LA Galaxy and LAFC draw in rivalry’s latest installment

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored two first-half goals before Carlos Vela tied it early in the second half, but the visiting LA Galaxy remained unbeaten against rival Los Angeles FC with a 3-3 draw Sunday night.

Cristian Pavon scored his first MLS goal to put the Galaxy up 3-1 after just 16 minutes, but Latif Blessing scored two first-half goals for LAFC before Vela connected for his MLS-leading 27th goal. Vela exited shortly after his goal with a possible hamstring injury, but neither team could conjure a winning goal in the fifth edition of the El Trafico derby.

The Galaxy are 2-0-3 against MLS-leading LAFC, with a win and a draw this season. Their fan section chanted “You can’t beat us!” at the home faithful before and after the game at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium.

• In other MLS matches, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the visiting Columbus Crew beat expansion FC Cincinnati 3-1 in the second match of the Ohio rivalry. … Reto Ziegler opened the scoring with a penalty kick, Zdenek Ondrasek added two goals and an assist, and host FC Dallas dealt the Houston Dynamo their fifth loss in six games, 5-1.

elsewhere

Moffitt wins

race in Canada

Brett Moffitt led 45 of 64 laps of Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, on his way to a second straight win in the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs.

Moffitt won last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. He has four wins for the season and 11 for his career.

Alex Tagliani finished 5.16 seconds behind for second, Ben Rhodes came in third, and Sheldon Creed and Austin Hill rounded out the top five.

The Truck Series resumes Sept. 13 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the World of Westgate 200, the last race in the playoff’s Round of 8.

WNBA: Elena Delle Donne had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the host Washington Mystics led from the opening basket in a 101-72 rout of the New York Liberty. … Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points to help Atlanta hold off the Dallas Wings 77-73 for the Dream’s first back-to-back road wins of the season. … Riquna Williams’ 21 points led the host Los Angeles Sparks past Connecticut 84-72, knocking the Sun out of the top spot in the standings. … Allie Quigley scored 24 points and passed 1,000 career field goals to help the visiting Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 94-86. … Teaira McCowan had 22 points and 19 rebounds and the visiting Indiana Fever kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 63-54 win over the Seattle Storm. … Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson each had 23 points and the host Minnesota Lynx defeated the Las Vegas Aces 98-77.

Tennis: Mona Barthel pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured right foot, allowing 2013 Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens to get into the field. On the men’s side, Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, withdrew because of an injured glute muscle. He will be replaced by Kamil Majchrzak of Poland, who lost in qualifying.

College football: UCLA linebacker Bo Calvert is out indefinitely due to an NCAA rule violation. The school did not specify the sophomore’s infraction.

• Jack Coan has been named starter at quarterback for 19th-ranked Wisconsin, which opens Friday at South Florida.

• Redshirt sophomore James Blackman won the Florida State quarterback job, beating out Wisconsin graduate transfer Alex Hornibrook and Louisville transfer Jordan Travis. The Seminoles face Boise State on Saturday in Jacksonville.

Cycling: Nairo Quintana made a late charge to win the second stage of the Spanish Vuelta, with Nicolas Roche finishing second and taking the overall lead. Quintana broke free with 2 miles to go in the hilly stage of nearly 124 miles from Benidorm to Calpe on the southeastern coast.

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