Soccer-Australian championship results and standings

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J April 19 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Australian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, April 19 Perth Glory 3 Melbourne City FC 1 Saturday, April 18 Brisbane Roar 0 Melbourne Victory 1 Western Sydney Wanderers FC 2 Adelaide United 1 Friday, April 17 Newcastle Jets 3 Sydney FC 4 Wellington Phoenix 3 Central Coast Mariners 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Melbourne Victory 26 14 8 4 53 30 50 2 Sydney FC 26 13 8 5 50 34 47 3 Perth Glory 26 13 8 5 43 34 47 4 Wellington Phoenix 26 14 4 8 44 33 46 5 Adelaide United 26 13 4 9 43 31 43 6 Melbourne City FC 26 9 8 9 35 37 35 …

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Soccer-Messi’s 400th goal lifts Barca, win for Real

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J * Messi and Suarez on target for leaders Barca * Real beat Malaga despite Ronaldo penalty miss * Griezmann strikes twice for Atletico Madrid By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, April 18 (Reuters) – Lionel Messi hit his 400th goal for La Liga leaders Barcelona deep into stoppage time to seal a 2-0 win over Valencia on Saturday while Real Madrid maintained their pursuit by defeating Malaga 3-1. Barca have 78 points, two more than second-placed Real, with six games to go.

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Soccer-Injury crisis threatens Real’s trophy aspirations

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, April 19 (Reuters) – Real Madrid’s trophy aspirations could well depend on how well they cope with an injury crisis that sees Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in the treatment room. Both were substituted during Real’s 3-1 victory over Malaga in La Liga on Saturday and tests are being carried out to establish the extent of their injuries. Bale appeared to hurt his calf and Modric his knee, and at the very least they are both likely to miss Wednesday’s crunch Champions League quarter-final tie with city rivals Atletico Madrid with the contest tied at 0-0 from the first leg. Karim Benzema also missed the Malaga match with a knee problem but the club are more optimistic that he will be ready to face Atletico.

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Soccer-Urawa stretch unbeaten run to take sole J-League lead

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Urawa Reds reclaimed the sole lead in the J-League first division table after coming from a goal behind to beat Yokohama F Marinos 2-1 at home on Saturday. FC Tokyo succumbed to a 2-1 home defeat against two-time champions Sanfrecce Hiroshima to tumble off the top spot they shared with Urawa. For Tokyo, Chelsea target Yoshinori Muto struck his fifth goal of the season but Kosei Shibasaki and Takuma Asano scored to fire Hiroshima to their third win of the season. At Saitama Stadium, Sho Ito put Yokohama ahead in the 34th minute but Urawa equalised through Yuki Muto, who scored after his first attempt came off the post, and went on to maintain their unbeaten run this season.

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Buzzing: Resurgent Derrick Rose in Game 1 win gives Bulls hope for what lies ahead


Tucked away in a tunnel, pedaling, pushing, the man almost came back without the fanfare.
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NBA Basketball: Resurgent Derrick Rose in Game 1 win gives Bulls hope for what lies ahead


Tucked away in a tunnel, pedaling, pushing, the man almost came back without the fanfare.
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NHL Hockey: Silfverberg’s last-minute goal puts Ducks past Jets for 2-0 series lead


Jakob Silfverberg scored the tiebreaking goal with 21 seconds to play, and the  Ducks rallied  for a 2-1 victory over the Jets on Saturday, taking a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.
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Buzzing: Crosby regains his touch to lead Penguins past Rangers in Game 2


The Penguins, led by Sidney Crosby\'s two goals, downed the Penguins 4-3 to tie their series after two games.
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Dwight Howard's presence, Houston's balance expose Dallas shortcomings

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Houston began its first-round playoff series not only with a clear awareness of itself, but also of the Dallas Mavericks en route to a 118-108 victory.

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Buzzing: Mets stay hot to start season, notch seventh straight win vs. Marlins


Make it seven straight wins for the Mets, baseball\'s hottest team in the early going. But can the good times last in Queens?
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