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Coutinho Not in Liverpool Squad for Hoffenheim

Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool's squad for their Champions League play-off first-leg match away to Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

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Neymar Offers to Pay $2.5 Million Fine to Brazil Tax Authorities

Brazilian football star Neymar is willing to pay a fine of $2.5 million to settle tax evasion allegations in his country, his lawyer said Friday.

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Barcelona Receive PSG Money to Free Up Neymar

Neymar is free to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut at Guingamp on Sunday after Barcelona confirmed on Friday the 222 million-euro ($261 million) cheque used to pay his buyout clause had cleared.

"The cheque has cleared and therefore puts in motion the process of the transfer," said a Barcelona club source.

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Coutinho Going Nowhere - Liverpool

Liverpool insisted on Friday that Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any price during the current transfer window amid reports Spanish giants Barcelona had increased their bid for the Brazil playmaker to £90 million ($117 million, 99 million euros).

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Turan Ready for Turkey National Team Return

Turkey and Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan on Friday said he was ready to return to national team duty, two months after announcing his retirement from international football following a bust-up with former coach Fatih Terim.

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Turkey Crackdown on Football Violence

Turkish authorities on Thursday ordered arrests and stricter security measures at key football matches after last weekend's Super Cup was marred by a pitch invasion and ugly fighting between rival fans.

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No. 1 Murray Out of Cincinnati with Hip Injury

World number one Andy Murray will miss next week's ATP Masters Series event in Cincinnati with a nagging hip injury that also forced him out of this week's Montreal event.

The move brings into question Murray's status for the US Open, which starts August 28 in New York, and even if he is able to play, it remains to be seen how well he can perform after missing the two major hardcourt warm-up events for the Flushing Meadows fortnight.

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Threatened by Trump, but United by Football

New York's most unlikely football league meets every Saturday in the Bronx.

Its players are minors who arrived from Central America without their parents, with no documents or money. They made the dangerous journey here with one goal in mind: to escape the violence and poverty of their homelands.

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Top 10 Premier League Transfers 2017-18

Ahead of Arsenal's home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

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'Animal' Kolasinac Ready to Rumble, Says Walcott

Theo Walcott has backed Sead Kolasinac to bring some much-needed steel to Arsenal's defense after the intimidating Bosnian made his presence felt in the Gunners' Community Shield victory over Chelsea.

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