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Man United thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup

LONDON - Manchester United's early season problems were compounded by a humiliating 4-0 loss to third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup second round on Tuesday leaving new manager Louis van Gaal still looking for his first win.

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Italy under a cloud for Serie A kickoff

ROME - The Serie A season kicks off on Saturday with Italian football at a new low following a miserable World Cup campaign and the election of a federation president embroiled in a racism row.

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Barcelona sign Sao Paulo defender Douglas

SAO PAULO - Barcelona have agreed to sign defender Douglas Pereira from Sao Paulo for four million euros, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.

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Wawrinka in action at U.S. Open on Wednesday

NEW YORK - Third seed Stanislas Wawrinka will headline centre court action at the U.S. Open on Wednesday when he faces unseeded Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in their second round clash.

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Everton bolster attack with experienced Eto'o

- Everton have bolstered their attacking options with the signing of Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o, who was a free agent after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season.

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Federer's slam dunk win earns Jordan approval

NEW YORK - Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S. Open on Tuesday, with NBA great Michael Jordan leading the cheering.

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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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