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Crew manages 1-1 tie against always-tough Seattle Sounders FC

 

Emilio Renteria (courtesy of MLS)

Emilio Renteria scored on a second-half penalty kick allowing the Columbus Crew to tie the Seattle Sounders FC at 1-1 Saturday night at soggy Crew Stadium. The tie also allowed the Crew to move into a second place tie in the Eastern Conference.

Fredy Montero scored in the 7th minute for Seattle.

Montero put the Sounders ahead with a header, an assist from Erik Friberg for his cross from 35 yards to the center of the box. The goal was the fifth off a header this year for Seattle, which leads Major League Soccer in that category.

The Crew (3-1-4) has not lost since the first game, running its unbeaten streak to seven games and it stays undefeated at home (3-0-2). Renteria has scored all four Crew goals in its last three games, and his decisive kick came after Patrick Ianni was whistled for pulling down Chad Marshall on a corner kick by teammate Eddie Gaven.

Half of the Crew’s eight goals this season have come from the penalty shot.

GAME NOTES:

* Attendance was 7,148.

* Conditions 55 degrees and rainy.

* Seattle is 3-0-2 when scoring first.

* The Sounders are fifth in the Western Conference at 3-3-4 for 13 points.

* Seattle has been consistent, scoring 6 goals on the road and 6 at home.

* The Crew are 3-1-4, good for 4th in the Eastern Conference with 13 points.

* It was pointed out that Andres Mendoza of the Crew is making $595,000 and is not a starter, but that the Crew did not want to pay a similar or higher salary to keep proven star Guillermo Barros Schelotto.

*  Columbus is 3-0-2 at home.

* The Crew all-time vs. Seattle is 2-0-3.

* Crew Soccer Academy standouts Wil Trapp and Ben Swanson have been called into their respective age group U.S. National Team camps. Trapp, from Gahanna, will leave for Portugal on May 19 and will participate in a series of matches against the Portugal, Finland and Holland U18 teams.

Swanson has already joined the U.S. U14 camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, and will play in a series of exhibitions against Chivas, Arsenal, LA Galaxy, Cosmos West, Pateadores and the Irvine Strikers.

 

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FOR TUESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2010: Almanacs & Celebrity Birthdays

DAILY ALMANAC

Today is Tuesday, October 5, the 278th day of 2010. There are 87 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

The World Series was covered live for the first time on this date in 1921. (courtesy of Clker.com) (OCAL)

* Portugal was proclaimed a republic following the abdication of King Manuel II in the face of a coup d’etat.

* In 1829, the 21st president of the United States, Chester Alan Arthur, was born in Fairfield, Vermont. Some reports say it was 1830.

* In 1921, the World Series was covered live on radio for the first time as Newark, New Jersey station, WJZ relayed reports from the Polo Grounds, where the New York Giants were playing the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the opener, but the Giants won the series.

* In 1947, President Harry S. Truman delivered the first televised White House address as he spoke on the world food crisis.

* In 1962, the Beatles’ first hit recording, Love Me Do, was originally released in the United Kingdom.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

88 Bil Keane, cartoonist of The Family Circus.

50 Daniel Baldwin, actor.

43 Guy Pearce, actor.

35 Kate Winslet, actress.

32 James Valentine, rock guitarist of the group, Maroon 5.

30 Paul Thomas, rock guitarist of the group Good Charlotte.

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Lee Westwood and Thomas Bjorn win golf tournaments

compiled from staff and wire reports

PGA TOUR

Lee Westwood posted his second career PGA Tour victory and first since 1998, beating Robert Karlsson with a birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole to win the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lee Westwood (PGA)

Third-round leader Robert Garrigus blew a three-stroke lead on the final hole of regulation with a triple bogey. He bogeyed the first playoff hole.

EUROPEAN TOUR

Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the Estoril Open in Portugal by five shots over Richard Green of Australia. Bjorn shot a 4-under 68 in the final round for a 23-under 265 total. He took a three-shot lead into the final round.

Thomas Bjorn (PGA)