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  • A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

    December 10, 2014

    PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) - On the side of a windswept field filled with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history.At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and various club pennants, all in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

  • Man City, Schalke advance; Messi scores again

    December 10, 2014

    Manchester City and Schalke grabbed the final spots on offer in the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday, while Lionel Messi helped Barcelona secure first place in its group with a record-extending 75th goal in the competition.City started the final round of group play in last place in Group E but finished second by beating Roma 2-0 in Italy, with second-half goals by Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta lifting the English champions above their Italian opponents and CSKA Moscow. CSKA lost 3-0 at Bayern Munich.

  • Man City beats Roma 2-0 to reach knockout phase

    December 10, 2014

    ROME (AP) - Samri Nasri had a goal and an assist and Manchester City beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday night to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League, eliminating an Italian side that still seemed to be feeling the effects of its 7-1 thrashing by Bayern Munich.

  • US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

    December 10, 2014

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.Carli Lloyd put the U.S. ahead in the 22nd minute, but Hang Peng equalized in the 66th to close the scoring in the first game of the four-team competition. Host Brazil defeated Argentina 4-0 in the late match at the Mane Garrincha Stadium.