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MILAN (AP) Two months is a long time in football and Inter Milan know that more than most after having experienced one of its worst slumps in recent history. Inter crushed Chievo Verona 5-0 on Dec. 3 to move to the top of the table and, at that stage, there was optimism in the Nerazzurri …

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MOSCOW (AP) The head of the World Cup organizing committee has dismissed claims that a plague of locusts could threaten the soccer tournament in Russia. Alexei Sorokin was responding to a warning from the agriculture ministry that locusts could devour the grass at stadiums in southern Russian cities. Sorokin says ”locusts present no danger to …

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PARIS (AP) Five months after he seemed destined to be sold off, Angel di Maria has become one of the first names on Paris Saint-Germain’s team sheet. He has arguably been PSG’s best player in recent weeks, scoring six goals in his past seven games and showing the flair that once made him one of …

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SYDNEY (AP) New coach Bert van Marwijk is confident Australia can qualify from its soccer World Cup group stage and says he will have the team play his style to get there. A few hours after arriving in Sydney on Thursday, the Dutch coach said at a media conference that there was nothing wrong with …

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Former U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the U.S. Olympic Committee, accusing it of illegally favoring Major League Soccer. Solo, among eight candidates running in the Feb. 10 election to succeed Sunil Gulati as USSF president, said in a 38-page complaint announced Tuesday that …

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MILAN (AP) AC Milan drew 0-0 at home to Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday and could be left counting the cost of an embarrassing miss by Hakan Calhanoglu. Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha pulled off a great save to keep out a Patrick Cutrone header in the 75th minute …

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MILAN (AP) AC Milan drew 0-0 at home to Lazio in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal on Wednesday and could be left counting the cost of an embarrassing miss by Hakan Calhanoglu. Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha pulled off a great save to keep out a Patrick Cutrone header in the 75th minute …

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MOSCOW (AP) A plague of locusts could destroy the fields in World Cup stadiums this year, the Russian government said Wednesday. Locusts often feast on crops in southern Russia and the person who oversees plant protection at the agriculture ministry said they could descend on stadiums, too. ”We have more or less learned how to …

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BERLIN (AP) Borussia Dortmund is dominating the end of the transfer window in Germany with Spanish defender Marc Bartra and striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leaving, and promising winger Sergio Gomez joining. Dortmund said Wednesday it had made a ”big concession” on the transfer fee to allow Bartra to go to Real Betis after a tumultuous Bundesliga …

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