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United offloads youth to signal shift in policy
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed....

Chelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll
LONDON (AP) -- With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday....

Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe
LONDON (AP) -- English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues....

Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy
LONDON (AP) -- Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window....

Neymar, Messi set up winner for Barcelona debutant
LONDON (AP) -- Returning from his World Cup-ending injury, Neymar combined with Lionel Messi on Sunday to set up a winning goal for a teenage newcomer to Barcelona....

Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check
ROME (AP) -- For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word "scudetto" - league title - is considered taboo....

Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban
Murder, pure and simple....