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LONDON — English football faced another racism investigation by authorities on Monday after a Premier League match between Tottenham and West Ham was marred by anti-Semitic abuse from supporters. Moved. By Rob Harris.
BERLIN — Germany is toasting Sebastian Vettel after the 25-year-old driver claimed his third straight Formula One championship title on Sunday. Mass circulation daily newspaper Bild proclaimed Vettel a "race god" on Monday after the German became the sports youngest three-time champion. Moved.
SAO PAULO — Sebastian Vettel knows he is in good company. A few seconds after he crossed the finish line at the Brazilian Grand Prix, he started discussing the names of other three-time Formula One champions. Moved. By Tales Azzoni.
SAO PAULO — Ferrari must improve its car to be able to contend for the Formula One title again next season, according to Fernando Alonso. Moved. By Tales Azzoni.
MADRID — A late goal by striker Iago Aspas gave Celta Vigo a 1-0 victory against Real Zaragoza on Monday in the Spanish league. Aspas connected with a cross from left back Roberto Lago to beat goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez in the 83rd minute. Moved.
ROME — Napoli moved back into title contention with a 1-0 win at Cagliari on Monday, placing the southern club two points behind Italian league leader Juventus. Meanwhile, Inter Milan wasted a chance to move within one point of the lead with a 1-0 loss at Parma, where Nicola Sansone put the hosts in front with an impressive solo action in the 75th. Moved.
BERLIN — After losing second place in the Bundesliga to archrival Borussia Dortmund, Schalke is eager to get back on track at injury-hit Hamburger SV on Tuesday. Moved. By Ciaran Fahey.
MADRID — Having established a strong lead over its Spanish league rivals, coach Tito Vilanova this week turns to Barcelona's defense of the Copa del Rey, a competition the Catalan club has dominated in recent seasons. Moved. By Harold Heckle.
— HANNOVER, Germany — BC-SOC--HANNOVER-HONEST PLAYER. Moved.
— MADRID — BC-SOC--SPAIN-ESPANYOL COACH. Moved.
— DONETSK, Ukraine — BC-SOC--UEFA-SHAKHTAR-UNFAIR PLAY. Moved.
— SAO PAULO — BC-SOC--BRAZIL-POLICE OPERATION. Moved.
LONDON — The IOC will hold hearings early next month for the five athletes whose doping samples came back positive in retests from the 2004 Athens Olympics, the final step that could lead to the stripping of several medals. Moved. By Stephen Wilson.
— WASHINGTON — BC-HKN--NHL LABOR. Moved.
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