The Dallas Morning News

Embattled Toney has goal in Brentford win


LONDON — Brentford strengthen­ed its bid for Europe by winning a feisty west London derby against Fulham 3-2 in the English Premier League on Monday.

Also, striker Ivan Toney improved his season tally to 16 with another spot kick to help sink the Bees’ local rival. Unfortunat­ely for Brentford and Toney, should they succeed in their unlikely bid to reach the Europa League, they may enter it without Toney.

Toney is facing the prospect of a lengthy ban after being charged with 262 alleged breaches of the English Football Associatio­n's gambling laws dating to 2017. But as he promised this week in a social media post questionin­g the confidenti­ality of the FA investigat­ion, Toney is concentrat­ing on his football.

Osasuna missed a chance to move closer to the European places after being held by Celta Vigo to 0-0 in the Spanish league. The setback left Osasuna in eighth place and extended its winless streak at home in the league to three matches.

Cremonese fought back from two goals down and fell short to a stoppage-time winner by Sassuolo for 3-2 in Serie A on Monday.

■ Thriving and facing an opponent in crisis, Benfica couldn’t be in a better position to keep its good run going in the Champions League. The Portuguese side will defend a 2-0 lead from the round-of-16 first leg against Club Brugge at home Tuesday.


Wisconsin fired Tony Granato as men’s hockey coach after a second straight losing season. Granato, a Wisconsin alum, spent 13 seasons as an NHL player and 13 more as either an NHL head or assistant coach.

Tony Rossi, the longest-tenured coach in Division I baseball history at 54 seasons, all at Siena, has announced that he will retire later this month. His retirement will make John Anderson, in his 42nd season all at Minnesota, the longest-tenured active Division I coach.

Iowa taxpayers will pay $2 million to help the University of Iowa athletic department settle a lawsuit brought by former football players who allege racial discrimina­tion existed in coach Kirk Ferentz’s program, a state board decided.

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