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  • Tributes paid to Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca

    The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died aged 34 following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday, prompting a flood of tributes. Figures from across English football paid tribute to Rebecca Ellison, who died on Friday night from breast cancer,…

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  • Tevez putting ghost of legend del Piero to rest

    Carlos Tevez lived up to his nickname of "Apache" so well this season that he is set to be the first Juventus player to finish Serie A top scorer since Alessandro del Piero in 2008. Juventus's all-round dominance in Italy's top flight was key to their fourth consecutive scudetto, but the influence…

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  • Barcelona shut out for 41 minutes, then explodes for 8-0 rout of Cordoba (Video)

    Luis Suarez scored a hat trick and Lionel Messi added two goals as Barca added three more points to its La Liga title race lead.

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  • Pellegrini takes 'small team' swipe at Mourinho

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken a swipe at old rival Jose Mourinho by claiming he wouldn't want to win the Premier League in the manner of champions-elect Chelsea. Mourinho's table-toppers can wrestle the title away from reigning champions City if they beat Crystal Palace on…

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  • Soccer-Carver condemnation putting Newcastle at risk

    Newcastle United interim manager John Carver is coming under increased media fire after suggesting defender Mike Williamson got himself sent off "on purpose" during Saturday's 3-0 Premier League defeat at Leicester City. Williamson earned a second yellow card for a reckless barge on Leicester…

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  • West Brom inflicts Man United's 3rd straight loss in EPL

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jonas Olsson gave West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 victory at Manchester United on Saturday that should ensure the team stays in the English Premier League.

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  • Soccer-Swiss championship results and standings

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swiss championship matches on Saturday Saturday, May 2FC Basel 2 Grasshoppers Zurich 1 FC Thun 4 FC Vaduz 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 FC Basel 31 22 4 5 75 33 70 2 Young Boys 30 16 8 6 56 36 56 -------------------------3 FC Thun 31 13 10…

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  • USA edge Norway, Czechs beat Latvia at worlds

    The USA kept a perfect record at the ice hockey world championships after edging Norway 2-1 on Saturday for their second win in as many games. Norway took an early lead but LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis put the USA level in the 13th minute and New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson scored the…

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  • Soccer-Polish fan killed by rubber bullet

    A soccer fan in Poland has died after being hit by a rubber bullet when police tried to quell violence between rival supporters on Saturday. The lower league match between Concordia and Ruch Radzionkow in Knurow, Silesia was disrupted by fans throwing fireworks onto the pitch and the referee…

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  • Soccer-Urawa stretch J.League lead with rare win over Gamba

    Zlatan Ljubijankic scored an 84th minute winner to give league leaders Urawa Reds a 1-0 win over reigning champions Gamba Osaka in round nine of the J.League. The Slovenia striker got in front of the Gamba defence to tap home left back Tomoya Ugajin's cross and send the majority of the 53,000 crowd…

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  • Soccer-Five-star Benfica close in on title

    LISBON, May 2 (Reuters) - Benfica moved closer to retaining the Portuguese League title by hammering Gil Vicente 5-0 away on Saturday, helped by two goals from Uruguayan Maxi Pereira. The win left them six points clear of their great rivals Porto, who only have four more games to try and close the…

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  • Soccer-Austrian championship results and standings

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Austrian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, May 2 Austria Vienna 2 SC Wiener Neustadt 1 FC Admira Wacker Moedling 1 SV Ried 0 SV Groedig 0 Salzburg 3 Wolfsberger AC 2 Altach 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Salzburg 31 20 4 7 89 39 64…

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  • Berlusconi will keep control of AC Milan, Fininvest says

    (Adds statement from Thai Prime, paragraph 11) MILAN, May 2 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi will keep control of his AC Milan soccer club but could sell a minority stake, his holding company said on Saturday following talks between the former Italian prime minister and Thai businessman Bee…

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  • Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, May 2 Stromsgodset IF 1 Sarpsborg 08 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 5 4 1 0 19 4 13 -------------------------2 Molde 5 3 1 1 12 5 10 3 Valerenga Oslo 5 3 1 1 10 6 10…

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  • Soccer-Danish championship results and standings

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Danish championship matches on Saturday Saturday, May 2Silkeborg IF 2 SonderjyskE 2 Friday, May 1AaB Aalborg 5 Hobro IK 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Midtjylland 26 19 4 3 52 24 61 -------------------------2 FC Copenhagen 26 14 7 5 32 18 49…

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  • Soccer-Colombian championship liga aguila i results and standings

    May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Colombian championship Liga Aguila I matches on Sunday Saturday, May 2 Atletico Junior 1 Tolima 1 Patriotas 2 Jaguares 1 Cucuta 2 Aguilas Doradas 1 Once Caldas 3 Cortulua 2 Friday, May 1 Envigado 0 Santa Fe 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1…

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  • Soccer-Celtic win Scottish title again

    Celtic won the Scottish league title for the fourth year in a row after Aberdeen lost 1-0 to Dundee United on Saturday. Celtic beat Dundee 5-0 on Friday to move to the brink of the championship and Aberdeen's loss left them 11 points clear at the top of the table with three games left. "We have…

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  • Soccer-Israeli championship relegation group results and standings

    May 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Israeli championship Relegation Group matches on Saturday Saturday, May 2 Hapoel Akko 2 HapoelRa'anana 0 Bnei Sakhnin 1 Ashdod 1 Hapoel Haifa 3 Hapoel Petah Tikva 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 2 Maccabi Netanya 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bnei…

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