• Galaxy, Dynamo advance to MLS final: Eddie Johnson and Zach Scott scored to give Seattle a 2-0 lead, but Robbie Keane was awarded and converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute on Sunday night that clinched the Los Angeles Galaxy’s 4-2 aggregate victory over the Sounders in the Western Conference finals and a spot in the MLS Cup final for the second straight year. Seattle staged a rally trying to come back from a 3-0 deficit after getting overwhelmed in the first leg of the Western Conference finals last week. The Houston Dynamo advanced to their second straight MLS Cup final and fourth in seven years, tying D.C. United 1-1 Sunday for a 4-2 aggregate win in the Eastern Conference final in Washington. Boniek Garcia scored in the 33rd minute for the Dynamo. Branko Boskovic scored in the 83rd minute for D.C., which has not won the MLS Cup since 2004.
• Ewing headlines NCAA Hall of Fame induction: When Patrick Ewing rekindles the memories of his four years at Georgetown, there’s a contented smile on his face. “I felt like I came into college a boy and left a man," said Ewing, the headliner in the 2012 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. “Coach (John) Thompson and all the people at Georgetown did an outstanding job of helping me, not only as a basketball player but also as a human being." Ewing’s stellar college career came during an era of celebrated centers. From 1983 through 1985, the No. 1 overall picks in the NBA draft were centers Ralph Sampson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Ewing. The Sunday induction ceremony in Kansas City, Mo., also honored players Earl “The Pearl" Monroe, Phil Ford, Clyde Lovellette, Kenny Sailors and Willis Reed; coaches Joe B. Hall and Dave Robbins and contributors Jim Host and Joe Dean Sr.
• Tennessee fires coach: Derek Dooley is out at Tennessee. The university announced the anticipated firing Sunday after Dooley posted the storied program’s longest run of consecutive losing seasons in over a century. Dooley, 44, had a 15-21 record that included an 0-15 mark against Top 25 teams. Dooley was 4-19 in Southeastern Conference competition during his three-year tenure and had lost 14 of his past 15 league games. Tennessee (4-7, 0-7 SEC) must beat Kentucky on Saturday to avoid going winless in SEC play for the first time in school history.
• Czech Republic wins Davis Cup: It’s a job for two when the Czechs win Davis Cup finals. Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek gave the Czech Republic the title for the first time as an independent nation by beating Spain 3-2 in the final on Sunday in Prague. Each spent about 10 grueling hours on court, playing the opening singles, teaming up for the doubles and then completing the reverse singles. Ivan Lendl and Tomas Smid did the same when Czechoslovakia defeated Italy 4-1 in the 1980 final. “They’ve been our inspiration, our idols. They’re the legends and now we’re joining them," Stepanek said after clinching the title with a 6-4, 7-6 (0), 3-6, 6-3 upset victory over Nicolas Almagro in the last reverse singles. Earlier Sunday, David Ferrer kept alive Spain’s hopes of winning a fourth Davis Cup title in five years by beating Berdych 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 in the first reverse singles match to tie the final at 2-2.
• Vonn back to training: Lindsey Vonn has resumed her training after missing time with an intestinal illness. The four-time overall World Cup champion was back on the snow this weekend, going through practice on Sunday in Vail, Colo., after freeskiing Saturday. If she’s healthy enough, Vonn’s next races are the giant slalom and slalom in Aspen next weekend, followed by speed events in Lake Louise, Alberta. Vonn was hospitalized for two days last week after experiencing severe intestinal discomfort. She recently said on Facebook: “Finally starting to get healthy again! Looks like I had some infection in my tummy but everyone has been taking good care of me." Vonn recently skipped a slalom race in Levi, Finland.
— From wire reports