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New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around

ZURICH - Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man to step into Michael Garcia's shoes and try to keep corruption out of FIFA.

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Beckham effect 'pretty significant' on MLS

LOS ANGELES - As Major League Soccer prepares to open its 20th season, the impact made on MLS by former England captain David Beckham during his six years with LA Galaxy is widely viewed as "pretty significant."

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Sarcastic Van Gaal denies United rift with Giggs

LONDON - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily on Thursday to suggestions he had fallen out with assistant Ryan Giggs.

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U.S. Ryder changes a "shrewd" move, says Europe's McGinley

NEW YORK - Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were "shrewd" moves.

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New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season

- Major League Soccer, having struck a last-minute labour deal to avoid a players strike, can now focus on opening its loudly-heralded 20th season this weekend with plenty of new faces.

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Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years

MILAN - Mohamed Salah kept up his excellent Fiorentina form by netting twice, including an outstanding solo effort, in a 2-1 Italian Cup win that handed Juventus their first home defeat for two years on Thursday.

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F1 pre-season testing

Formula One pre-season testing in Spain.

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Best of Super Bowl XLIX

Highlights from Super Bowl XLIX.

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