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Perth go six points clear after City win Melbourne derby SYDNEY: A stoppage time goal from Erik Paartalu gave City the spoils in a frenetic Melbourne derby that prevented Victory from closing on A-League leaders Perth Glory in Round 11 action over the weekend.The tall midfielder rose at the near post after 91 minutes of deadlock at the Rectangular Stadium on Saturday to head home Mate Dugandzic's cross and send half of the 26,372 crowd into frenzied celebration.The win handed Kevin Muscat's Victory side their first defeat of the season and Perth took full advantage, opening up a six-point gap at the top of the table with a 4-1 home win over Central Coast Mariners.Ireland international striker Andy Keogh grabbed his seventh goal of the season and Chris Harold a brace as the Glory thrashed the hapless Mariners for their ninth win in 11 games.The standout goal of the night, though, came from 17-year-old Danny De Silva, whose flick, swivel ...

Late lapse highlights problems facing Moyes at Sociedad BARCELONA: Real Sociedad were left frustrated after a late Levante penalty denied them a first league away win of the season on Saturday with their inability to hold on to the lead a further indication of the tough job facing coach David Moyes.The former Everton and Manchester United manager had urged his players to become stronger mentally if they wanted to pick up a first away win since April and start moving up the table ...

Adidas sells more than 3 million Germany soccer shirts FRANKFURT: Sportswear firm Adidas has sold more than 3 million Germany soccer shirts in the past year, with demand boosted by the national team's victory at the World Cup tournament in July, its chief executive told a German magazine published on Sunday.That is twice as many as it sold when the World Cup was held in Germany in 2006 and more than 10 times as many as after the 2010 tournament, helped by demand from ...

Australian A-League results SYDNEY: Results of Australian A-League matches played on Sunday:Sydney FC 0 Wellington Phoenix 2 (Burns 73, 81)Saturday:Melbourne City 1 (Paartalu 90) Melbourne Victory 0Perth Glory 4 (Harold 33, 78, Keogh 35, de Silva 71) Central Coast Mariners 1 (Simon 49)Friday:Newcastle Jets 2 (Neville 49, Neumann 81) Adelaide United 1 (Goodwin 69)Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference, points):Perth Glory 11 9 1 1 21 11 10 28Melbourne Victory 11 6 4 ...

Dhoni says India not far off away Test wins BRISBANE: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it's just a matter of time before results go their way.The Indians lost by four wickets to Australia in Saturday's second Test in Brisbane after going down all guns blazing by 48 runs chasing 364 in the opening Adelaide Test.While India have been in contention in both Tests, the Australians have won the key moments ...

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with 'mild' pneumonia LOUISVILLE: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was in stable condition after being hospitalized with a "mild" case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said Saturday night.The 72-year-old Ali was admitted Saturday and isn't expected to remain in the hospital long, Gunnell said."He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected," he said.Gunnell said Ali is being treated by a "team of doctors" ...

Portuguese league results LISBON: Portuguese league results on Saturday:Estoril 1 (Kleber 74) Vitoria Guimaraes 0.FridayFC Porto 4 (Quaresma 22-pen, J. Martinez 26, Brahimi 88, Danilo 90+4-pen) Vitoria Setubal 0.SundayMoreirense v Boavista, Arouca v Marítimo Funchal, Academica Coimbra v Penafiel, Benfica v Gil Vicente, Nacional v Sporting Lisbon.MondaySporting Braga v Paços de Ferreira, Rio Ave v Belenenses.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014


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