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Leader City 1-0 loses at Everton after Gibson goal
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were hit after losing 1-0 at Everton from a goal by former Man United midfielder Darron Gibson on Tuesday. Gibson's first goal since leaving Old Trafford in the January transfer window via a deflection off Gareth Barry on
Sudan make quarterfinals for 1st time since 1970
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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Reaching the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals with an entirely home-based squad is Sudan's brightest footballing moment in more than 40 years. Sudan beat Burkina Faso 2-1 on Monday to climb above Angola and snatch a last-eight place with cup favorite Ivory
Reports: Maradona on short list to coach UAE
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Diego Maradona is reportedly among the candidates to take over as coach of the United Arab Emirates national team. Yousuf Al Serkal, chairman of the UAE's Football Association interim committee, was quoted Monday in the local media as saying the Argentine
Mirandes to play Bilbao in Copa del Rey semifinals
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MADRID (AP) — Third-tier club Mirandes' improbable run in the Copa del Rey reaches the semifinals against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday, while Barcelona will be looking to shake off its recent woes away from home at Valencia on Wednesday. Mirandes has already eliminated topflight clubs
AC Milan wins to keep pace behind Juventus
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ROME (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one goal and set up another as AC Milan comfortably beat Cagliari 3-0 Sunday to move back within one point of Juventus, as the Italian league title race develops into a two-team affair. Ibrahimovic scored his league-leading 15th goal with a splendid free
Real Sociedad routs Sporting Gijon 5-1 in Spain
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — David Zurutuza lasted only five minutes, but it was long enough to score the opening double in Real Sociedad's 5-1 rout of Sporting Gijon in the Spanish league on Sunday. The 25-year-old midfielder volleyed Antoine Griezmann's cross into the left corner for Sociedad's
Granada wins 2-1 at Real Betis in Spanish league
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Granada coach Abel Resino got off to a winning start as his team moved out of the Spanish league relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday. Striker Odion Ighalo put Granada ahead in the 13th minute with a low shot from the edge of the area, and Carlos
Pakistan coach sees bright future for his team
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's interim coach Mohsin Khan said Sunday his team could replace England at the top of the test rankings. Pakistan is the No. 5-ranked test team, but two consecutive wins against England to clinch their three-match series have given the coach
UNESCO to honor Uruguay soccer team's Tabarez
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PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural arm is naming the manager of Uruguay's national soccer team a "Champion for Sport" in recognition of his efforts to bring sports to underprivileged children and involvement in literacy and other educational programs. The Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific
Late Kuyt goal earns Liverpool victory over United
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Dirk Kuyt struck a dramatic 88th minute winner to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup on Saturday and a place in the last 16. The match between the two bitter rivals looked set for a replay after Park Ji-sung leveled for United in the
Arsenal relies on patched up defense in FA Cup
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal needs a swift turnaround against Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Sunday to get fans back on side. For so long a hero to Arsenal fans, manager Arsene Wenger was jeered during last weekend's 2-1 Premier League defeat against Manchester United. Wenger said he has nothing to
AC Milan signs striker Maxi Lopez from Catania
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MILAN (AP) — AC Milan signed Argentine striker Maxi Lopez on loan from Catania on Friday, signaling that the club has given up on signing Carlos Tevez — at least until the end of the season. Milan said in a statement that it has the option to gain Lopez's full rights at the end of the
Mattek-Sands reaches first Grand Slam final
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After reaching her first Grand Slam final, the big question for Bethanie Mattek-Sands is what to wear for the occasion? The 26-year-old American, known for her sometimes outlandish fashion sense, and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau advanced to the mixed doubles
Bayern tricks fans into 'liking' it on Facebook
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MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich tricked its fans into "liking" the team on Facebook, promising them a "spectacular new signing" Thursday if they logged on to the social networking site to watch the announcement in a news conference. Bayern had said on its website that it would present a new
Barca holds off Madrid rally to reach cup semis
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona held off a spirited Real Madrid fightback to hang on for a 2-2 draw on Wednesday that was enough to edge its eternal rival once again, this time for a place in the Copa del Rey semifinals. Barcelona looked headed for a comfortable victory when it went up 2-0