MLS Soccer

U.S. loses to Denmark, 3-1

The United States finished its 2009 schedule with a 3-1 loss to host Denmark in Aarhus, its second straight defeat.

Jeff Cunningham gave the U.S. the lead with a 26th-minute goal, but substitutes Johan Absalonsen, Soren Rieks and Martin Bernburg beat goalkeeper Brad Guzan in the first 10 minutes of the second half.

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The LPGA Tour has announced a 2010 schedule that has 24 tournaments – 13 of them in the United States – to give the tour its smallest schedule in nearly 40 years. The 2010 season starts in Thailand on Feb. 18, with the first tournament in the U.S. coming March 25 at La Costa, Calif. … Left wing Ryan Smyth could be out of the Los Angeles Kings’ lineup for a month because of an upper body injury. Smyth has nine goals and 14 assists in his first 22 games with the Kings Smyth didn’t return after the second period of an NHL game at Florida on Monday.

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