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Record scorer Rooney set for Manchester derby return

LONDON - Manchester United are likely to welcome back captain Wayne Rooney from suspension for their visit to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday, hoping the striker can add to his record scoring tally in the derby.

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Bayern face Dortmund with relations at new low

BERLIN - Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich face Borussia Dortmund on Saturday with relations between the German heavyweights seemingly at an all-time low.

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Never a dull moment for Benitez's Napoli

MILAN - Dogged by inconsistency last season, Napoli have taken their reputation as erratic performers to a new level this term, leaving their supporters perplexed and exasperated.

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Bath's new convert Burgess plays down England talk

LONDON - Bath's newest rugby union convert Sam Burgess firmly handed off questions about his chances of playing for England on Thursday, despite fellow code-switcher Jason Robinson earlier insisting he would play a "massive part" in England's World Cup plans.

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Isco keen to impress during Bale absence

MADRID - While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch.

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Belgian club allows Meyiwa's team mate to attend funeral

CAPE TOWN - Belgian club Oostende has allowed South Africa international midfielder Andile Jali to fly home to attend the weekend funeral of national soccer team captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead by burglars on Sunday.

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Best of the Asian Games

Highlights from the 17th Asian Games.

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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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