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Ronaldo leads Madrid to 3-0 win over Atletico in CL semis
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MADRID (AP) — Another impressive performance by Cristiano Ronaldo has left Real Madrid on the verge of another Champions League final. Ronaldo scored a hat trick to reach 400 goals with Madrid and lead the defending champions to a commanding 3-0 win over city rival Atletico Madrid in the first
Liverpool beat Watford 1-0 in EPL with Can highlight goal
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WATFORD, England (AP) — Liverpool improved its bid to secure a Champions League spot by beating Watford 1-0 in a largely forgettable English Premier League match on Monday. Only Emre Can made this one memorable, by meeting a Lucas Leiva cross with a bicycle-kick score in first-half stoppage
Gabriel Jesus comes to Man City's rescue at Middlesbrough
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MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus marked his return to Manchester City's starting lineup by rescuing a 2-2 draw against relegation-threatened Middlesbrough in the Premier League on Sunday. But City failed to take advantage of Manchester United drawing earlier in the day with Swansea
Spurs beat Arsenal for 1st finish above neighbor in 22 years
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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham shifted the balance of power in north London's soccer rivalry by securing its first Premier League finish above Arsenal in 22 years with a 2-0 victory over its neighbor on Sunday. Arsenal imploded inside 77 seconds at the start of the second half to hand Tottenham a
Chelsea beats Everton to close in on Premier League title
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez scored an eye-catching long-range goal as Chelsea closed in on the Premier League title by beating Everton 3-0 on Sunday. Chelsea stayed four points ahead of Tottenham, which beat Arsenal 2-0 in the north London derby. Antonio Conte will be guaranteed
Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck-and-neck title race in the Spanish league on Saturday, when both teams won to stay level on points at the top. Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi set up another goal to give Barcelona a 3-0 victory at crosstown
Bayern Munich wins record 5th straight Bundesliga title
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BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich ensured a record fifth straight Bundesliga title with a 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday. Lewandowski took his season tally to a league-leading 28 goals for Bayern to seal its 27th German title overall with three games to
FIFA, Olympic official Sheik Ahmad denies bribery allegation
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GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. "Sheikh Ahmad is very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing," the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
Arsenal in touch with top 4 after beating ailing Leicester
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal moved within four points of the Champions League places with a 1-0 victory over Leicester on Wednesday. Nacho Monreal's late shot flew in off Leicester defender Robert Huth in the 86th minute to settle the meeting of last season's top two clubs, whose fortunes have
Messi leads Barcelona to 7-1 victory; Real Madrid wins 6-2
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MADRID (AP) — While Lionel Messi helped Barcelona to trounce Osasuna 7-1, Cristiano Ronaldo was rested by title rival Real Madrid in its 6-2 rout of Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Wednesday. Barcelona and Madrid remain level on 78 points at the top of the standings after their
Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead
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LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday. The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at the club as Costa was
Sanchez sends Arsenal into FA Cup final with win over City
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LONDON (AP) — Alexis Sanchez ensured Arsenal's stormy season will end with an FA Cup final after securing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City in extra time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The Chilean striker struck in the 101st minute to secure an all-London May 27 final against Chelsea. Arsenal
Messi gets 500th career goal for Barca in 3-2 win vs Madrid
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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal for Barcelona to give the Catalan club a dramatic 3-2 win in injury time against 10-man Real Madrid in the "clasico" on Sunday, leaving the Spanish league title race wide open. Messi netted his milestone goal — his second of the night
Hazard sends Chelsea into FA Cup final with victory vs Spurs
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LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard had a rare view from the Chelsea bench, and it wasn't comfortable viewing. Twice Willian scored, but each time Tottenham struck back in the FA Cup semifinal on Saturday. Approaching an hour in with a sharper, slicker Spurs seizing the initiative at Wembley Stadium,
No Barcelona comeback as Juventus reaches CL semis
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Juventus put on a masterclass of defensive football to reach the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday, frustrating Lionel Messi and earning a 0-0 draw against a Barcelona side hoping for another miraculous comeback. The second-leg stalemate sealed a 3-0 win on