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African champions Mazembe disqualified

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Title holders Tout Puissant Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo were disqualified from the African Champions League on Saturday for fielding an ineligible player. A Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement said a complaint by Simba of Tanzania against Mazembe using defender Janvier Bokungu in a second round tie had been upheld. Mazembe eliminated Simba, an...Full Story »

Toure the hero as Manchester City win FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City ended their 35-year trophy drought here Saturday, beating Stoke 1-0 to clinch the FA Cup final at Wembley. Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure was the hero once again for City, rifling in a shot on 74 minutes to settle a largely one-sided encounter. The win gave City their first piece of silverware since their victory in the 1976 League Cup final at Wembley and ...Full Story »

Leonardo lauds positive Inter season

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Inter Milan coach Leonardo insisted his team have had a positive season despite surrendering the Serie A title and Champions League crown. Having won the treble last season under Jose Mourinho Inter can only retain the Italian Cup in this campaign. They play Palermo in the final on May 29 but before then have two more league matches to play to try and at least secure second place....Full Story »

Hamilton down with a whimper

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

GLASGOW (AFP) - Relegated Hamilton signed off their disastrous Scottish Premier League season with a 2-1 defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Saturday. Richie Foran headed Inverness into the lead against the run of play right on the stroke of half-time before Simon Mensing levelled matters shortly after the break with his own header from a corner. Adam Rooney restored Inverness' lead with...Full Story »

Frankfurt relegated after 3-1 defeat to Dortmund

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AP)—Eintracht Frankfurt was relegated from the Bundesliga with a 3-1 defeat at champion Borussia Dortmund on the last day of the season Saturday, while Wolfsburg ensured survival with a 3-1 win at Hoffenheim. Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 1-1 at Hamburger SV to finish 16th and goes into a two-game playoff with the third-place team from division two. An own goal from FreiburgR...Full Story »

Alloa Athletic 0 : 0 Annan Athletic - Annan book final spot

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA

Annan held off an second-leg onslaught from Alloa in the Second Division play-off to earn a goalless draw which sent them through to the final. Athletic took a 2-1 aggregate lead into the Recreation Ground clash following their first-leg victory on Wednesday and they held firm to set up a final clash with Albion Rovers. Alloa were desperate to get back on level terms and started quickly with J...Full Story »

Ayr Utd. 3 : 3 Forfar Athletic - Ayr seal final spot

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA

Ayr progressed into the First Division Play-off final with a 7-4 aggregate win following a 3-3 draw with Forfar. The home side twice went ahead through Michael Moffat and Scott McLaughlin before been pegged back by strikes from Dale Hilson and Barry Sellars. Two penalties in the final minute from Ross Campbell and Alan Trouten saw the game finish as a draw. Ayr led after 11 minutes when Moffa...Full Story »

Albion Rovers FC 2 : 0 Queen's Park - Gemmell at the double for Albion

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by PA

John Gemmell bagged a brace as a 2-0 win earned Albion a place in the Second Division play-off final at the expense of Queens Park. Albion, who had finished second in the Third Division, almost led in the opening seconds but Ciaran Donnelly`s close-range effort from Steve Canning`s free-kick whistled past the post. Queens Park`s response came from Michael Daly but his right-foot shot from 18 y...Full Story »

Cowdenbeath 0 : 2 Brechin City - City seal final spot

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Brechin moved into the First Division Play-Off final with a 4-2 aggregate victory over Cowdenbeath following a 2-0 win. Late goals from James Redman and Craig Molloy saw the visitors advance comfortably and relegate Cowdenbeath in the process. Brechin almost opened the scoring after 66 minutes but Molloy fired Jordan Kirkpatrick's corner against the bar from 12 yards. Steven Crawford could ha...Full Story »

Blackpool 4 : 3 Bolton Wanderers - Seasiders have fighting chance

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by PA

Blackpool gave themselves a fighting chance of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League by coming out on top of a seven-goal thriller against Bolton. There were four goals in the opening 24 minutes alone, with Kevin Davies putting Bolton ahead and then Matthew Taylor equalising after DJ Campbell and Jason Puncheon had netted for the Seasiders. Campbell grabbed his second just befor...Full Story »

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