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Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay to make 2030 World Cup bid
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay will make a joint bid to host soccer's centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three South American countries said on Wednesday. Bidding is not due to open for at least another four years, but the South American bid is
Sweet 16: Genoa teenager performing far beyond his years
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ROME (AP) — The 16-year-old sensation of Serie A wouldn't mind taking advantage of his sudden stardom among classmates. The problem is, he's being home-schooled. "I can't even be the cool guy at school," Pietro Pellegri lamented after scoring twice for Genoa in a 3-2 loss to Lazio on Sunday
Gareth Bale ruled out of Wales' final World Cup qualifiers
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CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Wales says Gareth Bale has been ruled out of its final two World Cup qualifiers. Bale's fitness has been a source of concern for Wales since sustaining a calf muscle strain against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week. The 28-year-old forward missed Real
Arsenal celebrates 21 years of Wenger by beating Brighton
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal celebrated the 21st anniversary of Arsene Wenger's appointment by easily beating Brighton 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. Alex Iwobi was set up by Alexis Sanchez's back-heel to double Arsenal's lead at the start of the second half after Nacho Monreal's opener. "It
Benitez frustrates former club Liverpool with Newcastle draw
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NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Joselu handed Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez a 1-1 draw in a reunion with former club Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday. The Spanish striker canceled out Philippe Coutinho's 27th-minute opener to leave Liverpool with only one win in seven matches in all
Barcelona and Madrid win in day marked by Catalonia protests
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MADRID (AP) — In a day marked by demonstrations over Catalonia's disputed independence vote, Barcelona won its seventh game in a row and Real Madrid earned its first victory at home in the Spanish league on Sunday. Barcelona defeated Las Palmas 3-0 to stay perfect with two goals by Lionel
De Bruyne scores winner as Man City beats Chelsea 1-0 in EPL
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LONDON (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne capped a dominant performance from Manchester City with a brilliant long-range goal in a 1-0 victory at Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday. The midfielder exchanged passes with Gabriel Jesus before shooting left-footed from just outside the area in
Fans hurt in Amiens after fence collapses in Ligue 1
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At least 25 fans were injured when a barrier collapsed in Amiens during a Ligue 1 match, causing it to be abandoned on Saturday. Meanwhile, Paris Saint-German thrashed Bordeaux 6-2 to be the only unbeaten side left in the league. The Amiens-Lille match was stopped after the opening goal in
Pogba has 'long-term' injury, United manager Mourinho says
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba will be a "long-term" absentee because of his hamstring injury. The France midfielder has been out since Sept. 12 when he limped off in the first half of United's Champions League match against
Man City striker Sergio Aguero breaks his rib in car crash
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero confirmed he broke a rib after being involved in a car accident in the Netherlands two days before his team's biggest Premier League game of the season so far. "Hurts, but I'm fine, fully focused on recovery," Aguero tweeted late
Germany recalls Boateng, Sane for World Cup qualifiers
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BERLIN (AP) — Jerome Boateng and Leroy Sane have been recalled by Germany as it bids to wrap up World Cup qualification against Northern Ireland on Oct. 5. World champion Germany, which has eight wins from eight games in Europe Group C, will seal its place at next year's tournament in Russia
Batshuayi scores late winner as Chelsea beats Atletico 2-1
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MADRID (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored with the last kick of the game to give Chelsea a well-deserved 2-1 comeback win against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish club's Champions League debut at its new stadium Wednesday. Batshuayi scored from close range in the fourth and final minute of
Barcelona needs own-goal to beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Lionel Messi will have to wait for his 100th goal in Europe after Barcelona eked out a 1-0 win at Sporting Lisbon thanks to an own-goal in the Champions League on Wednesday. Center back Sebastian Coates was the unlucky scorer when Messi's free kick deflected off another
PSG attack proves too much for Bayern in 3-0 win
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PARIS (AP) — Just as Bayern Munich was about to kick off at the Parc des Princes, Paris Saint-Germain's hard-core fans unfurled a huge banner. "Tomorrow Europe will be red and blue," it read, referring to PSG's traditional colors. It's big prediction. But if the Parisians can unleash the
Lukaku's scoring run continues as Man United beats CSKA
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MOSCOW (AP) — Romelu Lukaku made it 10 goals in nine games this season as Manchester United cruised to a 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday. Lukaku scored twice in the first half off crosses from Anthony Martial, while Martial got his name on the scoresheet with a