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  • Arda Turan joins Barcelona from Atletico Madrid

    Arda Turan joins Barcelona from Atletico Madrid

    AFP News
    Arda Turan joins Barcelona from Atletico Madrid

    Barcelona on Monday announced the signing of Turkish international midfielder Arda Turan from Atletico Madrid on a five-year deal for a fee that could reach 41 million euros ($45m, £29m). A club statement said that Barcelona will pay an initial fee of 34 million euros with a potential seven million more in bonuses. The 28-year-old Turkish international has been a key player in Diego Simeone's Atletico side in recent seasons after arriving in Spain from Galatasaray in 2011. …

  • Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

    Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

    Associated Press
    Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and don't want him to die. …

  • Southampton reject Man United Schneiderlin bid

    Southampton reject Man United Schneiderlin bid

    AFP News
    Southampton reject Man United Schneiderlin bid

    Southampton have turned down a bid from Premier League rivals Manchester United for midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin, according to the club's manager Ronald Koeman on Monday. French international Schneiderlin has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and it has been reported that United had a bid in the region of £20 million ($31.2 million, 28 million euros) rejected up to two weeks ago. "Two weeks ago we had a big offer from Man United but it wasn't enough. …

  • After McIlroy soccer mishap, other freak athlete injuries

    After McIlroy soccer mishap, other freak athlete injuries

    Associated Press
    After McIlroy soccer mishap, other freak athlete injuries

    It was playing soccer and not golf that left Rory McIlroy with a ruptured ligament in his right ankle. …

  • Pirlo leaves Juventus for New York City

    Pirlo leaves Juventus for New York City

    AFP News
    Pirlo leaves Juventus for New York City

    Italian World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo has joined MLS side New York City FC on a two-and-a-half-year deal after being granted a free transfer by Juventus, both clubs and the player confirmed on Twitter on Monday. The 36-year-old playmaker leaves the Italian champions after four hugely successful years in Turin which yielded four Serie A titles, the 2015 Coppa Italia and two Italian Supercups. Pirlo was on a contract at Juventus until June 2016 but the 2014/15 Italian double winners agreed for …