Manchester United maintained its lead in the English Premier League by beating Sunderland, 2-0, thanks to two goals by Dimitar Berbatov on Sunday. Carlos Tevez scored twice to help Manchester City move into second place with a 3-1 win at Newcastle.

Unbeaten United stayed two points ahead of crosstown rival City but with two games still in hand.

City overtook Arsenal in the standings behind Gareth Barry's opening goal and two by Tevez.

Arsenal plays fourth-place Chelsea on Monday.

Two games - Liverpool at Blackpool and Birmingham at Everton - were postponed because of freezing conditions sweeping Britain

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said the club is trying to sign former Sweden captain Freddie Ljungberg.

Lennon said he will meet with Ljungberg, who spent nine years with Arsenal in the Premier League and more recently played in Major League Soccer with the Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire, after initial contact was made with the midfielder "three or four weeks ago."

BOXING: Koki Kameda of Japan defeated Alexander Munoz of Venezuela by unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBA bantamweight title.

Kameda, who knocked Munoz to the canvas in the final round of the bout, improved to 24-1 with 15 knockouts. Munoz dropped to 35-4 with 27 KOs.

Daiki Kameda, Koki's younger brother, retained his WBA flyweight belt with a split decision over Silvio Olteanu of Romania.

Two judges favored Daiki by scores of 116-112 and 115-113, with the other judge scoring it 118-110 for Olteanu.

Kameda improved to 19-2 with 11 KOs. Olteanu fell to 11-3.

SAILING: Favorite Wild Oats XI led the Sydney to Hobart yacht race after the first day as the fleet was hit by thunderstorms, hail, and strong southerly winds.

- Associated Press