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MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid’s struggles in the Spanish league continued with a 0-0 draw at Villarreal on Friday. Atlético stayed in sixth place with 26 points from 16 matches, five points behind leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid, which both have two games in hand on Atletico entering the weekend — including one against each …

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MILAN (AP) — Italian league leader Inter Milan was held by Roma to 0-0 on Friday, giving second-placed Juventus a chance to return to the top. The home draw left Inter only two points ahead of Juventus, which can regain the lead when it visits third-placed Lazio on Saturday. The result also wasn’t good for …

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Jürgen Klinsmann claimed his first point since returning to coaching as his Hertha Berlin team let slip a two-goal lead to draw with Frankfurt 2-2 in the Bundesliga on Friday. Hertha was clinging to a 2-1 lead in the 86th minute when Sebastian Rode hammered the ball in from a corner …

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Romanian soccer federation was charged with “racist behavior” on Friday after a Swedish player said he was targeted by the country’s fans at a European Championship qualifying game. UEFA’s disciplinary panel will meet on Thursday to judge the case. Romania already faced charges relating to an “illicit banner” and “illicit …

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MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale practiced separately from the squad on Friday and is set to miss the team’s match against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday. The Wales forward is also expected to miss Madrid’s game at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday. Bale is nursing an undisclosed …

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin criticized the head of Real Madrid on Friday for reportedly planning a “selfish and egotistical scheme” to create world leagues, saying it would ruin soccer. Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid, has approached financiers about backing the creation of two world leagues, each with 20 teams, …

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea won its appeal against a second FIFA transfer ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday, allowing the English club to sign new players in January. FIFA imposed a one-year ban on Chelsea registering new signings for breaking rules that protect youth players. The club already served one …

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SYDNEY (AP) — The former head of professional football at FIFA has been named the new chief executive officer of Football Federation Australia. FFA said in a statement Friday that James Johnson, most recently the senior vice president of external affairs for City Football Group in Manchester, England, would take over his new role in …

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LONDON (AP) — Not since 1977 have things been this bad at Arsenal. The struggling Gunners slumped to a 2-1 home loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Thursday, taking the team’s winless streak to nine games in all competitions — its worst run in 42 years. Interim coach Freddie Ljungberg clearly hasn’t found …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer will try to reach an agreement for ïts 30th team to be Charlotte, North Carolina, which could start play as soon as 2021. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper made a presentation to MLS owners Thursday when they met in a hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge. Tepper would own …

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