* North Carolina women win 21st title, beat Penn State: North Carolina scored three goals in the second half to beat Penn State 4-1 and win its 21st women’s soccer NCAA championship. The Tar Heels (15-5-3), who were making their 26th appearance in the final four College Cup, won the title for the first time since 2009. Penn State, which was playing in its first women’s soccer championship game, finished its season at 21-4-2.
* NHL owners, players set to meet without leaders: Traditional labor talks have done little to make progress in the ongoing NHL lockout, so the league and the players’ association are going to try something different in an attempt to save the season that is slipping away. A crew of six owners will meet with a handful of players on Tuesday in New York — one day before the league’s board of governors meeting — without Commissioner Gary Bettman and union executive director Donald Fehr. Bettman proposed the unique meeting on Wednesday when talks broke off following two days of negotiations with federal mediators, and it wasn’t agreed to until Sunday. Originally the thought was no one other than owners and players would be in attendance, but each side will have staff and counsel there. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly will likely participate for the NHL, along with union special counsel Steve Fehr.
* Browns employee kills self at practice center: The Cleveland Browns say a member of the team’s grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility. Authorities say the body was found Saturday morning at the Browns facility in Berea. The team says in a statement that it’s a terrible tragedy and that their heartfelt condolences go out to the man’s family. The team did not identify the staff member in its statement. A spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner says they were called to the practice facility to investigate a suicide Saturday morning, but would not release any further details.
• South Florida fires Holtz: Skip Holtz has been fired as South Florida’s football coach following the worst season in the program’s 16-year history, a person familiar with the decision said Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the firing would not be announced until a late afternoon news conference. The son of former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz went 16-21 at the Big East school, concluding a three-year run by losing nine of 10 to finish a school-worst 3-9, 1-6 in the conference, following a 2-0 start. The move comes a year after Holtz was given a contract extension through 2017 despite going 5-7 in his second season. He will receive a $2.5 million buyout paid over five years.
• N.C. State introduces Doeren as new football coach: New North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says taking over the Wolfpack program is “a great opportunity." The school held a news conference to introduce Doeren as the new coach Sunday. Doeren took the job Saturday, less than a day after leading Northern Illinois to a second straight Mid-American Conference championship. He replaces Tom O’Brien, who was fired after six seasons last week. He won’t coach the No. 16 Huskies (12-1) in their bowl game.
— From wire reports