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English soccer pauses to remember deadly 1985 Bradford fire

In this May 11, 1985 file photo, a police officer runs past the blazing main stand at Bradford City's Valley Parade football ground in Bradford, England. It’s approaching 30 years since Valley Parade, Bradford’s home ground, became an inferno. Fifty-six spectators died and 265 were injured when a fire broke out and engulfed a wooden main stand holding about 3,500 fans during the team’s final match of the season against Lincoln. (PA via AP, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

BRADFORD, England (AP) — High up in the corner of the stadium, draped over dozens of seats and hidden from the spring sunshine, a message on a giant England flag reads: “You’ll Never Walk Alone. May 11th 1985. RIP.”

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Arsenal looks to delay Chelsea’s title coronation

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Chelsea holding a 10-point lead in the Premier League with six games left, it’s surely no longer a question of whether the team will win the title.

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Real Madrid, Juventus reach Champions League semifinals

Real Madrid's Chicharito celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the second leg quarterfinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul White)

MADRID (AP) — Javier Hernandez scored off a pass from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 88th minute, and defending champion Real Madrid beat crosstown rival Atletico Madrid 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League semifinals for the fifth straight year.

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Napoli hitting form at the right time at home and in Europe

Napoli's scorer Manolo Gabbiadini, front, and his teammate Gonzalo Higuain, left, celebrate their side's 4th goal during the Europa League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and SSC Napoli in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

MILAN (AP) — Napoli is hitting top form at precisely the right time of the season.

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Neymar nets 2 as Barca beats PSG 2-0 to reach CL semifinals

Barcelona's Neymar celebrates on the shoulders of teammate Dani Alves, after scoring his second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar scored two goals as Barcelona beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Tuesday to seal its return to the Champions League semifinals, joining Europe’s elite four teams for the seventh time in eight seasons.

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