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Apr 17

Bayern’s Rummenigge ‘not pessimistic’ before trip to Madrid (The Associated Press)

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is optimistic that defenders Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng will be able to overcome injuries in time to face Real Madrid in the return leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Bayern, which …

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Apr 17

Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu (The Associated Press)

If Bayern Munich is to have any chance of a sixth straight semifinal appearance in the Champions League it will have to do something that only one team has achieved this season – defeat Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Madrid’s only loss in 2…

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Apr 17

Tim Howard is an increasingly outdated frontman for MLS

The Colorado Rapids goalkeeper remains a significant figure in American soccer culture, even if his best days are well in the past

Goalkeeping was not the Colorado Rapids’ problem this weekend. That is scant consolation regarding a match that was won by Real Salt Lake with goals in the 85th and 88th minutes, but it’s all that’s on offer. On the pitch, Colorado’s problem is still a near pathological aversion to converting chances into goals. With any semblance of competent finishing, they would have quickly dispatched RSL. Instead, the match only offered the Rapids a 90-minute reprieve from thinking about Tim Howard.

Yes, that Tim Howard. The erstwhile US goalkeeper was serving the first leg of his three-game suspension due to what the league termed “foul language directed at a fan” and “an altercation with a fan following the game” during the Rapids’ previous match against Sporting Kansas City. Video of the former incident circulated on Twitter. In typical fashion, the forensic instincts of soccer fandom took over. The exact phraseology remains up for debate, but the statement involved Howard and the fan’s mother. Make of that what you will.

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Apr 17

Weekend Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics’ playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed in a car accident.

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Apr 17

Fan in coma after violence at Argentine soccer match (Reuters)

An Argentine soccer fan was in a coma and two men arrested for attempted murder after a scuffle among supporters in the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in Cordoba, local media reported on Sunday. The fan, identified by Belgrano as Emanuel Balbo, w…

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Apr 17

Fan in coma after violence at Argentine soccer match (Reuters)

An Argentine soccer fan was in a coma and two men arrested for attempted murder after a scuffle among supporters in the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in Cordoba, local media reported on Sunday. The fan, identified by Belgrano as Emanuel Balbo, w…

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Apr 16

Sevilla stumbles amid doubts on Sampaoli future; Adams loses (The Associated Press)

Sevilla drew 0-0 at Valencia on Sunday as its bid for an automatic Champions League berth continued to fade amid speculation over the future of coach Jorge Sampaoli. Sevilla was mounting an outside challenge for the Spanish title as recently as six we…

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Apr 16

Title race on as Man U takes down Chelsea (The Associated Press)

A significant day at Old Trafford saw Manchester United beat Premier League leaders Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday, leaving the Blues’ cushion atop the league at just four points over second-place Tottenham. Pundits everywhere questioned Jose Mourinho’s decisi…

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Apr 16

Police: Veteran Panama soccer player shot dead leaving home (The Associated Press)

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Police in Panama say national team soccer player Amilcar Henriquez has been shot dead while leaving his home.

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Apr 16

French match ends at halftime after fans attack Lyon players (The Associated Press)

For the second time in a week, a high-level football match on French soil was marred by crowd violence. The latest incidents on Sunday in Corsica during a domestic league game between Bastia and Lyon – which was abandoned at halftime – raised question…

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Apr 16

Kruse helps Bremen beat Hamburg 2-1 in Bundesliga derby (The Associated Press)

Former Germany striker Max Kruse scored one goal and set up another for Werder Bremen to beat Hamburger SV 2-1 in the Bundesliga’s 105th northern derby on Sunday. Hamburg, whose team bus was involved in an incident before the match, got off to a great…

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Apr 16

Firmino’s goal enough for Liverpool (The Associated Press)

A Roberto Firmino header in first-half stoppage time proved enough to settle a hard-fought but uneventful game at the Hawthorns, with Liverpool running out 1-0 winners over West Brom on Sunday. After West Brom’s Chris Brunt had fouled Divock Origi ove…

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Apr 16

Dortmund keeper still having problems sleeping after attack (The Associated Press)

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki says he’s still having trouble sleeping after the attack on his team’s bus, and couldn’t concentrate in the Champions League match a day later.

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Apr 16

Sporting KC beats the Timbers 1-0 in Portland (The Associated Press)

Dom Dwyer got the goal and Tim Melia preserved the win for Sporting Kansas City. Dwyer scored in the 53rd minute and undefeated Kansas City won its first game on the road this season, a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night. Melia w…

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Apr 16

Real Salt Lake scores 2 late goals to beat Rapids 2-1 (The Associated Press)

Yura Movsisyan and Brooks Lennon scored goals moments apart in the closing minutes and Real Salt Lake rallied to beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday night. Kevin Doyle opened the scoring for the Rapids (1-3-1) in the 29th minute, getting parallel…

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Apr 16

Venegas helps expansion Minnesota United tie Dynamo 2-2 (The Associated Press)

HOUSTON (AP) — Johan Venegas and Christian Ramirez scored, and John Alvbage came off the bench and held Houston scoreless in the second half as Minnesota United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the Dynamo on Saturday night.

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