SAO PAULO (AP) — Uruguayan striker Luis Suárez, a former teammate of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, won the golden ball Thursday as the player of the season in the Brazilian league. The 37-year-old Suárez, who played with Messi in Spain after several seasons at Liverpool and Ajax, scored 17 goals for Brazilian league runner-up Gremio. The season ended Wednesday with Palmeiras defending its title. Suárez scored two goals on the final day of the season in a 3-2 victory over Fluminense at the Maracana
Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and substitute Beto scored for the hosts.
LONDON (AP) — West Ham came back to secure a 2-1 win at Tottenham in the Premier League on Thursday and extend Spurs' winless run to five games. Second-half goals from Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse saw West Ham recover from going behind to an early header from Cristian Romero. Defeat means Tottenham has now lost four and drawn one of its last five games — after having taken the lead in all of them. The slump has dropped Ange Postecoglou's team from first to fifth, while West Ham is now thre
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