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ROME (AP) Goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic saved a penalty from substitute Edin Dzeko to help Torino beat Roma 2-1 Wednesday to reach the Italian Cup quarterfinals. Torino will next face either city rival and three-time defending champion Juventus or Genoa, which were playing later. Roma left many usual starters on the bench ahead of a visit …

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BERLIN (AP) Max Meyer’s unusual goal was enough for Schalke to beat Cologne 1-0 in the third round of the German Cup on Tuesday. Bastian Oczipka sent in a corner that Meyer reached and headed on with the back of his head, only to see the ball loop over Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn and go …

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NAPLES, Italy (AP) Serie A leader Napoli progressed to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup by beating Udinese 1-0 on Tuesday. Substitute Lorenzo Insigne scored 18 minutes from time. Napoli will face Atalanta or Sassuolo on Jan. 2. Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri rested some senior players, including Insigne and Dries Mertens, but was forced …

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NEW YORK (AP) Major League Soccer plans to announce Wednesday that Nashville will be awarded an expansion team, a person with direct knowledge told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because a public announcement was not authorized. The league called a news conference for Wednesday for an announcement on the …

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ZURICH (AP) FIFA has been informed of goal-line technology glitches during French league games, by the same system used at the 2014 World Cup. Soccer’s governing body said on Tuesday it has yet to confirm whether GoalControl will be used in Russia at a second straight World Cup. FIFA’s statement followed the French league warning …

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The suspended president of the Spanish soccer federation, who is under investigation for corruption, tried Monday to stoke up fears that the country could be kicked out of the World Cup because of government interference. Angel Maria Villar, who is free on bail, spoke at a news conference in Madrid and again denied any wrongdoing. …

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Forwards Nabil Fekir and Mariano Diaz scored as Lyon beat Marseille 2-0 Sunday to end its rival’s 12-game unbeaten run in the French league. Fekir opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a 35-meter (yard) free kick that produced a handling error from goalkeeper Steve Mandanda as he fumbled his shot. ”I take entire …

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