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Batshuayi strikes late to give Chelsea win at Atletico

MADRID (Reuters) – Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to snatch a 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday with the last kick of the game, taking Antonio Conte’s side top of Champions League Group C. France international Antoine Griezmann rammed a penalty beyond former Atletico goalkeeper Thibaut …

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Lukaku double leads Man United to CSKA romp

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Romelu Lukaku struck twice to lead Manchester United to an emphatic 4-1 away win over CSKA Moscow in Champions League Group A on Wednesday. The Belgian striker headed home after four minutes and tapped in just before the interval for his 10th goal of the season to …

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Bayern's best-laid plans unravel in PSG rout

PARIS (Reuters) – Bayern Munich had a plan to beat Paris St Germain, but it was dead in the water a couple of minutes into their Champions League encounter after they conceded a goal that threw them off balance, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Wednesday. Ancelotti left wingers Arjen Robben …

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Man United's Mourinho praises 'humble' Lukaku

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised striker Romelu Lukaku for his humility and eagerness to develop after the striker scored twice in a 4-1 Champions League win at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. The powerful 24-year-old Belgian has netted 10 goals this season following his 75 million-pound ($100) …

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Barcelona edge Sporting 1-0 with Coates own goal

LISBON (Reuters) – Barcelona laboured to a second successive Champions League victory after Sebastian Coates’ own goal gave them an unconvincing 1-0 Group D win over Sporting on Wednesday. After a frustrating first half, Barcelona scored in fortunate circumstances when Coates bundled into his own net under pressure from Luis …

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Trump likely to visit Presidents Cup – PGA Tour commissioner

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to visit this week’s Presidents Cup, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said on Wednesday. The past three American presidents – Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton – have confirmed they will be present for the start …

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Sheffield United go second with Wolves victory

LONDON (Reuters) – Sheffield United climbed to second in England’s second-tier Championship on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers who spurned the chance to go top themselves. After an even opening between two of the Championship’s form sides, Wolves’ former Sheffield United defender Conor Coady was dismissed …

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Moeen shines again as England clinch series vs. Windies

LONDON (Reuters) – England beat West Indies by six runs on the DLS scoring method to take an unassailable 3-0 series lead after rain curtailed what promised to be a thrilling finish to the fourth one-day international at The Oval on Wednesday. When the weather intervened in the 36th over, …

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Woods admits he may never return to competition

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (Reuters) – Tiger Woods said he was “optimistic” about his golfing future while at the same time publicly acknowledging what has been obvious for some time, that he might never return to competitive golf. The American former world number one won the last of his 14 …

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Roma grind out 2-1 win at battling Qarabag

BAKU (Reuters) – Goals from Greek defender Konstantinos Manolas and Bosnia striker Edin Dzeko helped AS Roma to a 2-1 win at Qarabag in an entertaining Champions League Group C clash on Wednesday. The pair scored in the opening 15 minutes in the Azeri capital to give the Serie A …

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