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  • Leicester, Hull strike out for safety

    Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland slipped closer to the relegation trapdoor in the Premier League on Saturday as Leicester City and Hull City recorded timely victories. Bottom club Burnley lost 1-0 at home to Leicester in agonising circumstances, with Jamie Vardy notching a 60th-minute…

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  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit

    WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) -- Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

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  • Defiant Pellegrini defends City's progress in season to forget

    Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are still heading in the right direction under his leadership despite surrendering the Premier League title without a fight. Pellegrini's side have limply allowed the English crown to slip from their grasp after falling 12 points behind leaders Chelsea…

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  • Manchester United-Everton Preview

    Everton and Manchester United have little to play for ahead of their meeting at Goodison Park on Sunday. Louis van Gaal's Manchester United (19-8-6) had their six-game winning streak end with last weekend's 1-0 defeat against champions-elect Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The result left United 11…

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  • Champions League semifinal draw produces great matchups but not Clasico

    Barcelona and Real Madrid could meet in the June 6 final but they'll have to survive two tough semifinal matchups.

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  • Why it was so easy for Chelsea to win the Premier League title

    The Blues had no worthy challengers, and that is equal parts due to their superiority and the opposition’s inferiority.

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  • Barcelona to meet Bayern, Juventus gets Madrid in semifinals

    In a pairing of coach Pep Guardiola's past and present teams, Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals. Guardiola, who won two Champions League titles during four trophy-filled years at Barcelona, took over at Bayern in 2013. I can't say more,'' Guardiola said. I am…

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  • Van Gaal tells Fellaini to keep cool in Everton return

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken to volatile midfielder Marouane Fellaini about keeping his emotions in check when he makes his first return to former club Everton. Fellaini left Merseyside to join United in a £27 million ($40 million) deal in August 2013 following five years in…

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  • Europa League semifinals: Sevilla-Fiorentina, Napoli-Dnipro

    Defending champion Sevilla has been drawn to play Fiorentina in the Europa League semifinals. The Spanish club can become the first to win a fourth UEFA Cup or Europa League title. In the other semifinal, Napoli will be at home first against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Dnipro plays its home games in…

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  • Espanyol keen to destroy Barca's treble dreams

    Barcelona can take a huge step towards sealing a fifth La Liga title in seven years when they visit local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday. Luis Enrique's men remain on course for just the second treble in the club's storied history after easing past Paris Saint-Germain 5-1 on…

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  • Europe a spur and a problem for Pochettino

    Mauricio Pochettino is concerned that Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of claiming a place in next season's Champions League could be damaged if they end the current campaign having qualified for the Europa League. Pochettino's side currently lie sixth in the Premier League and travel to face his former…

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  • Man City seek European boost against Villa

    Manchester City will look to continue to draw home comfort from a disappointing season with a victory over FA Cup finalists Aston Villa on Saturday which would edge them closer to a top-four finish in the Premier League. With City 12 points adrift of leaders Chelsea, their focus now is on ensuring…

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  • Under-pressure Liverpool boss Rodgers refuses to buckle

    Brendan Rodgers is confident there is no better manager to deliver silverware for Liverpool, despite facing the prospect of a third successive season without a trophy. The Reds were beaten in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday, meaning Rodgers will become the first Liverpool manager since Phil Taylor…

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  • Italian clubs kept apart in Europa League semis

    The draw for the semi-finals of the Europa League on Friday kept alive the possibility of an all-Italian final as Serie A sides Napoli and Fiorentina avoided each other. Rafa Benitez's Napoli will take on Dnipro of Ukraine while Fiorentina will face holders Sevilla in the semi-finals, with the…

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  • Guardiola to return to Barcelona in Champions League semis

    Pep Guardiola will return to face his former club Barcelona after the draw for the Champions League semi-finals on Friday paired the Catalans with Bayern Munich while holders Real Madrid were drawn against Juventus. Barcelona, who are in the last four for the seventh time in eight seasons, will be…

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  • France rely on PSG, Lyon players for World Cup

    France coach Philippe Bergeroo has drawn heavily on players from Lyon and PSG, the two dominant domestic forces, for his 23-woman squad for the 2015 women's World Cup. Nine-time champions Lyon provide 10 of the squad, while seven PSG players will also make the trip to Canada for the June 6 to July…

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  • Juve need luck after last four draw - Marotta

    Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the Italian champions will need luck to make the Champions League final after coming up against three "powerhouses" in Friday's last four draw. Juventus qualified for the semi-finals for the first time in over a decade on Wednesday thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win…

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