Man City wins FA Cup, its first trophy in 35 years

Manchester City ended its 35-year trophy drought Saturday, winning the FA Cup on Yaya Toure’s second-half goal in a 1-0 victory over Stoke at Wembley.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Wayne Rooney’s penalty kick clinched a record 19th English title for Manchester United by salvaging a 1-1 draw at Blackburn.

SERIE A: AC Milan celebrated its 18th league title — and first since 2004 — with a 4-1 victory over Cagliari.

MLS: Shalrie Joseph scored on a penalty kick in the 49th minute and the New England Revolution snapped a two-match winless and scoreless streak with a 1-0 victory over the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps in Foxborough, Mass.

PDL: Charlie Rugg and Brian Fekete each scored as the MPS Portland Phoenix (2-0) earned a 2-0 win over the Vermont Voltage (0-1) in a USL Premier Development League game at Deering High’s Memorial Field.

U.S. WOMEN: Abby Wambach scored and assisted on Amy Rodriguez’s goal in the first half to lead the United States to a 2-0 win against No. 4 Japan in an exhibition in Columbus, Ohio.


HOLLYWOOD PARK: Acclamation won the $150,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap for the second straight year, defeating Falcon Rock by 7 lengths in Inglewood, Calif.

Ridden for the first time by Joel Rosario, Acclamation ran 11/2 miles on the turf in 2:25.63 and paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.40 as the 7-5 favorite in ending a four-race losing skid.

Acclamation won last year by 71/2 lengths.

He joined On the Acorn, who won in 2007 and ’08, as the only two-time winners of the race named for the late Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist at the Los Angeles Times.

MONMOUTH PARK: This Ones for Phil took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Wildcat Brief to win by 1 1/4 lengths in the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes as Monmouth Park opened its meet in Oceanport, N.J.

Ridden by Joe Bravo, one of his three winners on the day, and trained by Tony Dutrow, the 5-year-old gelding covered six furlongs on a fast track in 1:09.60 and paid $4.20, $3 and $2.40.


CHARLOTTE ULTRASWIM: Wu Peng overcame Michael Phelps in the final 50 meters for another win in the 200 butterfly in Charlotte, N.C.

Peng pulled ahead in the final 50 meters and won in 1:56.83.

Josh Schneider, two days after losing a 50-meter free swim-off to Cullen Jones for a spot in the U.S. world championship team, edged Jones in the same event. Schneider finished in 22.51, .01 seconds ahead of Jones.

Nick Brunelli placed third for a SwimMAC sweep on the podium.


ITALIAN OPEN: No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic resume their rivalry in the final today.

Nadal overcame a tough first set against Richard Gasquet before rolling to a 7-5, 6-1 semifinal victory.

Djokovic was pushed to the limit in extending his unbeaten streak to 38 matches, beating Andy Murray 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (2).

In the women’s final, Maria Sharapova will meet Sam Stosur. Sharapova beat Caroline Wozniacki 7-5, 6-3, and Stosur downed fourth-seeded Li Na, 7-6 (6), 6-0.


GIRO D’ITALIA: Oscar Gatto fought off a late charge from race favorite Alberto Contador to win the eighth stage ending in Tropea, Italy, and Pieter Weening kept the overall lead.

Gatto attacked on the final climb to the finish and only Contador broke from the pack to chase him.

The pair finished the 134.5-mile stage that began in Sapri in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 45 seconds, while Alessandro Petacchi led home the chasing pack to finish five seconds behind in third.

Weening retained the pink jersey for the fourth consecutive day. He leads with a time of 28:09:49 after finishing among the chasing group.

The 21-stage Giro finishes in Milan on May 29.