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  • Argentina is the big favorite in Group F 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:57 am
  • Barring a major upset at the World Cup, Argentina will finish at the top of Group F and let the other three teams compete for second place.

  • Bayern Munich has trouble against English clubs 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:06 pm
  • MUNICH - Champions League title holder Bayern Munich has not won a match since lifting the Bundesliga title with seven games to spare. That run includes the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in the first quarterfinal leg and Bayern's first Bundesliga defeat this season, a 1-0 loss at Augsburg.

  • 5 Dutch players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:21 am
  • AMSTERDAM - Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal's greatest triumph came when he led Ajax to the Champions League title in 1995 by blending a nucleus of experienced veterans with highly talented youngsters like Patrick Kluivert, Clarence Seedorf and Edgar Davids.

  • Spain, Netherlands, Chile headline Group B at WCup 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:11 am
  • MADRID - Spain's bid to repeat as champion has the unenviable task of beginning in a World Cup group with the Netherlands, Chile and Australia.

  • Netherlands hoping to end World Cup winless streak 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:11 am
  • AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands will head to Brazil hoping - again - to shake off the tag of best team never to win a World Cup.

  • Man United routs Newcastle 4-0 in Premier League 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:15 pm
  • NEWCASTLE, England - Juan Mata inspired Manchester United to a 4-0 victory at Newcastle on Saturday, securing a 10th away win in the Premier League that belies the champions' poor home form.

  • Rooney doubtful for Bayern game with toe injury 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:57 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League game against Newcastle with a toe injury, and is doubtful for the Champions League return leg against Bayern Munich next week.

  • Coke to soften marketing if unrest hits World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:56 am
  • LONDON - Coca-Cola has contingency plans to adapt its World Cup sponsorship and soften its celebratory tone in Brazil if unrest returns to the streets.

  • Column: Rebuilding United make or break for Moyes 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:03 pm
  • When David Moyes strode into Old Trafford for the first time as Manchester United's new manager, with its long red tunnel leading to the pitch where so much sporting history has been made, he knew the job of replacing Alex Ferguson would be, as he now says, "tough." Few imagined it would be this tough.

  • Rooney double gives Man United 2-0 win at West Ham 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 5:36 pm
  • LONDON - With David Beckham watching in the stands, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney replicated one of the retired star's most memorable strikes in a 2-0 victory at West Ham on Saturday.

  • Van Persie out for 4-6 weeks with sprained knee 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:33 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury, ruling the Netherlands striker out of both legs of a Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich and potentially six Premier League games.

  • United beats Olympiakos, through in Champs League 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:01 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals - and potentially saved his manager's job - with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition's greatest comebacks on Wednesday.

  • Dortmund loses 2-1 to Zenit, still advances 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:57 pm
  • DORTMUND, Germany - Borussia Dortmund is in the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the second consecutive season - although it looks far less intimidating than the team that reached the final last year.