World Cup soccer champion Brazil scored a 2-1 victory in a showdown with European champion Germany in an exhibition match at Stuttgart, Germany. The world's top player, Renaldo, scored the winning goal on a spectacular run with two minutes left.
The Big Ten Conference will have the NIT championship all to itself tonight when Penn State and Minnesota play for the title at Madison Square Garden. The teams split their first two meetings. . . . Tom Penders, who led Texas to the NCAA Tournament in eight of his 10 seasons, is out as Longhorns coach, the Associated Press reported. Penders has been under fire since last week's release of a player's grades to a local radio station. . . . Michigan center Robert Traylor plans to forego his senior season to enter the NBA draft, the Ann Arbor News reported. The 6-8 Traylor averaged 16.2 ppg this year.
A fire at the new home of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman caused up to a quarter of a million dollars in damage, although firefighters in Plano, Texas, took care to save his irreplaceable football memorabilia. . . . Australia's Emma George broke the women's world indoor pole vault record, clearing 14 feet, 11 inches, in a meet in Australia.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL: NIT Tournament final, 7:30 p.m., ESPN; NCAA Slam Dunk and Three-Point Championship, 9:30 p.m., ESPN.
GOLF: The Players Championship, first round, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m., ESPN; Nabisco Dinah Shore, first round, 5 p.m., ESPN2.
MLS: Miami Fusion at Tampa Bay Mutiny, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2.
NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m., Empire.
TENNIS: Lipton Championships, Women's semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN.
NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m., 710.
NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Vancouver Canucks, 10 p.m., 104.1, 710.
SOCCER: Buffalo Blizzard at Milwaukee Wave, 8:05 p.m., 107.7.