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Published Nov. 2, 2017


Arsenal subs advance after scoreless europa league draw

LONDON — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger usually rests his stars in European tournaments, and he fielded a lineup of substitutes for a 0-0 draw against visiting Red Star Belgrade in Thursday's Europa League group play.

Arsenal advanced to the knockout stage after Bate of Belarus lost at Cologne 3-2.

Arsenal's fellow English Premier League club Everton was eliminated after a 3-0 loss at Lyon. Bertrand Traore, Houssem Aoua and Memphis Depay each scored for the French team.

In other Europa League matches, Marseille defender Patrice Evra was ejected before a game against Vitoria in Guimaraes, Portugal, for apparently kicking a fan in the head. Video footage showed Evra lashing out at one of his own club's fans. Marseille lost to Vitoria 1-0.

MEXICO: Former U.S. men's coach Jurgen Klinsmann is reportedly being courted to coach Club Tijuana in Mexico's top league, according to Agenda Fox Sports MX.

MLS: The Ford family, which owns the NFL's Lions, is joining the group trying to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Detroit, and the bid now proposes that the team play at Ford Field.


Nadal reaches Paris quarterfinals

Rafael Nadal remains on track for an elusive Paris Masters title after beating Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals. He has not reached the final since losing to David Nalbandian in his first appearance 10 years ago. David Goffin lost to Julian Benneteau 6-3, 6-3 but qualified for the season-ending ATP Finals next week in London. The tour's top eight players will compete in London. Goffin qualified after Jack Sock beat Lucas Pouille 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

WOMEN: CoCo Vandeweghe beat Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-2, and Ashleigh Barty beat Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-3 at the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China.


AUTOS: Michael Waltrip Racing and pit crew member Brandon Hopkins, who filed a wrongful-firing lawsuit against the team, have "amicably resolved their disputes." Terms were not disclosed. Hopkins claimed he was fired after taking a leave for surgery from a shoulder injury he suffered when he was hit by a car during a NASCAR race.

Times wires