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Serena Williams returning to competition for US Fed Cup team
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Serena Williams is ready to return to competition for the first time in more than a year, a little more than five months after giving birth. The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday that Williams will represent the country in its first-round Fed Cup matches
Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One point after his medical timeout in the fourth set, Rafael Nadal went to the rear of the court to squat and do a knee-raise, trying to stretch out his injured right leg. Three games later — one point after his subsequent visit from the trainer — Nadal had to
Liverpool loses at last-place Swansea 1-0 in big EPL shock
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SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — A week after inflicting Manchester City's first loss in the English Premier League, Liverpool lost at last-place Swansea 1-0 on Monday and ended its 18-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Alfie Mawson's 40th-minute strike secured one of the most surprising results of
De Bruyne signs new 5-year deal at Man City
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne has signed a new five-year deal with Manchester City, tying him to the English Premier League leader until 2023. The Belgium midfielder joined City in the summer of 2015 from Wolfsburg and has set up more league goals — 38 — than any other player
Arsenal, United complete swap deal for Sanchez, Mkhitaryan
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United on Monday in a rare swap deal among two of England's top teams that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal. "I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world," said Sanchez, a former Barcelona player who had an
Atletico without Costa for Copa match against Sevilla
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MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid will need to overcome the absence of Diego Costa in the decisive Copa del Rey match against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday. Atletico has to score at least two goals to reverse a 2-1 loss at home, but Costa will not play because of a muscle injury sustained
Messi, Suarez score twice as Barcelona extends league lead
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SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona won 5-0 at Real Betis on Sunday with five second-half goals to increase its Spanish league lead. Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club, which moved 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid at the start of La Liga's
Blood, goals for Ronaldo as Madrid scores 7 to end poor run
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MADRID (AP) — Despite watching Cristiano Ronaldo go off covered in blood, Real Madrid fans got to celebrate at home again with the team's biggest win of the season in the Spanish league. Ronaldo, who left the game late with a cut to his face, scored twice as Madrid routed Deportivo La Coruna
Hazard reaches goal milestone as Chelsea gets back on track
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BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Eden Hazard scored his 100th and 101st league goals to help defending champion Chelsea collect its first Premier League win of the year with a 4-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday. The Belgium winger put Chelsea in front after three minutes when Brighton failed to clear
Mourinho says Sanchez deal close after United win
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BURNLEY, England (AP) — Anthony Martial scored his third goal in as many Premier League games as second-placed Manchester United won 1-0 at Burnley on Saturday. After the game, United manager Jose Mourinho said he expected the big-money deal to sign Chile striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal to
Aguero torments Newcastle with hat trick for Man City
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero tormented Newcastle again as Premier League leader Manchester City recovered from last week's defeat by Liverpool to beat Rafael Benitez's struggling team 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The Argentina striker, who scored five in a game against
IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement
Written off by many, Balotelli now returning to top form
    1 months 2 days ago
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PARIS (AP) — Mario Balotelli's return to form at Nice owes much to the astute guidance and firm belief of coach Lucien Favre. When Favre signed the Italian forward on a free transfer from Liverpool last season, some observers ridiculed his chances of success after Balotelli had endured two
Neymar scores 4 in PSG rout yet still leaves field unhappy
    1 months 3 days ago
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PARIS (AP) — Neymar scored four goals and set up two in a dazzling performance as Paris Saint-Germain beat Dijon 8-0 on Wednesday, yet still the Brazil star left the field bitterly shaking his head in disappointment. Perhaps it was hearing some fans jeering him when he refused to let striker
Messi misses penalty, Barcelona's 29-game unbeaten run ends
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MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi missed a penalty and Barcelona conceded late as its 29-match unbeaten streak ended in a 1-0 loss to city rival Espanyol in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal on Wednesday. Messi failed from the spot in the 62nd minute, his shot brilliantly saved by
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