Karim Benzema scored two second-half goals to lead Spanish soccer power Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy before 38,922 fans Thursday night in Glendale, Ariz.

The match was the first for both teams in the inaugural Guinness International Champions Cup, which features six other teams from Europe.

Angel Di Maria took a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo, who'd gotten past three defenders, and scored the first goal in the 38th minute. Ronaldo left the match at halftime.

Jose Villareal pulled the MLS Galaxy within 2-1 in the 63rd minute.

The Galaxy plays Juventus, and Real Madrid faces Everton. Both games are Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Everton beat Juventus 2-1 on penalty kicks Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Oscar and Eden Hazard scored first-half goals, leading Chelsea to a 2-0 win over Inter Milan before 41,983 in Indianapolis. Chelsea will play A.C. Milan on Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J. Inter Milan will play Valencia, a 2-1 loser to AC Milan last weekend.

Tennis

Olga Puchkova was defaulted by the WTA supervisor at the Citi Open after hitting a line judge in the knee with a ball between points. Puchkova was "sincerely sorry" that she "accidentally" hit the official. "I wasn't looking where the tennis ball would go," said Puchkova, who was trailing Paula Ormaechea 3-6, 6-3, 4-1. In men's play in Washington, Kevin Anderson ousted James Duckworth 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, then beat Mardy Fish 7-6 (2), 6-1. Before that match ended, Fish's withdrawal from next week's event in Montreal was announced. Personal reasons were given.


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  • Ursula Radwanska took advantage of Jelena Jankovic's poor serving for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 second-round win at the Southern California Open in Carlsbad. Radwanska's sister, second-seeded Agnieszka, advanced with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Daniela Hantuchova.

    College basketball

    The NCAA will change the way it selects teams for the men's tournament, adding flexibility in hopes of keeping teams properly seeded. The selection committee voted to change the bracketing principles, chairman Ron Wellman said. In previous years, the committee has had to move a team up or down one or two lines to accommodate rules such as when conference teams can meet in the tournament. The changes won't affect which teams get into the tournament. "The committee spends hours scrubbing the seeds," Wellman said.

  • Oregon State forwards Devon Collier and Eric Moreland were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, coach Craig Robinson said. Collier averaged almost 13 points per game last season, and Moreland averaged nine points and more than 10 rebounds.

  • Authorities say former NBA player and Eastern Washington coach Craig Ehlo was arrested in Spokane in a domestic violence case.

    He resigned at Eastern Washington on July 11. Ehlo, 51, played at Washington State.

    Miscellany

    Montreal (2-3) fired coach Dan Hawkins, ending the former Boise State and Colorado football coach's run with the CFL after five games. General manager Jim Popp will take over as coach. Hawkins replaced Marc Trestman, who left to coach the Chicago Bears. In five seasons, Trestman won two Grey Cups.

  • Lance Armstrong should have his seven Tour de France wins (1999-2005) reinstated because of the prevalence of doping at the time, Jan Ullrich said. "I'd give Armstrong the Tour victories back. ... That's how it was back then," he told Sport Bild magazine." Ullrich, who won the Tour in 1997, placed second to Armstrong three times. He admitted in June that he received blood treatments.