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Ancelotti: Di Maria wants to leave Madrid

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Argentina forward Angel Di Maria has asked for a transfer. The 26-year-old Di Maria has spent the last four years at Madrid and helped it win the Champions League last season. Ancelotti says ''Di Maria has asked to leave and he has rejected an offer (to renew his contract) from the club.'' Di Maria, who is under...
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Arsenal boss considering cover if Arteta injury proves serious

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he could have to get "creative" in the transfer market if captain Mikel Arteta's ankle injury proves serious. The Spanish midfielder left Istanbul in a protective boot following the midweek goalless Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas, and is set to miss Saturday's trip to former club Everton. The full extent...
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Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany's triumph at the World Cup in Brazil. For that to happen, however, Bayern will have to lose some of its dominance. Bayern became the earliest ever champion in March and finished 19 points ahead of Borussia...
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Poland protests joke at swimming event in Berlin

WARSAW, Poland (AP) Polish officials have complained to the organizers of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin after an announcer introduced the Polish team by joking that they would return home with stolen cars. Poland's Foreign Ministry said its embassy in Berlin was asking for a clarification on the matter and possible ''consequences'' for the announcer...
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Scout's honor: The discovery of David Peralta

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The week in photos

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Chopra picked by Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters

MUMBAI, India (AP) Former Newcastle striker Michael Chopra's Indian origin made him a top pick as he was bought quickly by Kerala Blasters on Thursday in the international player draft of the Indian Super League. Chopra, the only English player among 49 players in the draft, was picked by the south Indian franchise which is part-owned by retired cricket great Sachin Tendulkar...
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Juventus open talks with midfielder Pogba over new deal

Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the club are in contract talks with midfielder Paul Pogba. Pogba has a further two years remaining on his current deal with the Serie A champions, but his future has been the subject of much speculation in recent transfer windows. Both PSG and Chelsea have been among the clubs linked with a move for the 21-year-old France...
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Leicester City-Chelsea Preview

After surviving an early scare in their Premier League opener to a newly promoted club, Chelsea will try for a more controlled start in their home opener against another newcomer this weekend. The Blues came from behind to beat Burnley 3-1 on Monday evening, and welcome Leicester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the clubs' first top-flight meeting in over a decade. Two...
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5 things to know about the French league

PARIS (AP) Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim and Marseille counterpart Marcelo Bielsa don't have much time left to adapt to the French league. Monaco, a title contender, has zero points after two matches, while Marseille has one point. Jardim and Bielsa had successful spells at Sporting and Athletic Bilbao, respectively, but they still have to prove themselves in France. Both coaches...
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West Brom-Southampton Preview

Though Southampton and West Bromwich Albion each fell short of earning a victory in their Premier League openers, both sides feel there's much to build on going forward. The Saints will be looking for a third straight victory over West Brom in their home opener on Saturday at St. Mary's. Daniel Sturridge's go-ahead tally from Raheem Sterling in the 79th minute Sunday...
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Burnley F.C.-Swansea City Preview

Sure they were three well-earned points against a big-name opponent. But as far as Swansea manager Garry Monk is concerned, the opportunity to get three more at the expense of newly promoted Burnley at Liberty Stadium on Saturday is now more important. Swansea spoiled Louis van Gaal's Premier League debut with Manchester United by posting a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday...
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Quintana favorite for Vuelta with rivals hurting

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) With his rivals banged and bruised, Colombian climber Nairo Quintana is viewing the Spanish Vuelta as an excellent opportunity to win his second grand tour of the season and confirm his status as cycling's rising star. A crash-laden Tour de France last month forced both Chris Froome and Alberto Contador to withdraw with injuries. The two former Tour winners...
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Man United ponder move for Real Madrid midfielder Alonso

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Galatasaray are set to sign Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski but have been told there will be no double deal involving Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell. Manchester United will offer a bumper new contract...
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FA probes Cardiff dossier on former manager Mackay

LONDON (AP) The English Football Association has opened an investigation after Cardiff submitted a dossier to the governing body about the conduct of former manager Malky Mackay and a member of his backroom staff. Sections of the British media are reporting the dossier outlines allegations that a series of inappropriate text messages were sent between Mackay and his former head...
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Rwanda appeals African Cup disqualification

CAIRO (AP) The Confederation of African Football says Rwanda has appealed against its disqualification from African Cup qualifying for fielding a striker who was using two identities. CAF says Rwanda's appeal will be heard on Wednesday. The final round of qualifiers begins on Sept. 5. CAF announced this week that it had thrown out Rwanda over its fielding of forward Dady Birori...
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Liverpool reportedly in talks to sign AC Milan striker Balotelli

Liverpool have opened talks with AC Milan over a move for striker Mario Balotelli, according to widespread reports in the UK and Italy. Boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to add another forward to his squad and appears to have turned to Balotelli after growing frustrated in his pursuit of Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao. Rodgers had previously appeared reticent about Balotelli...
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Wednesday's Sports In Brief

PRO FOOTBALL BEREA, Ohio (AP) Brian Hoyer defied long odds - and stiff-armed Johnny Football - to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel, college football's dynamic quarterback with the cult-like following. Hoyer, though, persevered. He endured grueling rehab to get...
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5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

With the WNBA playoffs set to begin Thursday night, here are five things to know: CHAMPIONSHIP FAVORITE: The Phoenix Mercury secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs by winning a WNBA-record 29 games this season. Still Diana Taurasi was quick to deflect any talk of who's the favorite to win the title, deferring to the Minnesota Lynx, who finished second in the West...
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Wildcats searching for Carey's replacement

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona will have a hard time replacing Ka'Deem Carey with one running back. A two-time All-American, Carey left the desert with nearly every rushing record in the Wildcats' book. Now that he's gone to the NFL, the Wildcats are auditioning six players in camp who have a combined total of 200 college carries - 452 fewer than Carey had the past two seasons...
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Column: Time for these child stars to get paid?

Like just about every other organized youth sports program, the Little League World Series is being played mostly for the benefit of grown-ups. Only it's way more organized than anything you're likely to find at the end of your block and the grown-ups who benefit the most aren't family and friends, but the suits who run Disney and a host of other media outfits. Little...
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Like 'Hunger Games,' hunks or dancing? Yup — it’s Best of Jay and Dan

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European soccer clubs opening US academies

MIAMI (AP) As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially. European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. summer camps, but...
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New Mexico women's soccer team cancels season opener over hazing

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — The University of New Mexico women's soccer team canceled its opening match of the season following an investigation into a hazing incident that led to two players quitting the team. Athletic Director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there's no question there was hazing by the women's soccer team and that alcohol played a role. Two team members...
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US Open ... mic — Serena shows off singing skills at New York club

  Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. The top-ranked athlete performed "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" on Wednesday night at Arena in New York City. She danced and swayed her hips in a mini dress as she sang the song in falsetto and attempted high notes. Williams told the crowd before she...
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