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Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

LONDON - British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.

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Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes

BERLIN - German teams scored a point -- or more accurately, seven -- in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils.

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Different philosophy reason for Cardiff departure, says Solskjaer

LONDON - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped down as Cardiff City manager on Thursday, highlighting a difference in philosophy with controversial owner Vincent Tan as the reason behind his departure.

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Injured Schone to miss Dutch classic

AMSTERDAM - Free-kick specialist Lasse Schone will miss Ajax Amsterdam's key Dutch league clash against Feyenoord at the weekend with a hamstring injury, coach Frank de Boer said.

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Golden boot winner James starting to make Real mark

MADRID - Expectations were unsurprisingly sky high when Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid from Monaco after top scoring with six goals at the 2014 World Cup.

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FIFA officials told to return watches handed out in Brazil

BERNE - FIFA executive committee members are among more than 50 football officials who have been told to return watches, worth an estimated $25,000 each, which were handed out as gifts by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) during the World Cup.

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Cilic wins U.S. Open

Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open.

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Williams wins 18th grand slam title

World number one Serena Williams swept past Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3 6-3 in the U.S. Open final.

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