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W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

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The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the... More>>

Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

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By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian... More>>

Microsoft spreads Cortana abroad in Windows Phone

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Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K. More>>

Neymar says back improving during Japan trip

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Brazil and Barcelona striker Neymar says he is almost back to full fitness after the serious back injury he sustained at the World Cup. More>>

World Cup adds froth to German beer sales

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German beer sales rose by 4.4 percent in the year's first half, gaining froth from the beginning of the country's run to the soccer World Cup title. More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

Asian markets drift after US Fed stays course

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Asian stock markets were uninspired by an upbeat report on the U.S. economy, with most drifting lower Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would make further cuts to its monetary stimulus as expected. More>>

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

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A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. More>>

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

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Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and... More>>

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

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FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." More>>

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

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The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. More>>

Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

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Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team. More>>

Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

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Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl. More>>

US movie theaters to show Premier League games

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Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. More>>

James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

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After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. More>>

Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

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The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian... More>>

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Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

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By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer While avoiding starting his Manchester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in... More>>

Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

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Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA. More>>

Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

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UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries. More>>

Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

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Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

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Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the... More>>

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

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Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees. More>>

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