Yahoo! won the round (Or, CNN goes with Yahoo Search)

Yahoo! and privately held Google once again traded blows on Monday, but it appears this time that Yahoo! won the round, thanks in large part to its recently acquired Overture Services unit.

CNN.com, ESPN.com, The Wall Street Journal Online all inked deals with Overture to supply sponsored ads that appear in search results or beside related news stories. CNN.com went even further, agreeing to use Yahoo!’s Web search technology and replace Google.

Nice work, Yahoo!