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Michel Platini won’t run against Sepp Blatter

In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini gestures during a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, saying Thursday Aug.28, 2014  there was "no shadow of doubt" about his decision. The former France great was expected to avoid a contest against Blatter after a successful World Cup strengthened the FIFA president's position. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

MONACO (AP) — Michel Platini won’t fight Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, though he still hopes somebody will.

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Review: ‘Madden NFL 15′ scores on new consoles

In this photo provided by EA Sports, the Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch leaps for yardage in “Madden NFL 15” (EA Sports, for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $59.99). (AP Photo/EA Sports)

If you followed all the offseason NFL headlines — concussions, racial slurs, bullying, domestic violence — you’d think the league was in serious trouble.

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Mayor to announce plans for closed rec center

DETROIT (AP) — Mayor Mike Duggan will announce the future of Detroit’s vacant and dilapidated Brewster Wheeler recreation center.

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Wayne Rooney to captain England team

Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney, right, vies for the ball with Sunderland's Santiago Vergini, left, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup.

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Bayern set to sign Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid

Real Madrid Xabi Alonso right, duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Gabi during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich hopes to complete the transfer of Real Madrid defender Xabi Alonso in the next day or two, club officials said Thursday.

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