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Federer beats Kyrgios as Europe wins 1st Laver Cup
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PRAGUE (AP) — Roger Federer rallied to beat Nick Kyrgios 4-6, 7-6 (6), 11-9 Sunday and clinch the new Laver Cup tournament for Europe on Sunday. The three-day competition at Prague's O2 Arena pitted a team of the best six European players against the top six from the rest of the world. Seen
Own goals help Barcelona win 3-0 at Girona to increase lead
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GIRONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona was helped by two own goals from Girona as it eased to a 3-0 win and kept its perfect record in the Spanish league on Saturday. Barcelona increased its lead of the league to four points after Atletico Madrid beat Sevilla 2-0 to leapfrog the Andalucian club into
PSG's impressive forward line secures 5-0 win at Celtic
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GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Neymar led Paris Saint-Germain to an emphatic 5-0 win at Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday as the French side's formidable attacking lineup tore the hosts' defense to shreds. The Group B match at Celtic Park was one-sided and PSG led 3-0 at halftime with goals
Zappacosta solo goal, Chelsea routs Qarabag 6-0 in CL opener
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LONDON (AP) — Who needs Diego Costa when you have Davide Zappacosta? On his full Chelsea debut, the wing back announced himself to Stamford Bridge in spectacular fashion with an audacious solo goal eclipsing anything the exiled striker Costa has produced in west London. It was some way,
Lukaku scores again, Pogba injured as United beats Basel 3-0
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Whatever the competition, whatever the level of opponent, Romelu Lukaku cannot stop scoring in his first season at Manchester United. The Belgium striker kept up the impressive start to his United career by heading in the second goal in a 3-0 win over Basel on the
Messi finally conquers Buffon as Barcelona beats Juve 3-0
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi finally added Italy great Gianluigi Buffon on his long, long list of vanquished goalkeepers. Messi struck two shots past Buffon to lead Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Juventus in their opening match of the Champions League on Tuesday. Two of soccer's
De Boer fired by impatient Palace after only 4 games
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The impatience and short-term thinking in modern-day soccer was highlighted Monday when Frank de Boer was fired by Crystal Palace only four Premier League games into his task of changing the ingrained playing style of the English team. Hours after Palace chairman Steve Parish called for "some
Champions League returns with Real Madrid the team to beat
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The Champions League group stage starts this week with Real Madrid looking to win Europe's top club competition for a third straight year, a feat not achieved since Bayern Munich in the 1970s. Here's a look at the eight groups: ___ GROUP A (BENFICA, MANCHESTER UNITED, BASEL, CSKA
Mo Farah wins thrilling 5,000 at Zurich to end track career
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ZURICH (AP) — Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah's track career ended with a thrilling win in a sprawling four-man finish to the 5,000 meters at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting on Thursday. Farah avenged his world championships loss by Muktar Edris, who fell over the finish line as just
Sweet 16: After 2 rough years, Nadal back on top at US Open
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal entered the 2017 Grand Slam season on a 2½-year drought without so much as one appearance in a major final, let alone a title. He ends it having reasserted himself, capped by a U.S. Open final that shaped up as quite a mismatch — and turned out to be exactly
Chelsea condemns anti-Semitic song about Morata by own fans
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LEICESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea ordered its fans to stop singing a song about striker Alvaro Morata containing an anti-Semitic lyric that was heard during Saturday's game at Leicester. The chant references Chelsea supporters' loathing of Tottenham and features an offensive term to describe
Mbappe scores as PSG thrashes Metz 5-1 in French league
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PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored on his debut with Paris Saint-Germain as the French league leaders extended their perfect start to the season to five matches with a 5-1 thrashing of last-place Metz on Friday. The star-studded and richly assembled team warmed up perfectly for its midweek
Nadal overwhelms del Potro; faces Anderson in US Open final
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NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal went into his U.S. Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro with a relatively simple game plan: Stay away from the big guy's flat, fearsome forehand and instead go after his weaker backhand. Nadal tried that strategy just long enough to drop the opening set.
Spanish league head confronted by irate City, rebuked by PSG
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The head of the Spanish soccer league was forcefully denounced by Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday after he criticized the financing of the two clubs by their Gulf state owners. La Liga President Javier Tebas resorted to a crude analogy to
Keys, Vandeweghe complete US sweep of women's SFs at US Open
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NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys completed the clean sweep for American women, giving the host country all four U.S. Open semifinal spots for the first time in 36 years. The 15th-seeded Keys served impeccably, controlled groundstroke exchanges from the baseline and was never in trouble during a
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