Windsor Star

Saints, Lancers open season with victories


Ciociaro Lions undefeated The South Windsor youth soccer club U8 Ciociaro Lions defeated North Toronto 4-3 in penalty kicks on the weekend to win the North Mississaug­a Select tournament.

The Ciociaro Lions went undefeated in exhibition and house league games. AC Milan feeling the heat Pressure continued to build on AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti after Genoa handed the seven-time European champions their second defeat in two games thanks to Giuseppe Sculli’s first-half strike and Diego Milito’s late penalty.

Last term’s runners up AS Roma is also struggling for form being beaten 3-1 at Palermo Saturday. New Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho claimed his first Serie A win when the champions came from behind to defeat Catania at home with 10 men. Schnyder claims Bali crown Switzerlan­d’s Patty Schnyder defeated Austrian teenager Tamira Paszek 6-3, 6-0 Sunday to win the Bali Classic in Bali, Indonesia.

The win was the 500th singles victory of her career and her 11th title, but her first in more than three years. Schnyder took just 67 minutes to overcome her 17-yearold opponent after a difficult start. Simon downs Moya Gilles Simon loves the red clay at the BCR Open.

The second-seeded Simon successful­ly defended his title at the claycourt event Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over No. 6 Carlos Moya in Buchrest, Romania. Forrest regains WBC title Vernon Forrest dominated Sergio Mora from start to finish to regain the WBC light middleweig­ht title Saturday, earning a 118-109, 117- 110, 119- 108 unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Saints earn split Ashish Patel went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Paul Cordi went 1- for- 2, had an RBI and scored a run for the men’s baseball team at St. Clair College in a 3- 2 victory over Durham College in Game 1 of a doublehead­er Saturday in Durham. In Game 2, St. Clair fell 7-1. Anthony Pettica and Michael Cardinale each went 1 for 2 and Derrick Soulliere, who went 1-for-3, had the RBI. Lions 28 Roughrider­s 23 Buck Pierce tossed fourthquar­ter TD passes to Paris Jackson and Geroy Simon to propel the B.C. Lions to a 28-23 triumph over the Saskatchew­an Roughrider­s Saturday at B.C. Place.

Pierce, who finished 18-of-33 for 336 yards, found Simon on a 77-yard scoring strike with 3:24 remaining to give the Lions a 28-16 advantage. Eskimos 38 Tiger-Cats 33 Calvin McCarty ran for a 21-yard TD with 59 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, giving the Edmonton Eskimos a 38-33 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday in Edmonton.

St. Clair opened with a 4-2 win over the Niagara Knights at St. Clair College Saturday in men’s college soccer action. Seimak Roushan scored two goals for the Saints. Rob Malbasic and Josh D’Agnolo had the other goals. The men’s and women’s games against Conestoga Sunday were postponed because of rainy conditions.

The men’s soccer team at the University of Windsor opened their season with a 2-1 victory over Guelph. Steve Alaimo and Mike Watson scored for Windsor. For the women, Sabrina Benardi scored the lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Guelph. Liverpool stuns ManU Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez finally managed a Premier League victory over Manchester United Saturday after Ryan Babel secured a 2-1 victory.

Chelsea is ahead of Liverpool at the top on goal difference after coming from behind to beat Manchester City 3-1 away. Manchester City’s Robinho marked his debut by giving them the lead with a free kick.

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