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Suarez 'too Good' for Arsenal, Says Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed he told former team-mate Luis Suarez he was "too good" to join Arsenal when the north London club came calling for him last year.

Arsenal tabled a £40,000,001 ($67.5 million, 50.4 million euros) bid for Suarez a year ago in the mistaken belief it would trigger a release clause in his contract.

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Liverpool Edge Man City on Penalties in Friendly

Liverpool rallied twice against Manchester City and triumphed 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out Wednesday after their pre-season friendly at baseball's Yankee Stadium ended 2-2 after regular time.

Stevan Jovetic scored twice for Manchester City, but Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling answered for Liverpool in the clash between last season's top two teams in the English Premier League.

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Some 'Licking their Chops' at Nadal Absence

Rafael Nadal's announcement Wednesday that he will miss key U.S. Open warm-up events at Toronto and Cincinnati with a right wrist injury will have some rivals "licking their chops."

So says Wimbledon semi-finalist Milos Raonic, among those surprised to learn that the 28-year-old Spaniard, the reigning U.S. Open champion, would be sidelined for the ATP Masters Series events, where he was also reigning champion.

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Serena on Song in WTA Return at Stanford

Serena Williams put a worrying Wimbledon behind her Wednesday, launching her build-up to the US Open with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Karolina Pliskova at Stanford.

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Bosh Officially Re-Signs with Heat

Chris Bosh made it official on Wednesday, inking a new deal with the NBA's Miami Heat that was reportedly worth $118 million over five years.

After testing the free agent market, Bosh turned down a maximum offer from the Houston Rockets to return to Miami, even as superstar team-mate LeBron James opted to return from Miami to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Lukaku Joins Everton in Club Record £28m Deal

Everton broke their club transfer record on Wednesday when they paid £28 million (35.4m euros, $47.4m) to sign Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Chelsea, the club announced.

Lukaku finished as Everton's top scorer last season after finding the net 16 times in 33 appearances while on loan at Goodison Park, helping Roberto Martinez's side to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League.

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Argentine Football President Julio Grondona Dies

Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.

The announcement was made Wednesday by the South American football confederation, CONMEBOL.

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Ferdinand: Rooney Right for England Captaincy

Wayne Rooney has what it takes to succeed Steven Gerrard as captain of England, his former Manchester United teammate Rio Ferdinand believes.

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Pitch Invasion as Roma Beats Real Madrid

Roma beat Real Madrid 1-0 on Tuesday in a friendly match disrupted by a pitch invasion, with a Palestinian flag being waved among the intruders.

Approximately 20 fans, mostly young men, appeared to overwhelm the security officials.

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Renard in Three-Way Race to Coach Ivory Coast

Former Zambia Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach Herve Renard could take charge of serial 'chokers' Ivory Coast this week.

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