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St. Louis FC v Phoenix Rising FC

Midfielder Lewis Hilton (left), shown in a match last season at Soccer Park in Fenton, scored St. Louis FC's only goal Wednesday in a loss to Loudoun United. (Post-Dispatch photo by Chris Lee)

St. Louis FC lost to Loudoun United 4-3 in a United Soccer League Championship match Wednesday night in Leesburg, Va. Elvis Amoh scored the winning goal in stoppage time.

With two games left in the season, STLFC (11-12-9) remains in the ninth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Ten teams make the postseason. Loudoun United is 9-17-6.

STLFC took a 1-0 lead to halftime, on a goal from Lewis Hilton. Down 2-1, the visitors regained the lead on goals by Tyler Blackwood and Hilton during a four-minute stretch in the second half before succumbing. STLFC is 3-10-3 in league road games this season.

In its final regular-season home game, STLFC meets Eastern Conference-leading Pittsburgh (17-4-11) at 7:30 p.m.  Saturday. (Joe Lyons)

Kohnen wins marathon in Minnesota: Julia Kohnen, a former soccer and basketball standout at Incarnate Word Academy, won the Twin Cities Marathon in Minnesota over the weekend, posting a personal-best time of 2:31.29. It's one of the best 20 times this year by an American woman, as Kohnen continues to train for the U.S. Olympic Trials to be held in Atlanta in February. (Joe Lyons)

Djokovic ousts Shapolalov: Novak Djokovic opened his title defense at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament by beating Denis Shapovalov 6-3, 6-3 to reach the third round. Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas also advanced.

• Fifteen-year-old Coco Gauff reached her first Women's Tennis Association quarterfinal when Kateryna Kozlova retired in the third set of their second-round match at the Upper Austria Ladies in Linz, Austria.

• Spain's Andres Gimeno, the 1972 French Open champion, has died at age 82. (AP)

Russians win team gold: Russia shrugged off nearly 30 years' worth of pressure to win its first men's team gymnastics world title since the Soviet era. A year after losing to China by less than five-hundredths of a point, Russia took advantage of a crucial fall by a Chinese gymnast to turn the tables in Stuttgart, Germany. Japan won the bronze, while the U.S. team finished fourth. (AP)

Third colt dies at Keeneland: A colt was fatally injured Wednesday at Keeneland in a crash during a 1-mile turf race that also left his jockey, Adam Breschizza, with an injured left clavicle. The death of Triggerman is the track's third since the fall meet opened Friday at the track in Lexington, Ky. On Friday, filly Stella D'Oro was euthanized after sustaining a "catastrophic injury" in the fourth race. Fast Dreamer was vanned off after the fifth race with an injured right front leg and was euthanized. (AP)