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Dnipro says UEFA has moved Champions League match

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has reacted to unrest in eastern Ukraine by moving the first leg of Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk’s Champions League qualifier against FC Copenhagen.

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Man City cancels Under-21 game after racism claims

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says a friendly being played by its Under-21 team in Croatia on Tuesday was abandoned after team management ordered the players off the pitch following alleged racist abuse.

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Liverpool practices at Fenway for friendly vs Roma

BOSTON (AP) — Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee.

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Shakhtar midfielder says players’ lives at risk

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Donetsk's Douglas Costa, right, gets away from Manchester United's Alexander Buttner during their Champions League group A soccer match between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Six South Americans - including Costa - have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in Donetsk as conflict rages around the city, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

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James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

In this June 28, 2014, file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after he scored his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Colombia and Uruguay at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 23-year-old Monaco forward who was the top scorer at the World Cup, is closing in on a deal with Real Madrid. Spanish sports newspapers said Monday that Monaco had agreed terms with Madrid and Rodriguez is to be presented to fans on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)

MADRID (AP) — After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.

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