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Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide
--REAL MADRID ROUTS SCHALKE, CHELSEA HELD AT GALATASARAY
Real Madrid emphatically end string of poor results in Germany by routing Schalke 6-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash, while Chelsea draws 1-1 at Galatasaray.
--JUDGE REJECTS ARMSTRONG BID IN FIGHT OVER PRE-DOPING BONUSES
A judge has rejected Lance Armstrong’s bid to stop an arbitration panel from reviewing $12 million in bonuses the cyclist was paid before admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs
--CLIPPERS SHINE AGAIN WITH WIN OVER ROCKETS
The Los Angeles Clippers continue their run of impressive results against fellow NBA title contenders by beating Houston 101-93.
--TANAKA READY FOR SPOTLIGHT IN YANKEES TRAINING GAME
Big-money signing Masahiro Tanaka expects close scrutiny in his first outing for the New York Yankees in Saturday’s spring training game.
--JACQUES VILLENEUVE TO RETURN FOR INDY 500
At age 42, ex-Formula One world champion Jacques Villeneuve will return to Indy Car racing for the Indianapolis 500.
--MANCHESTER UNITED LOSES AT OLYMPIAKOS WHILE DORTMUND WIN AT ZENIT IN UCL
Manchester United’s struggles continue with a 2-0 loss at Olympiakos in first leg of Champions League round-of-16, while last year’s runner-up Borussia Dortmund win 4-2 at Zenit St. Petersburg.
--ASADA CONTEMPLATES CONTINUING HER FIGURE SKATING CAREER
Mao Asada says her figure skating career may not be over after all, and she is contemplating going on.
--FORMER WBA CHAMP CERMENO KILLED AFTER KIDNAPPING
Former WBA super bantamweight champ Antonio Cermeno is kidnapped then killed in Venezuela.
--OVECHKIN APOLOGIZES FOR RUSSIA’S HOCKEY PERFORMANCE IN SOCHI
Alex Ovechkin has apologized to Russians for the national hockey team’s performance at Sochi 2014.
--EX-SWIM STAR HACKETT GOES INTO REHAB
Former Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer Grant Hackett of Australia goes into rehabilitation treatment for addiction to sleeping drug.