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Portugal Football Team Observes Minute of Silence for Migrants

The Portuguese national football team, led by star player Cristiano Ronaldo, observed a minute of silence on Thursday for migrants in Europe, one day after pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler sparked horror at the growing crisis.

Arm in arm, the team stood silently in a circle before training at the Coimbra da Mota stadium outside Lisbon.

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Mardy Fish Makes New Memories at U.S. Open in Final Match

Mardy Fish's last U.S. Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him.

Failing to serve out the match, his legs cramping badly at the end — those details are less important than the fact he was there, playing all out and pushing a top-20 player to the limit.

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France Hopes to Retain Title with Tony Parker back in Team

Tony Parker is back and France will be looking to retain the title at the European Basketball Championship that starts over the weekend in four cities across the continent.

Originally scheduled to be held in Ukraine, the competition was moved because of the unrest in the east European country and will be spread around before the medal round in France.

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Chile Rises in Top 10 of FIFA Rankings Led by Argentina

Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina.

Chile's swap with No. 10 England is the only top-10 movement after no elite teams played last month. Ranking changes reflect matches played since 2011 reducing in value.

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Germany Midfielder Marco Reus Breaks Toe in Left Foot

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Marco Reus has been ruled out of Germany's European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after breaking his big toe in his left foot.

The German Football Federation says Reus suffered the injury while playing for Dortmund against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

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World Champs Call for Help for Germany's Refugees

Germany's World Cup-winning footballers have condemned xenophobic attacks on the thousands of foreigners pouring into their country and led calls to help the refugees amidst the ongoing crisis here.

Led by captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, a group of players appear in a video holding up signs condemning violence and calling for "respect", "help", "integration" and "fairplay" towards any refugee arriving in Germany.

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Germany out to Settle Poland Score, Says Mueller

Thomas Mueller says Germany need to recapture their 2014 World Cup-winning form -- and settle a score -- against Poland in the first of two key Euro 2016 qualifiers on Friday.

By their own admission, Joachim Loew's side have been below-par since winning the World Cup final in Rio de Janeiro and find themselves in the usual position of being second in Group D, a point behind leaders Poland.

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Marked Man Martial Must Find Place at Man Utd

If Anthony Martial felt unsure about the scale of the challenge awaiting him at Manchester United, it will have been made plain by a comment from his new team-mate Morgan Schneiderlin.

Addressing journalists at France's training camp, which the 19-year-old Martial had just left in order to sign for United, Schneiderlin said that Wayne Rooney had spoken to him about the club's newest recruit.

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Djokovic to Play Nadal in Exhibition Match in Thailand

The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month.

Suwat Liptapanlop, president of the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand, said Wednesday that the match would be played on Oct. 2 at Bangkok's Hua Mark Indoor Stadium.

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Boavista Introduces Rivaldo's Son as its Newest Player

First-division Portuguese club Boavista has introduced Rivaldo's son as its newest signing on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old Rivaldinho was presented to fans and journalists at a news conference alongside his father, the former Barcelona and Brazil star.

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