Scotland Premiership

Sydney back on top in A-League

SYDNEY (AP) Defending champion Sydney FC rebounded from a loss to Central Coast to inflict the first defeat in the A-League on Newcastle 2-1 and regain top spot.

Sydney was knocked out of first place when it lost to the Mariners 2-0, ending an unbeaten start to its title defense.

Beating Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday with goals to Milos Ninkovic and Bobo on either side of halftime lifted it two points clear of Newcastle.