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Chelsea held 0-0 by Spurs in Premier League
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday, leaving the team in serious danger of missing out on qualification for the lucrative Champions League for the first time in 10 years. Spurs will be much the happier with a point from a cagey
Venus Williams upsets Kvitova at Key Biscayne
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KEY BISCAYNE, Florida (AP) — Venus Williams took a big step in her comeback Friday when she defeated reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in the second round of the Sony Ericsson Open. Williams is playing in her first tournament since she withdrew from the U.S. Open in
Muamba's family: Midfielder faces long recovery
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LONDON (AP) — Fabrice Muamba's family says the stricken midfielder still faces "a long period of recovery" from his on-field cardiac arrest. The Bolton player is still at London Chest Hospital, where he was taken on Saturday after collapsing just before halftime of his club's FA Cup
Insults fly between title rivals United and City
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LONDON (AP) — Insults have started flying between Manchester United and Manchester City more than a month before the Premier League title contenders go head-to-head for the last time this season. The rivals don't meet until April 30 but the tension from a close title race is already
South Africa 136-2 in rain delayed day 1, 3rd test
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hashim Amla made 63 and Alviro Petersen a patient, unbeaten 44 to lift South Africa to 136-2 as rain and bad light shortened the opening day of the third cricket test against New Zealand. Petersen bravely navigated all of the 42 overs bowled in three-hours of
Barcelona looking to cash in on Madrid's struggles
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BARCELONA, Spain — Led by the insatiable Lionel Messi, Barcelona will seek to end a perfect week on Saturday by winning at Mallorca to pile the pressure on Real Madrid after the stumbling Spanish league leader drew back-to-back matches. Messi broke Barcelona's all-time scoring record in
Chelsea hosts Spurs with European hopes on line
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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham's Premier League trip across London to face Chelsea on Saturday is looking a lot like a playoff for Champions League qualification. Although neither club would be out of contention for a top-four finish if they lose, Chelsea could be eight points behind fourth place
Bayern Munich plays Hannover in Bundesliga
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After reaching the German Cup final, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund return to Bundesliga business hoping to recover from extra midweek shifts. Both had to play extra time in their German Cup semifinals and Bayern also needed the extra burden of a penalty shootout
Work restarts at World Cup stadium after 8 months
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Construction has recommenced at Beira-Rio Stadium following an eight-month stoppage that had jeopardized the venue's status as a host for the 2014 World Cup. Bulldozers and workers were back at the construction site in Porto Alegre on Wednesday after a deal was reached on a
Real Madrid slips to 1-1 draw at Villarreal
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second time in four days, Spanish leader Real Madrid conceded a late free kick as it slipped to a 1-1 draw at Villarreal marked by the sending off of an irate Jose Mourinho and two of his players. The dramatic draw on Wednesday broke Madrid's 10-game away
Corinthians edge Cruz Azul in Copa Libertadores
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian champion Corinthians beat Mexico's Cruz Azul 1-0 Wednesday to move into top spot in Group 6 of the Copa Libertadores. Two-time champion Internacional needed a late goal to salvage a 1-1 draw with The Strongest in Bolivia, while fellow Brazilian club Vasco da Gama
Blackburn beats Sunderland 2-0 in Premier League
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BLACKBURN, England (AP) — Blackburn eased its relegation worries with a 2-0 home win over Sunderland in the Premier League on Tuesday. Blackburn moved six points clear of the drop zone with nine games remaining after second-half goals by Junior Hoilett and Ayegbeni Yakubu. After a dull
Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona's scoring record
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi now has a prized record to show that he is arguably the best player to ever don Barcelona's burgundy and blue shirt. The forward wrote his name into the club's history in emphatic fashion on Tuesday with yet another hat trick to become the club's all-time
Barcelona's Adriano injured, to miss Milan match
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona defender Adriano is expected to be sidelined for 10 days with an injured right leg and will likely miss next Wednesday's visit to AC Milan. The Brazilian left back pulled a muscle during Barcelona's 5-3 win over Granada on Tuesday, when Lionel Messi broke the
West Indies, Australia tie after last-over runout
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KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — The West Indies and Australia played out a thrilling last-over tie Tuesday in the third one-day international at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex. The hosts, chasing 221 to win, were bowled out for 220 off the fourth ball of the final over when captain Darren Sammy
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