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[/url]LONDON - Aston Villa ended a six-match losing streak and snatched a vital point in the Premier League, holding on for a hard-earned 0-0 draw against West Ham on Saturday. [url=]Jason Williams Magic Jersey .West Ham dominated and had plenty of chances to win at Upton Park, but sloppy finishing and resolute Villa defending prevented the home side from scoring.It was a really great point, Villa manager Paul Lambert said. To come to a ground where Liverpool and Manchester City have been beaten recently, its a massive point for us.The Hammers squandered numerous opportunities, with midfielder Stewart Downing and striker Enner Valencia forcing fine saves from Villa keeper Brad Guzan, and Diafra Sakho heading several times over the crossbar.Guzan kept out a goal-bound header in injury time from substitute Andy Carroll, playing his first match of the season following an ankle injury.West Ham started confidently, with on-loan Barcelona midfielder Alex Song providing the industry, and Downing the craft.The first real chance of the match, however, fell to Villa as striker Gabriel Agbonlahor skipped past James Collins only to blast over the bar from close range.Villa centre backs Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker stoutly marshalled the visitors defence. But West Ham soon found space on the flanks following the type of probing and patient buildup play not normally associated with manager Sam Allardyce.West Ham nearly had a winner, but fullback Carl Jenkinson headed straight at Guzan as the east London team continued to press and carve out chance after chance.We couldnt have done anything more in terms of chances created, Allardyce said. Our finishing was a little disappointing considering how good its been this season.The result ended an appalling run of form for Villa, which lost six consecutive matches after beating Liverpool on Sept. 13. Villa is two points above the relegation zone in 16th place with 11 points. West Ham provisionally moved into 4th with 18 points. Tracy Mcgrady Jersey . The underachieving franchise finished 17th in the 19-team league with a 6-17-11 record this season. "Our soccer team is absolutely in complete disarray," said Leiweke, drawing laughs during an Empire Club luncheon speech about the future of MLSE teams and plans to improve them. Custom Orlando Magic Jerseys . "Right now were kind of looking at him at the end of the rotation right now," said pitching coach Pete Walker. "Not indicative of how hes doing or how hes feeling. Its just, it seems like the spot we want him right now. . Jeff Carter had two goals and an assist as the Kings stretched their streak to seven wins in a row with a 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. SAN FRANCISCO -- Barry Bonds has paid $4,100 in penalties stemming from his obstruction of justice conviction two years ago. A filing Monday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco says Bonds paid the money Oct. 2. Bonds was fined $4,000, which goes to a crime victims fund, and given a $100 special assessment. The seven-time NL MVP was convicted of one obstruction count in April 2011 by a jury that found an answer he gave was criminally evasive during 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. The jury deadlocked on thhree counts charging Bonds with making false statements, and they were dismissed. Nikola Vucevic Jersey. . Bonds sentence from U.S. District Judge Susan Illston in December 2011 also included 30 days of house arrest with location monitoring, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service with youth-related activities. Bonds conviction was upheld in September by a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and he agreed to start serving the sentence. He has asked the 9th Circuit to have an 11-judge limited en banc panel review the case. ' ' '

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