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Sunderland wins 3-0 as strikers all deliver

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SUNDERLAND (AP)—Sunderland eased to a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Saturday with goals from Danny Welbeck, Darren Bent and Asamoah Gyan securing a sixth home win of the season. After failing to score from 34 attempts in Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat against Blackpool, on-loan Manchester United striker Welbeck opened the scoring in only the 11th minute. Bent scored his eighth league goal of th...Full Story »

West Ham tame Wolves to climb out of bottom three

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - West Ham United climbed out of the relegation zone and into 15th place after a crucial 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Wolves at Upton Park on Saturday. Avram Grant's side started 2011 at the bottom of the Premier League but the Hammers will be hoping this New Year's Day win proves the turning point in their dispiriting campaign. They were gifted the lead through Ronald Zubar's...Full Story »

Hearts maintain slim title hopes with 1-0 win

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—Hearts maintained their slim hopes of winning the Scottish Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Edinburgh rival Hibernian on Saturday. With leader Celtic and defending champion Rangers not in action until Sunday, third-place Hearts moved to within three points of the top after Kevin Kyle scored for a fourth straight match. The Scotland international headed in...Full Story »

Gareth Bale gives Tottenham 1-0 win over Fulham

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Gareth Bale’s lightning reflexes gave Tottenham a 1-0 win over Fulham that extended his team’s perfect form over Christmas and New Year. The Wales winger reacted brilliantly to flick Rafael van der Vaart’s free-kick strike past goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer three minutes before halftime on Saturday. Spurs missed plenty of chances to add to their lead but still n...Full Story »

Man City beats Blackpool 1-0 in Premier League

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—Adam Johnson scored in the first half and Manchester City held on to beat Blackpool 1-0 Saturday despite Carlos Tevez missing a penalty. Johnson put the host ahead in the 34th with a low shot after Blackpool failed to clear a corner. Tevez then had a chance to double the lead just three minutes later but sent his spot kick wide left. Tevez wasted a number of othe...Full Story »

Hernandez gives Man United 2-1 win at West Brom

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP)—Javier Hernandez scored with 15 minutes left Saturday to give Manchester United a 2-1 win at West Bromwich Albion, which dominated the perennial Premier League power and missed a second-half penalty. James Morrison had equalized Wayne Rooney’s first goal from open play since March but West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie hit a penalty well wide of goal. We...Full Story »

Kuwait warms up for Asian Cup with win over Zambia

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

CAIRO (AP)—Kuwait warmed up for next week's Asian Cup with a 4-0 friendly win over Zambia on Friday. Kuwait dominated from the start, and scored all of its goals in the first half. Youssef Nassir opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, followed a minute later by Fahad al-Inizi’s first goal. Badr al-Mutawa made it 3-0 in the 29th, before al-Inizi netted his second of the night to c...Full Story »

Egyptian rivals Ahly, Zamalek draw dull Cairo derby

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Arch Egyptian rivals Al-Ahly and Zamalek drew 0-0 this weekend at Cairo Stadium in the biggest African club football derby. The result left the pacesetting 'White Knights' of Zamalek six points clear of the fourth placed 'Red Devils' of Ahly 14 rounds into the 16-club national championship. Zamalek, seeking to end a six-season Ahly monopoly of the league, have 31 points ...Full Story »

Wenger challenges Arsenal to seize title momentum

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Arsene Wenger has challenged his Arsenal players to bounce back from their disappointment at Wigan and seize the momentum in the Premier League title race. Wenger's side squandered a chance to go into 2011 level on points with leaders Manchester United after a late own goal from Sebastien Squillaci condemned the Gunners to a frustrating 2-2 draw against Wigan on Wednesday. The n...Full Story »

Former Argentina captain Ayala retires

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Former Argentina captain Roberto Ayala, his country's second most-capped player, has told his club that he is retiring, according to Argentine media reports. The reports said the former Napoli, AC Milan, Valencia and Real Zaragoza player had informed Racing Club of his decision on Thursday, although Ayala has not made any public comment himself. Ayala, 37, wo...Full Story »

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