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Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain to replace the retired Philipp Lahm. The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich teammate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World Cup. Germany coach Joachim...
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Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe

LONDON (AP) English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 million) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues. A study by football finance expert Deloitte shows gross spending in England's top league was up more than 30 percent on the previous record of 630 million pounds ($1.04 million...
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World Cup slalom record holder Schild retires

VIENNA (AP) Austrian skier Marlies Schild retired Tuesday, ending a career in which she overcame several serious injuries before setting the women's record for most World Cup slalom wins. ''The time has come for a new chapter in my life,'' the 33-year-old Schild said. ''I have been able to realize the dreams I had as a little girl. I am thankful for that...
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Ronaldo: Falcao a fantastic signing for Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo feels Manchester United's loan signing of Radamel Falcao is a "fantastic" piece of business and will give the underperforming squad a boost. The Colombian completed his season-long switch from Monaco on transfer deadline day after Louis van Gaal beat off interest from Manchester City and Arsenal. United will pay a £10m-plus loan fee and a...
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Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller thinks soccer is a 'shark tank'

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has stressed that football is a "shark tank" as one poor performance or an injury can cost you your career. The Germany international has developed into a key player a the Bundesliga champions over the past few seasons, but he realizes that it could all be over for him again if something goes wrong. "The football world is much like...
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North Korea athletes on mission for political gold

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So sure are they of their aim - or, perhaps, so impromptu is the decision to have...
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6 candidates in running for equestrian presidency

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Six candidates - all from Europe - are in the running to replace Princess Haya of Jordan as president of the International Equestrian Federation. The federation, known as the FEI, says that six men declared their candidacies by Tuesday's deadline: Pierre Genecand of Switzerland, Ulf Helgstrand of Denmark, John McEwen of Britain, Javier Revuelta del...
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Tennis' grossest tradition won't throw in the towel

NEW YORK —€” In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness: the passing of the sweat-soaked towel.  It happens dozens of times in a long match and is in full glory on the courts at Flushing Meadows: Players call for a towel to be brought to them in the middle of a game, and they quickly wipe the sweat...
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Iniesta to miss Spain's 1st European qualifier

MADRID (AP) Andres Iniesta has withdrawn from Spain's squad ahead of their upcoming friendly against France and their first 2016 European Championship qualifier. The Spanish national team says Iniesta will miss Thursday's friendly in Paris and its qualifier against Macedonia on Sept. 8. Iniesta missed Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal on Sunday after feeling pain in...
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Andres Iniesta ruled out of Spain's matches vs. France, Macedonia

Andres Iniesta has been ruled out of Spain's upcoming matches against France and Macedonia through injury. The midfielder is struggling with a knee problem that forced him to miss Barcelona's match with Villarreal at the weekend and he will not be available to national team coach Vicente del Bosque. Del Bosque has opted against calling up a replacement for the 30-year-old...
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Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) The Ivory Coast government says it will allow the Sierra Leone team in to play an African Cup qualifier after fears over Ebola put the game and Ivory Coast's place in the tournament in doubt. The Ivorian government announced the decision late on Monday night after a meeting of its National Security Council. Ivory Coast has restrictions on travel from...
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Michael Sam invited to 'Monday Night Raw' by WWE

Michael Sam may be out of a job, but his buds at the WWE aren't gonna let him sit around and mope about it. Sam, the rookie defensive end who was cut by the Rams this past weekend, got an invite to appear on the Sept. 8 episode of "Monday Night Raw." Sam, a seventh-round draft pick by the Rams in May, was the first openly gay player to appear in an NFL game during the...
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WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry

BERLIN (AP) Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet for a friendly in Duesseldorf. It may seem incongruous to celebrate winning the World Cup with the defeated side in attendance, but Wednesday's game was organized last March, well before Mario Goetze scored in injury time on July 13 to give...
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Washington turning to suspended Miles at QB after lackluster opener

  After a lackluster offensive showing in its opener, No. 25 Washington will have a different quarterback for coach Chris Petersen's home debut. Cyler Miles gets the start against Eastern Washington, Petersen announced on Monday. The sophomore replaces Jeff Lindquist, who struggled to move the offense for most of Washington's 17-16 win at Hawaii. Miles was suspended for...
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USA takes first step toward 2018 with post-World Cup date with Czech Republic

PRAGUE The shell of a new building stood on the far end of the training field where the U.S. national team proceeded through its first post-World Cup training session on Monday afternoon. The concrete framing rose behind the far goal and stood watch over the proceedings below. Like the team practicing in its shadow, the structure boasted the sturdy underpinnings necessary to carry...
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Carrie Underwood, Predators' Mike Fisher expecting their first child

  Country music star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning...
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Monday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth...
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Arkansas looks to snap 10-game losing streak

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is focused on beating Nicholls State. There is nothing else he can do at this point about the Razorbacks' school-record losing streak. Arkansas faded down the stretch of a 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn on Saturday, running its slide to 10 games. The Razorbacks host the Colonels (0-1) this weekend. In order for Arkansas to win...
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Jones' mantra: Get to the quarterback

PITTSBURGH (AP) Get to the quarterback. That's the goal this season for Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones. It doesn't matter how he does it, either. ''No matter how you get there, you just have to get there,'' Jones said. The Steelers hope to see just that starting Sunday when they welcome the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field for their...
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Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick. ''It's not like there's anything that I can do to sway it...
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Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a chance at reaching one of baseball's most special personal milestones. No worries. The boys in the bullpen gave the entire pitching staff something...
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France coach Clement picks Benneteau for Davis Cup squad

  France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month. Tenth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Richard Gasquet and No. 24 Gael Monfils have also been selected for the best-of-five series, which is to be held at Roland Garros -- home of the French...
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Belinda Bencic says U.S. Open success at age 17 is 'insane'

  A year ago at the U.S. Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarterfinals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarterfinals Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. ''It's insane,'' was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has already beaten three seeded players -- No. 6...
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Nine-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone. Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier? ''Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky,'' said Robin Hazel, who...
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Nishikori beats Raonic in 5 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, tying the latest finish in tournament history. Raonic couldn't get anything going against his serve in the final two sets, unable...
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