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African Cup: Cameroon through to final, Ghana fails again
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FRANCEVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Cameroon didn't need its big-name players to make the African Cup of Nations final. Instead, Cameroon's youngsters — described by their coach as a bunch of friends who just like to play football — knocked out mighty Ghana on Thursday and set up a title decider
Barcelona to announce Ronaldinho as its new ambassador
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona is going to name former player Ronaldinho as a club ambassador. The deal with the Brazilian playmaker will be signed on Friday at Camp Nou Stadium, the club said on Thursday. Barcelona originally said Ronaldinho would sign on "for the next 10 years," but
Former Chelsea, England midfielder Lampard retires at 38
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Frank Lampard retired from soccer on Thursday, ending a 21-year career in which he won every major honor at club level with Chelsea and established himself as the Premier League's highest-scoring midfielder. Renowned for his professionalism, work rate and the timing of his runs into the penalty
Egypt turns back the clock to reach African Cup final
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LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Egypt's 44-year-old goalkeeper made two saves in a penalty shootout win over Burkina Faso on Wednesday to lead the African Cup of Nations' most successful team back into the final after seven years of hurt. Essam el-Hadary dived high to his left to save from Burkina
Mourinho rounds on match officials, aims dig at rival Klopp
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused match officials of treating him unfairly and aimed a dig at Liverpool counterpart Juergen Klopp in a show of frustration after his team's 0-0 draw against Hull in the Premier League on Wednesday. Complaining that "the
Gabriel Jesus lights up City with goal on 1st league start
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LONDON (AP) — Gabriel Jesus marked his full Premier League debut with a goal and an assist as Manchester City's new-generation attacking combination tore through West Ham in a 4-0 Premier League victory on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Brazilian prodigy flaunted his speedy talents against a
Leader Chelsea stays in control after title rivals stumble
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Chelsea could afford to miss a late penalty in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Tuesday, as Antonio Conte's side extended its lead at the top of the Premier League and its rivals sabotaged their own title bids. Fourth-place Liverpool started well at Anfield, only for Chelsea to take the lead through
FA Cup to have 2 non-league teams in last 16
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The FA Cup threw up its latest heartwarming story line on Sunday when Sutton United beat second-tier Leeds 1-0 to ensure there would be two non-league teams in the fifth round for the first time since the 19th century. Adding a touch more magic on a historic day for
Madrid beats Real Sociedad to increase Spanish league lead
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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid saw its rivals falter and then did its part against Real Sociedad, winning 3-0 with a goal and an assist by Cristiano Ronaldo to increase its lead in the Spanish league. Madrid opened a four-point gap on Barcelona and Sevilla, which failed to win their matches earlier
Payet rejoins Marseille after forcing move from West Ham
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France playmaker Dimitri Payet has re-joined his former club Marseille after forcing a move from West Ham — the Premier League club that helped to galvanize his career — just two days before the end of European soccer's transfer window. Marseille said on its website late Sunday night that
Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn't been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade. The 35-year-old father of four was back in his
FA Cup: Wolves shocks Liverpool, Son saves Spurs from upset
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LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's season continues to implode after second-tier side Wolverhampton Wanderers inflicted the latest setback in the FA Cup on Saturday. Wolves won 2-1 at Anfield to cap a week of misery for Juergen Klopp. The English Premier League title challenge faltered further by
Arsenal manager Wenger banned from touchline for 4 games
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LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has banned Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger from the touchline for four matches after an altercation with a match official. Wenger escaped a stadium ban for shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor in the tunnel area at Emirates Stadium on Sunday
Return of the kings: Egypt back in African Cup quarterfinals
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PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) — Seven years of soccer gloom might be slowly lifting for Egypt. The African Cup of Nations' most successful team made it back to the quarterfinals on Wednesday, beating one of the title contenders along the way. A 1-0 win over Ghana ensured its long-awaited return to
Celta ousts Real Madrid from Copa del Rey quarterfinals
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MADRID (AP) — Celta Vigo pulled off another major upset in the Copa del Rey, eliminating Real Madrid with a 2-2 home draw on Wednesday to reach the semifinals for the second straight season. A year after ousting Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals, Celta knocked Real Madrid out at the same