SPORTS NEWS

Sao Paulo beat Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro, July 19: A second-half header from midfielder Everton gave Sao Paulo a 1-0 away victory over Flamengo in their Brazilian Serie A match here.

The 29-year-old nodded in a Joao Rojas cross in the 47th minute at the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday evening as Sao Paulo rose to second in the 20-team standings with 26 points from 13 matches. Flamengo remain leaders with 27 points.

In Sao Paulo, goals either side of halftime from Rodriguinho and Angel Romero gave Corinthians a 2-0 victory over Botafogo.
Corinthinas moved up to second and Botafogo dropped to 10th.
In Porto Alege, Bressan and Andre scored in the second half as Gremio overcame Atletico Mineiro 2-0. IANS