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Michael Ballack breaks nose in Leverkusen win
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LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen says Michael Ballack broke his nose in the 1-0 win at Freiburg in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen confirmed the injury on its website Saturday, after the former Germany captain underwent a checkup at a Freiburg clinic on Friday night after the
Nyad defies age, fatigue, jellies on marathon swim
    6 years 11 months ago
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HAVANA (AP) — Marathon swimmer Diana Nyad stroked laboriously through the waters north of Cuba early Saturday, braving schools of jellyfish while testing the limits of human endurance on a quest to break her own 3-decade-old distance record. Fans and well-wishers around the world were kept up
Balotelli, Milner score as City beats Everton 2-0
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City needed late goals by substitutes Mario Balotelli and James Milner to beat stubborn Everton 2-0 and keep the pressure on fierce rival Manchester United at the top of the Premier League on Saturday. Balotelli was introduced by City manager Roberto
Djokovic on a roll since cutting out pizza, bread
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LONDON (AP) — Ever since eliminating pizza from his diet, Novak Djokovic has been on a roll. Djokovic has been boasting all season about how he has more energy on the tennis court since starting a gluten-free diet, cutting out pizza and bread from his daily life. But the top-ranked Serb has
Marsh appointed Sri Lanka cricket coach
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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has appointed former Australian batsman Geoff Marsh as its national team coach. Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement Friday that Marsh has been offered a two-year contract starting Sept. 27. The 52-year-old has played 50 tests and 119 one-day
Atletico Madrid beats Celtic 2-0 in Europa League
    6 years 11 months ago
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GENEVA (AP) — Europa League specialist Radamel Falcao scored again as 2010 winner Atletico Madrid beat Celtic 2-0 in a group-stage opener on Thursday. Falcao got 18 goals in last season's competition to help FC Porto succeed Atletico as champion, and persuade the Madrid club to pay €40
Maradona loses 1st match in charge of Al Wasl
    6 years 11 months ago
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Diego Maradona's first match in charge of UAE club Al Wasl ended in an agonizing 4-3 defeat by league champion Al Jazira on Thursday after his side conceded the fourth goal in stoppage time Al Wasl, which lost 4-0 to Al Jazira on the day Maradona's
Ibrahimovic injured, misses Barcelona return
    6 years 11 months ago
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic's awaited return to Barcelona was thwarted after the AC Milan striker was injured in training ahead of the clubs' Champions League game on Tuesday. Milan says the Sweden striker hurt his hamstring during training early Monday and will miss the opening
Barcelona opens Champions League against AC Milan
    6 years 11 months ago
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Looking to put a domestic slip-up aside, Barcelona will open the defense of its Champions League title against an AC Milan team missing injured forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robinho. Real Sociedad rallied from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with the Spanish champions
Borussia Dortmund back in action against Arsenal
    6 years 11 months ago
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DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund will make its return to the Champions League after more than eight years away when it hosts Arsenal in Group F on Tuesday. Dortmund's buildup has been overshadowed by the loss of its 18-game home unbeaten run, which ended Saturday
AC Milan beats Inter 2-1 to win Italian Super Cup
    6 years 2 weeks ago
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BEIJING (AP) — AC Milan won a record sixth Italian Super Cup after coming from behind to beat city rival Inter Milan 2-1 in a hard-fought derby at Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing on Saturday. Inter led at halftime after Wesley Sneijder curled a free kick over the wall and the ball ricocheted in
England beats India by 196 runs at Lord's
    6 years 4 weeks ago
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LONDON (AP) — England took a 1-0 lead in the four-test series against India after winning by 196 runs Monday, led by James Anderson's five-wicket haul and three from Stuart Broad. Anderson took 5-65 as India, which began the fifth day on 80-1, collapsed in the evening session. Broad claimed
Uruguay beats Paraguay 3-0 to win Copa America
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Uruguay won the Copa America for a record 15th time after beating Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday from two goals by Diego Forlan and another from Luis Suarez. Suarez scored in the 12th minute while Forlan hit the target in the 42nd and final minute of the match. "We
Women's World Cup final breaks Twitter record
    6 years 1 months ago
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LONDON (AP) — Twitter says the culmination of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States broke the record for tweets per second. Japan twice came from behind to draw 2-2 with the U.S. after extra time before winning a penalty shootout on Sunday in Frankfurt,
Brazil follows Argentina out of Copa America
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — First it was Argentina, now Brazil has been eliminated from a surprising Copa America tournament. Brazil lost to Paraguay on penalties in the quarterfinals on Sunday, meaning the tournament will finish without South America's two most important national teams.