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Real Madrid fires coach Ancelotti after disappointing season

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Madrid (AP) - Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the Spanish club again showed it won't tolerate a season without a major trophy.
Ancelotti was let go despite being popular among both players and fans and having led Madrid to its 10th European Cup title just a year ago. This season the team finished second in the Spanish league - two points behind archrival Barcelona - lost in the Champions League semifinals to Juventus and exited the Copa del Rey against crosstown rival...

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 WC

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Moscow, May 26 (AP) - Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.
The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps to work at...

Nadal, Djokovic finally get started

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Paris, May 26 (AP) - Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.
Nadal, the champion nine of the past 10 years, takes on Quentin Halys, an 18-year-old wild-card entry from France who is ranked 296th and has...

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