Men's soccer

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi competes for the ball with players from SD Eibar's Cote during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
February 18, 2018 - 7:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — As unlikely as it sounds, Lionel Messi is still waiting to score his first goal against Chelsea after drawing a blank in eight previous Champions League matches. The five-time World Player of the Year is likely to get another chance to break his duck this week and Chelsea manager...
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February 18, 2018 - 6:20 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto saw its second 5-0 result in five days but this time it was the team doing all the scoring. Tiquinho Soares struck twice to lead Porto to a 5-0 victory on Sunday over Rio Ave and return to the top of the Portuguese league. The big win came after Porto was completely...
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February 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid defender Marcelo was substituted during Sunday's Spanish league match at Real Betis with a leg injury. The Brazil left back grabbed his right upper leg and fell to the turf after disputing a ball with Betis in the 26th minute. He was replaced immediately by Theo...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:31 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — AEK scored all its goals in a dominant first half to beat Xanthi 4-0 in the Greek league on Sunday. Defender Ognjen Vranjes had a hat trick and was assisted on two of his goals by Tassos Bakasetas, who added AEK's fourth. The win kept AEK within two points of league leader...
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Real Madrid's Casemiro, right, and Betis', Bartra, challenge for the ball during La Liga soccer match between Betis and Real Madrid at the Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
February 18, 2018 - 5:14 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Atletico Madrid stayed within sight of Barcelona while Real Madrid's attack bailed out its porous defense in the Spanish league on Sunday. Diego Costa and Kevin Gameiro scored second-half goals to give Atletico a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao and keep it seven points behind...
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Rochdale's Mark Kitching, second from right, heads the ball during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Rochdale AFC and Tottenham Hotspur at the Crown Oil Arena in Rochdale, England, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 18, 2018 - 2:50 pm
ROCHDALE, England (AP) — What a difference a few days can make. After coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Juventus in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, Tottenham made 11 changes to its team on Sunday and was held 2-2 by English third-tier team Rochdale in the fifth round of the FA Cup...
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Stuttgart's Mario Gomez celebrates the opening goal while carrying teammate Erik Thommy during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart, in Augsburg, Germany, Sunday, Feb.18, 2018. (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 2:34 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Marco Reus scored his first Bundesliga goal of the season to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win at his former team Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday. Reus, Andre Schuerrle and Mario Goetze started for the first time together for Dortmund, and the three Germany teammates were all...
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Juventus's Gonzalo Higuain, center, leaves the pitch after being injured during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Torino and Juventus at Turin's Olympic Stadium, Italy, Sunday Feb.18, 2018. (Alessandro Di MArco/ANSA via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 8:31 am
ROME (AP) — Juventus' 1-0 derby win over Torino came at a cost with prized striker Gonzalo Higuain limping off with an apparent left ankle injury Sunday. Higuain's status will be a big concern for Juventus' pursuit of a seventh straight Serie A title as well as the return leg of the Champions...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:21 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica routed Boavista 4-0 to move ahead of FC Porto at the top of the Portuguese league on Saturday. Benfica is one point in front of Porto, which has two games to play. Ruben Dias opened the scoring for Benfica in the 18th minute when he headed in a pass from Jardel...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi competes for the ball with players from SD Eibar's Cote during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
February 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi looks ready for London. Barcelona's star helped to set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 on Saturday as the Spanish leaders warmed up for their visit to Chelsea in the Champions League. Barcelona broke its mini-slump of back-to-back draws to remain unbeaten...
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