Aurelien Collin scored the equalizer in the second half of the MLS Cup, then made the deciding penalty kick to give host Sporting Kansas City a win Saturday over Real Salt Lake.

Alvaro Saborio scored for Real Salt Lake in the 52nd minute, but Collin answered in the 76th minute.

It remained that way through regulation and 30 minutes of overtime, and then the teams engaged in the longest penalty-kick shootout in championship history -- one that both sides had chances to win before Collin's shot and Jimmy Nielsen's save on Lovel Palmer gave Sporting KC the 7-6 victory.

"I never think penalty kicks are the best way to end a game, but you can't just keep going," said Sporting KC manager Peter Vermes, who was on the team known then as the Kansas City Wizards that won the 2000 title.

It was the coldest MLS Cup in history with a game-time temperature of 22 degrees and a wind chill of 12.

  • FIFA switched the starting times of seven World Cup matches, including U.S. vs. Portugal on June 22 in Manaus, Brazil. The international players' union pressed FIFA to avoid the earliest kickoffs in the hottest and most humid weather. The U.S.-Portugal game was moved from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. local time.

    Baseball

    The New York Yankees announced the completion of a seven-year deal with free-agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and a one-year contract for returning starter Hiroki Kuroda. Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, agreed to a $153 million deal Tuesday. It includes a $21 million team option for the 2021 season, with a $5 million buyout. He joins a crowded outfield that will include Carlos Beltran, who agreed Friday to a three-year, $45 million deal, according to sources. Kuroda's deal is for $16 million.

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of free-agent Brian Wilson to a $10 million, one-year deal. The contract includes an $8.5 million player option for 2015. The former Giants closer joined the Dodgers midway through last season after a second elbow surgery.

  • Houston and former Miami reliever Chad Qualls agreed to a two-year deal.

    Winter sports

    Saying she felt "much more like myself" than in her season debut a day earlier, Lindsey Vonn placed 11th in a World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alberta. The 2010 Olympic downhill champion is coming back from reconstructive surgery on her right knee in February. She finished in 1 minute, 56.35 seconds. Maria Hoefl-Riesch won in 1:55.09. Temperature at the finish line was minus-15 degrees. Vonn placed 40th in Friday's downhill.

  • The U.S. women's bobsled team swept the podium at a World Cup race in Park City, Utah. Elana Meyers and Aja Evans won, and Jamie Greubel and Lolo Jones tied for second with Jazmine Fenlator and Lauryn Williams. Americans Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Chris Fogt and Steve Langton won the four-man race.

    Boxing

    Felix Sturm (38-3-2) stopped Darren Barker (26-2) in the second round to take the Briton's IBF middleweight title in Stuttgart, Germany.