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Texas Survives Blocked Kick, and Notre Dame – New York Times

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England forward Wayne Rooney, center, being tackled by Slovakia’s Marek Hamsik, left, and Jan Gregus. Credit Joe Klamar/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Tyrone Swoopes scored on a lunging 6-yard touchdown run in the second overtime on Sunday, giving Texas a 50-47 victory over No. 10 Notre Dame in Austin, Tex.

The freshman Shane Buechele started at quarterback, but Swoopes, a senior, played a huge role in Texas’ running game with two scores and big runs that punished Notre Dame defenders in overtime. Buechele was impressive, with 280 yards passing and two long touchdown throws.

Texas went ahead by 37-35 on D’Onte Foreman’s 18-yard touchdown run before Notre Dame blocked the extra point. Shaun Crawford returned it for a 2-point score that tied the game with about four minutes left.

SOCCER

Rooney Ends Beckham’s England Reign

Wayne Rooney, playing in a 1-0 win over Slovakia in a World Cup qualifier Sunday, surpassed David Beckham for most games played for England by a nongoalie. Adam Lallana’s shot went through goalkeeper Matus Kozacik’s legs in the fifth minute of stoppage time in Trnava, Slovakia.

Rooney, 30, made his 116th international appearance in Sam Allardyce’s first game as England’s coach. England’s overall appearance record is 125, by keeper Peter Shilton.

MORE WORLD CUP QUALIFYING Thomas Müller helped Germany begin its World Cup title defense with a 3-0 win over Norway in Oslo, scoring twice with one assist. Two second-half goals by Kazakhstan’s Sergei Khizhnichenko erased Poland’s lead in a 2-2 draw in Astana, Kazakhstan.

BASEBALL

Pitcher’s Skull Fractured by Line Drive

Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker was hospitalized with a small skull fracture and a small hematoma during the team’s 4-2 win over the host Seattle Mariners. After turning his head just enough to avoid taking Kyle Seager’s 105-mile-per-hour line drive directly to the face, he stumbled before falling to the infield grass.

KERSHAW NEARS RETURN Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers’ ace, is scheduled to pitch Friday at Miami after spending more than two months on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his lower back. Kershaw is 11-2 with a 1.79 E.R.A.

AROUND THE MAJORS Eduardo Rodriguez’s no-hit bid for the Boston Red Sox was ended by a replay reversal with two outs in the eighth in a 1-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics. Jose Abreu hit two three-run homers as the visiting Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins, 13-11, in 12 innings. Russell Martin hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth as the visiting Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3. Jason Heyward hit a tying single in the ninth and the winning single in the 13th as the host Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants, 3-2.

PRO FOOTBALL

Cowboys Sign Sanchez to Back Up Rookie

The Cowboys signed Mark Sanchez to a one-year contract and waived Jameill Showers in a swap of backup quarterbacks behind the rookie starter Dak Prescott.

Prescott, a fourth-round pick, had a strong preseason after Kellen Moore broke his right ankle in training camp. Tony Romo remained on the active roster amid uncertainty on how long he would be out with a broken bone in his back.

AUTO RACING

Dixon Records 40th Career IndyCar Win

Fastest in every practice and fastest in qualifying, Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, N.Y., with a dominant drive, leading for all but 10 of the 60 laps.

Dixon was flawless, saving enough fuel over the final laps to win by 16.5 seconds. It was his 40th victory over all, moving Dixon into fourth place on the career list.

Simon Pagenaud finished seventh and increased his lead over Will Power to 43 points with one race remaining. They are the only drivers still in contention for the title.

TRUEX HOLDS OFF HARVICK Martin Truex Jr. took the lead with 28 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick on the final restart to win Nascar’s Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. Harvick had the dominant car — he led for 214 of 367 laps — but was hurt by slow pit stops.

GOLF

A Nine-Birdie Day for a First-Time Winner

Caroline Masson broke out of a star-filled pack to win the L.P.G.A. Manulife Classic in Cambridge, Ontario, for her first tour title. Masson rebounded from an opening double bogey to make nine birdies in a five-under-par 67. She beat the third-round leader Mi Hyang Lee, Minjee Lee and Karine Icher by one stroke, finishing at 16-under 272.

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