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Ronaldo hat trick puts Madrid into Champions League semis
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MADRID (AP) — With a hat trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time on Tuesday and put the defending champions back in the semifinals. Ronaldo scored once in regulation and
Captain John Terry to leave Chelsea, keen to keep playing
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Chelsea captain John Terry will end his 22-year association with the London club at the end of the season, but the veteran defender wants to keep on playing. The 36-year-old Terry has dropped so far down the pecking order at Chelsea that the last of his 713 appearances came two months ago in the
Sanchez and Ozil end Arsenal's 3-month wait for EPL away win
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MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil secured Arsenal's first English Premier League win on the road in three months on Monday, with the 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough reviving the London club's tough pursuit of Champions League qualification. Sanchez curled in a free kick
It's on: EPL title race heats up as Chelsea loses at United
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A tactical masterclass from Jose Mourinho ensured the path to the English Premier League title will no longer be a procession for his former club, Chelsea. Only four points separate Chelsea and second-placed Tottenham with six games left after Manchester United's 2-0
Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title
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LONDON (AP) — Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea. Leicester was the undoubted pick of the neutrals as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. Now
Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win
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SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany's first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League. Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before
Messi nets 2 as Barca rebounds before Juve and Madrid games
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice on Saturday to help Barcelona rebound from back-to-back losses and go into the next round at Real Madrid within striking distance of the Spanish league leader. Messi added an assist as Barcelona saw off a dangerous Real Sociedad side 3-2 at
New corruption probe into 6 of Brazil's World Cup stadiums
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An investigation of Brazil's biggest constructor found new evidence of possible corruption in the building and financing of half of the 2014 World Cup stadiums. Plea bargain testimonies from Odebrecht executives published on Wednesday by Brazil's top court indicated
AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium
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MILAN (AP) — The takeover of AC Milan was completed Thursday, with Silvio Berlusconi selling the club to a Chinese consortium after 31 years in charge. The group, led by Chinese businessman Yonghong Li, has been attempting to buy Milan for some time but the deal has hit a series of delays and
Griezmann scores from spot as Atletico beats Leicester 1-0
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MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann converted a first-half penalty kick to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Leicester in their first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, keeping the Spanish club on track to make it to the final for a second straight season. Griezmann coolly
Ronaldo landmark as Madrid wins 2-1, ends Bayern record run
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MUNICH (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, ending the German side's tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. Ronaldo's second-half goals saw him become the first player to
Dortmund angry it was forced to play; UEFA says team agreed
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Borussia Dortmund's anger about being forced to play a day after a bomb attack on its bus was contested by European soccer's governing body, which insisted the German team agreed to the rapid rescheduling of its Champions League quarterfinal against Monaco on Wednesday. After losing 3-2 to
Security reviewed at all Champions Leagues games
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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Security is being reviewed at all three of Wednesday's Champions Leagues games, the day after Borussia Dortmund's team bus was targeted by a bomb attack traveling to its home stadium. UEFA said the review is being conducted by "police, security services, stadium
The Latest: Team CEO says explosives were hidden by hotel
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DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the explosions near the bus carrying German soccer team Borussia Dortmund (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The chief executive of German soccer team Borussia Dortmund says police informed him that the explosives that went off near the team bus were hidden
Arsenal humiliated again in 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal produced another dreadful away performance in losing at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace 3-0 in the English Premier League on Monday, further damaging the team's chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League. Palace exploited Arsenal's weakness and lack of