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JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amid a background of protests and political outrage, Juventus beat 10-man AC Milan 1-0 in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to win the Italian Super Cup for a record eighth time. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal of the match to win his first trophy with the Italian team. “I’m very …

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LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted to watching all of his opponents’ training sessions before their matches this season in a remarkable hour-long news conference in which the enigmatic Argentine coach disclosed the extent of his research and planning. Bielsa is being investigated by English soccer authorities for sending a member …

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going. In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team’s second goal to help South Korea beat China 2-0 in Group C on …

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BERLIN (AP) — Six points behind midway through the season, Bayern Munich’s bid to catch Bundesliga leader Borussia Dortmund begins Friday at Hoffenheim. The six-time defending champions find themselves in the unusual position of challengers after a difficult opening half to the season. Bayern dropped points at home against Augsburg, Borussia Moenchengladbach, Freiburg and Fortuna …

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BERLIN (AP) — Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies could be thrown in at the deep end. The 18-year-old winger will likely get his first taste of Bundesliga action for Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, if not on Friday. Bayern restarts the league after the winter break at Hoffenheim, where Davies could play because of injuries …

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Newcastle advanced to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday, though coach Rafa Benitez doesn’t seem too keen on making a deep run in the competition. By beating second-tier Blackburn 4-2 after extra time in a third-round replay, Newcastle earned only a fifth FA Cup victory in the past 11 seasons and set …

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz is in talks about taking over Colombia’s national team after the Asian Cup. Alvaro Gonzalez, who is vice president of the Colombian football federation, told a local radio station on Monday that an agreement with Queiroz is close and could be wrapped up by the end of …

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LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds is facing disciplinary action for sending a member of the club’s staff to spy on an opposition team in a training session. The English Football League has launched an investigation into the incident, for which Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa has accepted responsibility. Before the 2-0 win over Derby in the …

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LONDON (AP) — Tottenham says Harry Kane could be out for around two months after the striker damaged ligaments in his left ankle. The Premier League club says the England captain is not expected to return to training until early March. That rules Kane out of at least seven Premier League games, and probably both …

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AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia is through to the knockout rounds at the Asian Cup, although the defending champion hasn’t made it look pretty. Australia needed a stoppage-time goal from Tom Rogic to beat Syria 3-2 on Tuesday after twice letting leads slip. A draw would have been enough to finish runner-up …

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