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FIFA to investigate Bahrain's 10-0 World Cup win
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GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has launched an investigation into the "unusual outcome" of Bahrain's 10-0 victory over a weakened Indonesia team in a World Cup qualifying match. Bahrain's win on Wednesday has raised suspicion because it needed to make up a nine-goal deficit on Qatar in the group standings
Barcelona hosts Sporting without Lionel Messi
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona will have to overcome Lionel Messi's absence against Sporting Gijon on Saturday as it tries to keep its dwindling chances for a fourth straight Spanish league title alive. With Real Madrid already 10 points clear at the top of the table, Messi's one-game
Resurgent Liverpool and Arsenal go head to head
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LONDON (AP) — A week after Liverpool and Arsenal raised hopes of a strong finish to the Premier League season with crucial wins, the pair go head to head at Anfield in a match critical to each team's chances of making the top four. While Liverpool ended its six-year wait for a trophy with a
Robben's double gives Dutch 3-2 win over England
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WEMBLEY, England (AP) — Plagued by injuries since the 2010 World Cup, Arjen Robben provided a timely reminder of his enduring quality by scoring a pair of classy goals in the Netherlands' 3-2 friendly win over England on Wednesday, 100 days before Euro 2012. By opening and closing the scoring
Arsenal to play Man City in Beijing's Bird's Nest
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal will play Manchester City on the day of the London Olympics opening ceremony — in the main 2008 Beijing Games stadium. The Premier League rivals' friendly match in the Bird's Nest will kick off on July 27 at 8 p.m., which will be lunchtime in England. Arsenal chief
Parker to captain England against the Netherlands
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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker will captain the national team for the first time Wednesday when England faces the Netherlands in a friendly at Wembley Stadium. Parker was selected by interim England coach Stuart Pearce ahead of Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard. While
Brazil edges Bosnia 2-1 in friendly in Switzerland
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ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (AP) — Brazil needed an own goal in injury time to defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1 in a friendly in Switzerland on Tuesday. The late winner came after a cross by FC Porto striker Hulk deflected off defender Sasa Papac in the first minute of added time in St.
Injuries hit Pearce's England audition vs. Dutch
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WEMBLEY, England (AP) — The Netherlands boast the top scorers from the Premier League and Bundesliga, while England is limited to a trio of inexperienced strikers who have never scored an international goal. But if interim coach Stuart Pearce felt troubled by England's injury problems ahead of
Liverpool owner John Henry celebrates first trophy
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WEMBLEY, England (AP) — On his 500th day as Liverpool owner, American sports tycoon John Henry finally had cause to celebrate. English football's most decorated club, which Henry rescued from the brink of bankruptcy, ended six barren years without a trophy by beating Cardiff in the League Cup
Shaqiri's Switzerland to host Messi's Argentina
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GENEVA (AP) — Pitting Switzerland against Lionel Messi and Argentina in an international friendly may not be as big of a mismatch as many might think. Wednesday's game got a timely boost with FC Basel's emergence in the Champions League around a young group of homegrown players including
Arsenal makes $80M profit but debt rises by $62M
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal made a half-year pretax profit of almost $80 million, thanks mainly to the sale of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. But the Premier League club's debt rose by 39 million pounds ($62 million) to 137 million pounds ($217 million) in the six months to Nov. 30. Arsenal has
Germany coach says France result unimportant
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BREMEN, Germany (AP) — With the Bundesliga and the Champions League entering decisive weeks, club coaches see the game as unnecessary, players are eager to avoid serious injuries and even Germany coach Joachim Loew says the result of the friendly against France is unimportant. With the
Milner: Capello's exit not 'ideal' ahead of Euros
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LONDON (AP) — Under the temporary command of Stuart Pearce, England's players on Monday began an uncertain buildup to the European Championship following Fabio Capello's resignation. The sudden departure of the coach less than four months before a major tournament has created an air of
Fire forces Daytona 500 to pause with 40 laps left
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DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (AP) — Journeyman driver Dave Blaney is leading the Daytona 500, which has been red-flagged after Juan Pablo Montoya's car sent him spinning into a safety truck. The truck, which holds 200 gallons of jet kerosene, burst into flames. Montoya's car slid into the grass, and
Chivas beats Santos to end winless streak
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MEXICO CITY— (AP) — Luis Michel saved a last-minute penalty from U.S. international Herculez Gomez as Chivas of Guadalajara ended its 13-game winless streak by defeating Santos Laguna 2-1 on Sunday in the eighth round of Mexico*s first division. The win came a day after Dutch great Johan