The Washington Nationals gave the Seattle Mariners permission to interview third base coach Trent Jewett for their vacant bench coach position, according to a Fox Sports report. Last week, the Mariners filled their managerial opening with former Detroit Tigers batting coach Lloyd McClendon, who has worked with Jewett in the past.
McClendon was the Pittsburgh Pirates’ manager from 2001 to 2005, and Jewett was his third base coach from midway through the 2000 season through the end of the 2002 season. A message left for Jewett on Sunday evening wasn’t immediately returned. Jewett, who was considered a potential successor to Davey Johnson, interviewed for the Nationals’ managerial position last month.
The Nationals hired Matt Williams instead, and he decided to keep the coaching staff nearly intact. Jewett, 49, who has been in the Nationals’ organization since 2009, was expected to return as the third base coach.
Sydney Leroux scored twice in the first half as the U.S. women’s national team defeated Brazil, 4-1, to cap an undefeated 2013 schedule. Abby Wambach posted her world record 163rd goal and Erika Tymrak scored the first of her career before 20,274 at Orlando’s Citrus Bowl, the largest home attendance of the year.
Hope Solo made three terrific saves in one-on-one situations early in the second half.
Robbie Findley scored a go-ahead goal in the first half and had an assist in the second half, leading Real Salt Lake to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Timbers in the first leg of the MLS Western Conference finals in Sandy, Utah. . . .
Manchester United surged into the Premier League title picture with a 1-0 victory over first-place Arsenal, while Manchester City and Tottenham were upset.
Robin van Persie’s 27th-minute header against his former club settled the match at Old Trafford and lifted United to fifth place. Arsenal lost for the second time this season, and its lead over second-place Liverpool was trimmed to two points.
With Manchester City losing, 1-0, at struggling Sunderland and Tottenham falling at home to Newcastle by the same score, just six points separate Arsenal and eighth-place City after 11 matches in what is proving to be a tight title race. . . .
Atletico Madrid stumbled to a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league, with both teams conceding own goals.
Victor Dubuisson held off some of the sport’s biggest names, including Tiger Woods, to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open by two shots in Antalaya, Turkey, for his first European Tour victory.
The Frenchman entered the day with a five-shot lead but with Woods, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter among those chasing him. Dubuisson started the final round with nine straight pars but had three birdies on his last four holes. . . .
Chris Kirk survived a wild back nine in St. Simons Island, Ga., to win the McGladrey Classic, his second PGA Tour title, thanks to a 72nd-hole bogey by Briny Baird that kept him winless in 365 starts on the PGA Tour. . . .
Taiwan’s Teresa Lu won the LPGA Tour’s Mizuno Classic in Shima, Japan, posting a two-stroke victory. . . . .
Adam Scott shot a 4-under 67 to win the storm-delayed Australian PGA in Gold Coast by four strokes.
Maryland (20-1) scored twice in the second half to win its 10th ACC field hockey championship, 2-0, over North Carolina (15-5) in Newton, Mass. The Terrapins will open the NCAA tournament Saturday at home against the American-Quinnipiac winner. Those teams meet in a play-in game Wednesday in Washington.
Virginia will face Massachusetts in a first-round game Saturday in Durham, N.C. . . .
Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored the only goal of the game as Florida State (18-1-3) scored a 1-0 victory over Virginia Tech (16-4-2) to win the ACC women's soccer title in Cary, N.C. . . .
Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his lower left leg. The former Washington Wizard has been chronically bothered by soreness in the tibia. . . .
Americans Tucker Fredricks (500 meters) and Heather Richardson (1,000) earned victories in a World Cup speedskating event in Calgary.