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Neymar scores hat trick, 100th goal with Santos
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar surpassed 100 career goals with Santos on Sunday, scoring a hat trick to lead the Brazilian club to the final of the Sao Paulo state championship. In Rio de Janeiro, Uruguay striker Sebastian "El Loco" Abreu scored twice to lead Botafogo to the Rio Cup final with a 3-1
Gambhir stars in Kolkata victory, Punjab also wins
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CHENNAI, India (AP) — Captain Gautam Gambhir slammed a superb 93 to help Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore while Kings XI Punjab beat Chennai Super Kings by seven runs in the Indian Premier League on Saturday. Gambhir smashed five sixes and nine fours off 51 balls as
Wigan beats Newcastle to boost survival hopes
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LONDON (AP) — Wigan demolished Newcastle 4-0 on Saturday for another remarkable win in its attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League and severely dent its opponent's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. With the fight for the title not resuming until leader
Suarez scores from near halfway for hat trick
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NORWICH, England (AP) — Luis Suarez scored from near halfway to complete his first hat trick for Liverpool and a 3-0 English Premier League win at Norwich on Saturday. The Uruguay striker scored twice in four minutes midway through the first half to put the Reds in command before hitting his
Lyon beats Quevilly 1-0 to win French Cup
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PARIS (AP) — Lyon collected its first trophy in four years when it beat a spirited Quevilly 1-0 to win the French Cup for a fifth time on Saturday. Striker Lisandro Lopez scored the winning goal. Despite an annual budget of €1.9 million ($2.5 million) compared to Lyon's €150 million, it
Levante climbs to 4th, Racing relegated in Spain
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Levante again defied the label of modest minnow by reclaiming Spain's last Champions League spot through a 3-1 win over Granada on Saturday, while Racing Santander was relegated after losing 3-0 at Real Sociedad. Forward Valdo Lopes set up second-half goals by Arouna
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola steps down
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In front of some of the players he has molded into one of the greatest football teams of all time, Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola stepped down on Friday, bringing to a close a four-year reign of unprecedented success. Guardiola announced he will leave the club at the end
Man United and Ferguson taking City seriously
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester City has already won one major battle ahead of Monday's Premier League derby: convincing Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson that it is a force to be taken seriously. Ferguson initially dismissed City as "noisy neighbors" following a 2008 takeover by Abu Dhabi
Nadal beats Tipsarevic to reach Barcelona semis
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal brushed aside Janko Tipsarevic 6-2, 6-2 Friday to advance to the Barcelona Open semifinals, while Milos Raonic served 14 aces on his way to eliminating second-seeded Andy Murray in straight sets. The top-seeded Nadal was in vintage form, moving his Serbian
AP Interview: Carlo Ancelotti thinking big at PSG
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PARIS (AP) — Carlo Ancelotti thinks his first season in charge of Paris Saint-Germain will not be considered a failure if the cash-rich club does not win the French title, because his priority is building for a big future. PSG has not won the title since 1994 and trails Montpellier by five
Madrid follows Barcelona in Champions League exit
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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid's inglorious exit from the Champions League was almost like deja vu. The Spanish team took a 2-0 lead in the first half to give it the impetus against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the semifinals, just as Barcelona had done the night before against
Terry racism trial sees match handshakes scrapped
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LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League has been forced to scrap team handshakes before Sunday's match between Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers due to John Terry's looming racism trial. The Chelsea captain is accused of hurling insults at QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, who is black, during
Bilbao to face Atletico in Europa League final
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Llorente scored late as Athletic Bilbao overcame a first-leg deficit to beat Sporting Lisbon and set up an all-Spanish Europa League final with Atletico Madrid after the 2010 champion finished off Valencia on Thursday. Llorente grabbed the 88th-minute decider
Australia builds lead of 310 against WIndies
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ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting both hit half centuries Wednesday as Australia built a healthy lead of 310 on the third day of the third and final test at Windsor Park. Ponting topscored with 57 while Cowan contributed 55 as Australia reached 200-6 in its second innings by
Bayern beats Madrid on penalties to reach final
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MADRID (AP) — First Barcelona, then Real Madrid. Bayern Munich sent Madrid out on penalties on Wednesday to reach the Champions League final and ensure neither of the Spanish giants will get a chance to play for the famous trophy. Madrid's demise came a day after Chelsea stunned Barcelona at