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Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Bolt takes third at worlds
    2 weeks 6 days ago
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LONDON (AP) — One final time, Usain Bolt peered down the last 50 meters of his lane and saw sprinter upon sprinter running footsteps ahead of him. One final time, the World's Fastest Man furiously pumped the arms and legs on his gangly 6-foot-5 frame, desperately trying to reel in all those
Slow start can't stop Bolt in debut at last worlds
    2 weeks 7 days ago
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LONDON (AP) — It was classic Bolt. The World's Fastest Man saved his best for last. Lumbering out of the starting blocks and closer to last than first for half the race, Usain Bolt sped away nonetheless to an easy victory in his opening 100-meter heat Friday at his final world
Neymar says move not cash-driven; PSG expects financial lift
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PARIS (AP) — Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game's costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch. Paris Saint-Germain's 222 million euro ($262 million) recruit was sticking to the
Not yet a great club, PSG signs big coup with Neymar
    2 weeks 15 hours ago
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PARIS (AP) — For many years, Paris Saint-Germain was synonymous with huge under-achievement on the field, overt racism in the stands and fan violence outside the stadium. By signing Neymar for a world record transfer fee, PSG and its wealthy Qatari owners have definitively closed that chapter
Neymar on cusp of record-breaking move to PSG
    2 weeks 2 days ago
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Neymar is ready to leave Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain is ready to put up a record $262 million to make it happen. The 25-year-old Brazil striker, widely considered to be among the best soccer players in the world alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, broke
Manchester United signs Nemanja Matic from Chelsea
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United signed midfielder Nemanja Matic from Chelsea on Monday on a three-year contract. The 28-year-old Serb rejoins former manager Jose Mourinho after playing a key role when the Portuguese coach guided Chelsea to the Premier League title in the 2014-15
Ronaldo appears before judge in tax fraud investigation
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MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo appeared before a Spanish judge Monday as part of an investigation to determine whether the Portugal forward committed tax fraud worth almost 15 million euros ($16.5 million). The Real Madrid player spent more than 90 minutes answering the questions of
Amid transfer boom, UEFA eyes stricter club spending rules
    3 weeks 7 days ago
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GENEVA (AP) — In another European summer of lavish transfer deals, it can seem that UEFA has given up trying to curb clubs' excessive spending. Skeptics question AC Milan's 200 million euro ($240 million) spree and how Paris Saint-Germain could squeeze a 220 million euro ($258 million) pursuit
Monaco says no deal struck with Madrid for Mbappe
    3 weeks 2 days ago
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French champion Monaco has not reached an agreement to sell rising star Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, or any other team, according to club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev. Reports in Spain and France have said a deal is in place, with sports daily L'Equipe saying Wednesday that the club has agreed
Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow
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For more than a year, Novak Djokovic's right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse, and now he's going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out the rest of 2017. Djokovic will miss the U.S. Open, ending his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand
Manchester City signs left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City announced the signing of left-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco on Monday, continuing a summer of big spending on defense. The 23-year-old Frenchman was part of the Monaco team which won last season's French title and knocked out Pep Guardiola's City on
Chelsea apology to China for player's offensive online posts
    4 weeks 5 days ago
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea apologized to China on Sunday for social media comments by Brazilian player Kenedy which it accepted "caused great offense and hurt the feelings" of the country during the Premier League champions' pre-season tour. The 21-year-old Kenedy has been "strongly reprimanded and
Froome's 4th Tour win was his hardest and most fulfilling
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PARIS (AP) — After the champagne bubbles fade and Chris Froome drifts away from his Sunday night celebrations to reflect on a fourth Tour de France win, he may do so with greater fondness than the others. The first, in 2013, brought the bursting pride of a first success. But he won by more
Neymar to PSG? Barcelona's denials don't stop transfer talk
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PARIS (AP) — Denials from Barcelona are doing little to halt the fervor that Brazil star Neymar could be joining Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer that more than doubles the world record. Neymar is still playing for Barcelona, warming up for the new season by scoring twice against Juventus in
City signs defender Danilo from Madrid after selling Kolarov
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Danilo will be fulfilling his ambition to play under Pep Guardiola after signing for Manchester City from Real Madrid on Sunday. The Brazilian defender, who can play on either flank as well as at center back, signed a five-year contract to increase City's threadbare