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Quotes from voters in AP Global Football poll

LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:

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Giroud out of Arsenal’s Champions League playoff

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out the Champions League playoff against Besiktas on Wednesday and the team is waiting to discover the severity of his foot injury.

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Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, reacts after scoring against Elche during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

LONDON (AP) — The season’s first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list.

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Murray doesn’t plan to watch mum dance on TV

Fireworks go off over Arthur Ashe Stadium following the national anthem during the opening ceremony for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fireworks, strobe lights, thumping music and gyrating dancers on the court of Arthur Ashe Stadium. It can only mean one thing: the official start of the U.S. Open.

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Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

FILE- In this file photo dated  Tuesday, June 24, 2014, Italy's Mario Balotelli, right, kicks the ball over Uruguay's Martin Caceres during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. England's Liverpool soccer club announced Monday Aug. 25, 2014, it has completed the signing of Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, FILE)

Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals.

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