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Ibrahimovic inspiration keeps Man United in top-four race
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LONDON (AP) — After 30 minutes of Sunday's Premier League game against Sunderland, Manchester United appeared in danger of meandering its way to another disappointing result. Thankfully for manager Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic had other ideas. The Swedish forward demanded the ball be
Neymar sent off in Barca loss, Atletico draws at Real Madrid
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar dealt a self-inflicted blow to Barcelona's Spanish league title defense when he was sent off with 25 minutes left in its 2-0 loss at Malaga on Saturday. Barcelona failed to take advantage of the opportunity Atletico Madrid gave it to pull level with leader Real
All 11 City players touch ball in 2nd goal of win over Hull
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LONDON (AP) — Manchester City didn't just appoint Pep Guardiola to win trophies. City hired him to do it with the sort of style his iconic Barcelona and magnificent Bayern Munich sides did. The Spaniard's first season in England has been far from smooth sailing with a Champions League
Griezmann scores late as Atletico draws at Real Madrid 1-1
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Antoine Griezmann's late goal gave Atletico Madrid a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid on Saturday, tightening the title race in the Spanish league. Griezmann used his left foot to drive home a perfectly placed throughball by substitute Angel Correa to equalize at the Santiago
Liverpool forward Mane set for knee surgery, out for season
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is to undergo surgery on a left knee injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says the need for surgery means "it's clear, season over." Mane, Liverpool's top scorer this season with 13
FIFA losses hit $369M in 2016; targeting $1B profit for 2018
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA finances showed a loss of $369 million last year as American and Swiss corruption investigations added legal costs to the soccer body's budget and scared off sponsors. An even bigger loss is expected next year, FIFA said Friday after publishing its 2016 accounts, which
One certainty in EPL title race: 3-man defense wins
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LONDON (AP) — The one certain winner in the English Premier League title race will be the three-man defense. Chelsea and Tottenham aren't just slugging it out for the title but also ownership over the tactical reconfiguration. Mauricio Pochettino feels he isn't given credit for bringing the
Liverpool concedes late to draw 2-2 against Bournemouth
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool conceded an 87th-minute goal to draw 2-2 against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday, a setback to its hopes of holding on to a Champions League qualification place. Josh King's equalizer at Anfield ensured Juergen Klopp's side had another
Arsenal overcomes West Ham with inspired second half
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LONDON (AP) — An inspired second-half display gave Arsenal a much-needed 3-0 victory on Wednesday as West Ham continued its fall toward the Premier League relegation zone. A goalkeeping error from Darren Randolph allowed Mesut Ozil to give Arsenal the lead before Theo Walcott and Olivier
Hazard double returns Chelsea to winning path with City win
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LONDON (AP) — The symbol of Chelsea's collapse last season, Eden Hazard has spearheaded the revival under Antonio Conte. With another two goals on Wednesday sealing a 2-1 victory over Manchester City, Hazard set the runaway leaders back on the winning track after a shock weekend
Late Ibrahimovic penalty salvages United 1-1 draw vs Everton
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Manchester United salvaged a 1-1 draw against Everton to extend its unbeaten run in the Premier League to 20 matches on Tuesday. In a dramatic finish, Everton defender Ashley Williams
With Messi suspended, Suarez leads Barca to win at Granada
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez filled in for the suspended Lionel Messi by scoring one goal and participating in three more to keep Barcelona close to Spanish leader Real Madrid on Sunday. Barcelona's 4-1 victory at 10-man Granada left the defending champions two points behind Madrid,
Arsenal twice comes from behind to hold Man City in league
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal twice fought back to hold Manchester City 2-2 in the Premier League on Sunday after the attacking resilience of Arsene Wenger's side was undermined by defensive deficiencies. Although goals from Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi prevented Arsenal from sinking to a fifth
Coutinho stars as Liverpool beats Everton 3-1 in EPL derby
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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool hired a private jet to get Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho back from international duty in good time for the Merseyside derby against Everton. It proved to be a worthwhile investment. Coutinho helped the red half of Merseyside maintain its dominance of
EPL leader Chelsea loses 2-1 to Crystal Palace
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LONDON (AP) — Premier League leader Chelsea lost for the first time in nearly three months as relegation-threatened Crystal Palace won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to keep up its resurgence under Sam Allardyce. Wilfried Zaha sparked Palace's comeback after Cesc Fabregas' fifth-minute