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Your Top Plays for Today

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Struggling strikers eclipsed by Messi, Ronaldo

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, left, and PSG's David Luiz challenges for the ball during the Group F Champions League soccer match between FC Barcelona and PSG at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — Is it any wonder Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi still set the goal-standard in football? Ascending to their level, or getting anywhere near their scoring rate, seems beyond most contemporaries.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season, and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made his reputation.

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Real Madrid to face Schalke in Champions League

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Defending champion Real Madrid will play Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League, a year after routing the Germans at the same stage last season.

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Last-16 draw kicks off real Champions League race

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo kicks the ball next to Ludogorets' Yordan Minev during a Group B Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Ludogorets at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

GENEVA (AP) — Defending European champion Madrid was perhaps most impressive in the group stage with a perfect record, contributing six of the club’s current Spanish record streak of 20 straight wins.

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