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Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2

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Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2. More>>

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NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

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Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions. More>>

Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

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Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg. More>>

Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

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Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules. More>>

Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

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Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season. More>>

Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

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Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United. More>>

Women's World Cup turf war heats up

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By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. More>>

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Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

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Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday. More>>

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

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Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most... More>>

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

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The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list. More>>

American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

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American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. More>>

Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

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By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player... More>>

Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

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Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids. More>>

Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. More>>

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

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Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family. More>>

Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

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Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina. More>>

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the... More>>

Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

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Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. More>>

Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

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Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10. More>>

Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits

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Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring twice Monday and showing no signs of his devastating back injury in Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Mexican... More>>

Van Gaal loses first game at Manchester United

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Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford. More>>

Fan takes free kick in West Ham-Spurs game

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A fan ran onto the field during Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham and took a free kick before being chased away by a steward. More>>

CAS upholds Suarez's 4-month playing ban

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By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened. More>>

Liberian ex-soccer star Weah records Ebola song

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Liberia's world famous soccer star George Weah has produced a song to raise awareness about Ebola, the deadly disease ravaging West Africa. More>>