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Bastian Schweinsteiger Named Germany Captain

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was on Tuesday named the new captain of world champions Germany by manager Joachim Loew.

Loew turned to the 30-year-old to succeed Philipp Lahm, who stepped down from international duty after skippering Germany to the World Cup title in July.

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Dizzy in Heat, Bouchard out of Upset-Heavy U.S. Open

Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.

She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs during a second-set medical timeout.

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Wawrinka Pulls Away to Beat Robredo at U.S. Open

Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Monday against Tommy Robredo, who has given him trouble in the past. The 16th-seeded Spaniard had a chance to serve out the first set and had two set points in the third, but Wawrinka rallied both times, and then dominated the final set.

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Negredo Joins Valencia from Man City

Valencia signed striker Alvaro Negredo from English champion Manchester City moments before the close of the transfer market on Monday.

Valencia said City agreed to loan Negredo to the Spanish club, with the deal including what it called an "obligatory" option to later buy the player.

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Arsenal Signs Striker Danny Webleck from United

Arsenal has bolstered its attacking options by signing Danny Welbeck from Premier League rival Manchester United.

The England forward joined the London club for a reported 16 million pounds ($27 million) as the summer transfer window was closing on Monday.

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Lack of Italian Players in Serie A Worries Conte

New Italy coach Antonio Conte on Monday bemoaned the lack of Italian players turning out for Serie A clubs.

"I've read that I'm being criticized for not selecting any first team (Serie A) striker except (Simone) Zaza (Sassuolo) but when I go to all the Serie A sides all the attackers are foreigners," he said.

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Real Madrid Confirm Loan Deal for Javier Hernandez

European champions Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Mexican international striker Javier Hernandez on a season-long loan from Manchester United on Monday.

"Real Madrid and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the loan of Javier Hernandez, who will be tied to the club for this season" the Spanish club said in a statement.

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Suarez Pops by for Liverpool Farewell

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez said goodbye to his former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard during a visit to the club's Melwood training base on Monday, the former England captain revealed.

Gerrard published a photograph on his Instagram account of Suarez handing him a signed 'SUAREZ 9' Barcelona shirt, accompanied by the message: "He is back bearing gifts.

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Man United Agree Falcao Loan Deal

Manchester United have agreed a sensational deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco, according to widespread British media reports on Monday.

The prolific 28-year-old forward, who missed the World Cup with a serious knee injury, has also been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester City and Arsenal.

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Wozniacki Outlasts Sharapova, in U.S. Open Quarters

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

Maria Sharapova, usually the one wearing down opponents in the third set, sure couldn't keep up on a steamy Sunday at the U.S. Open. Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years — and get back in the headlines for reasons other than her personal life.

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