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Arsenal defender Debuchy could be out for up to three months

Mathieu Debuchy is set to be sidelined for up to three months with ankle ligament damage, Goal can reveal. Arsenal received the Frenchman's scan results on Monday night after the swelling had subsided on the ankle injury he sustained against Manchester City on Saturday. Goal understands that Debuchy has been diagnosed with a grade three ankle sprain, the most severe type...
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Marco van Basten steps down as AZ Alkmaar coach

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) Former Netherlands great Marco van Basten stepped down as coach of AZ Alkmaar only five matches into his first season with the Dutch club, saying Tuesday he has long struggled to cope with the pressures of coaching. Van Basten, known for his clinical finishing on the field during his playing days with AC Milan, said he has tried hard to adjust to the stress...
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FIFA suspend member of financial watchdog over police probe

One of the eight members of FIFA's financial watchdog has been relieved of his role temporarily pending the outcome of a police investigation. Canover Watson, a vice president of the Caribbean Football Union and member of FIFA's audit and compliance committee, was arrested by police in the Cayman Islands on suspicion of corruption and money laundering. He has been bailed...
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Report: Vikings might trade Peterson but won't release him

The Minnesota Vikings may trade Adrian Peterson if the child abuse accusations against him grow worse, but they won't release him, a source told the New York Post. Hours after the Vikings reinstated Peterson on Monday, and the star running back released a statement insisting he is "not a child abuser," a report alleged that he faced a separate accusation of injuring...
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Liverpool may make move for out-of-favor PSG forward Lavezzi

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... Eden Hazard is close to signing a £50m contract with Chelsea. Tino Asprilla has blasted Newcastle owner Mike Ashley over the club's lack of ambition. Alejandro Sabella has emerged as a surprise front...
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Seasons on the brink: Which 0-2 teams can still get to postseason?

The NFL enters Week 3 of the regular season having received a reality check — and not just from the off-field shaming that has overshadowed the on-field product. Some teams with spectacular debuts — Miami, Minnesota, Seattle, Tennessee and Detroit in particular — came crashing back to earth this past Sunday. All five won by at least 13 points in Week 1; all but Seattle lost...
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CAF denies it has lifted ban on games in Guinea

CAIRO (AP) The Confederation of African Football has denied claims by the Guinea Football Federation that the temporary ban on games in the Ebola-hit country has been lifted. CAF says no decision will be taken until its executive committee meets on Friday and Saturday in Ethiopia. CAF last month banned the West Africa nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia from hosting games...
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Van Basten steps down as Alkmaar head coach

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) Marco van Basten has stepped down as AZ Alkmaar coach and will continue at the Eredivisie club as assistant to a new coach. Van Basten says on Tuesday that being a head coach ''is more and more often causing me physical and mental problems,'' and that he wants to work out of the limelight. Club director Earnest Stewart says 49-year-old Van...
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Monday's Sports In Brief

NFL EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have run into trouble with the law. The Vikings brought Peterson back to the team anyway even as the public furor over the NFL's approach...
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Eagles make right calls in 30-27 win over Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Philadelphia made all the right calls Monday night. In the end, Andrew Luck and the Colts made too many mistakes. The Eagles turned two second-half turnovers, including an inexplicable late interception of Luck, into 14 points and eventually made a 36-yard field goal as time expired to beat the Colts 30-27. ''I just saw the ball and went for that. Sometimes...
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Judge in Pistorius trial faces criticism

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Several legal groups in South Africa say they are concerned about harsh criticism of the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, but not guilty of the more serious charge of murder. South African media say police have stepped up security for Judge Thokozile Masipa, who ruled last week that the double-amputee runner was negligent but did not...
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Cibulkova advances at Pan Pacific Open

TOKYO (AP) Sixth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova beat Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday. Cibulkova held all eight of her service games while fighting off four break points at Ariake Coliseum, and will next play Coco Vandeweghe of the United States who rallied from 4-2 down in the second set and fired 10 aces to beat...
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FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

ZURICH (AP) FIFA says a member of its financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption. Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units in his native Cayman Islands. He denies wrongdoing. FIFA says audit committee chairman Domenico Scala ''decided to temporarily relieve until further...
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Michigan defense stout so far with Utes next

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan coach Brady Hoke spoke calmly, the weight of a blowout loss at Notre Dame seemingly off his shoulders after the Wolverines' home win over Miami (Ohio). That doesn't mean he isn't concerned about this weekend's opponent: The high-flying Utah Utes. ''It was good to win,'' Hoke said Monday. ''The effort was very...
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Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska moves into second round of Korea Open

  Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland beat Slovakia's Polona Hercog 6-3, 6-3 to reach the second round of the Korea Open on Tuesday. Defending champion Radwanska converted five of eight break points to defeat Hercog at Olympic Park Tennis Center in 1 hour, 15 minutes and set up a second-round match against Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa. In other first-round matches...
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Philadelphia interim coach Jim Curtin manages for club and city as he waits on his future

There are few guarantees about tomorrow for Jim Curtin. His time as Philadelphia manager is marked by his interim tag. He is in charge of his hometown club for now, but the future remains decidedly murky. Curtin’s precarious footing as the man in charge makes the opportunity ahead in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final against Seattle on Tuesday night all the more precious. The...
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Falcons desperate to get more pressure on QBs

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) When a quarterback drops back to pass against the Atlanta Falcons, there's no need to worry about getting sacked. Or even taking a hit. The Falcons are the only team in the NFL without a sack after the first two weeks of the season. In fact, they've only been credited with one hit on the quarterback - and that came as they surrendered a 76-yard touchdown...
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Former rivals join forces at East Tennessee State

Long-time friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program on a smaller scale at East Tennessee State. They spent a lot of the 1990s trying to beat the other while both were in North Carolina. Torbush was the Tar Heels' head coach from 1998-2000; O'Cain coached the...
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England's famed Wentworth Golf Club sold to Chinese investment firm

  Wentworth Golf Club, one of Britain's most famous courses and the headquarters of the European Tour, has been sold to Chinese firm Reignwood Investments for $220 million. Chanchai Ruayrungruang, founder of the Reignwood Group, said, "Wentworth is a key strategic acquisition for our rapidly growing luxury lifestyle division, whose unique culture we are dedicated to preserving...
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Arkansas enjoying resurgence under Bielema

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Bret Bielema didn't shy away from reflecting on where Arkansas has been and how far it's come. A few wins in a row, including Bielema's first over a power conference team with the Razorbacks, will do that for a coach. After two lost seasons following the Bobby Petrino scandal, Arkansas appears to have finally turned the corner toward Southeastern...
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Steelers trying to shore up leaky run defense

PITTSBURGH (AP) Two weeks into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is already well-versed in what's troubling a defense that hardly looks like its old self. ''Sometimes we take bad angles, sometimes we use the wrong technique for tackles,'' the rookie linebacker said. ''We've got to wrap up and grab cloth instead of trying...
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Chiefs down 7 starters to injuries, suspensions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) By the time the Kansas City Chiefs failed to get into the end zone on fourth down, trailing by a touchdown in Denver, they weren't just on the brink of another loss. They were also playing without seven starters - nearly a third of their offense and defense. Running back Jamaal Charles and safety Eric Berry, a pair of Pro Bowl players and arguably the most...
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Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running back was give him a high-five. While many of Peterson's teammates welcomed him back and threw their support behind the embattled former MVP, the Vikings also faced plenty of criticism for deciding to let Peterson...
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Angels' Shoemaker hurt

Angels' Shoemaker hurt
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Week after UConn QB quits, two more follow suit due to health concerns

  Two more Connecticut players have ended their football careers because of health concerns. Their decisions were announced a week after starting quarterback Casey Cochran quit because of concussions. The players are senior defensive end Angelo Pruitt and offensive lineman Bryan Paull, a little-used senior. Coach Bob Diaco said Monday that Pruitt has a lower leg problem stemming...
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