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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tim Brown Jersey . -- Manchester United thrilled a record crowd with a brilliant opening goal -- and even Cristiano Ronaldos unexpected entrance proved futile for Real Madrid. Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and United beat Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of 109,318 fans at Michigan Stadium. It was the largest crowd to see a soccer game in the United States, breaking the mark of 101,799 set at the Rose Bowl for the 1984 Olympic final. Ronaldo has been recovering from the left leg injury that limited him in the World Cup, but the world player of the year came on surprisingly as a 74th-minute substitute, although he didnt have much impact. "His condition is improving," manager Carlo Ancelotti said. "I think that he needs another week to train with the teammates, and then I think he will be ready for the first game of the season." United remained unbeaten this year in the International Champions Cup, advancing to the final of the preseason tournament under new manager Louis van Gaal. Javier Hernandez added a goal in the second half for the English power. Gareth Bale scored for Real Madrid, but the European champions finished winless in three matches in the event. Although United will play Liverpool in Monday nights final in Miami, this was probably the tournaments marquee match, with two of the games most storied clubs playing at one of the largest and most iconic venues in the U.S. "That was incredible," Uniteds Michael Keane said. "Obviously, it is the biggest crowd Ive ever played in front of, and it is for a friendly in the States. Ive always heard they dont care for our football, but there were 109,000 people out there. Thats pretty crazy anywhere in the world." Youngs first goal was the highlight. Wayne Rooney flicked a clever back-heel to Darren Fletcher, who found Danny Welbeck in the middle, near the edge of the penalty area. Welbeck played Young in on the left, and his low shot beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas. "It was a fantastic goal," van Gaal said. "All the team has touched the ball, I think. Only for that goal, you come to the stadium." Bale equalized in the 27th minute, converting a penalty kick after being pulled down by Keane. Young put United back ahead in the 37th minute, playing a long cross in from the left. Casillas had to maintain his position near the middle of the net because Rooney was a threat to head the ball -- but instead it sailed past the star striker and bounced in at the far post. Hernandez made it 3-1 in the 80th minute, heading past Casillas from close range off a fine cross from Shinji Kagawa. United is hoping to bounce back from a seventh-place finish in England last season -- the team did not even qualify for the second-tier Europa League. Van Gaal is taking over after leading the Netherlands to the semifinals of the World Cup. "Its a new system, and were getting used to it, but were happy with what weve done so far," Young said. "Obviously, it is a great feeling to score two goals, but those were both set up by my teammates. The first one was a beautiful team move." Madrid, meanwhile, won a record 10th European title earlier this year, but Ronaldo and his teammates should be plenty motivated after crosstown rival Atletico Madrid won the league title in Spain. Although Ronaldo played a bit Saturday, several of Ancelottis other stars didnt, including Karim Benzema and newly acquired James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos. "We cant be ready, obviously, the way we are. We have players that just joined up a week ago," Ancelotti said through a translator. "Obviously, the team isnt necessarily accustomed to playing without Cristiano or some other players, but its normal that were going through this." Marshawn Lynch Jersey . You can catch all of the action LIVE on TSN2 at 6pm et/3pm pt. The Heat reached that mark Saturday night when they ruined the Philadelphia 76ers home opener. Amari Cooper Jersey . Anaheim Ducks Reassign D Colby Robak to Norfolk Admirals (AHL). - Team Website D Eric Brewer (foot) removed from injured reserve.ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alex Rios stood in front of an empty bottle of champagne while he answered questions about the first cycle of his career. Hes hoping there might be a few more bottles in the near future for the Texas Rangers. Rios hit for the cycle, Derek Holland struck out nine in his second shutout of the season and the Rangers started their final push for a playoff spot with a 12-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. The Rangers pulled within a game of idle Cleveland for the second AL wild-card berth with six games remaining. They are two games behind wild-card leader Tampa Bay, which beat Baltimore 5-4 on Monday. If they want to celebrate a fourth straight season in the playoffs, the Rangers will have to keep it up in the final two games against the Astros and a four-game finishing series against the Los Angeles Angels -- all at home. "We have to focus on the things that we have to do to win a game at a time," said Rios, who completed the cycle in his only four at-bats and drove in four runs. "It doesnt do any good for us to look at whats happening around us." Rios finished the cycle with a triple to right-centre field in the sixth inning, pulling into third standing up without a throw and later scoring to put Texas up 11-0. He doubled in the first inning, had an infield single in the third and hit his 18th homer for a 9-0 lead in the fourth. He didnt get a chance for a fifth hit. Engel Beltre replaced him in right field in the seventh as one of the mass substitutions in a game that was out of hand early. Both teams used 14 players. "You wish that in your career that you could have done that," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "It worked out perfectly for him. He hit it in the perfect part of the field and with his speed he was able to do it." Holland (10-9) got his 10th win in his ninth try since his last victory on Aug. 4. The left-hander won at home for the first time since May 31. Houston starter Jordan Lyles (7-9) gave up seven hits and seven runs with three walks in three innings. Rios looked like he wantted to get the triple of the way in the first inning, going about 25 feet beyond the bag at second before pulling up on a two-run double. Willie Brown Jersey. He had his fourth RBI on the triple, bringing home Elvis Andrus. The first cycle of Rios career was the seventh in Rangers history. Adrian Beltre was the last to do it, last Aug. 24 against Seattle. It was the third cycle in the majors this year -- Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels on May 21 and the Astros Brandon Barnes on July 19, both against Seattle. "Just a good night at the plate," Rios said. "But the most important thing is that we won tonight." Three of the six singles allowed by Holland didnt leave the infield. Hes a 10-game winner for the third straight season. His other shutout was a two-hitter in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees on June 27. Lyles was gone after a four-run third that ended on a three-run double by Leonys Martin, who was thrown out trying to go to third on a ball that went to the wall near the 407-foot sign in right-centre field. "We always joke about how I dont get much run support," Holland said. "It was good to see those guys do everything they did." The Astros pushed their season strikeout total to 1,477 -- more than 100 ahead of No. 2 Minnesota on that list. Houston locked up its third straight season of at least 106 losses and needs one more to match last years franchise record. "Weve had some rough games," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "They took it to us." NOTES: Rios homer snapped a six-game streak without a long ball for Texas at Rangers Ballpark. ... Astros rookie C Max Stassi rejoined the team in the same ballpark where he was hit by a pitch in the jaw and missed a month with a concussion. Stassi hasnt played since Aug. 21 at Rangers Ballpark, where a pitch from Texas reliever Tanner Scheppers glanced off his left shoulder and hit him in the jaw the day after his major league debut. ... Beltre, Texas leader in average, homers and RBIs, went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts, although he did have a sacrifice fly. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '