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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.

Bassel Abdul Saad (left) sits with his attorney Ali Hammoud during his arraignment before Judge Kathleen McCann in the 16th District Court in Livonia, Mich. on July 10, 2014. Saad, who is charged in the one-punch killing of referee John Bieniewicz during a game, has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in which he would serve 8-15 years in prison. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) **FILE**

Soccer player pleads guilty in fatal punch of referee

- Associated Press

A recreational soccer player pleaded guilty Friday in the one-punch killing of a referee in a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve up to 15 years in prison.

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Wild sign college free agents Hoffman, Palmquist

Associated Press

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist.

FILE - An April 7, 1978 file photo showing Pele, left, and former Irish  soccer star George Best, smiling together during an awards luncheon for Pele in Los Angeles. Approaching the tenth anniversary of the death in November 2005, His son Calum is telling the full story of their turbulent father-son relationship for the first time. "Although he was on this pedestal of being this amazing, iconic footballer, which I will always be proud of, there's a darker side to it," he says. "My dad suffered from a drink problem, which meant we suffered, which meant our relationship suffered."(AP Photo/George Brich, File)

Alcoholism, violence and neglect: life as George Best's son

- Associated Press

There's one place where the memory of George Best is forever of the stylish winger who bamboozled defenders and thrilled fans. Immortalized in bronze outside Old Trafford, a statue featuring Best is as much as a crowd-puller as the Manchester United icon was in his footballing prime.

Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev fit again after flare attack

Associated Press

CSKA Moscow says Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev should be ready to play this weekend after recovering from being hit in the head with a flare during a European Championship qualifying match against Montenegro.

In this Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 photo, barbed wire on a wall near the soccer pitch inside the United Nations controlled buffer zone separating ethnically-split Cyprus in the capital Nicosia. In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said on Monday March, 30, 2015, he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Turkish Cypriot soccer president: No going back on deal

- Associated Press

In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he's determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association.

MLS Capsules

- Associated Press

Jordan Allen scored in the 89th minute and Real Salt Lake won for the first time this season, beating Toronto FC 2-1 on Sunday.

Fire beat short-handed Union 1-0

Associated Press

Adailton scored and the Chicago Fire won for the first time this season, 1-0 over the short-handed Philadelphia Union on Sunday.