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Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

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Your Top Plays for Today

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)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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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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