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Man United’s Greenwood held on suspicion of rape, assault

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United player Mason Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault on Sunday after a woman posted visual and audio allegations on social media of an incident.

United said the 20-year-old forward “will not return to training or play matches until further notice.”

The police did not name Greenwood but the statement about the investigation was provided after . . .

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Liverpool signs Luis Diaz, Newcastle buys Bruno Guimarães

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool signed Luis Diaz from Porto on Sunday to strengthen its attacking options on the penultimate day of the January transfer window.

The 25-year-old Colombia international is yet to be granted a British work permit to complete the transfer that will see Porto receive 45 million euros ($50 million) and potentially 15 million euros more in . . .

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Fired after 200 days, Benitez never won over Everton fans

The terse 40 words from Everton announcing Rafa Benitez’s firing Sunday lacked any expression of thanks, reflecting a challenging 200-day reign that saw fans uneasy at being led by a former managerial rival and never won over.

The Spaniard failed to overcome his successful association with Liverpool, whose stadium is only a mile (1.6 kilometers) from Goodison Park across Stanley Park, and his position became increasingly untenable as Everton sunk closer to the relegation zone.

Everton had only one win in 13 league matches under Benitez, scoring 12 goals and conceding 27 in that time, although key striker Dominic . . .

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Suspended game in Spain to resume without injured player

MADRID (AP) — The Copa del Rey match suspended after an object was thrown from the stands will resume Sunday behind closed doors and without the Sevilla player hit in the head in what the club called an “appalling attack.”

Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordán was doing well at home but will not play when the match between his club and Real Betis restarts from the 39th minute with the score tied at 1-1 at the Benito Villamarín Stadium.

Jordán had been taken to a hospital after being hit by a piece of PVC hurled from the stands while Betis was celebrating Nabil Fekir’s equalizer . . .

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Aaron Long works to rejoin US lineup after torn Achilles

Aaron Long thought back to the aftermath of May 15, when he landed awkwardly during an aerial challenge in the New York Red Bulls’ game at Philadelphia.

Two days later, he had surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon and started a rehabilitation odyssey that would see him take two trips to Europe.

“I think the hardest part for me was probably the first week, just kind of wrapping my head around it, not really being injured before in that . . .

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Chelsea finishes job against Spurs to reach League Cup final

LONDON (AP) — Even before celebrating his first anniversary as manager later this month, Thomas Tuchel has achieved a first with Chelsea.

Defeating Tottenham in the League Cup semifinals means Tuchel has reached every major final unlike any predecessor at the west London club.

There was victory in the Champions League final and a losing FA Cup final last season. Chelsea will be back at Wembley Stadium next month to contest the League Cup final after Antonio Rüdiger’s header sealed a 1-0 victory at Tottenham on Wednesday to complete a 3-0 aggregate win.

“It’s good we are not shy to say we want to be finalists and win finals,” Tuchel said. “But we cannot simply expect to win every title that’s available . . .

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