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Bolt takes a tumble and can't complete final race at worlds
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LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt was ramping into warp speed when suddenly, stunningly, the sprint turned into a somersault. Fifteen steps into the final homestretch of his final race, something gave in his left hamstring. The World's Fastest Man skittered to a stop — hopping, skipping, jumping,
Liverpool to reject bids for Coutinho amid Barca interest
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Liverpool will rebuff any bids for Philippe Coutinho in this transfer window, the club's American owners said on Friday, in the latest blow to Barcelona in its attempts to replace Neymar. Fenway Sports Group backed up this "definitive stance," which was announced in a short statement, by
Wenger relieved Giroud stayed, produced opening-day victory
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LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger is relieved Olivier Giroud didn't take him up on the offer to leave Arsenal. Ever since France striker Alexandre Lacazette joined in July for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million), the future of compatriot Giroud has been in doubt. But after deciding to
Paulo Dybala given Juventus' No. 10
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Paulo Dybala has been handed Juventus' No. 10 shirt for the 2017-18 season, and has called the honour "a childhood dream come true" ahead of the defending Serie A champion's Italian Super Coppa match with Lazio on Sunday. The Argentina international, who signed from Palermo for €40 million in
Welcome back: Makwala stops, drops and sprints at worlds
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LONDON (AP) — Turns out, Isaac Makwala is healthy. Really healthy, in fact. So healthy, that after getting called back to the stadium for a surprise command performance at the world championships Wednesday, he ran two 200-meter sprints — the first all alone on the track — qualified for the
Mexico soccer star Marquez among 22 sanctioned for drug ties
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday. The sanctions are the result of a multi-year
All work, and some fun, as Van Niekerk goes for world double
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LONDON (AP) — Given that it was only a preliminary round and Wayde van Niekerk would hate to be a rude guest, he slowed up just enough for a sprinter from Britain to finish even with him at the line. Almost worked. But there will be no slowing down now for the South African sprinter, who is
Not a pretty picture: Fellaini faces mockery after Super Cup
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The scene was the Super Cup against Real Madrid, and it wasn't a pretty picture for Marouane Fellaini. Still, the Manchester United star had something to laugh about following the 2-1 loss in Macedonia. An Associated Press photograph of Fellaini's distorted face beside
Real Madrid beats Manchester United 2-1 to win Super Cup
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from the bench, while his teammates outclassed United Cup on a hot
Mourinho: We'd chase Bale if Real Madrid loses interest
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SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho issued a challenge to his former club, saying he'd be happy to pursue Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale if it no longer considered him a key player. Mourinho made the remarks on the eve of their match for the Super Cup in the
Community Shield: Arsenal beats Chelsea in ABBA shootout
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LONDON (AP) — Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield. Wembley Stadium provided the biggest stage yet for global trials with the format that mixes up the order of
Bowie gets gold, and Jamaica fails to medal in the 100
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LONDON (AP) — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year's world championships. The evening after Usain Bolt's improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world's best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded
Cuthbert, who won Olympic gold in 100, 200 and 400, has died
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PERTH, Australia (AP) — Betty Cuthbert, the only runner to win Olympic gold medals in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter sprints, has died following a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was 79. Cuthbert was dubbed the "Golden Girl" in Australia after her starring role as an 18-year-old at the
Without Neymar, PSG wins season-opener against Amiens
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PARIS (AP) — The star was missing but the party went ahead successfully at the Parc des Princes on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won its French league season-opener. Without Neymar on the pitch, Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore took on the scoring responsibilities to ensure PSG got a
Bayern beats Dortmund on penalties to win German Supercup
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DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Sven Ulreich saved two penalties Saturday as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 5-4 in a shootout to win the season-opening German Supercup. The game went straight to penalties after Bayern scored late in a goalmouth scramble to earn a 2-2 draw in regular