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Messi serene over looming La Liga scoring record

BARCELONA - Lionel Messi is not thinking about breaking Telmo Zarra's La Liga scoring record of 251 goals despite having closed to within three of the former Athletic Bilbao and Spain forward.

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Perfect Juve, Roma primed for early Serie A showdown

MILAN - Serie A favourites Juventus and AS Roma, both enjoying a 100 percent record after five league matches of the season, clash on Sunday in a match which, even at such an early stage, could be hugely significant in the title race.

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Barca need a new Puyol to fix leaky defence

MADRID - Friday marks 15 years since Carles Puyol made his debut for Barcelona and coach Luis Enrique might be wishing he had someone of the calibre of the shaggy-haired former defender still in his ranks.

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Benzema winner for Real right way to silence detractors

MADRID - Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has many detractors in Spain and in his native France but scoring important goals like his winner in Wednesday's Champions League game at Ludogorets will help silence them.

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Leverkusen winger Bellarabi earns Germany call-up

BERLIN - Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi capped a superb start to the Bundesliga season with a Germany call-up on Thursday for this month's internationals.

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Alonso refuses to rule out Ferrari departure

SUZUKA Japan - Fernando Alonso on Thursday refused to categorically rule out leaving current team Ferrari as soon as next season for either former outfit McLaren or reigning champions Red Bull.

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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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