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Lazio wins Italian Cup; Celtic wins Scottish Cup

Senad Lulic scored in the 71st minute, giving Lazio a 1-0 win over rival Roma on Sunday night in the Italian Cup final.

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Senad Lulic scored in the 71st minute, giving Lazio a 1-0 win over rival Roma on Sunday night in the Italian Cup final.

Lulic's goal came after goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont failed to clear a cross from Antonio Candreva, leaving the midfielder unmarked.

Lazio has won four of the last five Rome derbies. With its sixth Italian Cup title, Lazio earned a berth in the group phase of next season's Europa League.

There brief clashes among fans despite the presence of thousands of police officers both inside and outside the stadium.

South Korean rapper PSY was met with boos and small firework explosions during a pre-game performance. Organizers responded by raising the volume while he sang his hit, "Gangnam Style," to drown out the dissent.

American midfielder Michael Bradley had a clear shot for Roma in the 10th minute but sent his angled shot wide.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Gary Hooper scored twice in the first half, and Glasgow Celtic beat Hibernian 3-0in the Scottish Cup final to complete the domestic double.

Hooper scored in the eighth and 31st minutes, and Joe Ledley added a goal in the 79th.

Celtic has won the cup 36 times. Hibernian has not won the competition since 1902.


PARIS (AP) - David Beckham spent his last match as a professional player watching Paris Saint-Germain beat Lorient 3-1 on the final day of the French league season, while Lyon clinched the remaining Champions League spot and Troyes was relegated.

Beckham wasn't included in PSG's roster and watched Zlatan Ibrahimovic score his 30th goal of the season, the most in the league since Jean-Pierre Papin reached that mark for Marseille in 1989-90.

Lyon (19-9-10) finished third with 67 points, three in front of Nice (18-10-10), beating Rennes 2-0 on goals by Lisandro Lopez and Clement Grenier. Lyon will go to the Champions League playoff round in August.

PSG (25-5-8), which on May 12 clinched its first league title since 1994, wound up with 83 points, 12 in front of second-place Marseille (19-9-10).

Troyes lost 2-1 at Valenciennes and join Brest and Nancy as relegated teams sent to the second division next season. Monaco, Guingamp and Nantes were promoted.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Barcelona remained on track to tie the Spanish league record of 100 points, beating city rival Espanyol 2-0 on goals by Alexis Sanchez in the 14th minute and Pedro Rodriguez in the 86th.

Already assured of its fourth league title in five years, Barcelona (31-2-4) opened a 15-point lead over second-place Real Madrid (25-5-7) with one game left. Barcelona closes at home next Sunday against Malaga.

Madrid, which set the points record last year, is on track for its most distant finish in La Liga since 1995-96, when it wound up in sixth place, 17 points behind champion Atletico. The 15-point gap with Barcelona would be the most Madrid trailed its rival at a season's end since the Spanish league switched to three points for a win in 1995-96.

Xabi Prieto scored in the third minute of stoppage time to give Real Sociedad a 3-3 tie with visiting Real Madrid. Prieto converted a 64th-minute penalty kick for the hosts after a hand ball by Sami Khedira, and Antoine Griezmann scored in the 78th.

Playing without Cristiano Ronaldo, sidelined by a back injury, Real Madrid got goals from

Gonzalo Higuain in the sixth minute, Jose Maria Callejon in the 57th and Khedira in the 80th.

Madrid coach Jose Mourinho didn't speak to the media after the match, maintaining his silence since club president Florentino Perez announced last Monday that the Portuguese manager will leave at the end of the season. Mourinho is expected to return to Chelsea, where he managed from 2004-07.

Valencia (19-10-8) defeated visiting Granada 1-0 on Roberto Soldado's 59th-minute goal and moved into fourth place - the final Champions league berth - two points ahead of Sociedad (17-8-12). Valencia finishes at Sevilla, while Sociedad is at Deportivo La Coruna.


American forward Terrence Boyd scored in the 88th minute of Rapid Vienna's 3-0 home win over Ried that closed the Austrian league season.

The 22-year-old finished his first season with Rapid with 13 league goals and 17 overall.



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