* Timbers slow Sounders’ playoff push with 1-1 draw: Rodney Wallace headed in a corner kick in the 78th minute and the Portland Timbers stalled the Seattle Sounders’ playoff push with a 1-1 draw Saturday in Portland. The draw also kept the Timbers (7-14-7) in the driver’s seat in the Cascadia Cup, the annual head-to-head competition between the Sounders, Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps.
* Bryans win, U.S. trails Spain 2-1 in Davis Cup: The Bryan brothers delivered as expected on Saturday. That just leaves John Isner to perform the unexpected against defending champion Spain for the U.S. to possibly reach the Davis Cup final. Mike and Bob Bryan won their doubles match against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 in Gijon, Spain, to cut Spain’s semifinal lead to 2-1. Today, the 6-foot-9 Isner will face David Ferrer, who is 15-0 on clay in Davis Cup competition.
• Martinez dominates to win title from Chavez Jr.: Sergio Martinez gave Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. the beating he promised for 11 rounds, then barely survived being knocked out in the final round Saturday night in Las Vegas to win the middleweight title he once held. Martinez was quicker, busier and more accurate as he won round after round to give Chavez his first loss.
— From wire reports