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Aubameyang back in EPL after joining Chelsea from Barcelona

Chelsea signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona before the summer transfer window closed Thursday, giving manager Thomas Tuchel a new striker a season after they couldn't make it work with Romelu Lukaku.

The 33-year-old Aubameyang returns to the Premier League after just seven months in Barcelona, where he moved after being released by Arsenal. The deal was reportedly valued at $14 million.

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Nadal's nose bloodied by own racket at US Open in victory

Rafael Nadal cut himself on the bridge of his nose with his own racket when it ricocheted off the court on the follow-through from a shot, leaving himself bloodied and dizzy during his second-round victory at the U.S. Open.

Play was delayed for about five minutes during a medical timeout in the fourth set of what would become a 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 win against Fabio Fognini at Arthur Ashe Stadium in a match that began Thursday night and finished after midnight on Friday.

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Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena's success

Imagine if they could bottle a potion called "Just Serena."

That was Serena Williams' succinct, smiling explanation for how she'd managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world's second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third round of a U.S. Open that so far, doesn't feel much like a farewell. "I'm just Serena," she said, to roaring fans.

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Antony hails 'incredible moment' in signing for Manchester United

Manchester United completed the signing of Antony from Ajax on Thursday for a fee reported to be 95 million euros (£81.3m), making him the fourth most expensive signing in Premier League history.

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Premier League clubs eye all-time transfer record despite cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis in England has passed Premier League clubs by with the all-time record for an entire season, £1.86 billion ($2.15 billion) from 2017-18, under threat of being broken come the closing of the transfer window later on Thursday.

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Man City bolster defense by signing Dortmund's Akanji

Manchester City strengthened their injury-hit defense on Thursday by signing Swiss international Manuel Akanji on a five-year deal from Borussia Dortmund.

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Beckham slammed for PR video praising 'perfect' Qatar

Human rights campaigners on Thursday slammed David Beckham for fronting a glossy publicity campaign praising World Cup host Qatar as "perfection", despite concerns over its rights record.

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Tuchel grumbles as big-spending Chelsea loses again in EPL

Chelsea is getting precious little return for being the biggest-spending team in Europe this summer.

And it's not escaping the attention of Thomas Tuchel, either.

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Ronaldo will not be leaving Man United, says Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag reiterated Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving the team in the final days of the transfer window.

The uncertainty around Ronaldo's future at United only increased following the signing of another forward, Brazil international Antony, from Ajax on Tuesday.

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NY Yankees buy minority stake in AC Milan soccer club

The New York Yankees have purchased a minority stake in Italian football champion AC Milan, which announced the closing of its latest ownership change Wednesday.

RedBird Capital Partners completed the deal to purchase a controlling interest in the seven-time European champion for 1.2 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

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