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Messi, Suarez score twice as Barcelona extends league lead

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Seville, Jan 22 (AP) - Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona won 5-0 at Real Betis on Sunday with five second-half goals to increase its Spanish league lead.
Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club, which moved 11 points ahead of Atletico Madrid at the start of La Liga's second half.
After 20 rounds, Barcelona has a 14-point lead over third-placed Valencia, and is 19 points in front of rival Real Madrid, which has a game in hand.
"There are 18 games left, that's a lot,"...
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Holland, Richardson in Aussie squad for South Africa series

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Melbourne, Jan 22 (AP) - Australia selectors have recalled Jon Holland and added Jhye Richardson to expand the squad which won the Ashes for the upcoming four-test tour to South Africa.
Steve Smith's Australians beat England 4-0 in the five-test series to regain the Ashes and have stuck with the...
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US women open year with 5-1 win over Denmark

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San Diego, Jan 22 (AP) - Mallory Pugh scored a pair of second-half goals, and the U.S. women's national team opened the year with a 5-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday.
Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn also scored for the top-ranked United States. The match was the first for a year that...
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