Offbeat England: ManCity wins against Fulham
Across globe, game-day tributes to Diego Maradona
Across the globe, teams paid tribute to Diego Maradona on Saturday with moments of silence before European soccer games and a touching gesture from New Zealand's rugby team. The death of the Argentine great was still being felt three days after he had a heart attack at the age of 60 outside Buenos Aires, where he had been recovering from a brain operation. Manchester City and Burnley players and coaches stood and applauded as a video showed Maradona’s famous solo run and goal for Argentina against England in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup. The “Hand of God” goal was earlier in the game.
Cologne - Manchester City has made the connection to the top group of the English Premier League thanks to a strong Kevin De Bruyne. The former Bundesliga professional was instrumental in the 2-0 (2-0) against Fulham with one goal and one template. Team manager Pep Guardiola's team has 18 points after ten games and jumped at least temporarily to fourth place.
After five minutes the hosts countered, De Bruyne matched Raheem Sterling at the right moment, who took the lead. In the middle of the first half, the Belgian international converted a penalty after Sterling fell (26).
Malan's 55 sets up T20 series victory for England
PAARL, South Africa (AP) — England beat South Africa by four wickets in the second Twenty20 on Sunday to clinch the series as Dawid Malan hit a half-century and captain Eoin Morgan took his team home in a low-scoring game on a difficult pitch at Boland Park in Paarl. Morgan was 26 not out and his partnership of 51 with Malan (55) for the fifth wicket was key in seeing England to victory and a 2-0 lead in the three-game series. England wasMorgan was 26 not out and his partnership of 51 with Malan (55) for the fifth wicket was key in seeing England to victory and a 2-0 lead in the three-game series.
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Dallas Cowboys defenders spearhead decisive win, hope to quiet questions of effort .
The Dallas Cowboys defense used early turnovers and a defensive touchdown against the Bengals to make amends for its disastrous previous outing.Head coach Mike McCarthy felt he had little choice after the Cowboys defense ceded 294 rushing yards and 37 points to Baltimore last Tuesday. In a team meeting Thursday, McCarthy implored his players to look themselves in the mirror and reconsider their definitions of effort and “finish.