* Galaxy take MLS Cup: David Beckham left MLS as a two-time champion after the Los Angeles Galaxy came from a goal down to beat the Houston Dynamo 3-1 in the MLS Cup on Saturday in Carson, Calif. With a second-half surge capped by penalties by Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane, Los Angeles won its fourth MLS Cup, tying D.C. United for the MLS record. After Calen Carr put Houston ahead in the 44th minute, Beckham and his high-scoring teammates systematically broke down the defense of the Dynamo. The Galaxy equalized through Omar Gonzalez’s long-range header in the 61st minute before Donovan’s score in the 65th and Keane’s goal in stoppage time.
• U.S. women top Ireland: Alex Morgan scored 44 seconds into the match and the U.S. women’s team went on to beat Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night in Glendale, Ariz. She also had an assist on Megan Rapinoe’s goal late in the first half. Morgan, who scored three times in the Americans’ 5-0 victory over Ireland in Portland on Wednesday night, has 28 goals this calendar year.
Coach Majerus dies: Rick Majerus, the jovial college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64. Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman, the coach’s longtime friend, confirmed in a statement released through The Salt Lake Tribune that Majerus died of heart failure in a Los Angeles hospital. The coach had been hospitalized there for several months.
• Marsaglia captures first World Cup race: Matteo Marsaglia of Italy took big risks on a challenging super-G course in Beaver Creek, Colo., for his first World Cup victory. Finding speed in sections of the hill where others were slowing, Marsaglia finished in 1 minute, 14.68 seconds to edge Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway by 0.27 seconds Saturday. Hannes Reichelt of Austria was third and Ted Ligety of the U.S. took fourth.
• Vikings say Harvin out: The Minnesota Vikings have ruled wide receiver Percy Harvin out of their game at Green Bay today because of a sprained left ankle. Harvin was listed Friday as doubtful to play the Packers. The team announced Saturday that Harvin wouldn’t travel with the team to Lambeau Field. This will be Harvin’s third game missed after the injury occurred at Seattle on Nov. 4.
— From wire reports