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PSG facing injury crisis ahead of Man United match

PARIS (AP) — Facing a rampant Manchester United side in the Champions League was already a tough enough prospect for Paris Saint-Germain. Tuesday night’s match in chilly northwest England now looks a daunting one amid an ongoing injury crisis. PSG will be without the world’s most expensive player Neymar and possibly 192-goal, all-time club leading scorer Edinson Cavani against a revitalized United side unbeaten under its new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Furthermore, PSG will go to United with doubts over whether key midfielder Marco Verratti should start the game, having…

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Real Madrid wins Madrid derby, rises back to 2nd in La Liga

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid is making it clear it’s still in the fight for the Spanish league title. With a convincing victory in the Madrid derby on Saturday, Real Madrid returned to second place in the Spanish league for the first time since September and moved within five points of leader Barcelona, which has a difficult away match against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. “We reached our goal, which was to regain second place and move closer to the lead,” Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said. “The league isn’t over yet.…

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Doncic, Mavericks erase deficit in 102-101 win over Blazers

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 28 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 24 and the Dallas Mavericks erased a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 102-101 on Sunday. Damian Lillard scored 21 of his 30 points in the last half of the third quarter to help the Blazers build a lead that grew to 96-81 early in the fourth before the Mavericks mounted their rally. Dorian Finney-Smith started the comeback by tipping in his own miss, and Doncic’s assist on Dwight Powell’s alley-oop dunk…

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Ex-Bulls Portis, Parker make victorious return to Chicago

CHICAGO — Bobby Portis was sitting courtside at United Center on Saturday, a few moments before tipoff. The Chicago Bulls’ arena went dark, the intro music – that final vestige of the Michael Jordan era – swelled, and Portis’ mental prep kicked in as it had so many times before. [INSERT RECORD SCRATCH] Wake up, Bobby. Your new team, the Washington Wizards, already has been introduced. You’re on the visitors’ bench and all those Bulls buddies you’ve known for so long, they’re the bad guys now. Cut Portis some slack.…

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