SOCCER • Alvaro Saborio scored three goals in 15 minutes Saturday. Two days later, he earned his third Major League Soccer Player of the Week honor in RSL colors. The forward, who is the team's first player to win the honor this season, provided all of Real Salt Lake's scoring in a 3-0 victory over the Portland Timbers. His first, a header across the face of the goal, broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 60th minute at Rio Tinto Stadium. He followed that two minutes later with a shot from 10 yards out, and completed the hat trick with a 75th-minute penalty kick.
Saborio now has three multiple-goal games this season and ranks third in MLS Golden Boot standings with 10 goals in 20 games. His performance, the third hat trick in club history, also gave him RSL's all-time goal-scoring lead with 33 career regular-season goals in 70 games.
• The Timbers fired coach John Spencer on Monday. Portland, coming off the loss at Real Salt Lake, is 5-8-4 and in next-to-last place in the Western Conference, with no road wins. General manager Gavin Wilkinson will coach the team for the remainder of the year.
• U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo received a public warning Monday from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance canrenone in a urine test on June 15. Solo, 30, has accepted the warning and will still play for the United States in the Olympics.
"I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic," Solo said in a statement.
Ex-Stanford captain Sauer dies at 35
college basketball • Peter Sauer, a former captain at Stanford who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four, has died. He was 35. The school said Monday that Sauer died Sunday night in White Plains, N.Y., while playing in an adult league recreational basketball league. The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Pittsburgh was part of a Stanford team that reached four straight NCAA tournaments under former coach Mike Montgomery. Stanford's coaching staff received details that Sauer was shooting free throws after a game, collapsed and hit his head.
Sauer returned from a knee injury to knock down a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the Cardinal's 86-85 overtime loss to Kentucky in the '98 NCAA semifinals. He finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot in 22 minutes of that game.
From wire reports