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NEW YORK---Sean Penn is ecstatic
that his relief organisation will sponsor
runners from Haiti to participate in the
New York City Marathon next month.
"We ve got five Haitian runners, ten
runners total, running for the team
representing Haiti and our organisa-
tion J/P HRO coming to the New York
City Marathon---the marathon. So
we re really looking forward to it,"
The 53-year old actor, who spoke to
the Associated Press on Saturday
night, expressed satisfaction that the
organisation continues to rebuild Haiti
with its medical, relocation, structural
and community development pro-
grammes---but also that it brings hope
to the island nation.
Penn started the J/P Health Relief
Organization after a catastrophic 7.0
magnitude earthquake ripped through
Haiti in January 2010, killing more
Sean Penn sponsors 5 Haitians for NYC marathon
LONDON---Ravel Morrison picked up pos-
session near the halfway line, and only had
eyes for goal as the West Ham midfielder
slalomed through Tottenham territory.
The defense was powerless to halt Mor-
rison s advance, and after evading them he
capped his solo run by coolly lifting the ball
over Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Morrison s solo goal provided one of the
best moments of the Premier Leauge so far
this season and completed a 3-0 victory at
White Lane yesterday.
Elsewhere, Jack Wilshere found his spark
in the second half to recover a 1-1 draw for
Arsenal at West Bromwich Albion, two days
after being admonished by Arsenal manager
Arsene Wenger for his apparent smoking.
Although Arsenal s ten-game winning run
in all competitions ended, the London club
heads into the two-week international break
level on points with Liverpool but topping
the table on goals scored.
Chelsea is two points behind after late
goals from substitutes Eden Hazard and
Willian clinched a 3-1 win at Norwich.
But the highlight of the day was Morrison s
memorable moment in the 79th minute at
"That is a genius goal for me," West Ham
manager Sam Allardyce said. "You ll struggle
to see a better goal than that this season.
Tottenham had conceded two goals before
today, but he just headed directly to (Jan)
Vertonghen and (Michael) Dawson, slipped
them like they weren t there and he used his
outstanding ability to dink the goalkeeper."
The goal marked the latest step on Mor-
rison s road to redemption.
The 20-year-old midfielder was offloaded
in 2010 by Manchester United after then-
manager Alex Ferguson finally lost patience
with the prodigious but unpredictable tal-
After failing to settle at West Ham, he was
loaned out to Birmingham last season but
appears to have grown up and is now thriv-
"The penny has dropped with him,"
Allardyce said. "It has dropped in lifestyle
and attitude and his timekeeping, all of a
sudden there is a belief that he doesn t want
to do anything other than break into our first
The game was already won by the time
Allardyce s ultra-defensive formation had
seen West Ham struggle to threaten Totten-
ham s goal until Winston Reid stunned the
home fans by scoring in the 66th minute.
Reid s header was inadvertently blocked by
teammate Kevin Nolan next to the line but
he immediately sent the rebound into the
Then Ricardo Vaz Te fortuitously added
another six minutes later, with the ball coming
off his knee after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
blocked an initial shot.
It was only Tottenham s second loss of the
"It s a wake-up call that we have to react
to," Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas
said. "We have to bounce back."
Chelsea, which drew its last league match
at Tottenham, was back collecting three points
again after late goals from a pair of substi-
Oscar was the first of the three Chelsea
midfielders to find the net at Carrow Road
in the fourth minute.
After Anthony Pilkington headed Norwich
level in the 68th, Chelsea manager Jose Mour-
inho brought on Hazard and Willian off the
Chelsea s lead was restored in the 85th
after Norwich conceded possession from its
corner and the visitors launched a blistering
counterattack. After Alex Tetty failed to clear
the ball, Hazard took advantage and unleashed
a shot that squirmed under goalkeeper John
Willian was on target in the 86th on his
Premier League debut with a curling strike
into the top corner.
"The team---not just the boys who came
on---coped well with the pressure," Chelsea
manager Jose Mourinho said. "And, without
using totally the balance, we could gamble
and risk a bit to try and bring something
different to the game to see if Norwich could
Arsenal is still the team to catch, despite
the setback at West Brom when it struggled
to match the attacking fluidity on show in
West Brom threatened to repeat its victory
over Manchester United last weekend when
Claudio Yacob headed them in front before
But as Arsenal found its rhythm after the
break, Tomas Rosicky set up Jack Wilshere
to equalise from outside the area in the 63rd
with his first league goal since November
"He had a difficult first half where he was
fouled a lot but showed he has character and
kept going," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
said. "At least that (barren run) is done now."
DUBLIN---The Presidents Cup ended yes-
terday the same way it always goes---an
American celebration after Tiger Woods
delivers the winning point.
Woods back flared up on him again in the
final hour at Muirfield Village. He still managed
to hang on to beat Richard Sterne, one up, to
give the Americans the 18 points they needed
to win the Presidents Cup for the fifth straight
It was the third straight Presidents Cup
that Woods won the cup-clinching match---
all three with Fred Couples as the captain.
The biggest surprise was not so much the
outcome, but that the matches ended without
going to today.
Rain interrupted the matches all week, and
the fourth session of foursomes had to be
completed yesterday morning. That might
have been the end of International hopes. The
Americans were three down in two matches
and turned them into a win and a half, giving
them a 14-8 lead going into the final round.
The Americans needed only to win four of
the 12 singles matches to keep the gold tro-
Hunter Mahan quickly dispatched of Hideki
Matsuyama. Jason Dufner never trailed in
beating Brendon de Jonge. Zach Johnson over-
whelmed Branden Grace, keeping the South
African winless for the week.
That gave the Americans 17 points and
assured them a tie. But it took more than an
hour for them to clinch the cup thanks to a
spirited effort by Nick Price s team.
Graham DeLaet, who earlier yesterday
chipped in from in front of the 18th green to
help earn a half-point, holed out from a bunker
on the 18th for birdie to give him a one-up
win over 20-year-old Jordan Spieth. Ernie Els
made a 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole
and won his match when Steve Stricker missed
birdie putts on the last two holes.
Adam Scott and Jason Day won their match-
es, and Marc Leishman gave the Internationals
yet another point when he made a 15-foot
par from the back of the 18th green.
It figured to come down to Woods, who
won despite not making a single birdie on the
He grabbed his back after trying to hit fair-
way metal into the par-five 15th green, though
Sterne missed an eight-foot birdie putt to
halve the hole. The match turned on the par-
three 16th, when Sterne s tee shot cleared the
water, the green and nearly the sky boxes. He
made bogey as Woods went one-up.
Woods chipped to a foot for par on the
17th. On the final hole, Sterne left himself a
50-foot birdie putt on the 18th that never
came close. Woods rolled his 30-foot attempt
to tap-in range, and Sterne conceded.
Morrison's solo lights up EPL
Chelsea's Oscar Emboaba (11) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's first goal
during the English Premier League match at Carrow Road, Norwich, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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