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Italy risks missing World Cup after losing to Sweden 1-0
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SOLNA, Sweden (AP) — Four-time champion Italy was left at serious risk of failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after losing at Sweden 1-0 in the opening leg of their playoff on Friday. Substitute Jakob Johansson scored shortly after the hour mark with a shot
Evra fired by Marseille, banned by UEFA for kicking fan
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Patrice Evra was fired by Marseille on Friday after being suspended by UEFA for all remaining European games this season for kicking a fan of the French club. The volatile defender was also fined 10,000 euros ($11,650) by UEFA. The 36-year-old Evra got into a verbal
Solo accuses former FIFA President Blatter of grabbing her
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Hope Solo told a Portuguese newspaper that former FIFA President Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in 2013. In an interview published Friday in the newspaper Expresso, Solo said Blatter grabbed her rear end shortly before the two appeared onstage at the
'He spoke with his feet': Tributes pour in for retired Pirlo
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ROME (AP) — Tributes poured in for Andrea Pirlo after Italy's midfield maestro retired. The 38-year-old passing wizard played his final match on Sunday when New York City FC lost in the Major League Soccer playoffs. Pirlo went on in the 90th minute and was greeted with affection by fans at
Juventus survives early scare to beat Benevento 2-1
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MILAN (AP) — Last-place Benevento threatened a major shock in Turin before Juventus eventually fought back to win 2-1 Sunday and close the gap on leader Napoli in Serie A. Benevento had not picked up a single point in its previous 11 league games — the worst start in the division's history
Son strikes as Tottenham beats Palace 1-0 in Premier League
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LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min's second-half goal secured Tottenham a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday. The South Korea forward pounced on a weak clearance to curl in a shot from just inside the area in the 64th minute, as a depleted Spurs side eked out a victory over
Marseille fans turn on Evra after attack
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Marseille fans have told Patrice Evra he is no longer welcome at the club after the defender kicked a supporter in the head. Evra was suspended by Marseille on Friday, a day after he confronted a fan and aimed a kick at his head ahead of a Europa League game in Portugal. Evra, who appeared to
Real Madrid restores order with 3-0 win over Las Palmas
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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid restored order after two straight losses with a comfortable 3-0 win over Las Palmas in the Spanish league on Sunday. Goals by Casemiro in the first half, and Marco Asensio and Isco in the second, secured Madrid victory at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, keeping it
Conte hands Mourinho 3rd straight losing return to Chelsea
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LONDON (AP) — A surefire way for a Chelsea manager to ease any anxieties is the sight of a dejected Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte achieved just that on Sunday, handing Mourinho a third successive losing return visit to Chelsea with Manchester United. Alvaro Morata's
Man City beats Arsenal 3-1, opens up 8-point lead in EPL
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's a sign of Manchester City's incredible level this season that a 3-1 win over a major rival like Arsenal was met with a "could do better" assessment by manager Pep Guardiola. "We could have scored five or six today," Guardiola said. "We just needed to be more
Bayern beats Dortmund away to go further clear in Bundesliga
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BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich win at Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to throw his former side into more turmoil on Saturday with its third defeat in four Bundesliga games without a win. Bayern moved six points clear of Dortmund, which previously led the league after making its
Alcacer shines in Messi's 600th game for Barcelona
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MADRID (AP) — On the day Lionel Messi played his 600th match for Barcelona, Paco Alcacer got the job done for the Spanish league leaders, scoring in each half to beat Sevilla 2-1 on Saturday. Barcelona's 10th win in 11 matches kept the Catalan club four points in front of Valencia, which
Liverpool wins at West Ham to close gap on EPL top five
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LONDON (AP) — The only member of the English Premier League's top six in action on Saturday, Liverpool took full advantage. Juergen Klopp's side won at West Ham 4-1 to secure successive league victories for the first time since August. Mohamed Salah scored twice, while Joel Matip and Alex
Marseille suspends Evra for kicking fan pending UEFA hearing
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Marseille has suspended Patrice Evra and could take further action after the defender kicked one of the team's fans before a Europa League game. The French club's announcement came after UEFA said earlier Friday that Evra will be banned for at least one game. UEFA's
Liverpool beats Maribor 3-0, tops Champions League group
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool overcame its latest penalty failure at Anfield to wear down Maribor in a 3-0 win that moved the English team within sight of the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday. All three of Liverpool's goals — from Mohamed Salah, Emre Can and substitute
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