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D.C. United's Luis Silva, center, celebrates with teammates after he scored the winning goal during an MLS soccer match against Orlando City, Friday, April 3, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Luis Silva’s return gives D.C. United a needed offensive spark

Given just 14 minutes to make an impact in his return to the field Friday, Silva didn’t disappoint. The attacking midfielder stepped up with a stoppage-time free kick that got past the wall and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid loses 4-3 to Schalke but advances in Champions

- Associated Press

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid advances despite 4-3 loss to Schalke

- Associated Press

Iker Castillas made a pair of diving saves in the final minutes, and Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals despite a wild 4-3 loss to Schalke on Tuesday night that left them with a 5-4 aggregate win in the home-and-home series.

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Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, centre, fights for the ball against Manchester City's Yaya Toure, left, as Vincent Kompany looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

City says injured Kompany could be out for the season

Associated Press

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says captain Vincent Kompany could miss the rest of the season because of a groin injury, dealing another blow to the English champions' troubled season.

A supporter wears a Mario Balotelli mask during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Newcastle at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Study: Mario Balotelli heavily targeted on social media

- Associated Press

When Mario Balotelli poked fun at Manchester United on Twitter during the team's surprising 5-3 loss to Leicester in the Premier League, the Liverpool striker would have expected some disgruntled replies.

Ibrahimovic's ban reduced to 3 matches

Associated Press

The French football league has accepted a recommendation from the national Olympic committee to reduce Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ban to three games.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, bottom right, celebrates with teammates including captain Wayne Rooney, top, after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Rooney may play as holding midfielder for United vs Chelsea

Associated Press

Wayne Rooney's successful stint as Manchester United's main striker is set to be cut short, with the England captain likely to drop back and play as a holding midfielder in Saturday's Premier League game against Chelsea to solve an injury crisis.

Elkhart newspaper takes top honors in IAPME contest

Associated Press

Anne Christnovich, Tim Vandenack, Sarah Welliver and the staff of The Elkhart Truth won top honors at the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors' awards ceremony Friday for their coverage of the five-year aftermath of the Great Recession.

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, Brazil's Fernanda Rodrigues, left, and Jaqueline Carvalho, pose with their gold medals for women's volleyball at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Brazil may be on track for a record performance at the home Olympics in 2016. The Brazilian Olympic Committee is aiming for a record number of medals after the country significantly increased investments to train its athletes ahead of the games. The goal is to nearly double the 17 medals earned at the 2012 London Games and put Brazil in the top 10 in the overall number of medals, which officials say would be an outstanding feat for the hosts of the first Olympics in South America. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Brazil eyes historic medal haul in 2016 Rio Olympics

- Associated Press

China thrived at the Beijing Games in 2008. Britain excelled in London in 2012. Next year, Brazil will try to show it can produce a historic performance at its home Olympics.

Arsenal, Reading meet in FA Cup semifinal mismatch

- Associated Press

In the red corner is the team playing the best soccer in England, boasting an eight-match winning run and a record-tying 27 appearances in the FA Cup semifinals.

FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo Bayern team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt watches the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal in Munich, Germany. Mueller-Wohlfahrt stepped down as team docter Thursday, April 16, 2015 after nearly 40 years with the club.   (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Bayern Munich regrets longtime doctor's departure

Associated Press

Bayern Munich said Friday it regrets the sudden departure of its longtime team doctor and his staff, whose surprise move has revealed tension in the club as it faces a possible exit from the Champions League.

In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, Sandy Johal uses a selfie stick to take a picture of herself in New York's Times Square. Churchill Downs, the iconic Louisville, Ky., track hosting the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, has banned selfie sticks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Coming to the Kentucky Derby? Leave selfie sticks at home

- Associated Press

For the 160,000 people crammed into Churchill Downs on Derby Day, picture-taking can run neck-and-neck with betting and sipping mint juleps amid a winning field of photo opportunities: sleek racehorses, daring fashion statements, celebrities and the twin spires.

Napoli's scorer Manolo Gabbiadini, front, and his teammate Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrate their side's 4th goal during the Europa League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and SSC Napoli in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Hamsik puts Napoli on brink of Europa League semis

- Associated Press

Marek Hamsik scored twice as Napoli took a giant step toward the Europa League semifinals Thursday by beating Wolfsburg 4-1 away in the first leg of their quarterfinal.