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ian record, Zelinka cleared 1.77m.Ennis, meanwhile, has ju

May 29 2014 at 02:07am

LONDON -- Fulham ended a seven-game winless run in the Premier League after Hugo Rodallegas second-half goal delivered a 2-1 win over a lacklustre Newcastle. The Colombia striker scored with a header from a free kick in the 64th minute at Craven Cottage to inflict Newcastles fifth loss in its past six league matches. Fulham was better in the first half and scored through Steve Sidwells tame shot that hit Newcastle defender Mike Williamson and went in off the crossbar in the 18th. Hatem Ben Arfa equalized in the 54th when his shot deflected off John Arn Riise to loop over goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer. Fulham is 13th with 20 points, one position and three points ahead of Newcastle. Fulham defender Sascha Reither made two first-half blocks to deny Fabio Coloccini and Pappiss Cisse. Despite not having scored for 298 minutes before kickoff, Fulham were the better team in the first half, looking lively and allowing off-season signing Dimitar Berbatov to dictate the pace of the play. "Berbatov was special. Everything he seemed to pluck out the sky. When hes in the mood, hes a real problem," Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said. Fulham manager Martin Jol was also complimentary of his striker, and the impact he has on the squad. "He is a quality player. The good thing about my squad is that they recognize that he is the one when Bryan Ruiz isnt there, that is keeping us together in our approach and our playing culture," Jol said. "Although he didnt score, maybe he covered more ground than ever before." More goals should have come followed Sidwells as Berbatov forced a great save from Newcastle keeper Tim Krul when he found himself unmarked in front of goal just minutes after the restart. French winger Hatem Ben Arfa equalized for Newcastle in the 54th minute when he received the ball from Vernon Anita on the edge of the area and his strike took a huge deflection off of John Arne Riise before looping past Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer. The lead was short lived as Chiek Tiote brought down Fulhams Ashkan Dejagah just outside the left-side of the penalty area. The Iranians free kick found the head of an unmarked Rodallega. "The goal was a soft goal to give away. A cheap free kick, and then we didnt defend that situation well at all," Pardew said. "We cant concede soft goals at this level." Centre back Coloccini displayed was unlucky not to score for Newcastle in the 70th minute when his curled shot from the edge of the area beaten Schwarzer, but hit the crossbar. cheap nfl jerseys . The 2008 champion was forced into a final-set tiebreaker after failing to serve out the match. Benneteau only converted three of his 11 break-point chances against the hard-serving Tsonga, who hit a total of 15 aces -- five in each set. wholesale jerseys . The Toronto FC coach had just watched his team concede two late goals Tuesday to fall 3-1 to Mexican giants Santos Laguna in a crucial CONCACAF Champions League match at BMO Field. . Mathews was injured on his first carry of the preseason in the first quarter and did not return to the game. He is expected to have surgery Friday morning and coach Norv Turner said hell be out four to six weeks. wholesale nfl jerseys . -- Rory McIlroy got the start he wanted Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, erasing a three-shot deficit in just five holes. cheap jerseys from china . The 17-year-old forward has a five-game point streak, which includes eight goals and 14 points. Linemate Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for the Mooseheads (14-1-0), who have won 12 straight games, and the two points extended his point streak to 11 games.Two of Canadas best medal hopes got off to very different starts at Olympic Stadium on Day 7, the start of athletics competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kamloops, B.C.s Dylan Armstrong needed a final throw 20.46m to qualify for the final of the mens shot put, after entering his final throw sitting in 15th. He finished seventh overall in qualifying. Meanwhile, Jessica Zelinka sparkled in the opening event of the womens heptathlon, running a personal-best in an early toe-to-toe showdown with gold medal and home nation favourite Jessica Ennis . Armstrong breathed a sigh of relief as he left the circle upon completion of his third attempt. He registered a first throw of 19.99 metres, and faulted on his second attempt, leaving him on the bubble. "Qualifying is always the hardest part, everybody is shaky, tensions are high, everybody is nervous, and I got off to a shaky start," Armstrong said. "I nailed one out there in the end. I got a lot more in the tank, and definitely one to strike one tonight. "To come in here, its a lot bigger, you just have to try and keep cool. The hard part is over now. Im just going to for broke [in the final]." The qualification line was set at 20.65m. Any athlete surpassing that mark automatically advanced to the finals later this evening.Competitors had three throws, and the top 12 advanced. Three of Armstrongs top competitors in the event qualified on their first throw. American Reese Hoffa was through with a distance of 21.36m. Germanys David Storl registered a 21.15m throw and Polands Tomasz Majewski tossed 21.03m. They finished as the top three in qualifying. "There are acouple of good guys out there, but I am one of the favourites," Majewski said. "There is a lot of pressure. The biggest pressure is from myself." Canadian Justin Rodhes final throw haad the distance, but he was called for a fault.dddddddddddd He faulted on each of his three throws, and did not make the final. The final begins this afternoon at 3:30pm et/12:30 pm pt. There is a chance of rain in the evening in London. Regardless, Armstrong knows he will have to improve from qualifying to find the podium. "After how qualifying went, well have to see, I think [to medal], its going to be anywhere from 21.30 to 22 metres," he said. "Ive had thousands of throws leading to this final, the goal is the podium, that would mean everything to me, the City of Kamloops and Canada. The top 10 guys all have medals. I dont know what it will take tonight, whatever it is Ill be in the mix." Zelinka started the heptathlon with a strong second-place finish in the 100m hurdles - only to be overshadowed by another Jessica, as Olympic Stadium erupted. Great Britains Jessica Ennis wowed the home fans, winning the race, and setting a worlds best mark in the process, finishing in a time of 12.54s. Zelinkas time of 12.65s set a personal-best. Ennis earned 1195 points, while Zelinka garnered 1178 points. Brianne Theisen of Humboldt, Sask., finished in sixth, with a time of 13.30s. But the 30-year-old Zelinka slid off the pace in the high jump, failing to clear a height of 1.71m. Upon strking the bar on her final attempt, Zelinka jumped off the mat and screamed in frustration. Her 1.68m clearance got her 830 points. When she set the Canadian record, Zelinka cleared 1.77m.Ennis, meanwhile, has just cleared the 1.86m mark and is still currently jumping.Theisen, 23, among the competitors in Ennis group, finished with a 1.83m height. They have moved on to the high jump competition to wrap up their morning session. The heptathlon continues with with the shot put and 200m in the evening session. WATCH DAY 7 ATHLETICS NOW cheap jerseys ' ' ' 


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