kicks, committed 13 fouls and was given two yellow cards. San Jose drew three corner kicks, committed 14 fouls and was given three yellow cards.

• Alejandro Pozuelo scored in the 40th minute and Toronto FC tied host New York City FC 1-1. … Mauro Manotas and Christian Ramirez each scored and the host Houston Dynamo beat Minnesota United 2-0. … Cole Bassett and Nicolas Mezquida scored six minutes apart late in the second half and the host Colorado Rapids beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1.

elsewhere

Storm begin bid

to keep WNBA title

Jordin Canada scored a career-high 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Seattle Storm beat the seventh-seeded Minnesota Lynx 84-74 in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game in Everett, Wash.

With Jewell Loyd adding 22 points, the No. 6 Storm, who play at third-seeded Los Angeles on Sunday in the single-elimination second round, got 48 out of their backcourt. Minnesota had one point from starting guards Odyssey Sims and Danielle Robinson. Mercedes Russell contributed 13 points for Seattle.

• Diamond DeShields scored 25 points and the fifth-seeded Chicago Sky used a dominating second half for a 105-76 win over the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury in a first-round, winner-take-all playoff game.

College football: Cal head coach Justin Wilcox announced that starting tight end McCallan Castles has left the program for undisclosed reasons.

Crime: Twenty-eight counterfeit NBA championship rings were seized by federal authorities at Los Angeles International Airport.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the rings were sent from China with an Arizona destination. Investigators suspect the intent was to sell the phony rings as a collection.

• Former Arkansas, Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett was arrested in northwest Arkansas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a two-vehicle collision.

NHL: The Boston Bruins signed head coach Bruce Cassidy to a multiyear contract extension. Terms of the extension were not disclosed, But general manager Don Sweeney said it was important to the team to have the deal finalized before of camp.

“I think it’s a good marriage,” Cassidy said at the team’s training facility.

Cassidy is 117-74 as the Bruins’ head coach, leading them to back-to-back 100-point seasons. Boston reached Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals in June, losing to the St. Louis Blues 4-1.

• The Minnesota Wild re-signed left wing Kevin Fiala to a two-year, $6 million contract.

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