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Monroe Scores 24, Pistons Beat Raptors 108-98

A big effort from Detroit's bench ensured a happy ending to Jose Calderon's homecoming party.

Greg Monroe scored 24 points, Calderon had 19 points and nine assists against his former team, and the Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 108-98 on Monday night.

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Chelsea Beats Man United to Reach FA Cup Semis

Demba Ba sent Chelsea into the FA Cup semifinals with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Monday, keeping his team on course for a cup double to make amends for a lackluster Premier League campaign.

The quarterfinal replay came to life four minutes into the second half when Ba exquisitely hooked the ball over goalkeeper David De Gea to set up a Wembley Stadium meeting with Manchester City.

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Pele Watched by Military Dictatorship in Brazil

Documents released by Brazilian authorities show that military officials kept track of Pele during the country's dictatorship era.

The files unveiled by the Sao Paulo state government on Monday show officials investigated Pele in the 1970s, keeping record of his activities and probing incidents involving the football star, including alleged attacks to his home in the coastal city of Santos.

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QPR's Survival Hopes Hit by 3-2 Loss to Fulham

Queens Park Rangers' hopes of avoiding relegation from the Premier League are bleaker after defensive mistakes led to a 3-2 loss against Fulham on Monday.

QPR's headline January signing, Christopher Samba, gifted Dimitar Berbatov two goals inside 22 minutes.

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Spanish Trio Set Sights on Champions League Spot

Barcelona, Real Madrid and Malaga will look to set themselves up for a place in the Champions League semifinals with impressive performances in their quarterfinal first legs this week.

The last time the Spanish had three sides in the last four was in the 1999/2000 season.

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J-League Champs Face Asian Survival Battle

Sanfrecce Hiroshima stunned Japanese football by winning their first J-League title last year but two defeats in two games have plunged them into a fight for survival in the AFC Champions League this week.

Sanfrecce have had a bumpy ride since sealing the Japanese title, finishing fifth at December's Club World Cup and winning the domestic Super Cup, but then getting off to a slow start in this year's J-League, where they are currently fifth.

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Mourinho Rules Casillas out of Galatasary Clash

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has said that Iker Casillas will not even be on the bench for the Champions League quarterfinal first-leg against Galatasary on Wednesday.

The Spanish captain has recently returned to full training after breaking a bone in his hand back in January.

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No Rest for FA Cup Foes Man United, Chelsea

Manchester United and Chelsea face a challenging 48-hour turnaround ahead of their FA Cup quarterfinal replay at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

Both sides were in Premier League action on Saturday, giving them little time to prepare for an encounter that carries with it the tantalizing prize of a semifinal date with Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.

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Bryant Passes Chamberlain for Fourth on Scoring List

Kobe Bryant passed Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the NBA's all-time scoring list Saturday to help the Los Angeles Lakers to a much-needed 103-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Bryant's jump shot with 7:54 to play in the first half gave him 31,421 career points, taking him past Chamberlain's total of 31,419.

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Sharapova, Serena Pleased ahead of French Open

Maria Sharapova is pleased with the state of her game as she prepares to begin her clay-court preparations for defending the French Open title, even though the Russian star still has no title at Miami.

World No. 2 Sharapova led by a set and a break before world No. 1 Serena Williams battled back, capturing the final 10 games on her way to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory in Saturday's WTA Miami hardcourt final.

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