Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the fifth inning, and Tokyo beat Chula Vista 6-4 on Sunday to win the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.
Giancarlo Cortez had a two-run single and Grant Holman an RBI single for Chula Vista, which beat Belmont Redwood Shores in the Western Regional title game in San Bernardino.
Trailing 4-3 entering the fifth, Japan tied it on Shunpei Takagi's second homer of the game and won it on Hirooka's hit.
Holman, who pitched a no-hitter earlier in the World Series, threw 82 pitches in the first three innings. Not a good omen with a maximum of 85 allowed and Nick Mora, the hero of Saturday's win over Connecticut, ineligible to pitch. Ricky Tibbert relieved Holman in the fourth inning.
Eddie Johnson flicked a header past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts off a free kick in the 60th minute, and Seattle (11-8-4) made Clint Dempsey's home debut memorable with a 1-0 win over Portland (9-4-12) before the second-largest, stand-alone crowd in MLS history. The 67,385 trailed only the first home game for the Los Angeles Galaxy in 1996 that drew 69,255.
Sebastian Vettel overtook Lewis Hamilton on the first lap and comfortably held on to win the Belgian Grand Prix and extend his points lead. Vettel finished 16.8 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso in the 44-lap race at the 4.352-mile circuit in Spa. Hamilton was third. It was Vettel's fifth win of the season and 31st overall. The Red Bull driver is bidding for a fourth straight Formula One title.
Olympic short track medalist Simon Cho received a two-year suspension after admitting he tampered with the skates of Canadian Olivier Jean in 2011. Cho won't be eligible for the 2014 Sochi Games as the suspension runs through Oct. 4, 2014.
American Tejay van Garderen won the USA Pro Challenge, finishing in the main pack in the 72.4-mile stage in Denver. The BMC rider finished 90 seconds ahead of Mathias Frank in the seven-stage race. He also won the Amgen Tour of California winner in May.
Game On Dude, ridden by Martin Garcia, posted an 8½-length win in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. The 6-year-old gelding, trained by Bob Baffert and co-owned by Joe Torre, ran 1¼ miles in 2:00.69. Game On Dude paid $5.40 as the 8-to-5 favorite. Garcia was a replacement for Joel Rosario, who broke his foot in a spill Friday at Saratoga (N.Y.). Martin also won the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes aboard Fed Biz.
Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Whitney Pavlik won the AVP Tour's Manhattan Beach Open, beating Brooke Sweat and Jennifer Fopma 20-22, 17-21.