Villarreal misses chance to go top
LONDON -- Tottenham had an injury-time penalty kick saved in a 1-1 tie at West Ham on Sunday in the English Premier League.
West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green dived to his left to save the shot from Jermain Defoe, who had earned the penalty after being brought down by Lucas Neill.
The save denied Tottenham its first away win of the season, but the team is still unbeaten in four games under manager Juande Ramos.
Carlton Cole had put West Ham ahead in the 20th minute, taking a pass from Nolberto Solano, but Spurs tied the score in the 67th when Michael Dawson headed a free kick from Jermaine Jenas over Green.
Tottenham forward Robbie Keane wanted a penalty kick awarded in the 41st when he was tripped by the legs of Green when trying to run around him. Referee Mike Riley waved play on.
Tottenham started goalkeeper Paul Robinson, who was dropped from England's national team for its 3-2 loss to Croatia on Wednesday.
Stephen Warnock scored the tying goal in the 79th minute to give Blackburn a 2-2 tie at Fulham.
Danny Murphy gave Fulham the lead from the penalty spot in the 51st minute, sending former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel the wrong way. Diomansy Kamara had earned the penalty after he was fouled by Ryan Nelsen.
Blackburn tied it in the 57th with a goal from Brett Emerton, but Kamara put the hosts back in front in the 63rd.
MILAN, Italy -- Struggling AC Milan rallied to beat Cagliari 2-1 in the Italian league, the team's fourth win in 12 games this season.
Andrea Pirlo scored on a free kick in the 86th minute. Alberto Gilardino had tied the score in the 61st, long after Robert Acquafresca headed in Cagliari's goal in the fourth minute.
Cagliari goalkeeper Marco Fortin saved a 44th-minute penalty kick by Kaka after Ronaldo was fouled in the area.
Milan has only 17 points so far this season, trailing leader Inter Milan by 11.
Udinese beat Siena 2-0 to climb into a tie for second place. Fabio Quagliarella and Antonio Di Natale scored a goal each.
Depleted by injuries or suspension to seven first-team regulars and without coach Cesare Prandelli, Fiorentina hung on for a 0-0 tie against Reggina.
MADRID, Spain -- Villarreal missed a chance to move to the top of the Spanish league for the first time in its history after a 1-1 tie with Almeria.
Nihat Kahveci gave Villarreal the lead in the 13th minute, but Alvaro Negredo redirected Lopez Recarte's cross into the net in the 52nd.
Villarreal improved to 28 points, one less than leader Real Madrid, which tied 1-1 with Murcia on Saturday. FC Barcelona is third with 27 points.
Racing Santander beat Valencia 1-0. Goalkeeper Santiago Canizares misplayed Jorge Lopez's long range half-volley in the 70th as Racing stretched its three-year unbeaten run over Valencia.
Espanyol moved into fourth with 25 points after beating Osasuna 2-1. Angel Martinez and Valmiro Lopez each scored for the visitors, and former Madrid striker Javier Portillo had Osasuna's goal in the 75th.
BERLIN -- Hamburger SV shook off last week's news that coach Huub Stevens will leave the team by beating Hansa Rostock 2-0 in the Bundesliga.
Rafael van der Vaart scored in the 19th minute and Ivica Olic headed another in the 61st as Hamburg moved even with Werder Bremen. Both are just a point behind leader Bayern Munich.
Stevens, given much of the credit for turning Hamburg into a winner, will coach PSV Eindhoven next season to be close to his ailing wife in the Netherlands.
FC Nuremberg ran Borussia Dortmund's winless streak to five matches with a 2-0 win. Tomas Galasek scored in the 10th minute on a long-distance shot, and Angelos Charisteas added the other seconds before the final whistle.
PARIS -- Auxerre moved out of the French league's relegation zone by beating Le Mans 3-0.
Kamel Chafni, Daniel Niculae and Ireneusz Jelen each scored to give Auxerre 17 points from 15 matches. Le Mans has 23 points.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Ajax retained the lead in the Ducth league by beating Vitesse Arnhem 4-1.
Luis Suarez, Gabri, Albert Luque and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored a goal each for Ajax, which has 28 points and leads defending champion PSV Eindhoven by one.
Feyenoord, which lost at FC Groningen 3-2, is in third place with 25 points.