Paul McGowan scored the decisive goal in extra penalty kicks as Celtic F.C. defeated Sporting Club de Portugal before 32,162 in the inaugural Fenway Football Challenge Wednesday night at Fenway Park. McGowan's goal came just moments after Liedson's shot went over everything and into the right field grandstands, giving Celtic the 6-5 edge in penalty kicks. 

 

Sports Illustrated released its annual list of the 50 highest-earning American athletes, and golfer Tiger Woods retained the top spot despite his off-course woes. While he reportedly lost more than $20 million in endorsements since the scandal broke late last year, Woods is still on top with an annual income of more than $90 million, including money from salary, winnings, bonuses, endorsements and appearance fees.

 

Dodgers coach Don Mattingly, filling in for ejected manager Joe Torre, made a rulebook mistake Tuesday night that cost his team in a 7-5 loss to the Giants. In the top of the ninth inning of a game Los Angeles was leading 5-4, with one out and the bases loaded, Mattingly went to the mound to talk to closer Jonathan Broxton and arrange his defense. Mattingly started to leave, but then turned around to respond to a question and stepped back on the dirt below the pitcher's mound. That constitutes a second visit, requiring the pitcher to be removed.

Mike Gambino is returning to his alma mater to become Boston College's next baseball coach. Gambino, who played for the Eagles from 1997-2000, spent the past four seasons as an assistant to former BC coach Pete Hughes at Virginia Tech. He replaces Mik Aoki, who left to become head coach at Notre Dame.

 

Legendary BC High football coach Jim Cotter, who retired in 2004 after 41 years guiding the Eagles, died early Tuesday morning at the age of 73. Cotter had battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis since being diagnosed in 2006.

 

Cotter, who also served as the school's athletic director for many years, had a career record of 236-149-17. He led the Eagles to two Super Bowl titles (1977 and 2000).

 

Umpire Phil Cuzzi is taking some heat for blowing a key call at home in Sunday's Mets-Giants game that cost San Francisco a win. He also yelled at some Mets players, who didn't like the way Cuzzi was calling pitches. The New York Daily News reports that some disciplinary action from Major League Baseball is expected for Cuzzi, who last month ejected a Dodgers player AFTER a game.

The latest big name to express concern about LeBron James' strategy is NBA legend Michael Jordan. Said Jordan on Sunday: "There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,' " Jordan said. "But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today.

PGA Tour veteran Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Louis Oosthuizen's victory at the British Open and Tiger Woods' disappointing performance there. "I think we're going to have some peaks and valleys with Tiger's play," Faxon said of Woods' comeback. "I don't think he's anywhere where he's going to get to. I just think it's going to take a while."

 

Louis Oosthuizen dominated in winning his first major championship, claiming the British Open by seven strokes. The South African was able to cruise into the home stretch after his closest challenger, Paul Casey triple-bogeyed the 12th hole at St. Andrews. Oosthuizen entered the day with a four-shot lead and finished his final day with a 1-uner 71, good enough for a score of 16-under for the tournament. For more from the British Open click here.

Louis Oosthuizen was able to put together another solid round at St. Andrews despite bogeying the first hole in his third round. The South African, who has never been in contention in a major, shot a 3-under 69 to maintain his lead on the Old Course over Paul Casey. Casey, who is attempting to snap Britain's 11-year drought at the Open, was the best player on the course Saturday as he put together a total of five birdies on the front nine alone. Tiger Woods shot a 73 for the second consecutive day and remains out of contention going into the fourth and final round.