Gatlin beats Ashmeade
LINZ, Austria (AP):American sprinter Justin Gatlin overcame the rain and a challenge by Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade to win the 100 metres at the Gugl Games yesterday.
Gatlin, beaten for the world title by Usain Bolt in Moscow this month, clocked 10.08 seconds to beat Ashmeade by 0.09. Keston Bledmann of Trinidad and Tobago trailed Gatlin by 0.19 in third.
Barbara Pierre won the 100 ahead of Charonda Williams and Alexandra Anderson to lead an American sweep in the women's event.
United, Chelsea draw 0-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP):Wayne Rooney's headline-grabbing presence couldn't inspire Manchester United to victory in David Moyes' first home game in charge as Chelsea grounded out a 0-0 draw yesterday in the Premier League's first blockbuster match of the season.
Rooney, the subject of two bids from Chelsea over the summer, played the full 90 minutes in his first start of this season and was one of the few standout performers in a disappointing match at Old Trafford that failed to live up to its billing.
Fiorentina open with 2-1 win
FLORENCE, Italy (AP):
Fiorentina opened its Serie A season in style, beating Catania 2-1 Monday, with goals from Giuseppe Rossi and David Pizarro.
United States-born forward Rossi put the Tuscan squad ahead in the 14th minute with his first goal after two years of injuries, slotting in a shot from the centre of the area following a cross from Juan Cuadrado.
Pablo Barrientos equalized in the 22nd after taking advantage of a defensive error by Pizarro, who then made up for the mistake by putting Fiorentina back ahead in the 28th, dribbling by a defender before launching in a shot from the edge of the area.
Fiorentina finished fourth last season, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the Champions League, and the Viola are aiming to enter the top competition this time around.
Wells not for sale
Bradford City say their record-breaking Bermudian striker Nahki Wells is not for sale.
Wells, 23, took his season's tally to six goals - including five in League One - on Saturday when he netted in each half as promoted Bradford beat Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United 2-0 at Valley Parade.
In the process, the prolific Bermuda international broke an old record by becoming the first player in Bradford's history to score in eight successive matches.
Just a week before the transfer window closes, Bradford's assistant manager Steve Parkin insists Wells is not available.
Blame me - Sarwan
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):
Captain Ramnaresh Sarwan says he has taken responsibility for Guyana Amazon Warriors loss to Jamaica Tallawahs in the finals of the Inaugural Caribbean Premier League on Saturday night.
Tallawahs triumphed by seven wickets at the Queen's Park Oval as the curtains came down on the CPL amidst celebrations and fireworks.
Sarwan has been criticised for promoting Denish Ramdin and tailender Sunil Narine up the batting order ahead of James Franklin.