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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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Madrid, Liverpool eager for Champions League start

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates his goal with teammate James Rodriguez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Atletico de Madrid  at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Gabriel Pecot)

Few teams can be as happy as Real Madrid and Liverpool that the Champions League is finally starting.

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Champions League test for Allegri’s Juventus

Juventus players celebrate their 2-0 win over Udinese at the end of a Serie A soccer match at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. Juventus continued to show little has changed since Massimiliano Allegri took charge as it eased to a 2-0 win against Udinese on Saturday in the former AC Milan coach's home debut. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

MILAN (AP) — Juventus is back in the Champions League after an early exit in last year’s competition, and Atletico Madrid is back after nearly winning it all.

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Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

Oscar Pistorius cries in the dock in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 as Judge Thokozile Masipa reads notes as she delivers her verdict in Pistorius' murder trial. The verdict is expected to take hours and possibly two days to present. She will decide with the help of two legal assessors if Pistorius is guilty of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

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Russian woman elected VP of wrestling federation

The widow of two-time Olympic wrestling champion Ivan Yarygin has become the first female vice president of the sport’s governing body.

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