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Anelka appointed player-manager of Indian side Mumbai City

Indian side Mumbai City have named Nicolas Anelka as their player-manager. The Indian Super League club announced the 36-year-old into the role on Friday morning. Anelka played for Mumbai in last season's competition, scoring two goals in seven appearances under the management of ex-Sunderland boss Peter Reid. Anelka has also taken the role of Mumbai's marquee player - replacing...
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Nicolas Anelka to manage as well as play for Mumbai City

MUMBAI, India (AP) Former France striker Nicolas Anelka agreed to player-manage Mumbai City on Friday in his second season with the Indian Super League club. It will be Anelka's second dual stint, as he also player-managed Shanghai Shenhua three years ago. ''Last year, he impressed us all with his tactical knowledge and excellent motivational skills,'' Mumbai City co-owner Ranbir...
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Manchester City 'close to signing Aston Villa midfielder Delph'

Manchester City are on the verge of making Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph their first major signing of the summer, Goal can confirm. Delph will move to the Etihad Stadium in an £8million ($12.5m) deal and sign a long-term contract that will see his wages rise to £100,000-a-week ($156,000) as City continue their home-grown recruitment drive. The England international understands...
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Berlusconi demands AC Milan return to Champions League

MILAN (AP) AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has demanded new coach Sinisa Mihajlovic to lead the club back into the Champions League. Two weeks after hiring him, Berlusconi officially presented Mihajlovic on Friday as Milan opened its preseason training camp. The former Italian premier says, ''It's categorically imperative that Milan return to the Champions League and Europe...
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Preview: Brewers at Reds

After digging itself an insurmountable hole through 81 games, the second half of last-place Milwaukee's season is going to be one of minor battles. It begins fittingly Friday night in Cincinnati where the streaking Brewers will try to continue closing the gap between themselves and the fourth-place Reds. Milwaukee (33-48) extended its season-best winning streak to five with Thursday...
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Finding the best destinations for Johnny Cueto

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Sevilla agree personal terms with Dnipro winger Konoplyanka

Sevilla have announced an agreement with Yevhen Konoplyanka to sign the Ukraine international Dnipro, subject to a medical. But the club have also stated they have not yet reached a full settlement with his former club. The 25-year-old winger enjoyed a superb season for Ukraine Premier League's third-place finishers, starring in their journey to the Europa League final, where they...
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Out-of-favor Arsenal forward Podolski to make Galatasaray move

Lukas Podolski's agent has confirmed the Arsenal forward will sign for Galatasaray this summer. The 30-year-old Germany international spent the second half of last season on loan at Inter Milan after falling down the pecking order at The Emirates and after a holiday in Turkey the striker has held talks with the Istanbul-based outfit. Podolski has a year left on his Arsenal contract...
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Dodgers designate reliever Brandon League for assignment

Brandon League’s rehab assignment is over, and likely so are his days as a Dodger. The team designated him for assignment on Thursday. They now have 10 days to trade, waive or release the 32-year-old right-hander. If the Dodgers cannot find a team to take him, they will owe him the remainder of his $22.5 million contract. He is in the final year of his contract. League has not...
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Japan's Hagino pulls out of swim worlds with injured elbow

TOKYO (AP) World champion Kosuke Hagino of Japan will not compete at the swimming worlds after breaking his right elbow in training. Hagino was injured when he fell off a bike at the national team's training camp in France. He returned to Japan on Thursday, when he was diagnosed. ''It's very regrettable because my form was improving,'' the 20-year-old Hagino said on Friday. At last...
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Manchester United winger Nani closing on move to Fenerbahce

Nani is on the brink of a move to Turkey after Fenerbahce announced they have agreed a fee, believed to be £4.5million ($7m), for the Manchester United winger. The Portugal international, who scored 12 goals in 35 appearances on loan at Sporting Lisbon last season, will move to the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium in a matter of days, with the Turkish giants confirming a medical will take...
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Brazilian refs sending message to players: Stop the whining!

SAO PAULO (AP) Brazilian referees are done with tolerating whining players. After years of being angrily confronted after nearly every call in stadiums across Brazil, they are finally being allowed to strike back. The Brazilian Football Confederation has given referees permission to be ruthless with dissenting players, hoping to change a culture where complaints were widely accepted...
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Thursday's Sports In Brief

NFL NEW YORK (AP) Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies. Gates' suspension is over the league's ban on performance-enhancing drugs, while Richardson and McClain will be sidelined...
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Red-hot June nets Astros' Correa Rookie of the Month honors

In a development that really shouldn't shock a lot of people, Houston Astros youngster Carlos Correa was named the AL's Rookie of the Month for June on Thursday.  Correa, 20, made his debut with the Astros on June 8, and he has yet to really 'struggle' on either side of his game. So far, he's had great success stealing bases, hitting booming home runs and playing solid defense,...
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Padres' catcher Norris makes big play in rare start at first base

Derek Norris doesn’t usually play first base for the Padres -- he’s their starting catcher. Thursday was only his third time playing first base this season and the fourth time in his career. He made a good play -- a great one considering how much time he’s spent at first -- with the game on the line in the bottom of the ninth inning of the team's game against the Cardinals...
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Serie A champions Juventus want Chelsea midfielder Willian

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Manchester United would be prepared to allow Jonny Evans go to Everton as part of a deal to bring Everton full-back Seamus Coleman to Old Trafford. Newcastle have played down suggestions that they are preparing...
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Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced. Leading up to the victory in Germany, Japan had been deeply scarred by the deadly earthquake and tsunami. The national team gave the country reason to cheer, and the players were welcomed home as heroes. Japan had won the nation's first-ever title in soccer...
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USA transitions toward Gold Cup with friendly against Guatemala

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Reality hit when the U.S. national team gathered here on the banks of the Cumberland River earlier this week. The prelude to the CONCACAF Gold Cup -- all of the experiments, all of the frustrations, all of those special European nights over the past year -- reached its natural conclusion. Those moments played a part in cultivating this squad and pointing out strengths...
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Tour de France? More like Tour de-void of Americans

As the Tour de France drew near, Jonathan Vaughters was still poring over power outputs and training results, trying to determine the nine riders that he would send to represent Cannondale-Garmin at the start line in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Andrew Talansky was a given, his best shot for an overall podium. But by the time Vaughters had finalized the rest of the U.S.-based team...
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Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

HOUSTON (AP) The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database, according to legal experts. The investigation is likely several months old, with much of the computer forensics work likely already complete, said Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and...
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Saying goodbye to another Colletti guy

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Saying goodbye to another Colletti guy

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Braves defeat dominant Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off hit (VIDEO)

It takes a lot to beat Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer these days, but with a fortunate bounce and a favorable call, the Atlanta Braves did just that on Thursday night, handing Scherzer his first loss in four starts. Scherzer, who has pitched eight or more innings in four consecutive starts, entered the ninth inning having retired 10 consecutive batters, and was looking for...
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Shock-Sparks Preview

After riding a surprising winning streak to the top of the standings, the Tulsa Shock are finding things a bit more difficult now that they've lost a third top player. They shouldn't expect any sympathy from the Los Angeles Sparks, who have been dealing with absences from key players all season. While the Shock try to avoid dropping their third straight game since losing Skylar Diggins...
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Despite 27-54 record at halfway point, Phillies trying to draw positives

To say that the Philadelphia Phillies are having a bad season is a vast understatement, but they're still managing to draw positives despite being mired in one of the worse seasons in franchise history. The Phillies now hold a 27-54 record at the season's mathematical halfway point after being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, the second-worst team in baseball, which was 33-44 heading...
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