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Real Madrid's Angel Di Maria, right, duels for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Juan Fran during a Spanish Super Cup soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 .

Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million).

New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins (70) watches from the bench during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.

Buccaneers trade for Patriots G Logan Mankins

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick.

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USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

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Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel throws a pass against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

Zimmer names Matt Cassel as Vikings starting QB

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has named veteran Matt Cassel as the team's starting quarterback for the season opener

Andy Murray, of the United Kingdom, returns a shot against Robin Haase, of the Netherlands, during the opening round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in New York.

Murray moves on in day 1 of the US Open

The U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, is underway in New York.

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Tiger ends 4-year alliance with coach Foley

Tiger Woods has split up with swing coach Sean Foley after a four-year partnership.

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Soccer star Tim Howard inks book deal

American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.

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Rams QB Bradford out for season with knee injury

Sam Bradford, 26, was forced from Saturday's preseason game after re-injuring his knee.

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Musicians blast NFL’s ‘pay to play’ Super Bowl plan

Managers for Metallica and John Legend are among the artists who say that halftime is not for sale.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 25.

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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PHOTOS: Little League World Series

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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Hamilton powers Angels past A’s

Josh Hamilton homered and drove in three runs, Mike Trout also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels regained the best record on baseball, beating the Oakland Athletics 9-4 on Sunday night.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) passes against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Arlington, Texas.

Bradford tears ACL, out for year

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season, according to multiple reports.

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Hwang, Choi beat Chicago as South Korea wins LLWS

Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally to lead South Korea to an 8-4 win in Sunday's Little League World Series championship game.

The 16 Little League baseball teams from around the world line the field at Volunteer Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Houston’s arm, bat lift Chicago by Vegas in LLWS

The Great Lakes Region champions from Jackie Robinson West advance to meet South Korea in Sunday's championship game.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

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An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

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Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

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Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

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Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

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Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

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James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

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Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.