MILAN, Italy -- AC Milan moved provisionally top of the Serie A standings with a 2-0 win over Siena on Saturday, which leaves the Tuscan side even more in danger at the foot of the table. Antonio Nocerino scored his sixth of the season to give Milan the lead and Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled the tally from the spot. Milan moved a point clear of Udinese and Juventus, which play on Sunday. Siena remains two points above the relegation zone after five defeats in six games. In a dramatic finish in Florence, two late goals from German Denis and Andrea Masiello appeared to have given Atalanta victory over Fiorentina, but Stevan Jovetic levelled to secure a 2-2 draw. Elsewhere, Chievo got back to winning ways as goals from Cyril Thereau and Gennaro Sardo secured a 2-0 victory over Cagliari. "We knew it could be a difficult game," Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri said. "We started well and then we got a bit tired. We were patient but we also risked conceding. "Today was an important victory even if we didnt play a very good match." Milan almost took the lead in stunning fashion in the 15th minute. Mark van Bommel crossed to Ibrahimovic, who controlled the ball with his right foot and then hit it on the volley with his left but his effort flew just over the crossbar. Shortly afterward Kevin-Prince Boateng struck a powerful left-footed shot which Siena goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic did brilliantly to parry. Siena should have scored in the 23rd when Franco Brienza sent Francesco Bolzoni clear through and his shot beat onrushing Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia but went just wide of the right post. Milan broke the deadlock in the 54th when a corner fell to Robinho, who passed out to Nocerino on the edge of the area and the Italy strikers deflected shot flew into the bottom right corner. Milan was awarded a soft penalty shortly after the hour mark when Brkic was adjudged to have brought down Boateng, who appeared to take a theatrical dive when Brkic tried to move out of the Milan midfielders way as he nudged the ball past him. "It seemed to me to be a penalty," Allegri said. Ibrahimovic had scored all five of his penalty kicks this season and didnt miss this time either, striking it into the bottom left corner. Brkic dived the right way but could do nothing to prevent it from going in. It was Ibrahimovics 10th league goal of the season. Alberto Gilardino gave Fiorentina an early lead when he volleyed in Juan Manuel Vargas cross in the ninth minute. The home side should have doubled its advantage in the 72nd but Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli did well to tip Valon Behramis fierce effort onto the crossbar. Atalanta got stronger as the game went on and got its just rewards 10 minutes from time when a corner was cleared to Masiello, who fired in the equalizer on the volley from 25 yards out. The visitors were in front five minutes later when Ezequiel Schelotto crossed in toward the far post where Denis tapped it in from close range for his 11th goal of the season. Fiorentina rescued a point two minutes later when Jovetic acrobatically volleyed in Lorenzo De Silvestris pass. Replays showed the ball had bounced off De Silvestris arm, leaving Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono fuming. "It was an action from a volleyball game, not football," Colantuono said. "We started the season with penalty points and were already making mistakes so then on top of that there are referees who arent paying enough attention. But thats life. It would have given us more breathing space if we had got two more points today." At Chievo, Alberto Paloschi tormented the Cagliari defence throughout the match and created the opening goal by setting up Thereau, who muscled his way past his marker and into the area before firing into the middle of the net. Cagliari had a good chance to immediately restore parity as first Victor Ibarbo had his shot rebound off a Chievo defender before Pablo Cepellini also had a shot blocked. The ball then fell to Thiago Ribeiro but the Brazilians shot flew well wide of the left post. Chievo extended its lead in the 57th minute as Thereau put in a tantalizing cross, which Sardo raced onto to surprise the Cagliari defence, and shot into the bottom left corner. Khalif Barnes Black Jersey. Stastnys second goal of the game 3:36 into the extra session gave the Avalanche and troubled goalie Semyon Varlamov a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Friday night. Ted Hendricks Black Jersey. -- Keegan Iverson scored the eventual winner as the Portland Winterhawks extended their win streak to 18 games by doubling up the visiting Kamloops Blazers 4-2 on Friday in Western Hockey League action. http://www.authenticraidersshop.com/Matt-Schaub-Raiders-Jersey. -- The Packers have formally announced the re-signing of backup running back James Starks, keeping their formidable backfield intact. Carlos Rogers Black Jersey. In a 43-game stint, he batted .293 with nine homers and 25 runs batted in with a .953 OPS. He played spectacular defence and seemed to have a skill for pumping up his teammates and electrifying the crowd. Jim Plunkett Black Jersey. With the game in hand, the Miami Heat could worry about individual stats. Wade and James had handsome numbers in Mondays 102-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons.Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Anthony Jones totaled 21 points and five steals to help No. 9 Baylor to a 70-50 win over South Carolina State. Pierre Jackson contributed 11 points while Quincy Acy added nine points and eight rebounds for the Bears (4-0), who have won all their games by double digits. Brandon Riley scored 13 points, Khalif Toombs added 12 points and Omar Sanders finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-2), who had won their previous two. Jones slam nine minutes into the game gave the Bears their first double-digit lead of the game, 18-8. South Carolina State kept the contest close over the next several minutes and tied it twice, but Baylor scored the final five points of the half and A.dddddddddddd. Waltons tip shot gave the team a 33-28 lead at the break. Baylor came out of the locker room on fire with Jones hitting consecutive three- pointers and Brady Heslip following with back-to-back three-pointers before Quincy Miller buried a jumper for a 47-28 lead just over four minutes in. A three-pointer from Jackson made it a 52-30 game near the midway mark of the second half and Baylor was able to hold South Carolina State at arms length from there. Game Notes Baylor plays on Wednesday against Texas-Arlington...This was the first meeting between these schools...Baylor shot 45.6 percent while South Carolina State made just 34 percent of its attempts. ' ' '
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