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Balotelli in line for Liverpool debut at Spurs

Liverpool's Adam Lallana, left, and Mario Balotelli in the stands during the English Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, where Manchester City were playing Liverpool, Monday Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Peter Byrne)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday after impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in the Italy striker’s first practice sessions with his new club.

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Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

Penn State football coach James Franklin runs his team through practice at University College, in Dublin, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News (AP Photo/York Daily Record,Jason Plootkin )  YORK DISPATCH OUT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The idea started with a phone call.

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Mercedes disciplines Rosberg after crash

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany answers reporters after the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, Belgium, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. The increasingly strained relations at Mercedes look set to get even worse after Rosberg effectively ended Hamilton's race chances with a risky overtaking move that saw him clip and puncture the Briton's left tire. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Nico Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers’ title.

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Roma’s American CEO keeps euphoria in check

In this April 8, 2013 file photo, AS Roma soccer club president James Pallotta, center, follows a Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Lazio at Rome's Olympic stadium. For Italian football fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" _ league title _ in association with a favorite club is considered tabu. The theory goes that it's better left unsaid until your squad actually raises the trophy. Yet recently, the word has begun popping up in animated discussions inside Rome's myriad coffee bars and impassioned sports-talk radio stations. The talk, and not only in the capital, is that Roma can put together a serious challenge for the Serie A title this season. Three years after takeover by US owners, Roma is expected to contend for the Serie A title.  (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)

ROME (AP) — For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word “scudetto” — league title — is considered taboo.

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Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

In this Jan. 20, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche, left, tries to move past New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during an NBA basketball game in New York. The veteran center is an NBA free agent at the moment but currently has a job as the man in the middle for the Philippines, at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. If you're confused, you're far from alone, as how a native of the United States with no ties to the country ended up on their roster is the stuff of international mystery. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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