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Califf puts L.A. ahead

By Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 4, 2000

PASADENA, Calif. -- Danny Califf scored in the 92nd minute off an assist from Cobi Jones, who had scored earlier, to give Los Angeles a 2-1 overtime win Tuesday against Kansas City in the best-of-three MLS semifinals.

The Galaxy took a 4-1 lead in the series, which moves back to Kansas City for Game 3 Friday. The Wizards must win to tie the series at four points apiece and force a penalty-kick shootout for the fifth and deciding point (a win is worth three points, ties are worth one). If the Galaxy wins or ties, it advances to its third MLS Cup in five seasons.

Jones opened the scoring with a goal in the 16th minute with an assist from Ezra Hendrickson. Kansas City tied it in the 29th minute with a goal from defender Matt McKeon, assisted by Kerry Zavagnin.

World Cup qualifiers delayed in Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia's next two World Cup qualifiers were postponed by FIFA because of turmoil in its capital.

Yugoslavia was to have played Russia Saturday and the Faeroe Islands Oct. 11, both in Belgrade.

FIFA, soccer's governing body, said the games were postponed indefinitely, but Branko Bulatovic, secretary of the Yugoslav Football Association, said the game against Russia was rescheduled for Nov. 15 and the game against the Faeroe Islands was reset for April 25.

Tensions are high in the Yugoslav capital and throughout the country because of strikes and road blockades organized by opponents of President Slobodan Milosevic, who refuses to recognize an apparent electoral defeat.

European ruling body UEFA last month ordered Red Star Belgrade to play the home leg of its UEFA Cup match against England's Leicester City in Vienna.

One game one too many for Inter Milan's Lippi

Marcello Lippi was fired as coach of Italian club Internationale of Milan, two days after a season-opening 2-1 loss to Reggina.

In August, Inter was eliminated by Sweden's Helsingborgs during qualifying for the European Champions Cup. Last season, Inter finished fourth in the Italian League.

Lippi, who led Juventus of Turin to three Italian titles and a European Cup championship, was hired by Inter Milan 16 months ago. He criticized his players after Sunday's loss at Reggina, saying he was "ashamed to present a team that plays ... without heart."

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