MUNICH " Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday, ending the German team's tournament record of 16 straight wins at home. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 600 words, photos.
UNDATED " European soccer's governing body insisted that Borussia Dortmund agreed to the rapid rescheduling of its Champions League quarterfinal after the German club complained about being forced to play a day after its bus was targeted by bombs. By Rob Harris. SENT: 490 words, photos.
DORTMUND, Germany " German authorities arrested a suspected Islamic extremist Wednesday in their investigation into a bomb attack on a top German soccer team. By Mike Corder and Geir Moulson. SENT: 980 words, photos.
UNDATED " Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso announced Wednesday that he will race for McLaren at the Indianapolis 500 next month in a surprise switch that means the Spanish driver miss the Monaco Grand Prix on the same day. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 890 words, photos.
SOC--EUROPA LEAGUE PREVIEW
UNDATED " The UEFA Cup and Europa League trophies have virtually taken up permanent residence in Spain for the past 13 years. It's down to Celta Vigo to continue the tradition when the competition resumes at the quarterfinals stage. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 780 words, photos.
MADRID " Antoine Griezmann converted a first-half penalty kick to give Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win over Leicester in their first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday, keeping the Spanish club on track to make it to the final for a second straight season. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 640 words, photos.
" SOC--LEICESTER-FANS DETAINED " Spanish police detain Leicester fans ahead of Atletico match. SENT: 210 words, photos.
TURIN, Italy " Juventus had to wait two years for another chance against Barcelona. It was worth it. By Daniella Matar. SENT: 490 words, photos.
SOC--MLS-AROUND MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
UNDATED " A handful of games into the season, two teams remain winless in Major League Soccer while three others are undefeated. Clubs are at the point in the year where they have been able to see where they are and what they have " and whether changes are in order. By Anne M. Peterson. SENT: 850 words, photos.
SOC--ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
SEOUL, South Korea " Big-spending Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande had to settle for its third draw in four Asian Champions League matches, playing out scoreless match against Japanese club Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday. SENT: 230 words.
MUMBAI, India " The chasing team at Wankhede Stadium won for the sixth straight Indian Premier League game as Mumbai Indians beat defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets on Wednesday. SENT: 200 words, photos.
HONG KONG " Russia and New Zealand won the first gold medals at world track cycling championships Wednesday. By Bridgette Hall. SENT: 210 words, photos.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, South Carolina " Matt Kuchar was happy with his play last week at the Masters and believes it can continue into the RBC Heritage. By Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 690 words, photos.
UNDATED " NHL coaches have been given more technology on the bench in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs. The league is making three iPad Pros available for coaches on every bench and officials will also have them to review coach's challenges, The Associated Press has learned. SENT: 870 words, photos.
HKN--AROUND THE NHL
PITTSBURGH " There are 16 teams alive for the Stanley Cup when the 2017 playoffs begin. By will Graves. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.
RIO DE JANEIRO " Former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, the moving force behind organizing last year's Olympics, is being investigated for allegedly accepting at least 15 million reals ($5 million) in payments to facilitate construction projects tied to the games. By Mauricio Savarese and Stephen Wade. SENT: 580 words, photos.
ST. LOUIS " The city of St. Louis filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the National Football League over the Rams' relocation to Los Angeles, alleging the league violated its own relocation guidelines and enriched itself at the expense of the community it left behind. By Jim Salter. SENT: 630 words, photo.
MINSK, Belarus " Belarus named an unchanged team on Wednesday for the Fed Cup semifinals against Switzerland, without a single player in the top 100. SENT: 160 words.
TEN--GRAND PRIX HASSAN II
MARRAKECH, Morocco " Last year's finalist Borna Coric saved eight break points to beat local wild card Reda El Amrani and reach the quarterfinals at the Grand Prix Hassan II on Wednesday. SENT: 150 words.
" US--AARON HERNANDEZ " No verdict yet as Aaron Hernandez blows kisses at daughter. SENT; 130 words, photos.
" US-MED--MARATHONS-HEART ATTACKS " Running behind: Marathons may delay medical care for others. By Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 500 words, photo.
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