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Analysis - Falcao swoop fails to answer United's case for the defence

LONDON - With most Manchester United fans praying for much-needed defensive reinforcements, manager Louis van Gaal made a surprise deadline-day swoop for flamboyant Colombian striker Radamel Falcao on Monday.

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Contador changes mind on Tour of Spain victory hopes

MADRID - Alberto Contador, who fractured a shin bone at the Tour de France in July, said on Monday that he had changed his mind and would now be targeting victory in the Tour of Spain.

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Brazil, Colombia clash adds spice to friendlies

BERNE - Brazil and Colombia, the dust barely settled following their brutal World Cup quarter-final, clash again and there will also be a replay of the final as Germany host Argentina in this week's international friendlies.

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Italian Rossi suffers another knee injury

MILAN - Fiorentina and Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi is to have yet another operation, this time an arthroscopy, on his troubled right knee, the Serie A club said on Monday.

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Hull break transfer record to sign Uruguay striker

LONDON - Hull City completed the signing of Uruguay striker Abel Hernandez from Italian Serie A club Palermo for a club record fee of 9.5 million pounds on Monday.

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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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