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Man City starts well, Leicester falls

LONDON — Pep Guardiola's first match in charge of Manchester City ended with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, just hours after the new English Premier League season got under way with a shocking defeat for champion Leicester City at Hull.

With $200 million spent on new players and Guardiola arriving from Bayern Munich to manage an already impressive lineup, City is the hot favorite to win the league this season.

But instead of making a stylish debut against modest opposition, Guardiola's team needed an 87th minute own-goal by Sunderland defender Paddy McNair to win.

"It was tough for everybody, and that is why the people says the Premier League is tough," Guardiola said. "We were constant, and we deserved the victory."

At least that was better than Leicester's outcome at Hull, where the champions were left stunned by a 2-1 defeat to a newly promoted team.

Also, West Brom won 1-0 at Crystal Palace, Swansea City won 1-0 at promoted Burnley and there were three 1-1 ties — Tottenham at Everton, Stoke City at promoted Middlesbrough and Watford at Southampton.

Rowdies FALL: Tampa Bay lost 3-2 at New York, squandering a 2-0 first-half lead in an NASL match. The Cosmos were awarded two penalty kicks and converted both, then defender David Diosa scored the winner in second-half stoppage time. "I'm devastated," Rowdies coach Stuart Campbell said. "I'm devastated for the players, coaches, and everyone associated with the Rowdies organization. We played a good match and came away with nothing." Midfielder Joe Cole and newcomer PC, a forward, scored for the Rowdies (2-4-2 in the fall season, 6-6-6 overall).

MLS: Each team scored in second-half stoppage time as host Columbus tied New York City 3-3. David Villa converted a penalty kick in the 92nd minute to give New York City the lead, but Ethan Finley tied it again on the last kick in the 95th minute.

Horses

Mondialiste wins at Arlington

Irish-bred Mondialiste, a 6-year-old, won the Grade 1 Arlington Million in Arlington Heights, Ill., earning a berth into the Breeders' Cup. Daniel Tudhope guided the bay horse through a threewide finish to edge Kasaqui by a neck. Mondialiste, the son of Galileo, paid $10.80, $6.40 and $4.80. Kasaqui of Argentina returned $13.20 and $9.40, and Irish-bred Deauville paid $7.00 to show in the 11/4-mile turf race. Also on the card, France's Sea Calisi won the $700,000 Beverly D. for fillies, and Beach Patrol took the $450,000 Grade 1 Secretariat for 3-year-olds.

Et cetera

Ex-NFL player shines back home: Former 49ers running back Jarryd Hayne kicked a field goal with eight seconds left to give Gold Coast a 19-18 win over the Wests Tigers in the Australian's second match back in the National Rugby League.

Obituary: Peter Finney, a sports writer whose award-winning career in New Orleans spanned nearly 70 years, died Saturday. He was 88. His longtime former employer, nola.com/the Times-Picayune, reported that he died at his New Orleans home.

Times wires

Sports in brief 08/13/16 [Last modified: Saturday, August 13, 2016 11:17pm]
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