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MANCHESTER, England — Ilkay Gündogan scored one goal and set up another as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday to join Chelsea at the top of the standings on 29 points.

Palmeiras successfully defended the Copa Libertadores title after beating Flamengo 2-1 in an all-Brazilian final that went to extra time on Saturday.

Palmeiras successfully defended the Copa Libertadores title after beating Flamengo 2-1 in an all-Brazilian final that went to extra time on Saturday.
LAS VEGAS — Stephen Fulton Jr.

ZURICH — European champion Italy and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal were drawn in the same World Cup qualifying playoffs bracket Friday, meaning at least one of them will miss next year's tournament in Qatar.

ZURICH — European champion Italy and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal were drawn in the same World Cup qualifying playoffs bracket Friday, meaning at least one of them will miss next year's tournament in Qatar.

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FIFA Says Opponents of 2-Year World Cup Fear Losing Top Spot

GENEVA — Opponents of FIFA's push for World Cups every two years seem scared of being toppled from the top of world soccer, its president Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

GENEVA — Opponents of FIFA's push for World Cups every two years seem scared of being toppled from the top of world soccer, its president Gianni Infantino said on Friday.

Copa Libertadores Final Shows Brazil’s Regional Dominance

SAO PAULO — Brazilian soccer clubs are dominating South American soccer and Saturday's Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo only underscores that fact.

SAO PAULO — Brazilian soccer clubs are dominating South American soccer and Saturday's Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and Palmeiras at the Centenario Stadium in Montevideo only underscores that fact.

European Powers Joined by Sporting in Champs League Last 16 (Highlights)

The parade of European powers advancing to the Champions League knockout stage Wednesday was disrupted by Sporting Lisbon completing a stunning turnaround to join them.

The parade of European powers advancing to the Champions League knockout stage Wednesday was disrupted by Sporting Lisbon completing a stunning turnaround to join them.

Unfazed by Guilty Verdict, Real Madrid Relying on Benzema

BARCELONA — Karim Benzema and the teams that employ him appear unfazed by his guilty verdict for having played a part in the sex tape blackmail plot against a former France teammate.

BARCELONA — Karim Benzema and the teams that employ him appear unfazed by his guilty verdict for having played a part in the sex tape blackmail plot against a former France teammate.

Real Salt Lake Eliminates Sounders in Penalty Shootout (Highlights)

SEATTLE — For 120 minutes, Real Salt Lake never threatened, failing to send even one shot in the direction of the Seattle Sounders net.

SEATTLE — For 120 minutes, Real Salt Lake never threatened, failing to send even one shot in the direction of the Seattle Sounders net.

Doncic Returns, Mavericks Beat Clippers in OT to Snap Skid (Highlights)

LOS ANGELES — It would have been understandable if the Dallas Mavericks folded in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers after blowing a 10-point lead.

LOS ANGELES — It would have been understandable if the Dallas Mavericks folded in overtime against the Los Angeles Clippers after blowing a 10-point lead.

Academy Graduates Send Chelsea Through with CL Win Over Juve (Highlights)

LONDON — Inflicting the heaviest Champions League defeat on Juventus and reaching the knockout stage was satisfying enough for Chelsea.

LONDON — Inflicting the heaviest Champions League defeat on Juventus and reaching the knockout stage was satisfying enough for Chelsea.

MATCHDAY: Man City Hosts PSG; Madrid, Liverpool in Action

A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Wednesday: GROUP A In a heavyweight tussle worthy of a final, Manchester City hosts Paris Saint-Germain with both teams potentially in line to seal their progress to the last 16 with a game to spare.

A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Wednesday: GROUP A In a heavyweight tussle worthy of a final, Manchester City hosts Paris Saint-Germain with both teams potentially in line to seal their progress to the last 16 with a game to spare.

World Cup Host Qatar Used ex-CIA Officer to Spy on FIFA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found.

Afghan Referee Sees No Fair Play in EU Border Policies

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Ibrahim Rasool loved his job as a referee because of sportsmanship and fair play.

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Ibrahim Rasool loved his job as a referee because of sportsmanship and fair play.

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