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August 20, 2007 3:00 am

Chelsea make dubious point at Liverpool

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In the Premiership, nine players were booked as Chelsea took a point at Anfield thanks to a dubious penalty. Fernando Torres tucked away a goal for Liverpool after 16 minutes. Frank Lampard equalised from the spot just past the hour mark when Steve Finnan was harshly adjudged to have impeded Florent Malouda.

A goal-keeping error by Jens Lehmann cost Arsenal two points. Robin van Persie scored an opener for the Gunners after 18 minutes when Blackburn Rovers failed to clear the ball. After 72 minutes, David Dunn fired in a shot from 25 metres which slipped through Lehmann's hands.

Wolves' Freddy Eastwood scored one and created another to inspire victory at Sheffield Wednesday. The impish striker netted inthe 14th minute of his first Coca-Cola Championship appearance for the Molineux club. And after Wade Small equalised on the stroke of half time, Eastwood produced a delightful pass which allowed Michael Kightly to restore the visitors' advantage in the 48th minute. Wolves sub Jay Bothroyd applied the coup de grace with a late third after replacing Eastwood. In the Scottish Premier League, Kenny Miller scored two late goals to help Celtic beat Aberdeen 3-1.

TENNIS World number one Roger Federer raced to a 6-1 6-4 victory over James Blake to win the Cincinnati Masters and claim his 50th career singles title. The Swiss broke the American twice in the opening set and once in the second to wrap up his 14th Masters Series title in 65 minutes.

GOLF Mikko Ilonen won the Scandinavian Masters by two shots yesterday after Martin Kaymer double-bogeyed the last hole. Ilonen closed with a two-under 68 to finish with a six-under 274 total. It was the second European Tour victory for the former British amateur champion.

MOTORCYCLING Casey Stoner of Australia extended his lead in the MotoGP Championship to 60 points at the Czech Grand Prix in Brno.

CRICKET Durham completed a 125-run victory against Hampshire in the Friends Provident trophy final to claim a first major prize in 16 years as a first-class team.

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