SAO PAULO - Traditional Brazilian club Palmeiras was held to a 1-1 draw by Atletico Paranaense but escaped relegation thanks to Vitorias 1-0 loss to Santos in the final round of the Brazilian league. [url=https://www.cheaphurricanes.com/]Hurricanes Jerseys China[/url] .The eight-time national champion needed to win the home game to guarantee its spot in the top flight without depending on other results, but the draw was enough after Vitoria failed to win its match in Salvador.Bahia also had a chance to escape demotion but lost 3-2 at Coritiba. Criciuma and traditional Rio de Janeiro club Botafogo had already been relegated.Palmeiras finished with 40 points, two ahead of Vitoria and three in front of Bahia. Botafogo ended with 34 points and Criciuma with 32.Cruzeiro, which clinched its second consecutive league title two rounds in advance, ended the tournament with a 2-1 home win over Fluminense with one of the goals coming from a remarkable side-volley by Bolivia striker Marcelo Moreno.The victory gave Cruzeiro 80 points, the most since the tournament began being played with all teams facing each other twice, at home and away. Cruzeiro also broke the record for most victories with 24 from 38 matches. The four-time national champion led from the sixth round and finished 10 points ahead of second-place Sao Paulo, which lost 1-0 at Sport on Sunday.Atletico Paranaense opened the scoring in Sao Paulo with a header by Ricardo Silva in the 10th minute, and Palmeiras equalized with a penalty converted by striker Henrique in the 20th. Henrique ended as the tournaments second-best scorer with 16 goals, two less than Fluminenses Fred.Palmeiras, the Brazilian team with the most national titles, had lost five straight coming into the final round. Celebrating its centennial, the team was trying to avoid being relegated for the second time in three years. The club played in the second division in 2003 and 2013.It was only the second match at Palmeiras new stadium, a 43,000-capacity arena in the heart of Sao Paulo. Local authorities had tried to move the decisive match to a different stadium because of security concerns. The new Allianz Parque was built by World Cup standards, without fences between the stands and the pitch, which ignited fears of a mass invasion had Palmeiras failed to remain in the first division.Vitoria would have stayed in the top flight had it beaten Santos at home, but it lost after conceding a goal in second-half injury time.The tournaments final round marked the retirement of Coritiba playmaker Alex, the former Brazil midfielder who thrived with Turkeys Fenerbahce and also with Palmeiras and Cruzeiro. He was crucial when Cruzeiro won the 2003 Brazilian league title.The 37-year-old player cried after he was substituted and met with his wife and his children on the sidelines at the Couto Pereira Stadium in Curitiba.On Saturday, Internacional beat Figueirense 2-1 in Florianopolis with an injury time winner to secure third place and an automatic spot in the group stage of next years Copa Libertadores. The teams first goal was scored in the 90th after Figueirense had gone ahead in the 49th.The result hurt Corinthians, which finished fourth despite a 2-1 win over Criciuma at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo. The popular club will have to play a playoff to get into the group stage of Latin Americas most important competition.After the match, Corinthians made official that it wont keep former Brazil coach Mano Menezes next season. His replacement has not been announced.___Follow Tales Azzoni at http://www.twitter.com/tazzoni [url=https://www.cheaphurricanes.com/]Carolina Hurricanes Pro Shop[/url] . Obasi chested the ball past one defender, prodded it past another and then rounded the keeper before scoring from a tight angle in the 16th minute. Seconds after the restart, Obasi set up Klaas Jan Huntelaar for the Dutchmans 11th goal from 13 games this season. 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New York needed 5 hours, 32 minutes to win this one after losing to the Phillies 6-5 in a 14-inning game Friday night that took 5:23 to complete. "It feels good just coming back," said Carlyle, who has spent the majority of his 16-year professional career in the minor leagues. "Its a lot of work to get back. I wasnt sure if Id get another opportunity to play at the major league (level). It just feels good to contribute." Carlyle (1-0) last pitched in the major leagues in 2011 and last earned a victory on June 25, 2008. He was in El Paso, Texas on Friday night pitching for the Mets Triple-A Las Vegas club when he received a call at 11 oclock summoning him to Philadelphia after New York used eight pitchers on Friday. The right-hander said he slept "maybe a couple of hours" before boarding a 6 a.m. flight, arriving at Citizens Bank Park at 2:30 for the 3:05 scheduled first pitch. The Phillies and Mets have played 37 innings in three games with two more still to play in the rare five-game series. The Mets went without a hit in extra innings until Wrights knock off Antonio Bastardo (3-3). Bastardo walked Ruben Tejada to start the 14th, and Tejada went to second on Juan Lagares sacrifice bunt. After Daniel Murphy popped out, Wright lined a single to left to score Tejada. "David Wright was in a big spot and got a big hit," Mets manager Terry Collins said. Carlos Torres worked out of a jam in the bottom of the 14th to earn his second save in three chances. The Phillies put runners on first and second with no outs, but Torres struck out Ben Revere, got Jimmy Rollins to pop out and struck out Chase Utley. "The only thing we know is we won, dont ask me how," Collins joked. "There are a lot of tired bodies out there." Carlyle, who travelled much of Saturday just to make the game, knows he isnt the only tired one. 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