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Man City: Yaya Toure left out of Champions League squad

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has left midfielder Yaya Toure out of his 2016-17 Champions League squad. City could not include more than 17 overseas players in their squad. And Guardiola still has 18 on his books, despite letting four foreign internationals leave before Wednesday’s transfer deadline. Clubs can change …

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NFL player Colin Kaepernick snubs national anthem again

A week after staying seated during The Star-Spangled Banner, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback kneeled during the anthem before a match on Thursday. Team-mate Eric Reid also protested, but they were booed by some in the crowd. Kaepernick was joined by a former soldier who he met before the game. …

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Lionel Messi scores on Argentina return in World Cup qualifier

Lionel Messi scored on his return from international retirement as Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 to go top of the South American World Cup qualifying group. The Barcelona forward decided to stop playing for his country in June, but reversed the decision two months later. Brazil remain in fifth place, outside …

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Jack Wilshere: Arsenal midfielder wanted by Roma

Roma are keen on signing Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere on loan, although Crystal Palace and Bournemouth also want him for the season. The England international, 24, met Palace manager Alan Pardew and Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe for talks on Tuesday. However, neither club have had any updates from the Wilshere …

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Samir Nasri: Man City midfielder joins Sevilla on loan

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has joined Spanish club Sevilla on a season-long loan deal. France international Nasri, 29, has left City despite making his first appearance of the season in Sunday’s 3-1 home win against West Ham. City manager Pep Guardiola did not allow Nasri to train with the …

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Premier League summer player spending up for sixth year

Summer football transfer spending by Premier League clubs in England has risen for the sixth year in a row. With the 23:00 BST deadline approaching, clubs have spent more than £1bn in a single transfer window for the first time, says Deloitte. The spending spree has been sparked by a …

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