Its opener postponed by riots in London, Tottenham starts with loss at Man United

Manchester United made it two wins from two games with a comfortable 3-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League on Monday.

Tottenham, seeking a first win at Old Trafford since 1989, kept the scoreline blank in the first half, with American goalkeeper Brad Friedel marking his Spurs debut with a full-stretch save from Tom Cleverley’s well-struck shot.

Danny Welbeck broke the deadlock in the 61st when he headed in Cleverley’s precise right-wing cross before Welbeck set up Brazilian midfielder Anderson to score the second goal in the 76th.

Wayne Rooney’s header wrapped up the win in the 87th to leave United on six points from two games. Tottenham was playing its first game of the season after its opener was postponed in the wake of the London riots.


FIELD HOCKEY: UMaine Coach Josette Babineau said Courtney Veinotte and Staci Carpenter will be assistants for the 2011 season. Veinotte graduated from Maine in 2011 and played four seasons for the Black Bears and Carpenter is a 2000 graduate of Old Dominion University.


WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Igor Andreev upset No. 2 seed Jurgen Melzer 7-5, 6-3 in the second round in Winston-Salem, N.C.

NEW HAVEN OPEN AT YALE: Christina McHale upset Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-3 in the first round in New Haven, Conn.


LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Jake Fromm’s line-drive homer to center highlighted a three-run ninth to lead Warner Robins, Ga., past LaGrange, Ky., 8-5 to advance in South Williamsport, Pa.

Fromm, a pitcher, returned to the mound in the bottom of the ninth and finished off the game with two strikeouts and a groundout. He struck out 10 in relief.

Earlier, Langley, British Columbia beat Kaoshiung, Taiwan, 5-3.

In the evening games, Brandon Miller led off the bottom of the first with a homer and combined with starter Landon Breon on a no-hitter to lead the hometown favorites from Clinton County, Pa., to a 10-0 rout of Lafayette, La.

Hamamatsu City, Japan, had an eight-run sixth inning in a 13-4 victory over Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to advance.


AHL: The Portland Pirates, in conjunction with the Phoenix Coyoes, announced that Mike Minard was named the team’s goaltending/video coach.