WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP):Wolfsburg caused the biggest upset of this season’s Champions League with a 2-0 victory over record 10-time winner Real Madrid in the first leg of their quarter-final yesterday.Making only their second appearance in the competition and playing their first quarter-final, Wolfsburg outmuscled and outran the Spanish giants to give themselves a clear chance of advancing after next Tuesday’s second leg at the Bernabeu.”We are in a good position, we can always score a goal,” Wolfsburg’s coach Dieter Hecking said. “We wanted to unnerve them a little and we succeeded.”Ricardo Rodriguez converted a penalty in the 18th minute and Maximilian Arnold added the second in the 25th as the home side used counterattacks to devastating effect, dealing Madrid their first defeat in the competition this season. Wolfsburg have won all five home matches.Cristiano Ronaldo had a goal disallowed for offside in the second minute and the Madrid star had little chance of increasing his competition-high tally of 13 goals after that.”We didn’t get into the game well,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “But we still have 90 minutes at home, we have to stay calm.”In yesterday’s other match, Manchester City are in a strong position to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time after Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho’s scrappy goal earned a valuable 2-2 draw away to Paris Saint-Germain in an error-strewn quarter-final first leg.PSG took the lead when midfielder Adrien Rabiot tapped home in the 59th after goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Edison Cavani’s glancing header from Angel Di Maria’s corner.City struck against the run of play in the 38th through Belgium winger Kevin De Bruyne, but a huge mistake from midfielder Fernando gifted PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic an equaliser three minutes later.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP):Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos will miss Germany’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against San Marino and the friendly against Italy because of a foot injury.The German federation says Kroos has a hairline fraction in his right foot and will be unable to practise for 10 days.Germany plays San Marino on Friday and meets Italy on Tuesday in Milan. The Germans lead their group after winning their first three matches.The team is seeking to win the group and gain a direct berth in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia, where it hopes to defend its title.
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Beal had 40 points and his first career triple-double while squaring off against his former teammate, and the Washington Wizards beat the Phoenix Suns 149-146 in triple-overtime in the highest-scoring NBA game since 2008.“I was telling him, I didn’t know you were this hard to guard,” Oubre said after his first game against Washington since he was traded to Phoenix last week. “I’m chasing you around all these screens, I’m getting hit every possession but you still moving.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college BIG-NAME COMPANYBryant’s 14-for-14 performance is among the best perfect shooting nights in NBA history. The only player to sink more field goals without a miss is Wilt Chamberlain, who reached 18, 16 and 15 in different games.WELCOME BACKOubre entered to an ovation from the Washington crowd with 5:02 left in the first. After playing his first three-plus NBA seasons with the Wizards, Oubre was traded with Austin Rivers to Phoenix for Trevor Ariza last week. He finished with 20 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter or later.TIP-INSSuns: Have not won more than four in a row since winning six straight in December of 2014. … Ayton has 20 double-doubles, the most by a rookie this season.Wizards: Beal recorded double-digit assists for the second time this season after contributing 11 in a loss at New Orleans on Nov. 28. … He also had his third double-digit rebound game. He has never had more than three in a season.UP NEXTSuns: Play their fourth game in a five-game road trip at Brooklyn on Sunday.Wizards: Visit Indiana on Sunday. 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Booker tried to set up T.J. Warren for a tying 3-pointer, but Warren’s shot came after the buzzer.Beal missed a potential winning floater to end the first overtime period, and Booker had his shot from a similar spot rim out to end the second.WHO ARE THESE GUYS?With forwards Otto Porter (knee) and Dwight Howard (back) also remaining out, Beal was the only member of Washington’s preseason projected starting five that played Saturday.“It was definitely a gut check for us,” Beal said. “You look at our second group it was like a group of new guys out there. It was good for us to be able to adjust.” View comments MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “He had an exceptional game and he willed them to the win tonight.”The 295 combined points were the most since the Denver Nuggets and Seattle SuperSonics totaled 298 in two overtimes on April 6, 2008. The record is Detroit’s 186-184 triple-OT win over Denver in 1983. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) reacts after he made a basket during triple overtime of an NBA basketball game next to Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1), Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — Bradley Beal and Kelly Oubre Jr. have matched up often in practice, and Oubre thought he knew what to expect in their reunion.Just one of a few surprises on a wild Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum With All-Star point guard John Wall sidelined due to illness, Beal scored 10 points in the third overtime, including a slicing layup that made it 146-144 with 40 seconds left.He also had a career-high 15 assists and 11 rebounds, and reached the triple-double plateau by the end of the first overtime. He still had to play two more to help Washington to its second win in eight games.“I will never try to go out and get a triple-double,” Beal said. “It’s the hardest thing to do.”Thomas Bryant added a career-high 31 points, hit all 14 of his shots and made all three of his free throws. At one point, Bryant scored 16 of 18 points for Washington across a stretch of the first and second overtime.“It’s amazing,” the second-year forward said. “I had no idea. I was just in the flow of the game. I just let the game come to me, and as soon as I felt like I was in the rhythm of it, I just went out and took it.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk