SOCCER: Major League Soccer is expanding its regular-season schedule from 30 to 34 games next season following the addition of expansion teams in Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, British Columbia.
New York Red Bulls midfielder Seth Stammler has decided to retire after the 2010 MLS season.
The Red Bulls said that Stammler approached the team a couple of weeks ago and told them he plans to pursue an advanced degree at the University of Chicago.
Toronto FC fired coach Preki Radosavljevic and director of soccer Mo Johnston.
Toronto is third in the East at 7-10-7 and appears likely to miss the playoffs after Saturday's 1-0 home loss to D.C. United, which has the poorest record in the league.
HOCKEY: The NHL approved a change in its bylaw that governs how the league breaks ties in the standings at the end of the season.
Under the revised bylaw approved by the NHL Board of Governors, shoot-out wins will not be included in the tiebreaker for two teams that finish with the same amount of points. That tiebreaker is limited to regulation and overtime victories.
Left winger Bobby Ryan, a Cherry Hill native, agreed to a new five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks, keeping the high-scoring American forward with the club through 2014-15.
The $25.5 million deal highlights a busy year for Ryan, who scored a career-high 61 points for the Ducks last season, just his second full year in the NHL. The 23-year-old also won a silver medal with the U.S. national team at the Vancouver Olympics.
WNBA: League MVP Lauren Jackson scored 26 points, Swin Cash added 19, and the Seattle Storm moved one game away from their second WNBA title with an 87-84 win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the finals in Seattle.
Seattle improved to 21-0 at home this season and is hoping it won't need another game at KeyArena. The best-of-five series resumes Thursday night in Atlanta.
- Staff and wire reports