Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce thought his side did enough in the second half to win their game against Arsenal but is happy with a vital point following their 0-0 draw. Max Pacioretty Jersey . The result lifts the Black Cats out of the relegation zone on goal difference with four games left to play in the Premier League.I thought second half we did enough to maybe pinch the game 1-0, Allardyce told Sky Sports. We coped extremely well with the possession they had and did limit them mostly to shots from outside the box. Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal battles Sunderlands Jermain Defoe for the ball Second half once we shut [Mohamed] Elneny and [Aaron] Ramsey down and stopped them playing, we started to get amongst it and win more possession, use the ball better and put Arsenal under quite a lot of pressure. So Im very pleased with the turnaround in our performance.[We] made the keeper work in the second half, which was good. I thought we should have had a definite penalty on [Jermain] Defoe, but overall Im very pleased with the clean sheet and the point.Both sides had a shout for a penalty for handball late in the first half, but while Allardyce believes DeAndre Yedlins block on Alex Iwobis shot was accidental, he thought Per Mertesackers handling of Defoes shot should have been given.Ive looked at it and said Yedlin has no chance of getting his arm out of the way because it hits his leg and arm, said Allardyce. I cant see that being any chance of being a penalty, whereas Mertesacker has turned his back on the ball, his arm is outstretched and hes stopped whats a certain goal I think.You want those things to go for you in our position, but we have earned a point today and the second-half performance it could have been three.Allardyce now firmly believes his side can go on to stay in the Premier League, beating fellow strugglers Norwich and Newcastle to survive the drop. 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The U.S. Golf Association joined the latest effort in Latin America, with all three groups offering some major perks. The winner will receive a spot in the 2015 Masters and will be exempt into the final stage of qualifying for the British Open and U.S. Open, along with an exemption to any other USGA championship for which the amateur is eligible. And just like the Asia-Pacific Amateur, the idea is to accelerate the development of golf in a region that doesnt get a lot of attention. "We believe this event will be motivating to current and future generations of golfers, and one day create heroes that will inspire others to give the game a try," Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Wednesday. "This belief has guided us well through the early successes of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship, and with the collective expertise in guiding the game of golf provided by the R&A and the USGA, we are hopeful in achieving equally exciting results." Hideki Matsuyama, a two-time winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur, is now No. 24 in the world. The most receent winner was Guan Tianlang, who at 14 last year became the youngest player to make a cut in a major. Jon Merrill Jersey. The first Latin America Amateur will be Jan. 15-18, 2015, at Pilar Golf in Argentina. The PGA Tour recently began a Latin American satellite tour, and the new amateur event could provide an even bigger boost with golf returning to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 games. The 120-man field will be determined largely by the World Amateur Golf Ranking. At least two players will come from each of 27 countries recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which also are part of the International Golf Federation. Along with South America, they include countries in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. The two players will be decided by the world ranking. If there are no players in the ranking, the national golf association will nominate the players. The remainder of the field will be filled by the ranking, with no country allowed more than six players. The exception is the host country, which can have as many as 10 players. It will be 72 holes of stroke play, same as the Asia-Pacific Amateur. "Supporting the games continuous growth has been a responsibility taken very seriously throughout the 260-year history of the R&A," chief executive Peter Dawson said. "Having been involved in this region of the world for many years, we understand the potential impact a championship of this stature can have on golfers with dreams of competing at the highest level." ' ' '