CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PREVIEW
LONDON _ Barcelona's stunning 6-2 victory at Real Madrid underlined why many people are saying Pep Guardiola's team is the best in the world. Whether it scared Champions League opponent Chelsea is another matter. Expect by 0100. By Robert Millward.
LONDON_ Liverpool outplayed Newcastle 3-0 to stay within three points of Manchester United in the Premier League title race and push the Magpies closer to relegation. Moved.
MADRID _ Roman Martinez, Nicolas Pareja and Nene scored second-half goals to lead Espanyol to a 3-0 victory over Valencia and the team's fourth straight win in the Spanish league. Moved. By Paul Logothetis.
MILAN _ Torino lost a day before the 60th anniversary of the Superga disaster, falling 1-0 to Fiorentina in Serie A and staying close to relegation. Juan Vargas scored the only goal of the match in the 57th minute to leave Torino one point ahead of the three relegation places. Fiorentina's wins keeps it in the fourth Champions League place. Moved. By Jeremy Inson.
STUTTGART, Germany _ Hamburger SV and Hertha Berlin played to a 1-1 draw, leaving defending champion Bayern Munich in sole pursuit of Bundesliga leader Wolfsburg. Moved.
PARIS _ Yoann Gourcuff scored his 10th league goal of the season to help Bordeaux beat Sochaux 3-0 at home and move level on points with Marseille at the top of the French championship with four matches remaining. Moved. By Jerome Pugmire.
AMSTERDAM _ Goals from Kenneth Perez, Peter Wisgerhof and Eljero Elia earned Steve McClaren's FC Twente a 3-0 victory over AZ Alkmaar and a place in next season's Champions League. Moved.
SAO PAULO _ Goalkeeper Bruno saved a penalty in regulation and two more in a shootout against Botafogo to give Flamengo its third straight Rio de Janeiro state title, while in Sao Paulo, Ronaldo's Corinthians clinched that state's title unbeaten after a 1-1 draw against Santos. Moved. By Tales Azzoni.
_ LIVERPOOL, England _ BC-SOC--NEWCASTLE-BARTON. Moved.
_ GLASGOW, Scotland _ BC-SOC--SCOTTISH ROUNDUP. Moved.
_ LISBON, Portugal _ BC-SOC--PORTUGUESE ROUNDUP. Moved.
ROME _ Rafael Nadal won his record fourth Rome Masters title, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic 7-6 (2), 6-2. It's the third clay-court title in three weeks for the top-ranked Spaniard, following victories at the Monte Carlo Masters and the Barcelona Open. Moved. By Andrew Dampf.
STUTTGART, Germany _ Svetlana Kuznetsova upset top-ranked Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-3 to win the Porsche Grand Prix and capture her first WTA title since September 2007. Moved.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates _ Kamran Akmal's unbeaten century knock of 116 and Misbah-ul-Haq's 76 not out helped Pakistan regain some lost pride with a victory over Australia in their fifth and final one-day international. Moved.
JOHANNESBURG _ Kings XI Punjab beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets while the Bangalore Royal Challengers recorded a nine-wicket win over the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Moved.
GIRONA, Spain _ Thomas Levet became the first Frenchman to win five PGA European Tour titles, shooting a 4-under 68 Sunday to win the Spanish Open by two strokes. Moved.
_ SANTANDER, Spain _ BC-GLF--BALLESTEROS-PUBLIC APPEARANCE. Moved.
BERLIN _ Panathinaikos survived a valiant comeback by CSKA Moscow to collect its fifth Euroleague title by beating the defending champion 73-71. Moved.
BERN, Switzerland _ Russia's red machine rolled over Latvia with a resounding 6-1 victory, a result which seals a place for the United States in the next round of the ice hockey world championship. Moved. By Graham Dunbar.
_ NEWMARKET, England _ BC-RAC--ENGLISH 1,000 GUINEAS. Moved.
_ WELLINGTON, New Zealand _ BC-RGU--SUPER 14-BOWDEN SUSPENDED. Moved.
_ PINOS ALTOS, New Mexico _ BC-CYC--ARMSTRONG-TOUR OF GILA. Moved.
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