(AP) -- Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull.
Southampton revived its unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory over Crystal Palace. The south-coast club, which has been the surprise team of the season in England, ended a three-match winless run to jump provisionally to fifth - a point behind Manchester United.
"I hope (the players) will get total confidence back and play like we did before," said Southampton manager Ronald Koeman, whose team was in third place six weeks ago.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Hashim Amla's 20th one-day international century set South Africa on course for its second successive 400-plus total and a 201-run win over Ireland in the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday.
Amla (159) and Faf Du Plessis (109) shared a 247-run second-wicket stand before Rilee Rossouw (61 not out) and David Miller (46 not out) added an unbroken 110-run stand in the last eight overs to lift South Africa to 411-4, beating its own mark - set last Friday - for the second-highest cup total. (MORE)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayer Leverkusen needed extra-time goals from Hakan Calhanoglu and Stefan Kiessling to beat second-division Kaiserslautern 2-0 on Tuesday for a place in the quarterfinals of the German Cup.
Ciro Immobile scored twice for Borussia Dortmund to advance 2-0 over third-division Dynamo Dresden. (MORE)
WIGAN, England (AP) Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of second-tier English soccer club Wigan after serving a six-week ban for racially-aggravated misconduct.
The 78-year-old Whelan was fined 50,000 pounds ($78,000), warned about his future conduct and ordered to undertake a mandatory education course after saying to The Guardian newspaper last year "I think Jewish people do chase money more than everybody else. I don't think that's offensive at all." (MORE)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.
His caddie, Ronan Flood, reminded him of that Monday morning in the Honda Classic when Harrington was four shots behind at the turn. (MORE)
LONDON (AP) Fernando Alonso will not race in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix following a crash during Formula One testing that sent him to the hospital for three days, McLaren said Tuesday.
The decision was taken to avoid the chance of Alonso having another concussion - second-impact syndrome - following the accident at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit last month, the team said in a statement. (MORE)
PARIS (AP) Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli has fuelled speculation of a possible comeback by asking her fans on social media if it would be a good idea.
The 30-year-old Bartoli retired from professional tennis a month after her Wimbledon triumph in 2013. She has since worked as a commentator and started a new career in fashion, launching a jewelry collection and a shoe line. (MORE)
ROME (AP) Ten-man Roma scored a late equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw with Juventus on Monday and keep alive its faint Serie A title hopes.
Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita headed in following a free kick in the 78th minute at the Stadio Olimpico after Carlos Tevez had given Juventus the lead 14 minutes earlier with a curling free kick. (MORE)