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When Isco scored against Sporting Gijon this weekend for a big 3-2 away win, he debuted a goal celebration we’ve never seen before: He put both his hands out with his thumbs, index fingers and pinkies up — he did the hand signs for, “I love you.” In case you forgot, his celebration looked like …

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Share this: Roberto Firmino’s first-half header saw Liverpool consolidate their position in the Premier League’s top four with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon. Firmino — back in the Reds’ starting line-up along with Philippe Coutinho — converted James Milner’s free-kick, via a flick-on from Lucas Leiva, in stoppage time at …

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Easter Sunday proved a special day, on every level, for the Special One. Every tactical trick José Mourinho tried paid off as Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0. He took revenge on the fans who called him “Judas” at Stamford Bridge earlier this season and on the Chelsea players who failed to perform for him last season. He also managed …

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Darmstadt are dead last in the Bundesliga, 10 points behind the next worst team, and a certainty to be relegated to the second division. But they aren’t going down without a fight. Darmstadt were level with Schalke, 1-1, on Sunday. And had that result held, they would have clinched relegation. But Jerome Gondorf came flying in …

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PARIS (AP) — Fan violence delayed the Bastia-Lyon kickoff for 55 minutes in the French league on Sunday after local fans invaded the pitch and attacked opposition players. About 15 minutes before the end of the warmup at Armand Cesari stadium, supporters from the Bastia 1905 group of fans came on the field and jostled …

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ander Herrera scored one goal, set up another and executed the perfect man-marking job on Eden Hazard to set up Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Chelsea that opened up the Premier League title race on Sunday. United didn’t even need rested top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic to consign the leaders to their …

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Chapecoense clinched the second stage of the Campeonato Catarinense, making it the first title that the Brazilian club has won since the November plane crash that killed 71, including most of their team. The Campeonato Catarinense is the Santa Clarita state championship. By winning the second stage, Chapecoense earned a spot in the two-legged final, where they …

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Amilcar Henriquez, a midfielder for the Panama national who played against the United States in World Cup qualifying just last month, has died after being shot in Panama. He was 33 years old. The Arabe Unido midfielder, who had 75 caps for Panama, was found murdered in Nuevo Colon on Sunday. Henriquez played for Panama in their 2018 …

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Share this: Chelsea’s lead atop the Premier League standings has shrunk a bit, but the Blues have a great chance to widen the gap Sunday when they travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. The Red Devils are six points behind Liverpool for fourth place, and they cannot afford to drop many more points …

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