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Manchester United stunned in Champions League


Greek club stuns troubled Manchester U

PIRAEUS, Greece — Manchester United slumped to a 2-0 loss at Olympiakos in its second-round Champions League match Tuesday.

"To a man there was nothing," said first-year manager David Moyes.

Manchester United is in sixth place in the Premier League, trailing Liverpool by 11 points for fourth place, England's final berth in next season's Champions League.

Alejandro Dominguez scored in the 38th minute, and Joel Campbell scored in the 55th minute.

In the other Champions League play, Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead Borussia Dortmund to a 4-2 victory at Zenit St. Petersburg.

U.S.: An international friendly between Ukraine and the U.S. has been moved from Kharkiv to Cyprus following weeks of violence. The March 5 match is the only game before the U.S. team's training camp .


Ex-Aggies QB arrested

Former Texas A&M and NFL quarterback Bucky Richardson was charged with driving while intoxicated in College Station, Texas. Richardson was arrested Sunday and was freed Monday after posting $3,000 bail. Richardson played for Texas A&M from 1987-1991, and for the Oilers, Cowboys and Chiefs.

JAMES files complaint: Former college football analyst Craig James is complaining to the state of Texas that his firing by Fox Sports Southwest was religious discrimination. James alleges a Fox Sports spokesman stated he was terminated for his religious beliefs against same-sex marriage. A Fox Sports statement said James was let go "based on the perception that he abused a previous on-air position to further a personal agenda."


Rose pulls out of Honda

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose withdrew from the Honda Classic to rest his right shoulder, injured in August. He plans to play in next week's Cadillac Championship.


Track boss rips F1 move

Texas Motor Speedway executive Eddie Gossage is frustrated over Formula One's decision to move the U.S. Grand Prix at Austin to the same Nov. 2 weekend that his Fort Worth track hosts NASCAR's three national series. Gossage says Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn't realize "there is an 800-pound gorilla when it comes to major American motor sports. The 800-pound gorilla is NASCAR."


Djokovic wins at Dubai

Novak Djokovic opened the defense of his Dubai Championships title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Denis Istomin in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. … Thomaz Bellucci defeated Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the Brazil Open at Sao Paulo. … David Ferrer defeated Kazakh Mikhail Kukushkin 6-2, 6-2, while Tampa's John Isner was upset by Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) in the Mexican Open in Acapulco. Dominika Cibulkova beat Urszula Radwanska 6-3, 6-4.

Et Cetera

BOXER KILLED: Former WBA super bantamweight and featherweight champion Antonio Cermeno, 44, was kidnapped and shot to death in his native Venezuela, police said.

Times wires

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