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City's Negredo Faces 'Months' on Sidelines

Manchester City's Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo revealed Monday he faces "months" on the sidelines with a foot injury.

The Spain international, who played the first half of the Premier League champions' friendly over Hearts on Friday, hes broken the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

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Dynamo Sign Valbuena from Marseille

Marseille's France international Mathieu Valbuena has signed a €7 million deal with Dynamo Moscow, the ITAR-TASS news agency reported on Monday.

The move comes following Valbuena's participation at the World Cup, where “the little bike” as the pocket-sized 29-year-old is known helped France reach the quarterfinals.

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Shakhtar Players Refuse to Return to Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk's owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club's home city.

Five Brazilian and one Argentine player remained in France following a friendly against Olympique Lyon on Saturday.

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Dunga Favored for 'New' Brazil

Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favored to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday, Globo reported.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had planed to announce the new leader last week but instead unwrapped a new technical commission headed by former reserve goalkeeper Gilmar.

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Bolt and Farah Headline Stellar Commonwealth Games Line-up

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt and middle-distance king Mo Farah headline a stellar track and field line-up at the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Bolt, world record holder in both the 100 and 200m as well as double Olympic and world champion, has consistently said since his victories at the Moscow worlds in 2013 that the Commonwealths were his goal, depending on coach Glen Mills' wishes.

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We Tried, but We're Slipping, Says Neymar

Brazil starlet Neymar says his team strove hard for World Cup glory, but other countries have moved ahead of them and they must catch up.

In an exclusive interview with Globo television broadcast Sunday, the 22-year-old said he and the team deserved at best seven out of ten for their showing.

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Hamilton Hit with Grid Penalty after Gearbox Switch

Lewis Hamilton will have to start from at least 20th on the grid for Sunday's German Grand Prix after receiving a five-place penalty for a gearbox change.

The change was necessary after the Mercedes driver's high speed crash in qualifying at Hockenheim on Saturday.

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Enrique Wins First Friendly as Barca Coach

Barcelona's new coach Luis Enrique notched up a 1-0 win Saturday in his first game in charge, a pre-season friendly against second division club Recreativo de Huelva.

In the absence of star strikers Lionel Messi, Neymar and new signing Luis Suarez, Enrique gave a workout to substitutes and B-team youngsters such as Joan Roman, 21, who scored Barca's 65th-minute winner.

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Hamilton in 250 kph Crash at German GP Practice

Former Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed at more than 250 kilometers per hour during Saturday's first qualifying session for the German Grand Prix.

The Briton climbed out of his car shaken and winded but with no apparent serious injury. The impact came after the Mercedes driver's brakes failed on entry to the hairpin leading into the stadium section of the Hockenheimring circuit.

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Reports: Lampard Set to Seal New York Switch

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is expected to complete his move to New York City FC next week, according to British media reports on Saturday.

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