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Premiership clubs ousted in Cup
LONDON, England
Premier League clubs Sunderland, Wigan and Derby were knocked out of English soccer's League Cup by lower league teams on Tuesday. Sunderland, which is managed by former Manchester United captain Roy Keane, lost 3-0 at Luton from the third-tier League One, while Wigan was beaten 1-0 by visiting League Championship side Hull. Derby drew 2-2 with Blackpool before losing a penalty shootout 7-6.
Yi signs with Bucks
HONG KONG
China's Yi Jianlian signed a multiyear contract with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks yesterday, putting aside concerns that a move to Wisconsin might not best serve the forward's career prospects and style of play. Since the 2.13-meter Yi was taken by Milwaukee with the sixth selection in the NBA draft in June, the potential move has been fraught with problems.
Dyer faces idle spell
LONDON, England
West Ham has confirmed that midfielder Kieron Dyer fractured both major bones in his lower leg in a League Cup match at Bristol Rovers. Dyer was hurt during a challenge by Rovers defender Joe Jacobson in the first minute of Tuesday's 2-1 win at Memorial Stadium. West Ham said yesterday that it was unclear when the 28-year-old Dyer, who only joined from Newcastle two weeks ago, would be able to return to action.
USA into semis
LAS VEGAS, Nevada
The United States and Argentina clinched semifinal berths in the FIBA Americas 2008 Olympic qualifying tournament Tuesday as they remained unbeaten in the competition. Argentina secured its spot in Saturday's semifinals with a display of offensive depth, cruising past Canada 85-70. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony led the way for the U.S. as it eased past Puerto Rico 117-78.


Updated : 2021-06-13 17:26 GMT+08:00