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Oklahoma City 93Memphis 91
Indiana 102New York 95
Coverage, Page C2
Pittsburgh 5N.Y. Islanders 4 (OT)
Minnesota 3Chicago 2 (OT)
Ottawa 6Montreal 1
Vancouver at San Jose(n)
Coverage, Page C3
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Miami 14Philadelphia 2
Baltimore 8L.A. Angels 4
Washington 6Pittsburgh 2
Oakland 5NY Yankees 4
Minnesota 4Cleveland 2
Toronto 10Seattle 2
Atlanta 9NY Mets 4
Kansas City 6Chi. White Sox 5 (10)
St. Louis 10Milwaukee 1
Cincinnati 7Chicago Cubs 4
Texas 4Boston 3
Tampa Bay 8Colorado 3
Detroit 9Houston 0
San Diego 5Arizona 1
San Francisco 4L.A. Dodgers 3
Coverage, Pages C1, C4, C5
Ricardo Portillo's daughters had begged him to stop refereeing in a soccer league because of the growing risk of violence from angry players.
Now they're faced with planning his funeral after he succumbed to injuries late Saturday that had put him in a coma for a week since a 17-year-old goalie punched him in the head.
Authorities say the teen punched Portillo after the youth was called for a foul and issued a yellow card.
"The suspect was close to Portillo and punched him once in the face as a result of the call," Unified police spokesman Justin Hoyal said in a statement.
The suspect has been booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. Hoyal said authorities will consider additional charges because the 46-year-old Salt Lake City man has died.
Hoyal said an autopsy is planned. No cause of death was released.
Portillo suffered swelling in his brain and had been listed in critical condition, Dr. Shawn Smith said Thursday at the Intermountain Medical Center in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray.
The victim's family spoke publicly of Portillo's plight this past week, but has asked for privacy, Hoyal said.
The unaffiliated soccer league, Liga Continental de Fútbol, updated its Facebook posting Sunday with a tribute to Portillo.
"It was probably a writer out of New York that didn't give me that vote. And we know the history between the Heat and the Knicks, so I get it." -- LeBron James on his near-unanimous selection as the NBA's MVP. Story, Page C2.
In Tuesday's edition, look for Tim Gross' report from the District Three boys' tennis singles championships, Ed Gruver's baseball coverage of Hempfield vs. Warwick and Dave Byrne's story from Donegal vs. Lampeter-Strasburg softball.