Everton held on for a 1-1 draw at the Premier League’s bottom club Queens Park Rangers after having Steven Pienaar red-carded. Ten-man Newcastle secured a point with a 1-1 tie at northeast rival Sunderland.
Diego Lugano got his way when he called for strong refereeing in his team’s 2-1 Confederations Cup soccer semifinal defeat to Brazil. The Uruguay captain won a penalty kick only to see teammate Diego Forlan miss.
Union Fenosa Gas SA has begun negotiations with Egyptian authorities to get the country to resume natural-gas shipments to its liquefaction plant on the Mediterranean coast after a four-month suspension.