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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hey, China: Are you ready for some American football? The China American Football League plans to begin in the world's most populous country in 2015. The announcement Thursday comes less than a year after Marty Judge, co-owner of the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul, sponsored the first American football game in China.
Former Juventus manager Antonio Conte was confirmed as the new coach of Italy after signing a two-year contract on Thursday.
Zenit St. Petersburg contracted midfielder Javi Garcia from Manchester City on a five-year deal on Thursday.
Manchester City received a boost on the eve of the new Premier League season as Argentina striker Sergio Aguero signed a new five-year contract with the English champions.
Mekhissi DQed after bare-chested Euro celebration
Mahiedine Mekhissi thought he was winning his third straight European Championship 3,000-meter steeplechase title and wanted to celebrate in style — bare-chested through the finishing straight.
Athletes from the Ebola-affected region of Africa will be excluded from combat sports and aquatic events at the Youth Olympic Games which start Saturday.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Oakland's Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs to power the Athletics to an 11-3 win at Kansas City in Tuesday's clash of divisional leaders, ending the Royals' eight-game winning streak.
A's win 11-3 at KC to end Royals' 8 straight
Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through
Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday. The team said the record US$2 billion sale closed after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise to the former Microsoft CEO. Her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, had unsuccessfully fought the sale of the team he owned since 1981 in court.
Novak Djokovic pulled his championship tennis back together after last week's early exit, beating Gilles Simon 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the third round of the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters here Tuesday.
Djokovic pushes past Simon to advance at Cincinnati Masters
Louis van Gaal feels he will need far longer to turn Manchester United's fortunes around despite completing the pre-season with six wins out of six.
  
  
  
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