Dempsey continues scoring for Fulham in England

United States international Clint Dempsey headed in a 32nd-minute goal Saturday, and Fulham went on to a 2-0 victory against Bolton in an English Premier League game at London.

The most prolific American scorer in England’s top division with 38 career goals, Dempsey has five Premier League goals this year and three in other competitions.

“He scores so many goals,” Fulham Manager Martin Jol said. “I’m very happy with him.”


DUBAI LADIES MASTERS: American Lexi Thompson, 16, shot a 5-under 67 to become the youngest professional winner on the Ladies European Tour.

Thompson pulled away from Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa to win by four strokes for her second professional victory. In September, she became the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament at the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama.

Thompson chipped in for a birdie on No. 9 to take a one-shot lead and added four birdies on the back nine for a 15-under 273 total.


DOWNHILL: Right before Bode Miller’s run, the first classic downhill of the World Cup season was canceled because of strong wind at Val Gardena, Italy.

Despite several delays, 21 competitors had negotiated the twisty and terrain-filled course before organizers decided to call it off for safety reasons.

CROSS COUNTRY: Petter Northug of Norway showed his sprinting ability again, winning a 15-kilometer mass start race at Rogla, Slovenia, and extending his overall lead in the World Cup standings.

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland won the women’s 10K race. She beat Therese Johaug of Norway by more than 20 seconds. Vibeke Skofterud of Norway was third.

JUMPING: Anders Bardal of Norway won a World Cup event at Engelberg, Switzerland, to move into second place in the overall standings behind Andreas Kofler of Austria.


WORLD CUP: Thomas Florschuetz and Kevin Kuske of Germany won a two-man event at Winterberg, Germany, to maintain their lead in the overall standings after three races.


U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Shani Davis and Heather Richardson won 1,500 meter races at West Allis, Wis., for their third victories at the U. S. long track championships.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL: Nicole Kleinmann finished with 10 points, and Brooke Downey and Torie St. Pierre added nine each to lead Berwick Academy (3-3) to a 42-38 victory against Pingree (0-6) in the consolation final of the Berwick Holiday Tournament at South Berwick.

Juliana Blais pulled down 14 rebounds to go with five points for the Bulldogs. Kaitlyn Oliver paced Pingree with 13 points. Kimball Union Academy defeated Middlesex 55-31 in the championship game.

— From staff and news services