Manchester City tumbles for first time in England

Manchester City’s 22-match unbeaten start to the Premier League season came to an end with a 4-3 loss at Liverpool in a wild game.

Before Sunday, City had won 20 games and drawn its other two, leading many to believe Coach Pep Guardiola’s side could emulate Arsenal’s “Invincibles” that went undefeated in the 2003-04 season.

“This was a historical game you will talk about in 20 years because it looks like City will not lose another one this year,” Liverpool Coach Juergen Klopp said. “People watched this game all over the world and this is why – take your heart, throw it on the pitch and play like this.”

SPANISH LEAGUE: Luis Suarez scored twice before Lionel Messi completed Barcelona’s 4-2 comeback win after a 2-0 deficit at Real Sociedad. Barcelona reached the halfway point of the league season unbeaten, with a nine-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid. Valencia trails by 11, and defending champion Real Madrid faces a massive 19-point deficit in fourth with a game in hand.


WORLD CUP: Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the slalom for the fifth staight time, extending his first-run lead to finish 0.93 ahead of Henrik Kristoffersen of Norway at Wengen, Switzerland.

Andre Myhrer of Sweden was third, 1.72 back.

n Sofia Goggia led an Italian sweep of the podium at a women’s downhill at Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria.Goggia was timed in 1 minute, 4.00 seconds to beat Federica Brignone by 1.10 and Nadia Fanchini by 1.35 for her third career victory. American standout Lindsey Vonn was more than three seconds off the lead in 27th.

CROSS COUNTRY: Federico Pellegrino of Italy claimed his second World Cup victory in as many days by winning the team sprint with Dietmar Noeckler at Dresden, Germany.


PGA: Patton Kizzire outlasted James Hahn in six extra holes to win the Sony Open at Honolulu to become the first multiple winner on the PGA Tour this season.

Kizzire, who won the OHL Classic in Mexico last fall, closed with a 2-under 68. Hahn shot 62 in the final round and moved into the playoff with Kizzire at 17-under 263.

EUROPEAN: Chris Paisley of England beat the challenge of home favorite Branden Grace to win the South African Open by three shots at Johannesburg and claim a first Tour title.


GURNEY DIES: Dan Gurney, the first driver to win in Formula One, IndyCar and NASCAR, diedin Newport Beach, California, from complications of pneumonia. He was 86.

Gurney began racing in 1955 and won in nearly every racing series he attempted. He drove for Ferrari, BRM, Porsche and Brabham in Formula One, then formed his own team. He won the Belgian Grand Prix in 1967 in his own car, the only time an American won an F1 race in a car of his own design.


HOUSTON MARATHON: Ethiopians Bazu Worku and Biruktayit Degefa won the Houston Marathon, and two-time Olympian Molly Huddle broke the record for the fastest half-marathon ran by an American woman.

Worku won with a time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 30 seconds.Degefa captured the women’s title in 2:24:51. Huddle crossed the half-marathon finish line in 1:07:25, breaking the record set by Deena Kastor in 2006 in 9 seconds.

– Staff and news service report