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UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

ZURICH - Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Special Edgbaston crowd can be our 12th man, says Cook

BIRMINGHAM, England - England want to bounce back from a disastrous showing at Lord's by playing well enough to get a special Edgbaston crowd on their side in the third Ashes test against Australia, said captain Alastair Cook.

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Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

BERLIN - Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.

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Crespo joins Villa as Sherwood continues to ring changes

LONDON - Jose Angel Crespo has become Aston Villa's seventh close-season signing after sealing a move from relegated La Liga side Cordoba, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

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Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico from Chelsea

BARCELONA - Defender Filipe Luis has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in a reported 16 million euro ($17.66 million) deal, the Spanish club said on Tuesday.

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Nevill gets nod ahead of Haddin for third test

BIRMINGHAM, England - Peter Nevill has got the nod ahead of Brad Haddin as Australia's wicketkeeper for the third Ashes test against England at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.

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