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  • Pogba has penalty saved as Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Paul Pogba pulled his jersey over his face when the final whistle sounded, his latest spot-kick failure costing Manchester United two points and casting doubt over the wisdom of the team rotating its penalty-takers. The France midfielder saw his 68th-minute attempt ...

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  • Barcelona forward Dembele out 5 Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Forward Ousmane Dembele has joined Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez on Barcelona’s injury list. The club says on Monday that Dembele has a left thigh muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for five weeks. It’s the latest setback for the ...

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  • Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri diagnosed Writer : desk report August 20, 2019

    Juventus says coach Maurizio Sarri has been diagnosed with pneumonia. The 60-year-old Sarri was unable to take training with the Italian champion on Monday because he has been struggling with the flu for the past week. The club said he underwent further ...

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  • In 1 game, Bale shows Writer : desk report August 19, 2019

    Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again. After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn’t wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to ...

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  • Bayern completes loan signing of Writer : desk report August 19, 2019

    Bayern Munich completed the loan signing of Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on Monday. The German club said the 27-year-old Coutinho passed a medical examination on Sunday and signed a contract through June 2020, when it has the option of ...

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  • Madrid's loss is Arsenal's gain Writer : desk report August 19, 2019

    As he bewildered two Burnley midfielders with a center-field pirouette, delivered a stream of dangerous set-pieces and generally controlled play, it was easy to see why there was so much hype around Dani Ceballos this time last year. The playmaker was ...

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  • Still no Neymar as PSG Writer : desk report August 19, 2019

    Still missing Brazil forward Neymar, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 2-1 at Rennes in the French league on Sunday. PSG, which beat Nimes 3-0 last weekend in the first round, went ahead in the 36th minute when Edison Cavani took advantage ...

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  • African soccer VP cleared of Writer : desk report August 7, 2019

    The African soccer confederation on Tuesday cleared one of its vice presidents of head-butting a referee because of insufficient evidence. The Confederation of African Football’s disciplinary committee said that VP Fouzi Lekjaa, who is also president of the Moroccan soccer association, ...

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  • Wayne Rooney returning to England Writer : desk report August 7, 2019

    Wayne Rooney will be leaving Major League Soccer after less than two seasons to return to play in England and be closer to his family. The 33-year-old former England captain will remain at D.C. United until the end of the season ...

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  • Messi strains calf, will miss Writer : desk report August 5, 2019

    Barcelona says Lionel Messi has strained his right calf and will not travel to the United States for two preseason games. The Spanish champion says Messi withdrew from Monday’s training session because of “discomfort in his right leg.” The club did ...

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