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bradley first american manager to win epl game

SWANSEA, Wales — After a difficult introduction to English Premier League management, Bob Bradley's wait for a win is over. On Saturday, Bradley became the first American manager to win an EPL game.

Swansea's players couldn't achieve it the easy way for their trailblazing coach.

In the sixth game of his tenure, Swansea lost a 3-1 lead against Crystal Palace to head into stoppage time trailing 4-3. Swansea's Fernando Llorente scored twice to complete a 5-4 victory that lifted the south Wales club out of the bottom of the standings.

"The character of the players came through," Bradley said. "It's been a difficult season so far, there have been a lot of things that just didn't bounce the right way."

Swansea (9 points) climbed off the bottom of the 20-team standings and Palace is two points ahead in 16th. Bradley, 58, took over on Oct. 15, replacing Francesco Guidolin. Swansea is 1-3-2 under Bradley and 2-8-3 overall.

Chelsea gained its seventh straight win and leads the league with 31 points after beating visiting Tottenham 2-1. Both Liverpool and Manchester City remain a point behind Chelsea. Host Liverpool shut out Sunderland 2-0 and Manchester City won at Burnley 2-1.

BASEBALL

Report: Braves sign former Ray Rodriguez

Former Rays utility player Sean Rodriguez and the Braves agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract, the Associated Press reported. Rodriguez, 31, hit .270 with 18 homers and 56 RBI for the Pirates last season. He played with the Rays from 2010-14.

GOLF

American team trails by four in World Cup

Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Thorbjorn Olesen maintained their lead at the World Cup with 2-under 70 in the third round at Melbourne, Australia. The Danes, who took the lead in Friday's fourball competition, are 14-under 202. Americans Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker were one of only two teams to break 70, shooting 3-under 69 to advance to second place at 10-under 206 and into the last pairing for today's round. On whether the Danes will feel extra pressure playing alongside the Players Championship winner (Fowler) and the PGA champion (Walker), Kjeldsen said, "They're not going to play my Srixon or Thorbjorn's Titleist."

AUTOS

Hamilton wins pole for Formula One finale

Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched the pole at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to keep the pressure on Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg for the series title. Hamilton (1 minute, 38.755 seconds) edged Rosberg by .303 seconds at the United Arab Emirates track to take his career-best 12th pole of the season and 61st of his career. Rosberg (369 points) leads Hamilton (355) entering today's season-ending race.

TENNIS

Croatia closing in on second Davis Cup

Croatia needs one more point today to win its second Davis Cup title after winning the doubles against Argentina. Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig defeated Juan Martin Del Potro and Leonardo Mayer 7-6 (6-2), 7-6 (6-4), 6-3 for a 2-1 lead over Argentina in the final at Zagreb, Croatia. Cilic can secure the decisive point against Del Potro in the first reverse singles. If Del Potro wins, Croatia's Ivo Karlovic and Argentina's Federico Delbonis will decide the final. Croatia's only Davis Cup title was in 2005. Argentina is the only team in the Cup's 116-year history to have reached four previous finals and not won.

ET CETERA

HORSES: Connect beat Divining Rod by a head at the end of a stretch duel in the $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The time was 1:35.34 in the final Grade 1 stakes of the year in New York. Connect earned $300,000 for the win, lifting his career earnings to $1.25 million for owner Paul Pompa.

CFL: The Calgary Stampeders face the Ottawa Redblacks today in the 104th Grey Cup in Toronto to decide the Canadian Football League's season champion.

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Sports in brief 11/26/16 [Last modified: Saturday, November 26, 2016 9:21pm]
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