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VERONA---An upstate New York
wedding went an extra round when
boxing great Mike Tyson just
happened to stumble upon the
wedding party posing for pictures.
The Observer-Dispatch of Utica
reported Saturday the Brooklyn-born
boxer was crossing the lawn of the
Turning Stone Resort Casino in
Verona, New York, as Greg and
Amber Keller snapped photos with
their bridesmaids and groomsmen
Greg Keller says Tyson posed for
photographs, congratulated the
happy bride and groom on their
union and was "extremely nice."
Tyson, a Hall of Famer, was in
Verona for his first promotional fight
card featuring boxers from his newly
created "Iron Mike Productions."
The newly married man says
Tyson's surprise cameo energised
the evening's celebrations. (AP)
LONDON---Cardiff produced a
memorable first topflight victory
in more than 50 years yesterday by
stunning Manchester City, while
Welsh rival Swansea lost at Tot-
Fraizer Campbell scored twice to
give Premier League debutant
Cardiff a 3-2 victory over the 2012
champions, who have spent heavily
during the offseason to win the
"We ll be the underdogs for a lot
of the games this season but, as we
showed, we ve got great determi-
nation and hopefully that ll see us
through," Campbell said.
Signed for just 600,000 pounds
($930,000) in January from Sun-
derland, Campbell helped Cardiff
gain promotion and is now showing
he can cut it in the Premier League
Cardiff is in the top division of
English football for the first time
since the 1961-62 season, gaining
promotion in May to ensure there
are two Welsh clubs in the Premier
League for the first time.
As Cardiff was winning at home,
Swansea lost 1-0 at Tottenham.
The blow of Gareth Bale s
impending departure to Real Madrid
has been softened for manager Andre
Villas-Boas by opening the season
with back-to-back wins.
Roberto Soldado scored the win-
ner from the penalty spot, just as
he did in Tottenham s league opener
at Crystal Palace last Sunday.
The weekend s blockbuster game
doesn t come until Monday night
when champion Manchester United
City has already experienced an
early setback despite spending more
than $140 million and replacing
manager Roberto Mancini with
Manuel Pellegrini after finishing
without a trophy last season.
The scintillating 4-0 rout of New-
castle on Monday already seems to
be a distant memory.
Although Edin Dzeko put City in
front with a fierce striker seven min-
utes into the second half, Aron Gun-
narsson slotted in Cardiff s equaliser
on the hour.
Then Campbell, a former United
striker, made his impact.
Peter Whittingham s inswinging
corner was misjudged by City goal-
keeper Joe Hart, and Campbell
pounced at the far post, netting from
close range in the 79th.
Campbell s second also came from
a corner eight minutes later, evading
City defender Pablo Zabaleta to head
"Defending set-pieces is the duty
of all the team---not just the goal-
keepers and the defenders," Pellegrini
said. "It does not matter who is
guilty with the two corners, con-
ceding from two corners is too much,
it is too important an area."
Pellegrini, though, concluded that
his team "did not play badly."
"We played against a very difficult
team. They were with ten players in
their own box and it was very dif-
ficult for us to try to score," the
At White Hart Lane, Tottenham
was angered not to be awarded a
spot kick when Andros Townsend
was fouled by Jonjo Shelvey just
before half time---a free kick was
given despite the offense being com-
mitted inside the area.
But when Townsend was tripped
by Shelvey again after the break, a
penalty was given and Soldado slot-
ted past goalkeeper Michel Vorm in
"There was contact and a foul for
the first one," Swansea manager
Michael Laudrup said. "I didn t think
the second one was a foul."
Tottenham, though, can now pre-
pare for next Sunday s north London
derby against Arsenal with confi-
Especially thanks to Soldado.
With four goals in three games---
including a double in the Europa
League on Thursday---the Spain
striker is quickly repaying the 30
million euros ($40 million) Totten-
ham paid Valencia for him.
As well as Soldado making his
first competitive appearance at White
Hart Lane, Etienne Capoue, Nacer
Chadli and Paulinho also started for
the first time at home. (AP)
Boxing great Tyson surprises upstate NY wedding
Cardiff City's Fraizer Campbell, far left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during their English
Premier League match against Manchester City at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Cardiff stuns Manchester City
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