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    4 Beavers recognized as All-Region by United Soccer Coaches

    Dec. 7—BEMIDJI — Four members of the Bemidji State women's soccer team earned All-Central Region recognition by the United Soccer Coaches, announced by the organization on Wednesday. Halle Peterson (First Team), Maria Stocke (Second Team), Maggie Cade (Third Team) and Katrina Barthelt (Third Team) were each recognized as 2023 United Soccer Coaches Division II Women's All-Central Region ...

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    Messi, Argentina to face old foe Chile in Copa America

    Lionel Messi and Argentina will get the chance to avenge their defeats to Chile in the 2015 and 2016 Copa America finals after being grouped with their old rivals in the draw for next year's tournament on Thursday.Argentina, beaten by Chile in Santiago on penalties a year earlier in 2015, also lost the 2016 final on spot-kicks, with Messi blazing his penalty over the bar.

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    Unbeaten Bayern flying under the radar ahead of visit to Frankfurt

    Reigning champions Bayern Munich have been overshadowed by Xabi Alonso's Bayer Leverkusen this season, but their hopes of a 12th-straight title remain well alive as they prepare for Saturday's trip to Eintracht Frankfurt.Fixtures (1430 GMT unless stated)  Friday  Hoffenheim v Bochum (1930) Saturday Heidenheim v Darmstadt, Wolfsburg v Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt v Bayern Munich, Werder Bremen v Augsburg, Union Berlin v Borussia Moenchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund v RB Leipzig (1730) Sunday Stut

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    Crisis-club Lyon look to start the fightback against lowly Toulouse

    Floundering Lyon will look to stop the rot when they host fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Toulouse on Sunday, with the home team six points from safety.Six points separate the sides, and if the seven-time Ligue 1 champions are to avoid an astonishing relegation they desperately need to start picking up points, especially from the teams around them in the table.