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  • Radamel Falcao heading to Manchester United on loan: reports 01-09-2014 03:53 PM

    Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Monday. The Colombia striker's season-long loan deal will cost United about $9 million and is subject to a medical...
  • South Korea: North Korea fires short-range projectile into sea 01-09-2014 01:17 PM

    Seoul, South Korea:South Korea says North Korea has fired another short-range projectile into the sea, the latest in a slew of weapons tests the North has been conducting in 2014. A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters off the North's...
  • Roger Federer to play Brisbane International in January 01-09-2014 12:42 PM

    Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's...
  • Injured Michael Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss 01-09-2014 10:30 AM

    Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke will return home on Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia's embarrassing one-day international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare, Cricket Australia said. Clarke's sore left hamstring had kept him out of Australia's first two games of the series, which also involves South Africa, and it...
  • What to watch on day eight of the 2014 US Open 01-09-2014 10:23 AM

    With Maria Sharapova's loss at the US Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match on Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet...
  • Caroline Wozniacki outlasts Maria Sharapova, moves into US Open quarters 01-09-2014 10:02 AM

    Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon. Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the US Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6,...
  • Serie A: AC Milan beat Lazio 3-1 in Inzaghi's first game 01-09-2014 09:28 AM

    Milan: AC Milan got off to a great start under new coach Filippo Inzaghi as they eased to a 3-1 win over Lazio in their Serie A opener on Sunday. Goals from Keisuke Honda and Sulley Muntari and a penalty from Jeremy Menez gave Milan a comfortable lead before Lazio...
  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya 01-09-2014 08:52 AM

    Tripoli: An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting...
  • David Zurutuza nets double as Real Sociedad stun Real Madrid 4-2 01-09-2014 02:45 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona: Real Madrid collapsed after leading by two goals to lose 4-2 at Real Sociedad in the Spanish league on Sunday, with the European champions left rudderless without the injured Cristiano Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, meanwhile, finished Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal with a right leg injury after he set...
  • Lionel Messi sets up Barcelona's 1-0 win at Villarreal 01-09-2014 01:41 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi set up substitute Sandro Ramirez to score on his league debut and give Barcelona a 1-0 victory at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday. Villarreal held Barcelona in check at El Madrigal Stadium until Messi took Neymar's through-pass and drew out goalkeeper Sergio Asenjo before finding...
  • Gilles Simon upsets 4th-seeded David Ferrer at US Open 31-08-2014 11:30 PM

    New York: Fourth-seeded David Ferrer became the first top-10 seed to fall in the men's draw of the US Open, losing to Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round on Sunday. Simon, seeded 26th, confounded Ferrer with a variety of shots that kept him out of sync....
  • Fernando Torres completes loan move to AC Milan from Chelsea 31-08-2014 11:17 PM

    Milan: AC Milan have completed the signing of Fernando Torres on a loan deal from Chelsea. In a brief statement on Sunday, Milan confirmed they have signed Torres on a two-year loan deal. The 30-year-old Torres was welcomed by more than 200 fans when he arrived at Milan's Linate airport...
  • Arsenal held 1-1 by newcomer Leicester City in EPL 31-08-2014 10:55 PM

    England: Arsenal were frustrated by newcomer Leicester on Sunday, dropping points for the second time in three Premier League games in a 1-1 draw. Alexis Sanchez followed up his first Champions League goal for Arsenal on Wednesday with his first domestic strike in the 20th minute in central England. But...
  • Dortmund sign Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United 31-08-2014 09:50 PM

    Borussia Dortmund re-signed Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United on Sunday to end the Japan midfielder's frustrating two-year spell in the Premier League. Dortmund announced in a statement that the 25-year-old signed a four-year deal through June 2018. The Bundesliga club did not disclose a transfer fee but German media suggested...
  • Tri-series, Match 4: Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets 31-08-2014 08:52 PM

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten half-century for Australia but re-injured his hamstring in only...
  • What to watch on day seven of the 2014 US Open 31-08-2014 02:08 PM

    New York: In a US Open women's tournament filled with surprises, Maria Sharapova heads into the fourth round as the only major champion in her half of the bracket. Sharapova owns five major titles, including at Flushing Meadows in 2006 and at the French Open in June, and the other...
  • Sharapova, Serena storm into US Open fourth round 31-08-2014 10:33 AM

    New York: Maria Sharapova reached the US Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help. Avoiding the sort of surprise that saw half of the top eight seeded women lose already, No....
  • Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic enter third round of US Open 31-08-2014 10:21 AM

    New York: Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday in the US Open's third round. Murray, who dealt with severe cramping in his first-round victory Monday, awkwardly pulled up after some shots in the third set, wincing...
  • Atletico Madrid hang on to beat promoted Eibar 2-1 in La Liga 31-08-2014 09:50 AM

    Barcelona: Atletico Madrid held on to beat Eibar 2-1 on Saturday to record an unconvincing first win of the Spanish league season as the defending champions continue to struggle without suspended coach Diego Simeone. Atletico received the trophy as champions of last season before the match to the delight of...
  • Gigantic 15-feet long, 1k-pound alligator caught by a family in Alabama sets a world record! 31-08-2014 09:19 AM

    Camden, Ala.: A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. AL.com reports a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound alligator on Friday, determining a total length of 15-feet, 9-inches. That's 13 inches longer...
  • Drug bust gone wrong: Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment with sleeping tenants 31-08-2014 08:58 AM

    Vienna: The drug bust was perfectly planned. Unfortunately, Austrian police broke down the wrong door. Police official Josef Knoflach has confirmed a media report that a SWAT team that used a battering ram to bust into an apartment at daybreak and surround its sleeping tenant with guns drawn was actually...
  • Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze 31-08-2014 08:49 AM

    Lacey Township, NJ: Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the owners were away. Police tell the Asbury Park...
  • Motorcyclist brags to cops he hit 185 mph in chase after being arrested for clocking 127 mph 31-08-2014 08:43 AM

    Concord, NH: New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 127 mph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 185 mph during the chase. State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, of Manchester, was spotted by a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The...
  • Diego Costa nets double as Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in a goal-fest 31-08-2014 12:12 AM

    Liverpool: Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 6-3 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from their opening three matches in the Premier League. Chelsea displayed their new-found attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance...
  • Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova crashes out of US Open 30-08-2014 11:56 PM

    Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the US Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145. Aleksandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who until this week had not taken even a set from a player in the top 30, crumpled to the court in celebration...
  • EPL: Stoke stun Manchester City at home, Swansea win again 30-08-2014 10:19 PM

    Mame Diouf scored a spectacular solo goal to give Stoke a surprising 1-0 win over defending champion Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday. Diouf received the ball on the edge of his own area and ran the length of the pitch before slotting a low shot between the...
  • AC Milan hopeful that Fernando Torres can re-ignite career 30-08-2014 08:50 PM

    Milan: AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is hoping to guide Fernando Torres back to form. AC Milan signed Torres from Chelsea on a two-year loan deal on, subject to a medical which the Spanish striker was undergoing on Saturday. "I've talked to Torres, even though he still has to complete...
  • Alex Song joins West Ham on loan from Barcelona 30-08-2014 08:29 PM

    Spain: Alex Song is returning to the Premier League after Barcelona agreed to loan the Cameroon midfielder to West Ham. Barcelona say they have loaned Song out for this season. Song played for Arsenal for five seasons before joining Barcelona in 2011. He made 65 appearances in two seasons with...
  • Winless Manchester United held to a goalless draw by Burnley 30-08-2014 07:47 PM

    England: Angel Di Maria's promising debut failed to inspire lacklustre Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League. The Argentina midfielder, signed for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) from Real Madrid...
  • Unfit Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Real Madrid's visit to Sociedad 30-08-2014 07:30 PM

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo won't play in Real Madrid's first away game of the Spanish league season after Portugal ruled him unfit for their opening 2016 European Championship qualifier. Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has left the Ballon d'Or winner out of his squad for Sunday's game at Real Sociedad. Ancelotti says...