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Ronaldo surprised by increasing criticism
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MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says criticism against him is getting worse, and he doesn't think it's fair. Ronaldo made his comments after scoring twice in Real Madrid's 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday. "It seems that match after match I have to
Misfiring Liverpool held to 1-1 draw by Spartak Moscow
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MOSCOW (AP) — Missed chances cost Liverpool as it dropped Champions League points in a 1-1 draw at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday. After falling behind to Fernando's free-kick for Spartak in the 23rd minute, Liverpool responded soon afterward with a fine finish by Philippe Coutinho. Liverpool
De Bruyne, Sterling score as City beats Shakhtar 2-0
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero's missed penalty cost him the chance to become Manchester City's joint-top scorer of all time. It didn't cost City victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, though. Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling scored either side of Aguero's saved
Kane scores 6th hat trick of 2017 in Spurs' 3-0 win at Apoel
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Harry Kane scored his sixth hat trick of 2017 in Tottenham's 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League on Tuesday, taking the in-form striker's tally to five goals after two Group H games. After going through his usual dry spell in August, the Premier League's
Ronaldo scores 2 as Real Madrid wins 3-1 at Dortmund
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DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo helped two-time defending champion Real Madrid to a 3-1 win at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Tuesday. Ronaldo, yet to score in the Spanish league where he sat out a five-game suspension for shoving a referee, took his tally
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli banned for 1 year
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Juventus president Andrea Agnelli was banned for one year by the Italian soccer federation on Monday for his role in selling tickets to hardcore "ultra" fans that encouraged scalping. The court also fined Juventus 300,000 euros ($350,000). The ban comes less than three weeks after Agnelli was
Lacazette double gives Arsenal 2-0 win over West Brom in EPL
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LONDON (AP) — Alexandre Lacazette scored twice for Arsenal to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 in the English Premier League on Monday and prolong the north London team's September fightback. Arsenal lost two of its opening three matches but seven out of a possible nine points have been collected
Federer beats Kyrgios as Europe wins 1st Laver Cup
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PRAGUE (AP) — Roger Federer rallied to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 7-6 (6), 11-9 Sunday and clinch the new Laver Cup tournament for Europe on Sunday. The three-day competition at Prague's O2 Arena pitted a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. Seen
Own goals help Barcelona win 3-0 at Girona to increase lead
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GIRONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into
PSG's impressive forward line secures 5-0 win at Celtic
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Neymar led Paris Saint-Germain to an emphatic 5-0 win at Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday as the French side's formidable attacking lineup tore the hosts' defense to shreds. The Group B match at Celtic Park was one-sided and PSG led 3-0 at halftime with goals
Zappacosta solo goal, Chelsea routs Qarabag 6-0 in CL opener
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LONDON (AP) — Who needs Diego Costa when you have Davide Zappacosta? On his full Chelsea debut, the wing back announced himself to Stamford Bridge in spectacular fashion with an audacious solo goal eclipsing anything the exiled striker Costa has produced in west London. It was some way,
Lukaku scores again, Pogba injured as United beats Basel 3-0
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Whatever the competition, whatever the level of opponent, Romelu Lukaku cannot stop scoring in his first season at Manchester United. The Belgium striker kept up the impressive start to his United career by heading in the second goal in a 3-0 win over Basel on the
Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barcelona beats Juve 3-0
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers. Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday. Two of soccer's
De Boer fired by impatient Palace after only 4 games
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The impatience and short-term thinking in modern-day soccer was highlighted Monday when Frank de Boer was fired by Crystal Palace only four Premier League games into his task of changing the ingrained playing style of the English team. Hours after Palace chairman Steve Parish called for "some
Champions League returns with Real Madrid the team to beat
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The Champions League group stage starts this week with Real Madrid looking to win Europe's top club competition for a third straight year, a feat not achieved since Bayern Munich in the 1970s. Here's a look at the eight groups: ___ GROUP A (BENFICA, MANCHESTER UNITED, BASEL, CSKA