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MILAN, Italy -- Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi and Inter Milan defender Juan Jesus were each banned for three matches by the Italian league on Monday for punching opponents. Swingman Bob Cousy Jersey . Neither player was punished by the referee during Saturdays 0-0 draw between Roma and Inter but the league judge made his decision based on TV replays. De Rossi landed a fist in the face of Mauro Icardi while jostling for position during the first half, and Jesus made strong contact with Alessio Romagnoli toward the end of the match. As a result, De Rossi was dropped from Italys squad for Wednesdays friendly at Spain. Sassuolo forward Domenico Berardi was also banned for three matches, for elbowing an opponent and drawing a red card less than a minute after he went on in the second half of a 1-0 loss to Parma on Sunday. The incident cost Berardi his place in Italys Under-21 squad. The 19-year-old Berardi scored all four goals in a 4-3 win over AC Milan this season. Robert Parish Celtics Jersey . Replay backed him up. Adeiny Hechavarria immediately followed the ruling with a go-ahead sacrifice fly for the Miami Marlins, who held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday completing a three-game sweep. Jae Crowder Celtics Jersey . Seattle Seahawks superstar Richard Sherman, widely considered to be the leagues top cornerback, is carrying his war of words with Michael Crabtree into the off-season.The New Jersey Devils have acquired F Matt DAgostini and a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2015 from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional fourth- or fifth-round draft pick in 2015. In 16 games for the Blues this season, DAgostini has a goal and an assist. Swingman Marcus Smart Jersey. The 26-year-old has 45 goals and 46 assists in 254 career NHL games across six seasons with the Blues and Montreal Canadiens. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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It shouldnt come as a disappointment anymore for England supporters. Raptors Jersey .  They are used to this.  Losing.  It isnt underachieving when the team isnt good enough.  This is as good as it gets. Whenever Englands Brazilian journey comes to an end (they havent been eliminated, yet) the diehard support and those responsible for overseeing English football will hold on to the positive moments.  Flashes of ability and promise are what constitute hope.  "They werent that bad" is excused as progress.  The play of the likes of Sturridge and Sterling, and the futures of Barkley and Shaw will be used as evidence brighter days ahead.  Yawn. Weve heard this before.  Weve done this song and dance.  The days of a semi-final shoot-out loss in Italia 90 are long gone.  Lets not go back to 1966.  The failures have piled on, one less painful than the next.  Success would be a surprise.  Losses to more intelligent and superior football nations are the expectation.  The English should be immune from the feeling of devastation or outrage.  From a Golden Generation not good enough, to the likes of Rooney, Lampard and Gerrard who have failed to capture the imagination.  Its a vicious cycle of mediocrity.  A 2-1 loss to Uruguay is just the latest chapter.  England was poor.  Nothing new.  The how it happened is what drives home the obvious.  Too weak in too many areas and lacking true top talent to break down their competition.  Out-managed.  Out-witted.  Out-classed. Uruguay only completed a pathetic 64 per cent of passes.  The South Americans struggled in build up and were content to sit back.  It was an astute page out of Italys book from Englands opening match; sit-back and force England to break you down.  Dont get beat for speed.  And counter-attack.  Thats what Uruguay did, and credit for executing.  They got stuck in and remained organized.  Forget basic statistics telling you England dominated possession with Uruguay on the back-foot.  It was calculated.  It worked to perfection.  A basic approach against a basic team.  Simple. The game winning goal incredibly came directly from the Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.  A ball put on the ground and a long ball played out.  Simple to defend, right?  Apparently not.  Edinson Cavani dropped deep all match to expose long-in-the-tooth Steven Gerrard sitting on top of the England backline.  For what the England captain has in experience, he lacks in legs because of the kilometers accumulated.  Cavanis aerial challenge of Gerrard forced a wayward header backwards from the England midfielder.  Luis Suarez, as proper poachers do, tucked in behind the backline looking for an advantage.  He gambled and he won, as Gary Cahill got caught.  Suarez was clinical in finish and again showed his special talent.  A game breaker and match winner, something England doesnt have. Likewise on Suarez opener, he exposed Englands backline.  The Uruguayan number nine did well to create the needed space on the far post behind Phil Jagielka.  The ball played to Suarez by Cavani was all-world.  But it was two Uruguayan players on six England defenders.  Nobody put pressure on the ball.  And to leave Suarez lurking on the far post wasnt good enough.  Not to mention is was a missed tackle by Gerrard in the midfield, leading to the attack.  Two England centre-backs and two mistakes leading to goals conceded.  Cahill and Jagielka are experienced at the position, at least at the club level.  They are the best in the country at the position and they were exposed.  The best England has at an all-important position and not good enough.  Its the same story at the other end of the field.  Not good enough.  Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge are more than fine players.  They are very good.  But they are not at the same levels of other top forwards in this tournament, let alone not the top forwards on their own club teams.  Therein is the difference.  The likes of Rooney and Sturridge require real substance around them to be at their best, and thats fine.  They are better the complimentary piece rather than the focus at this level.  When played appropriately, they can shine.  In this England team, their play often times is representative of the whole.  These are the best England has and they are not good enough. The midfield, a make-shift, comprised of decent parts with no direction on how its supposed to work.  Jordan Henderson had a fine season on a good attacking Liverpool team.  Yet something suggests he has the makings of becoming the next Sinclair, Wright-Phillips, Mills, or Parker – take your pick of the long list of players youll ask, "Did he really play for England?"  Is he really the best England really has?  The rest of the midfield is all over the place.  The left-side exposed defensively and the movement in attack not creative or consistent.  Passing the ball around without purpose wont break down a back line.  Its no surprise this area of the field is stagnant and lacks influence. And the manager, oh the manager.  Roy Hodgson saw fit to keep Englands double-pivot of Gerrard and Henderson on the field in a game begging for attacking players to breakdown the Uruguayan defensive wall.  Comically, two holding players were preferable to keeping on Sterling or Welbeck, or even throwing on a Rickie Lambert until after England went down.  The options at Hodgson arent flattering.  But neither were the tactics. The very least Hodgson could have done was shuffle the deck.  Bring off a defensive midfielder or ineffective wing-back in preference of another attacking player.  Change the shape.  Instead, the end result of a cautious approach was not good enough. Some will suggest Ashley Cole and Jermain Defoe should have been in the England set-up.  Leighton Baines has struggled and another forward option off the bench could have proved decisive.  Arguments can be made but how much of a difference they would have made most likely would have been negligible.  It made more sense to include Michael Carrick in the squad as a holding midfielder able to provide distribution.  But then again, this is a country deeming Paul Scholes not a proper fit to be an England regular over the course of his career.  The best England had, but not good enough?  Theres a pattern here.  Selection issues are nothing new.  But no matter who dons the England kit, are they ever good enough? There have been phenomenal performances over the course of the first week of the World Cup, both by individuals and team.  Honest assessment would tell the standard of football played by the true top football nations is a step beyond England.  Its all very disturbing considering important players for the likes of Chile and Colombia (etc…) are buried in the League Championship, or in some cases not deemed good enough for even that.  This should trouble the English to the core.  But it wont.  Overrating their own talent has become a past-time and feeds the beast.  Criticism and finding scapegoats has become a past time.  In reality, these are the best players they have.  And they are not good enough. The Premier League is the most entertaining league in the world and the most popular.  It is not the best.  Englands best players are not even the top talent in their own domestic league.  Taking a look in the mirror doesnt always cast a pretty reflection.  But the look in the mirror is necessary.  Acceptance is needed.  This was a day England will never have a better context to beat a Uruguay team as such on a stage made for a statement performance.  The weather was an ideal 14 degrees Celsius for the hardened English.  The opponent was missing two of their preferred back-four.  The star player was not 100 per cent. And Uruguays confidence was shaky coming off a shock 3-1 loss.  England didnt let it slip away.  They were incapable of seizing the moment. It is possible England can still advance from the group stage, even though a team losing their first two games at a World Cup has never done so.  Italy must beat Costa Rica then Uruguay, and England will need a comprehensive victory over the Ticos to have superior goal differential.  But really, would that constitute success?  Squeaking by would be as good as it gets for a team not good enough. Swingman Kyle Lowry Jersey . A flu bug couldnt stop him, and neither could the Bucks. Irving made four free throws in the final 21.5 seconds of overtime and finished with 39 points despite being sick, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-111 win over short-handed Milwaukee on Friday night. Patrick Patterson Raptors Jersey .com) - Coming down the stretch of a lengthy road trip, the Vancouver Canucks aim to rebound from just their second loss in seven games on Sunday evening as they visit the Ottawa Senators. DORAL, Fla. -- Tiger Woods is hitting some of his best shots when no one is watching. Thats typically the case when Woods tries to build a new golf swing, and his third major swing change is no exception. Put him on the practice range at home in Isleworth and he says he goes through long stretches of hitting the ball how he wants. Put him inside the ropes, with a scorecard in hand and TV cameras in the towers, and he has stretches of looking ordinary. But there is one big difference this time around. Woods isnt playing very much. When he tees it up Thursday in the Cadillac Championship at Doral, it will be only his 10th competitive round of the year, an unusually low number with the Masters around the corner. Woods talks about needing more competition, and most would agree that would speed along the process of revamping his swing. It also leads to a natural question. Why not play more tournaments? "Because I have a family. Im divorced," Woods replied solemnly. "If youve been divorced with kids, then you would understand." It spoke to a personal life that remains as much a work in progress as his golf swing. There was speculation after Woods lost in the first round of the Match Play Championship that he would play the Honda Classic, especially since he is close to moving to south Florida. But that was his time with his 3 1/2-year-old daughter and one-year-old son as part of the "shared parenting" with ex-wife Elin. There are no plans to play next week at Innisbrook, either. Woods cant expect any sympathy for a situation he created through serial adultery. Even so, his playing schedule reflects that hes having to change more than his swing. When he went through his first big overhaul under Butch Harmon after the 1997 season, Woods played 17 rounds before the Florida swing. At the start of 2004 under Hank Haney, he played 22 rounds leading to Florida, the traditional start of the road to the Masters. This year, he has played nine rounds in competition. Woods started his season at Torrey Pines with four rounds, only two of them under par. Two weeks later he was off to Dubai, where he was in contention until a 75 on the wind-blown final day. After another two-week break came the Match Play Championship, where he lost in the opening round to Thomas Bjorn. There is no cut at this World Golf Championship, so he is guaranteed four rounds this week. It starts Thursday on the Blue Monster, a course where he has won three times and never finished out of the top 10 in four other appearances. That means nothing anymore, for Woods had never finished out of the top 10 at either Torrey Pines and Dubai until this year. Woods will be in familiar company, which will bring him even more attention. Because tournament officials relied on the world ranking to determine the groups, Woods will spend the first two days with Phil Mickelson, hiis fiercest rival, and Graeme McDowell, who in December rallied from four shots behind in the final round to beat Woods in a playoff at the Chevron World Challenge. Bruno Caboclo Raptors Jersey. Not since the 2007 Deutsche Bank Championship have Woods and Mickelson played in the same group for the early rounds. Whats strange about this occasion is their form. Woods has gone nearly 16 months without winning, the longest stretch of his career. Mickelson has not won since the Masters last year. Who could have guessed golfs two best players of their generation would have one win between them in the last year? And it doesnt sound as though Woods is expecting much this week. "Ive been through periods in my career where I have not won and Ive struggled before," he said. "When youre making a change with the game and change instructors, it takes a little time. "Trust me, we have been working on it. As I said, Ive shown signs. Unfortunately, its in spurts and is not consistent. It has not been for 72 holes yet, so, we need to get to that point." After playing nine holes Tuesday -- including three balls in the water on the 18th hole -- he talked about changing everything about his game, all the way down to how he releases the putter. "You just cant have one swing and not have another," he said. "Theyre all interrelated. "Its just something Ive had to change, and you know, it takes time." And most of that time is spent on the range, not at tournaments. Lee Westwood, who lost his No. 1 ranking to Martin Kaymer two weeks ago, can understand the feeling. Westwood once was No. 4 in the world until he went into a deep slump that dropped him as low as No. 253. He wasnt surprised when Woods did not play the Honda Classic last week, even for reasons other than his children. "When I went through a bad patch, it was a juggling act whether to stay at home and practice and work on your game -- because you get more done -- or to go out and play and risk maybe not playing well and taking another confidence knock," Westwood said. "So its very much in situations like that up to the individual. "Tiger has got to do what he feels is right, not what everybody else feels is right." Meanwhile, another World Golf Championship in on the line. Woods used to own these events, winning 16 out of the first 30. Ernie Els is the defending champion, having held off fellow South African Charl Schwartzel a year ago. Els spoke about the young players who are thriving now, and dont have the emotional baggage of facing a decade of Woods at his best. "I dont think they will ever appreciate how good Tiger was back then," Els said. "He could do it again. 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TORONTO - Inconsistency ended Randy Carlyles tenure as coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to general manager Dave Nonis. Jay Ajayi Dolphins Jersey . Carlyle was fired Tuesday after the Maple Leafs lost five of seven games on their last road trip. The Leafs have a 21-16-3 record this season and currently hold one of the two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference. I think wed all agree weve had some good periods, good stretches, but I dont think I can stand here in front of you and say that weve been consistent, Nonis said at a news conference. We just felt at this point this was the right time to make the change and move ahead and try to get this team back playing like we have played for periods this season. Assistants Peter Horachek and Steve Spott will handle coaching duties for Wednesday nights home game against the Washington Capitals. Horachek ran the first practice of the post-Carlyle era. Nonis did not indicate if or when the Leafs might hire a full-time head coach. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, a replacement process and candidates review will begin immediately, however, no timeline has been established for a new hire. Dreger adds that all Leaf players are now potential trade targets as the team moves forward. Its possible Horachek and/or Spott could handle the job for the rest of the season, though there are several external candidates available. They include Pete DeBoer, who was recently fired as coach of the New Jersey Devils. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie reports that the most likely scenario is Horachek becoming the interim head coach, as there will likely be many big name coaching candidates available this summer. Carlyle, who was informed of managements decision Monday night, longed for answers back to last season, when the Leafs lost eight straight in regulation and 12 of their final 14 games to fall out of playoff contention. When Brendan Shanahan took over as president, he and Nonis reviewed aspects of the organization and opted to fire Carlyles assistants, Dave Farrish, Scott Gordon and Greg Cronin, and give him a two-year contract extension. Even with hindsight, Nonis said that was the right decision. Randy deserved to come back, Nonis said. I think hes an excellent coach. You dont coach over 700 games without being good at it. Good coaches get let go and unfortunately today we had to do that and it has nothing to do with the summer or whether or not he was the right guy. He was the right guy to bring back and unfortunately today this was the right decision for our team. The Leafs were blown out by the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators in consecutive losses in November, bringing up concerns that Carlyles job may be in danger. When asked if players were trying to get their coach fired, defenceman Cody Franson answered no and added an expletive. Following those losses and in the aftermath of a controversy about not saluting fans at Air Canada Centre following a win, the Leafs went 9-1-1 to rocket into a playoff spot. Recently, some old problems began to creep up, especially on this 2-5 road trip. Its been too much of a roller-coaster, Nonis said. Its not that (players are) not capable because they are, its not that they havent done it because they have. Thats probably the biggest reason, or one of the biggest reasons, for the change today. Carlyle went 91-78-19 in 188 games as Leafs coach over parts of four seasons. The native of Sudbury, Ont., replaced Ron Wilson with 18 games left in the 2011-12 season. Wilson was fired following the infamous 18-wheeler going right off a cliff losing streak named for then-GM Brian Burkes quote. Carlyle and the Leafs made the playoffs in the lockout-shortened 2013 season before falling behind three games to one in the first round against Boston. They came back to force a Game 7 and led 4-1 with 11 minutes left before losing in overtime. In 2013-14, the Leafs were easily in a playoff spot when goaltender Jonathan Bernier suffered an injury. They lost eight in a row in regulation and dropped 12 of their final 14 games. Carlyles job appeared in jeopardy then, but Shanahan decided he wanted some time to evaluate the team. The final decision came with his firing, the fourth NHL coach this season to get the axe. Paul MacLean of the Ottawa Senators was first, then Dallas Eakins of the Edmonton Oilers, followed by DeBoer. Carlyle won the Stanley Cup as coach of the Anaheim Ducks in 2007. Hes a good man, a good coach and hell be back in this game quickly, Nonis said. Dion Jordan Dolphins Jersey . Adding playoff teams. Monitoring instant replay from league headquarters. Possibly creating a set of guidelines to prevent locker-room bullying. Reshad Jones Dolphins Jersey . 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It appears that Canadian international midfielder Issey Nakajima-Farran is very close to signing with Toronto FC. Wilt Chamberlain 76ers Jersey . His agent told TSN that the deal is "virtually done" and will be official in the next day or two. The news comes with Torontos season opener set for this Saturday on the road against the Seattle Sounders (TSN, 4:30pm et/1:30pm pt). Farran, 29, was born in Calgary and has been playing with RWDM Brussels FC of the Belgian league. He has earned 27 caps playing internationally for Canada. Charles Barkley Jersey . Off-Season Game Plan looks at a Flames team that has new management and will be looking to build on the strong finish and hope not to fall back to where they started the 2013-2014 season. Swingman Hollis Thompson Jersey . He was 75. The Spanish football federation announced the death early Saturday, saying Aragones died at a Madrid hospital. He had been battling leukemia. Federation president Angel Maria Villar said Aragones would be remembered as "very special" -- both for his contributions to Spanish football and as a person.SEATTLE - With diapers in one arm and his young son in the other, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager got the phone call Monday he was hoping to get a day earlier. Seager was selected to replace injured Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the American Leagues roster for next weeks All-Star game. Encarnacion, who has 26 home runs and 70 RBIs, was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of a strained right quadriceps. Encarnacion was injured in Saturdays game against Oakland. Seager said he was just walking out of Babies"RUs with his wife and son when he noticed manager Lloyd McClendon calling. "I put the diapers down and answered the phone," Seager said. "It worked out pretty good." Seager becomes the third Seattle player selected for the July 15 game at Target Field in Minneapolis. The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time All-Star, entered Monday with a .274 average, 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 21 doubles. But those numbers came after a miserable first three weeks of the season that had Seager sitting at .156 with no homers and four RBIs through the first 19 games. In the 66 games ssince, Seager is hitting . Carl Landry Jersey. 304 with 57 RBIs and a .914 on base plus slugging. "The validation is just playing better and helping the team win. This stuff right here this is just ... its hard to describe," Seager said. "Its just something thats pretty cool and Im really, really happy about, obviously." McClendon wasnt worried about Seagers early struggles, knowing eventually the production would arrive. "The book says hes a good player and having talked with him and learning his personality, I knew that he was going to be OK, so I wasnt really worried about him," McClendon said. Seager will join teammates Felix Hernandez and second baseman Robinson Cano playing for the American League. Its the second time since 2004 Seattle has seen more than two players get selected for the All-Star game. Seagers brother, Corey, was also selected for Sundays All-Star Futures Game, a showcase for minor league talent. "Ive played with Felix a couple of years now and gotten to know Cano pretty good here. To go with a couple of guys that you know will be good," Seager said. Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '

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OAKLAND, Calif. Morgan Cox Jersey . -- Wearing a gold robe and swim goggles, bearded right fielder Josh Reddick ran around the Oakland Athletics clubhouse guzzling beer as bubbly sprayed in every direction. A.J. Griffin grabbed anybody he could to dance with in the middle of the room. Manager Bob Melvin stood in the hallway and stayed dry for a while, just smiling and soaking up the scene. His T-shirt said it all: "We Own The West." Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the As wrapped up their second straight AL West title while overpowering the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday. "The only bad part about this is our clubhouse is going to stink for about two weeks," Reddick said. Oswaldo Arcia homered and drove in six runs for Minnesota. But the Twins were just the latest team the As turned into a footnote during another scintillating September run. The As clinched their 16th division crown and 25th post-season appearance when Texas lost 4-0 at Kansas City during the game. Sonny Gray (4-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings for Oakland, calling it "one of the most nerve-racking starts Ive ever had." The As scored six runs in the second inning and one in each of the next five to set the stage for their own celebration. Evan Scribner struck out Josmil Pinto swinging for the final out. The As sprinted out of the dugout, jumping around in their gold uniforms to turn the infield into a blur. For the As, it was a far-less dramatic scene than a year ago, when they won the AL West on the final day of the regular season by beating Texas to complete a series sweep. "I think last year we surprised a lot of people," third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "I think this year were an all-around better team and we feel like we belong." This years post-season push -- sealed with a week to spare -- was less surprising but equally remarkable. The As had the fourth-lowest opening day payroll at about $65 million. They have a roster full of mostly anonymous and up-and-coming players. And their home is an old, dual-sport stadium where sewage has leaked in the clubhouses and the dugouts in one sickening scene after another. Still, the As emerged as the team to watch this October in the Bay Area while the San Francisco Giants -- winners of two of the last three World Series titles -- sank out of the post-season picture. Oakland has won four straight and 13 of 16 to move a season-high 30 games over .500. "I dont know how anybody could be surprised this year," outfielder Brandon Moss said. The As, who lost in five games to the eventual AL champion Detroit Tigers in the division series last season, are still trying to get home-field advantage. AL East champion Boston (95-62) currently holds the top spot and AL Central-leading Detroit (91-65) is trying to overtake Oakland (93-63) with six games left. "Last year, it was euphoria at the end," Melvin said. "We were happy to be there. Didnt mean that we didnt go into the Detroit series with some tenacity and expectations to win. But this is just a whole different feel this year. We really did expected to be here as a team." Melvin had refused to talk about anything related to the playoffs until his team sealed a spot. Even after guiding Oakland to consecutive division crowns in his first two full seasons, he deflected the attention to his players and let general manager Billy Beane bask in his "Moneyball" fame again. "Its been a relatively smooth year," Beane said. "We havent had a lot of crises, which means you dont have to see me a lot, which is perfect." After tearing down the plastic sheets and putting away the bubbly in the clubhouse when the Rangers won Saturday night, the As left nothing to chance. In the second, Cole De Vries (0-1) walked three straight batters with two outs before Oaklands outburst. Eric Sogard blooped a two-run single, Crisp hit his 22nd home run and Donaldson doubled to put the Athletics ahead 6-1 and whip the green-and-gold clad crowd into a frenzy. With the Twins batting in the third, word started to circulate around the Coliseum of Justin Maxwells two-out grand slam that beat the Rangers in the 10th inning to seal the division title for the As. Some players, noticing the high-fives and hollers in the stands, kept glancing at the manual scoreboard in left field. The excitement subsided briefly when Arcia hit a three-run homer in the third to slice Oaklands lead to 6-4. Then Maxwells slam was shown on the video board between innings, setting off chants of "Lets go, Oakland!" from the announced crowd of 30,589. Players shared subtle hugs in the dugout, saving the celebration till the end. NOTES: Only the Yankees (51) and Dodgers (27) have more post-season appearances than the As. ... Crisp joined the 20-20 club for the first time when he stole his 20th base in the sixth inning. ... RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-13, 5.34) starts for the Twins in their series opener with the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, while A.J. Griffin (14-9, 3.78 ERA) goes for the As in their opener at the Los Angeles Angels. Ronnie Stanley Jersey .com) - Quinn Cook scored 24 points to power 10th- ranked Duke to a 79-69 win over No. Brent Urban Ravens Jersey . -- A smattering of boos cascaded down on the Green Bay Packers at the half, trailing by double digits on a bone-chilling afternoon at Lambeau Field.LONDON -- Chelsea became the latest leading Premier League side to see its ambitions stall at West Bromwich Albion as a 1-1 draw prevented the leaders from bolstering their position on Tuesday. Just like Everton and Liverpool in the previous two games at the Hawthorns, Chelsea was forced to settle for a goal apiece. Chelsea defenders exploited slack opposition defending to put the visitors in front, with Branislav Ivanovic turning the ball into the net on the stroke of half time after David Luiz flicked on Williams corner. But Chelseas defence left Victor Anichebe in too much space to meet Saido Berahinos cross in the 87th minute and head West Brom level. "In the first half we had complete control without creating many chances -- Petr (Cech) not making one save, their strikers with not one shot," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "In the second half they opened and gave us the space we didnt have in the first half, but we were not strong enough to kill the game." Chelsea is two points clear of second-place Arsenal, which hosts struggling Manchester United on Wednesday. Manchester City also has a chance to move to the top by beating Sunderland if Arssenal slips up. Breshad Perriman Ravens Jersey. "We must have the personality to get out, to not accept the pressure," Mourinho said. From the top to the bottom, the Premier League has rarely been so open in the second half of the season. West Ham beat Norwich with a third consecutive 2-0 win to complete its rise from 18th to 10th in eight days, but the London club is still only eight points from bottom-place Fulham. Mohamed Diames cross was headed in by James Collins in the 84th and the striker netted himself in stoppage time after surging through on the break. Norwich is just 16th despite being only three points behind West Ham. Cardiff remains mired in the relegation zone after being held to a 0-0 draw by Aston Villa. At the other end of the standings, Southampton extended its unbeaten run to six matches after Jose Fonte clinched a 1-0 victory at Hull. An initial header by Fonte was saved, Jay Rodriguezs follow-up was thwarted but Fonte had another attempt that was cleared by Maynor Figueroa -- only for goal-line technology to show the ball had crossed the line. 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