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Struggling Man United seek Di Maria spark at Burnley

LONDON - Manchester United top the Premier League spending charts but after a dismal start to life under Louis van Gaal they badly need to beat promoted Burnley on Saturday.

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India's Sharma ruled out of England one-day series

NEW DELHI - India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the next three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 game against England with a finger injury and will be replaced by Murali Vijay, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Friday.

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Federer, Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus

NEW YORK - Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the U.S. Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections.

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Swansea City sign Nottingham's Demetriou on free transfer

LONDON - Swansea City have signed Nottingham Forest striker James Demetriou on a free transfer, the Premier League side said on Friday.

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Overworked Ronaldo claims he is close to best

BARCELONA - Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.

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Rooney named England captain and fulfils 'dream'

LONDON - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named the new captain of England on Thursday.

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Best of Youth Olympics

Highlights from the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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Young Olympians

Teenaged athletes compete in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in China.

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