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PARIS (AP) — The French Cup run of Reunion Islanders JS Saint-Pierroise is over after a 1-0 loss away to Epinal on Saturday, with the home side scoring deep into extra time to reach the last 16. Saint-Pierroise had caused an upset in the previous round by knocking out second-division Niort and the players again …

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — On a standout day for the Premier League’s underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City was held 2-2 by Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, further boosting Liverpool’s title hopes, after Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham drew 0-0 with Nigel Pearson’s Watford. City’s draw …

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WATFORD, England (AP) — Tottenham marked its fourth Premier League game without a win in a 0-0 draw with Watford on Saturday, escaping defeat thanks to a penalty save by Paulo Gazzaniga. Jose Mourinho’s team hasn’t won in the Premier League since beating Brighton on Dec. 26 and the frustration was clear when Dele Alli …

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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United announced the signing of defender Edgar Castillo on Friday. The 33-year-old Castillo gives the MLS team a veteran left back to compete for playing time with teenager George Bello. Castillo spent more than a decade in Mexico’s Liga MX before moving to MLS in 2018. He spent the last two …

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Getafe beat host Leganés 3-0 to win Madrid’s mini-derby on Friday. José Bordalás’ Getafe rose to fifth in the Spanish league ahead of the rest of the 20th round. The Spanish capital’s two powerhouses, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, play against Sevilla and Eibar, respectively, on Saturday. Getafe defender Leandro Cabrera headed in a cross …

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Michael Gregoritsch scored one goal and set up another as Schalke dealt a blow to Borussia Mönchengladbach’s German title hopes in a 2-0 win on Friday. In the Bundesliga’s first game of 2020 after the winter break, Gladbach’s defense was frequently overwhelmed by host Schalke’s rapid team moves, especially on the …

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LONDON (AP) — Christian Pulisic’s adductor injury appears likely to keep him out of Chelsea’s lineup until mid-February. The 21-year-old American attacker has not played since a 1-1 draw at Brighton on New Year’s Day. Chelsea plays at Leicester on Feb. 1 and its next league game after that is not until Feb. 17 when …

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Bayer Leverkusen handed coach Peter Bosz a contract extension until summer 2022 on Friday despite the team failing to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League. Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro said the club values Bosz, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the season, for his commitment to attractive, attacking football. …

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes the decision to move the Africa Cup of Nations back to its traditional January slot is a “catastrophe” for the club. The tournament was due to be hosted by Cameroon in July 2021 and would have followed the expanded Club World Cup, which is set to feature Liverpool in the …

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LONDON (AP) — A trip to Anfield is a journey into Manchester United’s deepest anxieties. Liverpool is the club setting the standards which United tries to emulate while dreading replicating Liverpool’s three decades of anguish to reach this point. When United plays the world and European champions on Sunday, the best United coach Ole Gunnar …

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