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its Premier League survival yes-
terday by drawing 0-0 at Arsenal,
denying the London club a chance
to guarantee a place in the Cham-
pions League group stage.
Sunderland moved four points
clear of the relegation zone with
a game to spare, ensuring Dick
Advocaat completed the survival
mission he took on when replacing
Gus Poyet as manager two months
"It is an unbelievable moment
staying up," said Advocaat, who
has won titles with PSV Eind-
hoven, Zenit Saint-Petersburg and
Glasgow club, Rangers.
"The most important thing is
the players started believing they
could do something."
Instead it will be Hull and New-
castle fighting to avoid joining
Queens Park Rangers and Burnley
in being relegated on the final day
of the season on Sunday.
Newcastle heads into Sunday s
match against West Ham only two
points ahead of Hull, which hosts
United has a slim but unrealistic
chance of avoiding an August play-
off to make the Champions League
group stage. Arsenal is three points
ahead in third place with a superior
goal difference of seven despite
going a third successive home
game without scoring.
Jack Wilshere, making his first
start since November, volleyed
over, Santi Cazorla had a low effort
saved, Olivier Giroud dragged a
shot wide and Kieran Gibbs saw
a header blocked by Costel Pan-
tilimon s diving second-half save.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina
also made a double save early in
the second half to prevent Steven
Fletcher and Patrick van Aanholt
grabbing a Sunderland winner.
The biggest celebrations on the
final day will be at Stamford Bridge
where Chelsea will lift the Premier
League trophy and Sunderland can
toast another season in the
Sunderland s American owner,
Ellis Short, was at the Emirates
Stadium to see his team hold out
for a point. Now the focus will
shift to whether the 67-year-old
Advocaat stays at the northeast
club for next season.
Sunderland stays in EPL
after holding Arsenal goalless
Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey, right, competes with Sunderland's Sebastian
Coates during their English Premier League soccer match between
Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London, yesterday.
ROME---Serie A champion
Juventus added the Italian Cup
title to its trophy case with a 2-
1 win over Lazio in extra time
yesterday, setting up a chance for
Substitute Alessandro Matri
scored from the center of the area
in the 97th minute with a shot
that Lazio goalkeeper Etrit Berisha
should have saved.
Stefan Radu headed in for Lazio
inside the near post following a
free kick from Danilo Cataldi on
the right flank four minutes in.
Giorgio Chiellini equalized in
the 11th with an acrobatic display
after Patrice Evra redirected a free
kick from Andrea Pirlo toward him
at the edge of the box.
The Bianconeri will target the
final piece of the treble against
Barcelona in the Champions
League final on June 6.
Juventus on track for treble
NEW YORK---Former Manches-
ter United forward Eric Cantona
has sued the New York Cosmos,
saying the club never delivered
on promises to pay him and pro-
vide a share of equity in the club.
Cantona made the claims in a
lawsuit filed Tuesday in Manhattan
federal court. He asked for nearly
a million dollars in salary that he
says he is owed, along with a four
per cent equity interest.
A Cosmos spokesman said they
hadn t reviewed the complaint and
wouldn t comment.
The Frenchman was hired in
2011 by the Cosmos as director of
soccer. The lawsuit said the Cos-
mos fired Cantona after he was
involved in a confrontation initiated
by a paparazzi photographer in
Cantona said the firing was
Cantona won four Premier
League titles with Manchester
United in the 1990s.
Cantona sues Cosmos, alleging breach of contract
PARIS---French club Nimes will
not be relegated from the second
division next season after the
country s soccer federation over-
turned a previous decision in a
The league s disciplinary com-
mission had ruled in March that
the club s former president, Jean-
Marc Conrad, tried to fix four
matches as his team fought off rel-
egation last season. He was banned
from soccer-related activities for
seven years and the club demoted
by one division.
But the club appealed to the
French federation, which instead
handed Nimes an eight-point
penalty at the start of next sea-
Seven games involving Nimes
were investigated after Conrad was
arrested last November. The inves-
tigation followed a 1-1 draw against
Caen last May that kept Nimes in
the second division and saw Caen
promoted to the top division.
Nimes to remain in 2nd division
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