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Catherine Bellis, of the United States, reacts after a point against Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

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Everton signs striker Samuel Eto’o on 2-year deal

A Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo from files showing Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o reacting to a decision by the referee Mike Dean, during an English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea. The 33-year-old Cameroon international, who scored 12 goals in 35 matches in his only season at Chelsea, is available to make his debut against the west London club on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton strengthened its attacking options by signing Samuel Eto’o on a two-year deal on Tuesday after the striker was released by Premier League rival Chelsea.

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Zenit cruises into Champions League group stage

Standard de Liege's Ricardo Faty, left, fights for the ball with Zenit's Hulk during the UEFA Champions League, play offs, 2nd leg soccer match, between Standard de Liege  and Zenit St. Petersburg in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Zenit St. Petersburg cruised into the Champions League group stage, beating Standard Liege 3-0 in the playoff round Tuesday on two goals by Hulk and playing with 10 men.

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Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million).

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Frank Lampard retires from England duty at 36

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, England's Frank Lampard applauds supporters after defeating Moldova 5-0 in Chisinau, Moldova, in their Group H FIFA World Cup qualifier soccer match. Lampard has retired from England's national team ahead of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship, it was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Since making his England debut in 1999, the 36-year-old Lampard has scored 29 goals in 106 appearances, with his last appearance coming at the World Cup in June.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite never winning a trophy with the so-called “golden generation,” Frank Lampard retired from England duty on Tuesday having provided his greatest legacy to football in one game he’d rather forget.

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