Bayern are champs

BERLIN: Bayern Munich have won this season’s Bundesliga title after a 0-0 draw at VfL Wolfsburg gave them the precious point needed to be crowned German champions for the 21st time. The stalemate put Bayern on 67 points — 10 more than Werder Bremen — and with only three games left this season, Munich cannot be caught. But the league winners rode their luck as Wolfsburg squandered plenty of chances. — AFP

Liverpool win

LIVERPOOL: Fernando Torres marked Liverpool’s final match of the season at Anfield by scoring the winner in their 1-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. But Torres’s 32nd goal of an impressive debut campaign for the Reds couldn’t disguise the fact that their 19-year-wait for the title would carry on into next season. — AFP

Warnock to stay

LONDON: Blackburn Rovers have agreed new deals with three players - Stephen Warnock, Martin Olsson and Matt Derbyshire - that will keep them at Ewood Park until the summer of 2012. The 26-year-old Warnock said the new contract was the reward for his play during this season’s Premier League campaign after joining Mark Hughes’ outfit from Liverpool in January 2007. Olsson, 19, joined Rovers just over two years ago from Swedish side Hogaborgs BK. — AFP

Hacket disqualified

SEVILLE: Australian Olympic champion Grant Hackett failed to secure a berth for the Beijing Olympics’ 10km open water event when he was disqualified from the 10km race at the world championships. The event was won by Russian Vladimir Dyatchin in 1hr 53min 21sec, ahead of Britain’s David Davies, who finished three tenths of a second behind. Another Australian, Ky Hurst, who tied for fifth place, secured Olympic ticket for Beijing. Hackett won gold in the 1500m at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympics. — AFP