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Marseille beats Inter 1-0 in Champions League
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MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Andre Ayew headed home a corner deep into injury time Wednesday as Marseille beat Inter Milan 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup to pile even more pressure on beleaguered coach Claudio Ranieri. Inter's defeat was its sixth in seven games.
CSKA scores last-gasp goal in 1-1 draw with Madrid
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MOSCOW (AP) — CSKA Moscow equalized from the last kick of the match when Pontus Wernbloom scrambled the ball into the net, giving the Russian club a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. The Swedish midfielder's debut game for CSKA ended with him
Olympic Stadium not up to Premier League standards
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LONDON (AP) — London's Olympic Stadium is not up to Premier League standards and the pitch will have to be ripped up after the games and replaced using public funds to enable a football club to be able to use the venue, according to officials. The 486 million-pound ($767 million) troubled
Basel star Shaqiri to face future club Bayern
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BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Xherdan Shaqiri will take center stage Wednesday when the Switzerland star's current and future clubs, FC Basel and Bayern Munich, meet in the Champions League round of 16. Shaqiri, who agreed a reported €11.6 million ($15.3 million) transfer this month, will join
Lavezzi and Cavani help Napoli beat Chelsea
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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani again dampened English hopes by leading Napoli to a 3-1 win over Chelsea in an entertaining first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup. Cavani, who struck a brace against Manchester City to eliminate the Premier League leaders
Tevez apologizes to Man City after 5-month feud
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LONDON (AP) — Carlos Tevez finally apologized to Manchester City on Tuesday following a five-month feud that has cost him close to 10 million pounds ($17 million), and could soon return to action for the club after withdrawing an appeal against his latest fines. The Argentina striker has not
Mazzarri fears Chelsea backlash in Europe
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NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri is fearful of a Chelsea backlash in the first leg of its Champions League last-16 match on Tuesday. Chelsea heads into the game in Naples licking its wounds after dropping to fifth in the Premier League and only managing a 1-1 draw in the FA
Real Betis wins 2-0 at Zaragoza in Spanish league
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ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) — Real Betis compounded Zaragoza's relegation fears in the Spanish league by winning 2-0 away on Monday from a goal in each half by Ruben Castro. Castro beat the offside trap before chipping goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez for the 41st-minute opener. He scored his ninth goal of
Benfica downed 1-0 by Guimaraes in 1st league loss
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Guimaraes inflicted Benfica's first loss of the season on Monday, winning 1-0 to trim the Portuguese leader's advantage to two points. Leonel Olimpio met Bruno Teles' cross at the far post, and his header fell for Marcelo Toscano to beat goalkeeper Artur Moraes in the
Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat against India
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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat first Tuesday in the tri-series limited-overs international against India. Virender Sehwag returned from injury and will lead India in the absence of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was suspended
Real ready to face CSKA in Champions League
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MOSCOW (AP) — Real Madrid will be aiming to continue its perfect run in the Champions League on Tuesday when it faces CSKA Moscow in subzero temperatures on the Luzhniki stadium's artificial pitch. Madrid goes into the last-16 match after winning all six of its group games in the competition
PSG draws 2-2 with Montpellier in French league
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PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain needed a late equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw with an impressive Montpellier team and keep a one-point lead over its opponent at the top of the French league on Sunday. Jeremy Menez's dribbling skills enabled PSG to level in the 88th minute, the winger dancing
Messi's 4 goals help Barcelona beat Valencia 5-1
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MADRID (AP) — MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi's sublime chip capped a four-goal performance as the three-time Ballon d'Or winner moved past the 40-goal mark for a third straight season in mesmerizing fashion to lead Barcelona's 5-1 thrashing of Valencia on Sunday. Barcelona had to come from
Janko leads Porto past Setubal 3-1 in Portugal
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Marc Janko's impressive start with FC Porto continued Sunday as the Austria international contributed a goal in a 3-1 victory over Setubal to keep the pressure on Portuguese leader Benfica. Janko collected a Joao Moutinho pass and squeezed through the Setubal defense to
Ryder, Franklin, McKay recalled to NZ ODI squad
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Fast bowler Andy McKay has been recalled to the New Zealand cricket squad, bolstering its attack for the three-match limited-overs international series against South Africa. McKay was named on Monday among a 14-man squad, winning his international recall along