SPORTS NOTEBOOK
March 08, 2014 10:29 AM

BASEBALL

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Carmen Berra, the wife of New York Yankees great Yogi Berra, died. She was 85.

The Yankees confirmed that she died Thursday night in New Jersey’s Essex County. The team didn’t say how she died.

The Berras got married in January 1949 and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

 

AUTO RACING

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, turning a qualifying lap at a track-record 193.28 mph.

Logano will start on the front row next to Penske Ford teammate Brad Keselowski, who came in second at 193.099.

 

SOCCER

The U.S. women’s soccer team’s two-year unbeaten streak ended at 43 games Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage at the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal.

Lotta Schelin beat goalkeeper Hope Solo with a header in the 24th minute. The U.S. had been 36-0-7 since a 1-0 loss to Japan at the Algarve Cup on March 5, 2012, and 16-0-4 under Tom Sermanni, who took over as coach after Sundhage left in 2012 to lead her native Sweden.

• NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s referees and other on-field officials were locked out a day before the season openers.

The Professional Referee Organization, which manages game officials for the U.S. Soccer Federation and MLS, notified the Professional Soccer Referee Association of the lockout and said replacement officials will be used.

PRO said the union, which was formed last year, rejected a no strike-no lockout agreement that management had proposed. The sides have bargained since July without reaching a deal on a labor contract.

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