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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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The head of the organization representing domestic soccer leagues is against Champions League matches in Europe being played on weekends. World Leagues Forum chairman Christian Seifert used his New Year’s speech as Bundesliga CEO on Tuesday to warn multinational club competitions to stick to midweek fixtures. Seifert says “the weekend must belong to national leagues” …

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PRAGUE (AP) — Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is planning to retire from soccer at the end of the season, ending the career of one of the best netminders in the Premier League. “This is my 20th season as a professional player, and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so …

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace. Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer. …

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus kept up his scoring spree for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday, moving the champion back to within four points of Liverpool. The Brazil striker has seven goals across three competitions in the past nine days …

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