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    Cavani leads Man United comeback to win 3-2 at Southampton

    SOUTHAMPTON, England — Edinson Cavani completed Manchester United's comeback in stoppage time at Southampton on Sunday, heading in his second goal for a 3-2 win in the Premier League.Jan Bednarek’s header and a free kick from James Ward-Prowse put Southampton on course for a first home league win against United since 2003.But Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side squandered its two-goal lead as halftime introduction Cavani turned the match on its head, setting up Bruno Fernandes to begin the fightback in the 59th minute.Cavani was proving a handful and got United's equalizer in the 74th minute. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy punched a corner clear, and Fernandes’ deflected shot back into the box was headed home by Cavani.As United pursued the winner, Cavani peeled away to meet Rashford's cross and beat McCarthy in the second minute of stoppage time.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press

  • Investigators search doctor's office, probing Maradona death
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    Investigators search doctor's office, probing Maradona death

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine police searched the home and office of Diego Maradona's personal doctor on Sunday as part of investigations into the death of the 60-year-old soccer star, which caused a wave of grief across the country.Reporters saw several police officers stationed at the door of the offices of neurologistDr. Leopoldo Luque in Buenos Aires' Belgrano neighbourhood.Court investigators have been taking declarations from Maradona's relatives, according to a statement from the San Isidro prosecutor's office, which is overseeing a probe into the medical attention Maradona received prior to his death on Wednesday.It said investigators were trying to secure Maradona's medical records.Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people following a vigil at the presidential palace where tens of thousands of weeping fans lined up to filed past his coffin.Maradona died of a heart attack in a house outside Buenos Aires where he had been recovering from a brain operation Nov. 3. He had suffered from a long series of medical issues, some related to overindulgence in drugs and alcohol.The Associated Press

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    AC Milan beats Fiorentina 2-0 to remain top, unbeaten

    MILAN — Despite the absence of its coach and star striker AC Milan maintained its unbeaten start to the Serie A season by beating Fiorentina 2-0 on Sunday to ensure it would end the weekend at the top of the table.An Alessio Romagnoli header and a Franck Kessié penalty in the first half secured the victory in front of the watching Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was injured but cheering his teammates on from the stands.Milan coach Stefano Pioli was also still absent after testing positive for the coronavirus.The Rossoneri moved five points clear of Inter Milan and Sassuolo, which both played on Saturday. Roma can move into second, three points below Milan, if it wins at Napoli later in what will be an emotional match. It is Napoli’s first Serie A game since former player Diego Maradona died on Wednesday in his native Argentina.There was a tribute to Maradona at San Siro, as there was in all the Serie A matches this weekend. That included a minute’s silence for the former Napoli player, while his image was also projected on the stadium screens again in the 10th minute, in honour of his shirt number.Milan took the lead in the 17th minute when Romagnoli was left unmarked to head in a corner at the back post.Dušan Vlahovic almost equalized shortly after but his effort was tipped onto the post by Gianluigi Donnarumma.Instead, it was Milan that doubled its lead in the 28th when Kessié converted a penalty after Alexis Saelemaekers was tripped by Germán Pezzella.Kessié had another penalty saved by Fiorentina goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski five minutes from time following a foul by Martín Cáceres on Theo Hernández.Milan could have extended its lead early in the second half but Hakan Çalhanoglu’s strike came off the post.OTHER MATCHESUdinese was missing a number of players because of the coronavirus but managed to win 3-1 at Lazio.Tolgay Arslan, Ignacio Pussetto and Fernando Forestieri scored for Udinese before a late Ciro Immobile penalty.Bologna beat bottom club Crotone 1-0. Cagliari was playing Spezia later.___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDaniella Matar, The Associated Press