Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 after first half blitz
Sept 24 - Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday, scoring all three goals in the first half to claim their first Premier League victory over their London rivals in 10 attempts.
Sunderland central defender Lamine Kone has signed a new five-year contract that will keep the Ivory Coast international at the Stadium of Light until 2021, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Kone joined from French side FC Lorient in January and made 18 league appearances to help Sunderland avoid relegation last season.
The 27-year-old, who has featured three times in the league under manager David Moyes this season, had been linked to Everton in the British media.
"Lamine is an important player for this club and I made that clear to him from the outset," Moyes told the club's website (www.safc.com).
"He has only been playing in the Premier League since January, but in that time we have already seen what he is capable of."
Sunderland, who have one point from four games so far this season and are 19th in the 20 team league, travel to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
(Reporting by Ian Rodricks in Bengaluru, editing by Alan Baldwin)
TOKYO Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki continued her revival by brushing aside Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to win the Pan Pacific Open for the second time and secure her first title of the year.
Japan will host the Asian Games for the third time in 2026 after Aichi prefecture and its capital Nagoya were confirmed as the venue for the 21st edition of the multi-sport event by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) on Sunday.