MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City kept pace with likely title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea by beating West Ham 3-1 on Sunday for a third straight victory in the early stages of the English Premier League season.However, what started as a lesson in pass-and-move, attacking ftball by City under new coach Pep Guardiola turned into a nervy finish at Etihad Stadium.Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho scored in the opening 18 minutes for City, which carved West Ham open at will in a dominant first-half display that showed Guardiolas influence is already rubbing off on his players.Injury-hit West Ham improved in the second half and Michail Antonios 58th-minute header made City work for its win, which was sealed by another goal by Sterling in injury time when he rounded the goalkeeper and scored from a narrow angle.At least one perfect record will go when United plays City at Old Trafford in the first round of games after the international break.Its early days, but it could well be a shtout for the title between the three teams already at the top of the standings. City currently is ahead of United and Chelsea on goal difference -- and Guardiola said there plenty more to come.Of course, there is still rm for improvement, Guardiola said, but we have been playing well and hopefully we can continue doing that.We have to make an amazing performance to win at Old Trafford. I can imagine the atmosphere. I am lking forward to live that experience.Arguably Guardiolas biggest achievement in his first few months at Etihad Stadium is getting the best out of Sterling, who lost his place in the team at the end of last season -- his first at City -- and then had a pr European Championship campaign with England.Now, he is showing the kind of form that persuaded City to spend 49 million pounds (then $76 million) to sign him from Liverpl last year. Creating more space for him to run at defenders seems to be the key difference in Sterling this season.We try to help him to say, `If you stay in that position, you receive the ball quicker, Guardiola said. After, when he receives the ball, it is completely his talent. Man City bought this player because they believe.City has won all five of its competitive matches under Guardiola, including two victories over Steaua Bucharest in Champions League qualifying.In the other game Sunday, Middlesbrough maintained its unbeaten start to life back in the Premier League by drawing 0-0 at West Bromwich Albion in a game of few clear-cut chances.Middlesbrough has five points from three games.Nike Vapormax Wholesale . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college ftball. Discount Nike Vapormax . Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC failed to make the postseason while Montreal Impact fell at the first hurdle losing heavily to Houston Dynamo in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round. http://www.cheapvapormax.net/ . Westbrk has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. Cheap Nike Vapormax Mens . The phone hearing is scheduled for 40pm et/10pm pt. Winchester, who was not penalized for the hit, appeared to make contact with Kellys head early in the first period of Thursdays game in Boston. Cheap Nike Vapormax . The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynchs famous "beast quake" touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game.We all know President Barack Obama loves his Chicago sports teams. Today, Obama?honored 21 recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, including Chicago Bulls legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan.The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nations highest civilian honor, Obama said. Its a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better. From scientists, philanthropists and public servants to activists, athlettes and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way.ddddddddddddThat guy from Space Jam can add this distinguished medal to his trophy case along with his six NBA championship rings, two Olympic gold medals and all the other basketball accolades he earned during his Hall of Fame career.-- Paul Salda?a ' ' '