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Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe

This is a Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014  file photo of AS Monaco player Radamel Falcao  as he gives a thumbs up to fans as he warms up on the sideline during the second half of the Emirates Cup soccer match between AS Monaco and Valencia at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London.  Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 million) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe’s other top leagues.

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Ivory Coast will allow Sierra Leone team in

This Aug. 12, 2014 file photo shows a healthcare worker walking near a Ebola isolation unit wearing protective gear against the virus at Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced Thursday that it is launching the safety trial on a vaccine developed by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline. They will test 20 healthy adult volunteers to see if the virus is safe and triggers an adequate response in their immune systems. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff, File)

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — The Ivory Coast government decided late Monday to allow Sierra Leone’s team to enter the country, giving the go-ahead for an African Cup qualifier after fears over Ebola put the game and Ivory Coast’s place in the tournament in doubt.

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WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry

Gemany's head coach Joachim Loew , left, talks to Manuel Neuer, center,  and Thomas Mueller during an open training session ahead of the friendly soccer match between Germany and Argentina on Wednesday in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet for a friendly in Duesseldorf.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, signs autographs for fans after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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AP Source: Falcao heading to Man United on loan

This is a Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's  Radamel Falcao of Colombia as he controls the ball during his French League One soccer match against Evian, in Monaco stadium.   Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window.

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