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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 12:34:59 -0400
Soccer-Records tumble on final day of transfer window

While Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund made no last-minute moves, Bundesliga rival Schalke and other clubs signed new players as the transfer deadline expired Wednesday with record spending and Hamburger SV landing Brazilian Olympic gold medalist Douglas Santos. The five-year deal was signed shortly before the German transfer deadline ran out at 1600 GMT. Douglas Santos, a left back, last played for Atletico Mineiro and was in Brazil's lineup that beat Germany in the Olympic fina

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:42:33 -0400
The Latest: Add Samir Nasri to the exodus at Man City

Manchester City's clear-out after an offseason of heavy spending was in full flow Wednesday, with Joe Hart, Wilfried Bony and Samir Nasri sent out on loan as new coach Pep Guardiola attempted to streamline his squad on the final day of transfer window. Hart, the England goalkeeper, was loaned to Italian club Torino for the rest of the season after dropping to third choice at City behind new signing Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero under Guardiola. Bony, who hasn't played a minute for City since Guardiola's arrival, has joined Stoke for the remainder of the seaso

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:37:28 -0400
Soccer-Korea coach Stielike confident despite lack of planning

By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Everbright Ltd, part of the state-owned China Everbright Group, is not in talks to buy a stake in British soccer team Liverpool FC, Chief Executive Chen Shuang said on Wednesday. Chen said that, after media reports of Everbright's interest in the English Premier League club, he called several executives at different units of Everbright that might be involved in outbound mergers and acquisitions and found no one was working on any such deal. The Financial Times reported Liverpool's owners had hired an investment bank to advise on a possible sale to a consortium that included Everbrigh

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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 06:37:28 -0400
Soccer-Korea coach Stielike confident despite lack of planning

By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - China Everbright Ltd, part of the state-owned China Everbright Group, is not in talks to buy a stake in British soccer team Liverpool FC, Chief Executive Chen Shuang said on Wednesday. Chen said that, after media reports of Everbright's interest in the English Premier League club, he called several executives at different units of Everbright that might be involved in outbound mergers and acquisitions and found no one was working on any such deal. The Financial Times reported Liverpool's owners had hired an investment bank to advise on a possible sale to a consortium that included Everbrigh

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:16:46 -0400
LA Galaxy - Zardes out for regular season with broken foot

Despite the improving Chinese Super League and its growing number of famous foreign stars, it is a second appearance at the World Cup by its homegrown players that fans in China truly crave. The Chinese Super League's highest-profile stars - such as Alex Teixeira, Hulk and Jackson Martinez - will be of no help when China makes the short journey to the South Korean capital for the opening game in the last round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. For China, which made it only World Cup appearance in 2002, the precedents are troublin

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 20:01:01 -0400
Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Wednesday, Aug 31

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes will miss the rest of the MLS regular season with a broken foo

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:59:53 -0400
Soccer-Brazilian Kenedy joins Watford on loan from Chelsea

Goalkeeper Hope Solo has decided to end her season with the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer Leagu

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 12:25:16 -0400
Soccer-Kodjia joins Villa in deal that may set second tier record

England goalkeeper Joe Hart is on the verge of completing a loan move to Torino from Manchester City. Hart, who was given permission to leave the England camp to fly to Italy, underwent a medical at the Serie A club on Tuesday. The 29-year-old was greeted by around 200 fans loudly chanting his name at Torino's headquarters, and there were further cheers and applause when he appeared at the window brandishing a club jersey with his name on the bac

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:12 -0400
Schweinsteiger says MLS could be option if unused at Man U

For Sam Allardyce, England's long journey back to respectability in world soccer starts with lightening up and having some fu

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 10:21:19 -0400
Schweinsteiger says MLS could be option if unused at Man U

Arsenal bolstered its striker options by signing Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna on the next-to-last day of Europe's transfer window, and England goalkeeper Joe Hart's departure from Manchester City grew closer on Tuesday. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been trying to buy a striker since the end of last season, only to see bids for Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette get rejected. With time running out to add to his squad, Wenger settled on the 27-year-old Lucas - a scorer of 17 goals last seaso

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:55:05 -0400
Soccer-Rooney to quit England after 2018 World Cup

Wayne Rooney will end his England career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the striker said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old made his announcement at a news conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday when will set a new record for an England outfield player, ahead of David Beckham, by winning his 116th cap. "Come Russia I feel that will be the time for me to say goodbye to international football, my mind is made up, said Rooney, who was reappointed England captain by new manager Sam Allardyce on Monda

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:55:05 -0400
Soccer-Rooney to quit England after 2018 World Cup

Wayne Rooney will end his England career after the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the striker said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old made his announcement at a news conference ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday when will set a new record for an England outfield player, ahead of David Beckham, by winning his 116th cap. "Come Russia I feel that will be the time for me to say goodbye to international football, my mind is made up, said Rooney, who was reappointed England captain by new manager Sam Allardyce on Monda

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:44:22 -0400
Soccer-Schweinsteiger still dreams of playing for Man United

Bastian Schweinsteiger wants to continue playing for Manchester United this season, even though manager Jose Mourinho said last week that the former Germany captain is unlikely to figure in his plans. "My dream is to play for Manchester United," the 32-year-old told reporters at a Germany news conference on Tuesday, reflecting on his bad luck with injuries last seaso

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 06:31:14 -0400
Soccer-Barcelona, Luis Enrique agree to delay new contract talks

Barcelona and coach Luis Enrique have agreed to put off talks on a contract extension until early next year, club President Josep Maria Bartomeu said. Luis Enrique is in his third season in charge of Barca and recently said he would only consider his future at the end of the campaign when his current deal runs out. Barca are determined to keep the 46-year-old, who has won eight trophies out of a possible 10 in his two years as coach, beyond next yea

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Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:26:33 -0400
Soccer-Rosicky set for Sparta return - reports

Netherlands assistant coach Marco van Basten is to give up the role by the end of the year as the leadership crisis surrounding the side took another twist on Tuesday, a week before the Dutch kick off their 2018 World Cup campaign. Van Basten is the second of Danny Blind's assistants to announce their departure in the last two weeks after Dick Advocaat opted to take over as head coach of Turkish side Fenerbahce. The Dutch football association (KNVB) confirmed the 51-year-old's impending exit on Tuesday, saying Van Basten was leaving to start work with the sport's global governing bod

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:50:54 -0400
Rooney will remain England captain, Allardyce says

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, England (AP) -- The English Football Association says goalkeeper Joe Hart has been given permission to leave the England camp, amid speculation he is about to complete a loan move to Italian side Torin

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:49:35 -0400
Rooney remains captain, back as forward for England

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay on as England skipper under new manager Sam Allardyce. "Wayne has been an excellent captain for England and the manner in which he has fulfilled the role made it an easy decision for me to ask him to continue," Allardyce told the FA website (www.thefa.com) on Monday. Rooney, 30, took over as captain from Steven Gerrard in 2014 and is on course to become England's most-capped outfield playe

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:28:19 -0400
Soccer-Peruvian championship results and standings

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan has been added to the U.S. team roster heading into two World Cup qualifying matche

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:13:58 -0400
Soccer-Time is right to retire, says Ireland striker Keane

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Striker Robbie Keane said he was feeling emotional about his final appearance for Ireland on Wednesday but the time was right for him to retire from international soccer. "It's been an emotional week, it's been surreal. I've dreaded this day for a long time (but) it's the right time for me," Ireland's most prolific goal-scorer told a news conference on Monday. "To the fans, it's been an incredible journey and something I'll never forget. Wednesday night will be very emotional. .

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:51:49 -0400
Soccer-Czech championship results and standings

American businessman Frank McCourt is buying French soccer club Marseille from Russian-born billionaire Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, heralding a new chapter for a team that has fallen into the shadow of bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain. At a news conference on Monday in Marseille's city hall, Mayor Jean-Claude Godin said he was ''satisfied'' with the impending sale, joking that McCourt will need to ''put in some dough'' to revitalize the team. McCourt sold the Dodgers for $2 billion in 2012 to Guggenheim Baseball Managemen

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:04:24 -0400
Former LA Dodgers owner McCourt to buy Marseille

Barcelona says that Lionel Messi has hurt his left hamstring and may not play in Argentina's upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Messi will travel to join the Argentina squad, but his ''presence in his country's World Cup qualifying matches will depend on how the injury develops,'' Barcelona say

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:02:18 -0400
South Sudan supporter of Infantino runs in FIFA Council vote

Frank McCourt, former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, said on Monday he had entered exclusive negotiations to buy Olympique de Marseille and vowed to restore the club to their former glories. Billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the Russian-born chairwoman of Louis Dreyfus Commodities trading house, said in April she was looking for a buyer for the Ligue 1 side. "Margarita and I just executed a contract for us to buy OM, the greatest football club in the French league and one of the best in the world," McCourt told a news conference alongside Louis-Dreyfus and Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gaudi

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:19:39 -0400
Soccer-Former L.A. Dodgers owner McCourt to buy Olympique de Marseille

By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - Frank McCourt, the former owner of U.S. baseball team the L.A. Dodgers, said on Monday he had entered exclusive negotiations to buy French Ligue 1 soccer club Olympique de Marseille (OM), vowing to restore the team to its former glory. Billionaire businesswoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, the Russian-born chairwoman of Louis Dreyfus Commodities trading house, said in April that she was looking for a buyer for Marseille. "Margarita and I just executed a contract for us to buy l'OM, the greatest football cub in the French league and one of the best in the world," McCourt told a news conference alongside Louis-Dreyfus and Marseille mayor Jean-Claude Gaudi

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:15:09 -0400
Soccer-Ramos surprised by Casillas exclusion from Spain squad

By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain defender Sergio Ramos was surprised to learn that the country's record appearance maker and long-time captain Iker Casillas had been left out of the Spain squad by coach Julen Lopetegui. The Spain players met up with their new manager for the first time on Monday to prepare for the international friendly in Belgium on Sept. 1 and their opening World Cup qualifier at home to Liechtenstein on Sept. 5. Casillas was the most high-profile absence from Lopetegui's squad announcement since succeeding Vicente del Bosque, although Pedro Rodriguez and Cesc Fabregas, who won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, were also exclude

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:02:22 -0400
Soccer-World Cup Qualifying European 1st round fixtures

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) -- New Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura hopes to build on the foundations of Antonio Conte's reign as he looks to take the Azzurri back to the top agai

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 06:15:23 -0400
Soccer-England boss Allardyce defends decision to omit Barkley

Wayne Rooney's midfield experiment with England is over, with the Manchester United captain set to revert to playing as a deep-lying forward for the national team under new coach Sam Allardyce. Rooney finished last season playing as a central midfielder for United under Louis van Gaal, and played there for England during its European Championship campaign that ended with an embarrassing last-16 loss to Iceland. New United manager Jose Mourinho has returned Rooney to the No. 10 role behind the striker, and Allardyce also thinks that's his best positio

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:57:25 -0400
Winning run ahead of Manchester derby important for United: Rooney

(Reuters) - England manager Sam Allardyce has defended the decision to leave Everton midfielder Ross Barkley out of his first squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier in Slovakia at the weekend. The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive start to the Premier League season and many observers felt he had done enough to deserve a place in the 23-man group named on Sunday. "We have had to make a few difficult decisions and none more so than Ross Barkley," Allardyce told reporters on Monda

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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:44:40 -0400
Soccer-Winning run ahead of Manchester derby important for United: Rooney

WATFORD, England (AP) -- Wayne Rooney will revert to playing as a deep-lying forward for England under new coach Sam Allardyce but must wait until Tuesday to see if he is still captai

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:11:31 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

Kaka scored a goal in each half and Orlando City beat New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday night in a matchup of 2015 expansion teams. Kaka gave Orlando City (6-7-13) the lead for good in the 63rd minute when he converted on a penalty he drew after the City defenders brought him down in the area. Orlando City moved a point behind D.C. United for the sixth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conferenc

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 19:11:02 -0400
Soccer-Paraguayan championship results and standings

The Portland Timbers scored four goals in the first half then held off Cascadia rival Seattle 4-2 on Sunday, snapping the Sounders' five-game unbeaten streak. Vytautas Andriuskevicius, Fanendo Adi, Lucas Melano and Steven Taylor scored for the defending MLS Cup champion Timbers (9-10-8). Seattle forward Clint Dempsey missed the game because of medical tests for an irregular heartbea

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 18:16:51 -0400
Antonio in, Barkley out as Allardyce names 1st England squad

Ivan Rakitic scored in the first half to help Barcelona win 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday for a second straight victory at the start of the Spanish league season. The Croatia midfielder headed in a well-placed cross by Arda Turan to cap a quick attack that broke down Bilbao's high defensive line in the 21st minute. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez were both off-target with a handful of opportunities to seal the victory at San Mames Stadium, but Barcelona's dominant possession game never let Bilbao mount a serious challeng

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 16:56:47 -0400
Rakitic scores to give Barcelona 1-0 win at Bilbao in Liga

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his 16th goal of the season in the 55th minute and the New York Red Bulls beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Sunda

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:22:13 -0400
Soccer-Czech championship results and standings

LONDON (AP) -- Sam Allardyce dropped midfielder Ross Barkley and called up uncapped winger Michail Antonio for his first England squad since taking charge after the team's disappointing European Championship campaig

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 14:29:29 -0400
Las Palmas routs Granada 5-1 led by El Zhar - 2 goals

Inter Milan showed signs of improvement in a 1-1 draw with Palermo on Sunday in its home opener at San Siro. The Nerazzurri's preparations for Serie A were slowed by the departure of Roberto Mancini less than two weeks before the season started and new manager Frank de Boer had a rough start with a 2-0 loss at Chievo Verona last weekend. While Inter dominated the first half, it was another difficult game as Andrea Rispoli put Palermo ahead three minutes after the break with the visitors' first shot on goa

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:16:51 -0400
Diego Rolan scores winner as Bordeaux beats Nantes 1-0

Raheem Sterling scored an early goal and struck again in second-half injury time to help Manchester City beat West Ham 3-1 in the English Premier League on Sunday. Fernandinho scored the other goal for City, which has won its first three matches of the campaign under new coach Pep Guardiola to be level on points with title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. It didn't come easy for City, though, with Michail Antonio's 58th-minute header making it 2-1 and setting up a tense finish at Etihad Stadiu

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 12:03:16 -0400
Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

Julian Schieber scored the second of two injury-time goals to give Hertha Berlin a dramatic 2-1 win over promoted Freiburg in their opening Bundesliga game of the season Sunday. Freiburg captain Nicolas Hoefler thought he'd salvaged a draw for his side on its return to the Bundesliga after one season away when he scored with a header from a corner in the 93rd minute. Vladimir Darida opened the scoring against his former side in the 61s

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:38:49 -0400
Middlesbrough stays unbeaten after 0-0 draw at West Brom

HULL, England (AP) -- With his injury-time goal, Marcus Rashford was the match-winner for Manchester United at Hull in the Premier Leagu

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:33:42 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Vancouver's David Ousted and Los Angeles' Brian Rowe had three saves each and the Whitecaps and Galaxy played to a scoreless draw Saturday nigh

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:50:10 -0400
Alberg - goal and assist help Union beat Sporting 2-0

TORONTO (AP) -- Ignacio Piatti scored in the 73rd minute and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Saturday night to end the Reds' unbeaten streak at seven game

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 21:39:25 -0400
Soccer-US championship results and standings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Patrick Mullins scored three goals, Patrick Nyarko had a goal and two assists and D.C. United beat the 10-man Chicago Fire 6-2 on Saturda

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:47:06 -0400
Soccer-Serie A summaries

Toni Kroos' late score ensured Real Madrid won its home opener over a feisty Celta Vigo 2-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday. Playing without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, Madrid took an hour to break through when Alvaro Morata scored a rebound from a save by goalkeeper Sergio Alvarez. Celta midfielder Fabian Orellana responded with an equalizer seven minutes late

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:56:03 -0400
Soccer-Ligue 1 results and standings

Manchester United maintained their perfect start to the season Saturday against Hull City at the KCOM Stadium thanks to a last-gasp winner from Marcus Rashfor

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 15:16:50 -0400
Premier League: Rashford rescues Man United with late winner

Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English Premier League on Saturday. Rashford capped an impressive cameo as a 71st-minute substitute by tapping in from close range after Wayne Rooney cut in from the left and sent across a low ball. After previous wins over Bournemouth and Southampton, United was on course to drop points for the first time this season in the face of an obdurate defensive performance by promoted Hull, which also won its first two game

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:42:59 -0400
Rashford - stoppage-time goal keeps Man U - perfect start alive

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden. The move was announced Saturday by the Reign, saying that the Olympic goaltender has been granted personal leave. The team did not say how long Solo would be awa

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:26:04 -0400
Soccer-English premier league top scorers

Juventus won 1-0 at Lazio on Saturday in a Serie A match dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in central Italy. Also, Lazio's shirts featured a message that read ''Noi con voi'' - ''We're with you'' - including an image of the clock tower in the hardest-hit town of Amatrice, which was stopped at 3:36 a.m. when the quake hit. Amatrice and other towns affected are in the Lazio regio

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:05:52 -0400
Soccer-Israeli championship results and standings

Wilfried Zaha wants out from Crystal Palace, and yet he was the inspiration in their 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday. Palace was shaken this week when Zaha asked manager Alan Pardew for a transfer to Tottenham. Pardew made him a substitute for the match, and Palace was lackluster and fortunate to concede only once in the first hal

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:37:10 -0400
Leicester City 2, Swansea City 1

Alexis Sanchez scored one goal, set up another and also earned a penalty as Arsenal used a dominant first-half display to beat Watford 3-1 for its first win of the Premier League season on Saturday. The Chile forward tumbled to the ground in the area after being challenged by Nordin Amrabat, giving Santi Cazorla the opportunity to slot a penalty kick down the middle to put Arsenal ahead in the 9th minute. Meeting Theo Walcott's low cross from the right, Sanchez fell over while applying the finish but still managed to get the ball past Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes and over the line before it could be cleare

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 12:22:14 -0400
Rodriguez - late goal gives Southampton draw with Sunderland

Chelsea continued its perfect start to the English Premier League under new manager Antonio Conte, beating Burnley 3-0 on Saturday. Chelsea has nine points from three league games with Conte, who moved to Chelsea after leading Italy to the European Championship quarterfinals. Newly promoted Burnley quickly fell behind at Stamford Bridge when Eden Hazard shot from outside the area in the ninth minute for his second goal in three matches, and Willian made it 2-0 in the 41st with a low shot after an assist from Diego Cost

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:39:15 -0400
Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

BERLIN (AP) -- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first goals of the season gave Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 win over Mainz while Schalke lost its opening Bundesliga game 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturda

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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:25:03 -0400
Soccer-Rose equaliser denies Liverpool victory at Tottenham

Danny Rose's second-half equalizer earned Tottenham a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Saturday in a match between two outsiders for the English Premier League title. Liverpool had the better of a frenetic, entertaining game at White Hart Lane and took the lead through James Milner's 43rd-minute penalty after Roberto Firmino was tripped by Erik Lamela. Rose preserved Spurs' unbeaten start to the season by scoring from one of his team's rare sights on goal, shooting inside the near post after Lamela flicked on Eric Dier's right-wing cros

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