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August 26, 2016 - 9:55am
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Bravo's debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.

City manager Pep Guardiola said the Chile goalkeeper, who completed his move from Barcelona for 13.75 million pounds ($18.2 million) on Thursday, will not play against West Ham in the league on Sunday.

City's next match is against United on Sept. 10, after the upcoming two-week...

August 26, 2016 - 9:49am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Sweden has selected Jhonas Enroth to replace injured goaltender Robin Lehner on its World Cup of Hockey roster.

Lehner was bothered by an ankle injury last season while playing for the Buffalo Sabres. Sweden coach Rikard Gronborg said Lehner had not recovered 100 percent.

Enroth, who signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs, joins Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers and Jacob Markstrom of the Vancouver Canucks as the goalies on Sweden...

August 26, 2016 - 9:44am
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NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. Open draw sets the first-round matchups, top players could find themselves taking on an Olympic medalist.

Women's gold medalist Monica Puig and men's silver medalist Juan Martin del Potro are unseeded at the year's final major, which starts Monday. Puig is ranked 34th and missed a seed by one spot. Del Potro is No. 142 in the world because three left wrist surgeries forced him to miss so much time. The 2009 U.S. Open champ needed a wild card...

August 26, 2016 - 9:07am
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ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics prosecutors want a Qatari candidate for a FIFA ruling council seat to be banned for "failure to properly cooperate and provide truthful information" in an investigation.

FIFA investigators say they asked ethics judges in a final report that Saoud Al-Mohannadi be banned for "no less than two years and six months."

The case does not involve Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid, investigators say in a statement.

Al-...

August 26, 2016 - 8:19am
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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Danny Blind has left Manchester United winger Memphis Depay out of his squad for a friendly against Greece followed by its first World Cup qualifier against Sweden.

Blind also omitted veteran strikers Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of Schalke and Robin van Persie of Fenerbahce from his 24-man squad announced on Friday.

Blind appeared to be opting for youth over experience in the qualification campaign for the 2018...

August 26, 2016 - 8:16am
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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up three members of the Olympic silver-medal team for the friendly against Finland and the World Cup qualifier against Norway.

The three include Hoffenheim defender Niklas Suele, who is making his national team debut. The others are midfielders Julian Brandt of Bayer Leverkusen and Max Meyer of Schalke.

The match on Wednesday against Finland in Moenchengladbach is also the farewell game...

August 26, 2016 - 8:00am
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MONACO (AP) — Manchester United was given a tough Europa League group on Friday, being drawn with Fenerbahce, Feyenoord and Zorya Luhansk.

Man United manager Jose Mourinho is typically dismissive of the second-tier competition, but trips to Istanbul, Rotterdam and Ukraine cannot be taken lightly.

Inter Milan, another recent Champions League winner, will play Southampton, Sparta Prague and Hapoel Beer-Sheva.

Ajax once beat...

August 26, 2016 - 7:46am
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Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

Colorado at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m.

San Diego at Miami, 7:10 p.m.

Kansas City at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland...

August 26, 2016 - 7:35am
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BRUSSELS (AP) — Former France striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag.

Belgium went into the European Championship in France as a title favorite, but was shocked by Wales 3-1 in the quarterfinals.

Martinez, announcing his first squad since taking over from Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, said on Friday that Henry, France's all-time...

August 26, 2016 - 7:27am
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MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — A high school near Cleveland is forfeiting its football season opener after suspending several players.

Media outlets in Cleveland report the school has been investigating possible hazing during an overnight summer football camp in July.

Lake Catholic High School in Mentor confirms that it has forfeited its game against Toledo St. John's Jesuit that had been scheduled for Saturday night.

The school says...

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