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Barcelona's Pique scores late to silence Espanyol crowd
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MADRID (AP) — Jeered from his first touch of the ball, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique found a way to silence Espanyol fans in Sunday's Catalan derby. Pique scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw as the Spanish league leader narrowly avoided losing to its crosstown rival for the second time in
Neymar scores again as French leader PSG wins at Lille 3-0
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PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery says Neymar will celebrate his 26th birthday on Monday by inviting the whole squad to his dinner party. The Brazilian should be in a great mood after scoring his 18th league goal on Saturday, helping French leader PSG win at Lille 3-0 to stay
Real Madrid drops more points after 2-2 draw at Levante
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The worst version of Real Madrid was back when it slumped at Levante to 2-2 on Saturday, only 11 days from its critical Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain. Madrid appeared to have taken control through Francisco "Isco" Alarcon's goal in the 81st minute, but
Sanchez nets on home debut for Man U win vs Huddersfield
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez's first goal for Manchester United wrapped up a 2-0 victory against Huddersfield on a day when the clubs came together to mark the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster. Tuesday is the 60th anniversary of the tragedy which claimed 23 lives,
Ramsey treble, 3 Mkhitaryan assists as Arsenal routs Everton
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a scoring debut and Henrikh Mkhitaryan provided three assists on his first start. But Aaron Ramsey seized the limelight from the January recruits by scoring a hat trick as Arsenal crushed Everton 5-1 in the English Premier
French referee banned 3 months after kicking player
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PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation has banned referee Tony Chapron for three months after he kicked a player during a league match. The federation announced the decision Thursday night, giving him a six-month ban with three months suspended. Chapron was summoned by French league
North Korean athletes arrive in South Korea for Olympics
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — North Korean skiers and skaters arrived Thursday at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that has brought a temporary lull in tensions over their country's nuclear program. The 32-member delegation led by North Korean Vice Sports Minister
Bournemouth stuns Chelsea with 3-0 win in Premier League
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LONDON (AP) — Bournemouth sprung a huge surprise by beating Chelsea 3-0 away in the Premier League on Wednesday thanks to three goals in a 16-minute spell in the second half. Callum Wilson, Junior Stanislas and former Chelsea player Nathan Ake scored the goals to condemn the hosts to a first
10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United
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LONDON (AP) — Watched by the Premier League's biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition's fastest goals. Manchester United hadn't even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday. "It
Aubameyang joins Arsenal for club-record $80 million
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Arsenal paid a club-record fee of 63.75 million euros ($80 million) to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, completing the overhaul of the team's attack that was triggered by Alexis Sanchez's departure to Manchester United. In the most significant move in the
Chelsea signs Palmieri from Roma as back-up to Alonso
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea finally signed a back-up for Marcos Alonso at left wing back by bringing in Emerson Palmieri from Roma on the next-to-last day of the January transfer window. Palmieri, a former Brazil Under-17 international who has since switched his international allegiance to Italy,
Man City signs defender Laporte for club-record $80 million
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City signed France under-21 international Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of 65 million euros ($80 million) on Tuesday, taking its spending on center backs since 2014 to about $250 million. The 23-year-old Laporte came close to
Arsenal loses 3-1 at Swansea to damage top-4 hopes in EPL
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The arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot come quickly enough for Arsenal. Its 3-1 loss on Tuesday to Swansea, which started the match as the Premier League's last-place team, punctured some of the optimism generated by the imminent signing of one of Europe's most lethal
Seoul: North Korea cancels pre-Olympic joint cultural event
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Tuesday expressed regret over North Korea's cancellation of one of the joint cooperation projects planned for next month's Winter Olympics, a development highlighting the delicate nature of ties between the rivals split for seven decades. In a message
Barcelona loaning winger Deulofeu to Watford
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Gerard Deulofeu is joining Watford on loan until the end of the season. The English club will pay the winger's salary and a possible add-on of one million euros ($1.2 million), Barcelona said on Monday. No details on the add-on were immediately
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