A Utah teen accused of punching a soccer referee who later died was charged Wednesday with homicide by assault, which carries a possible prison sentence of up to five years.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said he'll seek to try the teen as an adult in the death of 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo.

The 17-year-old has been in juvenile detention since April 27 when the incident occurred at a recreational-league match. The punch occurred after the teen was issued a yellow card.

  • Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring at the end of the season. "It's the right time," the 71-year-old Scotsman said. Since taking charge at Old Trafford in 1986, Ferguson has won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles. United secured its latest league title two weeks ago.

  • Kenny Cooper scored on a penalty kick in the 77th minute to lift FC Dallas (6-1-3) into a 1-1 MLS tie with Portland (3-1-6). ... Will Bruin had two goals and one assist to lead Houston (6-2-2) to a rainy 4-0 win at D.C. United (1-7-1). ... Thierry Henry scored on a bicycle kick in the 88th minute, and New York (6-4-2) posted a 2-1 MLS win over Montreal (5-2-2). ... Olmes Garcia scored in the 89th minute, and Real Salt Lake (5-4-2) rallied to a 2-1 win over New England (2-4-3).

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    Ronde Barber, 38, is retiring after a 16-year NFL career with Tampa Bay that included a Super Bowl title and five Pro Bowl appearances. Barber, who played cornerback for 15 seasons before moving to safety last year, is the franchise leader in interceptions with 47.

  • A NASCAR appeals panel eased some penalties imposed on Joe Gibbs Racing for having an illegal connecting rod in Matt Kenseth's race-winning engine at Kansas Speedway last month. The part was too light by 3 grams. The points deducted from Kenseth were reduced from 50 to 12. The panel reduced crew chief Jason Ratcliff's suspension from six races to one and eliminated the six-race suspension for Joe Gibbs. It let stand Ratcliff's $200,000 fine.

  • Larry Kehres, who won 11 NCAA Division III football titles at Mount Union (Ohio), is stepping down. Kehres, 63, went 332-24-3 in 27 seasons. He'll remain as athletic director, and his son, Vince, will take over as head coach.

  • Victoria Azarenka smashed her racket and picked up two code violations in a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 loss to Ekaterina Makarova in the Madrid Open. Rafael Nadal spoiled Benoit Paire's 24th birthday by winning 6-3, 6-4.