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Libertad beats Nacional 2-1 in Copa Libertadores
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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Paraguay's Libertad won 2-1 at Uruguay's Nacional on Thursday to take control of Group 5 in the Copa Libertadores. Marcos Aguirre gave Nacional a first-half lead, but goals in quick succession in the second half from Miguel Angel Samudio and Mauro Andres Caballero
UK politician walks long way for Olympic truce
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LONDON (AP) — It was a different kind of Olympic marathon. A member of the House of Lords walked from Greece to promote peace during the London Olympics, striding up to the center of Britain's government Wednesday after completing some 6.3 million steps. Carrying a bright red backpack,
Messi in Argentina squad for friendly versus Swiss
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Barcelona star Lionel Messi will headline Argentina's squad in an international friendly at Switzerland on Feb. 29. Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella announced the squad Wednesday, the same day FIFA's rankings came out showing his national team had fallen out of
Allegri wary of Arsenal attack in Champions League
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MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is wary of Arsenal's strength in attack as the Serie A champions bid to end their poor run against English clubs in the last 16 of the Champions League. Milan has been eliminated at this same stage of the Champions League by English clubs in
Lyon beats APOEL Nicosia 1-0 in Champions League
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LYON, France (AP) — Lyon overcame APOEL Nicosia's tight defense with a second-half goal by Alexandre Lacazette on Tuesday, giving the French side a narrow 1-0 advantage after the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 match. Lacazette fired in a powerful shot that deflected off APOEL
Barcelona wins 3-1 at Leverkusen in Champs League
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LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez starred for Barcelona in a 3-1 win at Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. Messi scored and set up one of Sanchez's two goals to put the defending champions in control of the series following the
Zambia team returns home after African Cup win
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LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — With an escort of jet fighters screaming above and tens of thousands of screaming fans on the ground, Zambia's victorious soccer team flew home to a hero's welcome. The Copper Bullets, or Chipolopolo as the national team is called, descended from the plane Monday to meet
Barcelona sets sights on Champions League
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LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — With hopes of a fourth consecutive Spanish league title fading, Barcelona is turning its full attention to defending its European crown — which is bad news for Bayer Leverkusen. Both sides are having domestic troubles going into their meeting in Tuesday's Champions
Still upset with Mancini, Tevez plans City return
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Carlos Tevez says he was ordered around "like a dog" by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, but the Argentine striker is now ready to return and play for the club again. "I hope I can help City be champions," Tevez said in an interview with Fox Sports in
Struggling Wolves fire manager McCarthy
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WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton Wanderers fired manager Mick McCarthy on Monday, a day after a humiliating drubbing by its local rival left the club fighting to preserve its Premier League status. The former Ireland coach's final match in charge of Wolves was Sunday's 5-1 home loss
United, Liverpool avoid sanctions from FA
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester United and Liverpool will face no disciplinary action following their fractious match in the Premier League sparked by Luis Suarez's refusal to shake hands with Patrice Evra. Players from both teams reportedly clashed outside the dressing rooms at halftime of
Tevez set for City return, says agent
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A representative of Carlos Tevez says the Argentina striker will return to Manchester City on Tuesday after spending nearly three months away from the club on unauthorized leave. Paul McCarthy, Tevez's advisor, says the player is flying back from his native country
Man City wins to keep United at bay in title race
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester City kept fierce rival Manchester United at arm's length in the Premier League title race on Sunday, winning 1-0 at Aston Villa to maintain its two-point lead. England center back Joleon Lescott grabbed the winner in the 63rd minute, hooking in a shot from close range
Ronaldo's hat trick leads Madrid past Levante 4-2
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MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's sixth hat trick of the season guided Real Madrid to a 4-2 victory over 10-man Levante on Sunday to extend the Spanish leader's advantage over defending champion Barcelona to 10 points. Gustavo Cabral gave Levante a surprising lead in the fifth minute at the
Porto beats Leiria 4-0 to stay in touch of Benfica
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto recovered from its first league loss in two years with a 4-0 win over a 10-man Leiria on Sunday to stay within five points of Portuguese leader Benfica. Porto left it late with all four goals coming in the second half after Leiria's Jose Alberto Shaffer was red