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Real Madrid rallies to beat Napoli 3-1 in Champions League

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Real Madrid recovered after conceding a stunning early goal to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and stay on track for its seventh straight appearance in the quarterfinals of the...
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Bayern Munich routs Arsenal 5-1 to put foot in quarterfinals

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich answered its critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to put one foot in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Thiago Alcantara...
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PSG gives Barcelona some major payback with 4-0 thumping

PARIS (AP) — Two years after being humiliated by Barcelona in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables on the five-time champions with a relentless display of skill, energy and determination. Angel Di Maria...
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Benfica edges Dortmund 1-0 in last 16 of Champions League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Borussia Dortmund squandered chance after chance, including a second-half penalty, before slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their first leg match of the Champions League's Round of 16...
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Former Olympiakos Coach Breathing New Life into Struggling Hull

MANCHESTER, UK – It seemed Marco Silva had taken on a near-impossible job when he was hired as manager of Hull at the start of January. The promoted club from northern England was up for sale, in...
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AAF freezing nationality switches, upholding Russia ban

MONACO (AP) — The IAAF is upholding its global ban on Russian athletes and freezing all nationality switches. Following a council meeting in Monaco on Monday, IAAF president Sebastian Coe said Russian athletics should not...
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Federer beats Nadal in Australian final to win 18th major

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer has won his 18th Grand Slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and Rafael Nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1,...
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FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament that is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino's favored plan —...
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Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for 4th time

ZURICH (AP) — Capping what he called the best year of his career, Cristiano Ronaldo won his fourth FIFA best player award on Monday. The double European champion with Portugal and Real Madrid beat great...
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Ronaldo hat trick leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup title

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time. "This...