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LONDON - Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes' short, traumatic reign at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job while denying he retired leaving the club in decline.

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LONDON - England coach Stuart Lancaster has dropped Chris Ashton from his squad for the November internationals and handed a first call to Fiji-born wing Semesa Rokoduguni, while Jonathan Joseph gets another chance to secure a berth in the centres.

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IOC to discuss possible Kosovo Olympic recognition: spokesman

BELGRADE - The International Olympic Committee will discuss the possibility of granting Kosovo Olympic recognition at its Executive Board meeting this week, an official said, a move that has angered Serbian Olympic officials.

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Roma debacle against Bayern seen as a one-off

ROME - AS Roma's 7-1 home defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League is being seen in Italy as an unfortunate one-off rather than another sad reflection on the dismal state of Serie A.

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Greek club Irodotos get heavy punishment after fan death

ATHENS - Greek third division team Irodotos have been docked 15 points and ordered to play 10 matches behind closed doors following the death of an Ethnikos Piraeus supporter, the Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) said on Wednesday.

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Norwegian club's midfielder found dead in river

OSLO - Police in Norway said on Wednesday that a body found at the mouth of the Hunnselva river in Gjovik, 120km north of Oslo, was that of soccer midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan.

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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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