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Chelsea apology to China for player's offensive online posts
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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
AP Interview: Barcelona says Neymar will not be sold
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NEW YORK (AP) — Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu. Speaking Thursday during an interview at The Associated Press, Bartomeu said: "He is not on the market." The 25-year-old Brazilian striker joined Barcelona for the 2013-14 season, and last October the
Morata leaves Real Madrid for second time, joins Chelsea
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LONDON (AP) — Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid on Friday and is set to take over from Diego Costa as the main striker for the English champion. Chelsea announced the signing of the Spain international without giving a fee. He signed for five years. Costa was one of Chelsea's
Conte signs new 2-year deal at Chelsea after winning EPL
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LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has signed a new two-year contract with the English Premier League champions. "I am very happy to have signed a new contract with Chelsea," Conte said on the club's website on Tuesday. "We worked extremely hard in our first year to achieve something
8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title
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LONDON (AP) — After Roger Federer closed out a Wimbledon final that was more of a coronation than a contest with an ace, he sat in his changeover chair and wiped away tears. That is when it hit him: His wait for record-breaking No. 8 was over. Until then, Federer wasn't focused on the notion
Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title
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LONDON (AP) — As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, the only woman who can boast of beating each
Ajax player Nouri has severe and permanent brain damage
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VIENNA (AP) — Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri has been diagnosed with severe and permanent brain damage, five days after he collapsed due to an irregular heartbeat during a friendly game in Austria. Dutch club Ajax said Thursday on Twitter that it "received very bad news" regarding Nouri's
Dani Alves joins PSG on free transfer after leaving Juventus
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PARIS (AP) — Brazil right back Dani Alves has signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer after leaving Juventus. PSG announced the signing of Alves on Wednesday on a two-year deal. He spent a season at Juventus, helping the team reach the Champions League final, after eight years at
Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72
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NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American soccer executive whose admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, died Wednesday. He was 72. Blazer's death was announced by his lawyers, Eric Corngold and Mary Mulligan. At a
Collapsed Ajax midfielder to be woken from induced coma
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VIENNA (AP) — Doctors at a hospital in Innsbruck will start waking up an Ajax midfielder who has been kept in an induced coma since collapsing during a friendly game in the Austrian Alps on Saturday. The Dutch club says Abdelhak Nouri is in "a stable and not life threatening" condition, adding
James leaves Real Madrid, hopes for second chance at Bayern
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After capturing the world's attention with his stunning goal for Colombia against Uruguay at the 2014 World Cup, no limits could be set for James Rodriguez. Now, three seasons later, he's leaving Real Madrid under a cloud of frustration, deemed surplus to requirements at the Spanish side and
Rooney rejoins Everton after 13 years at Manchester United
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Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney has left the club to rejoin Everton after 13 years at Old Trafford. Associate Press (AP) reports the 31-year-old signing a two-year contract with Everton. Initially Rooney moved from Everton to United for 27 million pounds in 2004 and went on to become