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Chelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll

LONDON (AP) — With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday. 82 more words

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Rookie Derek Carr Named Raiders' Starting Quarterback Over Matt Schaub

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season. 668 more words

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Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bastian Schweinsteiger was named Germany captain on Tuesday, replacing the retired Philipp Lahm.

The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger takes over from his Bayern Munich teammate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World Cup. 251 more words

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Premier League clubs spent record $1.38 billion on transfers

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe’s other top leagues. 234 more words

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United signs Falcao in another transfer coup

LONDON (AP) — A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed. 639 more words

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With Falcao at Man U, Van Gaal has lineup quandary

LONDON (AP) — No longer feared by their rivals? A diminished footballing force? Manchester United is flexing its financial muscle to show otherwise.

A week after pulling off one transfer coup by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid, the struggling 20-time English champions took the football world by surprise as the summer transfer window by bringing striker Radamel Falcao to Old Trafford from Monaco. 674 more words

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Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United has signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco in an unexpected move on transfer deadline day Monday.

The Colombia striker’s deal gives United an option to buy him at the end of his season-long loan. 68 more words

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