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West Ham may spend more widely next year, says Allardyce

LONDON - West Ham United were right to spend most of their transfer budget on Andy Carroll last year but may do things differently next season, manager Sam Allardyce said on Thursday.

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Brazil to play Turkey in November friendly 8:38pm BST

SAO PAULO - Brazil will play an international friendly against Turkey in Istanbul on November 12, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.


Late Lima strike gives Benfica win over Juve 10:30pm BST

- A brilliantly-worked Lima goal gave last year's runners-up Benfica a late 2-1 win at home to Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.

Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar stolen in sticker heist 8:51pm BST

SAO PAULO - Avid World Cup sticker collectors in Rio de Janeiro were given a shock this week when a van carrying hundreds of thousands of Panini stickers was stolen during a delivery.

Chelsea's Ramires banned for four games 7:19pm BST

LONDON - Chelsea midfielder Ramires will miss the rest of the Premier League season after being handed a four-match ban by the FA on Thursday for elbowing Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson.


Scolari knows Brazil squad, picks four captains for World Cup 7:17pm BST

SAO PAULO - Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari knows his 23-man squad for the World Cup finals and has chosen Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Julio Cesar and Fred to act as captains, he said on Thursday.


Time to rebuild for South Africa cricket

First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.

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