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U.S. scores win over Jamaica

on June 08, 2013 10:10 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Brad Evans scored in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, giving the U.S. a thrilling 2-1 win over Jamaica at Kingston on Friday night that solidified the Americans’ chances of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.

Jozy Altidore put the Americans ahead in the 30th minute, but Jermaine Beckford tied the score off a free kick in the 89th as the U.S. again failed to hold a lead on the road.

Just over a minute into four minutes of stoppage time, Michael Bradley quickly played a corner kick to Graham Zusi, who gave the ball right back. Bradley faked around Alvas Powell and slid a shot to an Evans.

Evans spun and beat goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts from about 10 yards.

Indians say they are disappointed

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians said the club is disappointed in hearing about the marijuana possession case against two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez.

General Manager Chris Antonetti said Friday the club is taking the matter seriously and will let the legal process evolve.

Perez and his wife were charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in connection with two packages of pot mailed to their suburban Cleveland home earlier in the week.

Police investigative reports say Perez told drug agents who went to his house with a search warrant that he had marijuana in his home for personal use and then he pointed out two jars.

Canseco cleared of rape allegation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas cleared former baseball slugger Jose Canseco after an investigation of a woman’s rape claim.

Officer Jose Hernandez said Friday that detectives closed the sexual assault case with a decision not to seek criminal charges.

The 48-year-old Can- seco was never arrested in the case. He went public about the investigation May 22 with postings on the social media network Twitter.

Canseco said he was falsely accused and is considering filing a civil lawsuit seeking damages against his accuser.

Burton gets first Trucks victory

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — There is another NASCAR winner named Burton.

Jeb Burton, the 20-year-old son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward and nephew of current Sprint Cup driver Jeff, raced to his first NASCAR Truck Series victory Friday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

He led the final 24 laps, holding off a hard-charging Ty Dillon.

When Burton took the checkered flag, his father, who was spotting him from high above the high-banked, 1οΎ½-mile track, told his son to do the burnouts he had always wanted to do.

With an average speed of 142.984 mph, Burton finished 0.139 seconds ahead of Dillon, also in the Chevrolet. Dillon called it a heartbreaker after leading three times for 76 laps.

• NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Two sons of well-known Sprint Cup drivers headline the list of youngsters selected for this season’s NASCAR Next program: Chase Elliott, son of 1988 champion Bill Elliott, and Jeb Burton.

NASCAR Next, formerly known as Next9, highlights drivers between the ages of 15 and 24 who might one day star at the Nationwide or Sprint Cup level. There are 13 drivers on the list.

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