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Thierry Henry to Finish Career in U.S.

Former France international Thierry Henry has ruled out a return to Europe and plans to finish his football career in the United States, it was reported on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old former Arsenal and Barcelona star told the Daily Express he had no plans to emulate David Beckham, who has periodically returned to Europe for loan spells with AC Milan during his time in the United States.

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Chelsea's Torres Vows 'I Will Score'

Chelsea's misfiring striker Fernando Torres on Tuesday swatted away fears over his form since his £50 million ($82 million) switch from Liverpool, vowing to end his goal drought in the new season.

Torres, who scored once in 18 appearances in a miserable four months last season, remains a concern for Chelsea after failing to find the target in the club's two Asia tour outings ahead of their Premier League start on August 14.

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Argentina Parts Ways with Coach Sergio Batista

Argentina's Copa America flop has cost coach Sergio Batista his job as the Argentine Football Association said Monday they were parting ways with the manager.

AFA's Ernesto Cherquis Bialo confirmed Batista's departure after a meeting of the AFA executive committee on Monday.

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Messi Among Barca No-Shows for U.S. Tour

Lionel Messi, a two-time FIFA Player of the Year, is among several Barcelona players who will not play for the reigning UEFA Champions League winners in their upcoming three-match American tour.

The Spanish side's star striker will be rested after playing in the Copa America this month for Argentina, which flopped and parted ways on Monday with coach Sergio Batista after a disappointing quarter-final exit on home soil.

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Bayern Munich Relief After Ribery Injury

German giants Bayern Munich breathed a sigh of relief Sunday after an injury sustained by French international Franck Ribery in pre-season training turned out to be not as serious as feared.

Ribery, who has been beset with injuries since joining the Bundesliga club in 2007, had to be taken off the field in a golf cart with his left ankle heavily bandaged on Sunday and visibly in pain.

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Balotelli Gets into Row with City Manager Mancini

Mario Balotelli's failed trick shot sparked a heated row with manager Roberto Mancini that took the luster off Manchester City's penalty shootout win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.

The Italian striker with a hot-headed reputation scored the lone goal in regulation for City but was relegated to the showers by the time the teams went to a penalty shootout to decide the exhibition match.

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Evans Tour de France Win Hailed in Australia

Cadel Evans' historic Tour de France win was hailed Monday as one of Australia's finest ever sporting achievements, ranked alongside Rod Laver's tennis exploits and their America's Cup yachting triumph.

The 34-year-old fulfilled his lifelong quest by securing the title, 30 years after pioneering compatriot Phil Anderson paved the way for dozens of young Australians by becoming the first non-European to pull on the yellow jersey.

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Forlan Leads Uruguay to Record 15th Copa America

Uruguay defeated Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday to win a record 15th Copa America with striker Diego Forlan grabbing two goals to take his international tally to 31 and complete an incredible family story.

Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez, the player of the tournament, was also on target as Uruguay claimed a first continental crown since 1995 and broke their all-time Copa title tie of 14 which they held with Argentina.

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Lebanon Beats Bangladesh in World Cup Qualifier

Two goals in each half helped Lebanon beat Bangladesh 4-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Hassan Maatouk opened the scoring in the 16th minute and then Mahmoud El Ali found the net 11 minutes later.

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Ribery Injured in Bayern Training

French international Franck Ribery had to be taken off the field in a golf cart after hurting himself during a Bayern Munich training session on Sunday, the German club said.

Ribery, who has been beset with injuries since joining the Bundesliga giants in 2007, fell to the ground in a challenge and was taken away with his left ankle heavily bandaged and still visibly in pain, Bayern Munich said.

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